According to mainstream media sources, President Biden has significantly decreased the flow of rent- and wage-hiking illegal immigrants across the southern border.
However, such media-supported assertions conceal Biden’s strategy of opening additional border side doors for economic migrants.
Additionally, the establishment stories present migration as a logistical problem — how can migrants be swiftly registered, freed, and transferred northward? — rather than an elite economic strategy designed to transfer money from common Americans to affluent coastal investors.
On June 9, CBS News featured a headline that read, “Migrant crossings along the border between the United States and Mexico dropped amid tighter asylum regulations.”
According to the NY Times, “The total number of Migrants crossing the Border Plunges as Mexico Assists the United States to Limit Flow,” on July 9.
The Washington Post’s headlines on July 12 read, “Southern border ‘eerily silent’ after policy change on asylum seekers,” atop an item stating, “a almost 70% decrease in unlawful crossings since early May.”
In response, NumbersUSA tweeted, “This is untrue,” along with the words “Massive numbers continue to enter illegally.” The tweet further stated that The Post “plays along” with Biden’s public relations efforts.
Unsurprisingly, supporters of immigration applauded the false allegations. “This must make the front pages of FauxNews and @CNN, right?” Charles Kuck, an immigration attorney, tweeted: “Especially after all of the breathless reporting by uninformed and badly informed media.”
These false claims are only the most recent ruse in the establishment’s decades-long efforts to conceal the scope, severity, and harm brought on by migration.
For instance, a Harvard/Harris survey from December 2022 revealed that a third of Republicans, as well as a quarter of Democrats, believed the southern inflow to be fewer than 250,000 individuals. However, in 2022, there were nearly 1.3 million new arrivals plus 500,000 “gotaways.”
The total number of both legal and illegal immigrants is rarely mentioned by Republican lawmakers, who also make an effort to downplay the significant financial impact that migration has on voters.
The federal government’s approach of diverting undocumented workers toward quasi-legal gaps where they are not tallied in monthly figures on border arrests is generally hidden or minimized in media coverage, deceiving the public.