When Joe Biden began enacting his disastrous border policies, it became clear to everyone that they were a failure. Illegals surged to the border hoping to take advantage of the newly-lax security to muscle their way into the country. And, of course, gang activity increased along the border. While “hope” might be a strange word to apply to the situation, it’s the one Biden’s Southern Border Coordinator Roberta Jacobson chose.
“We’ve seen surges before. Surges tend to respond to hope, and there was significant hope for a more humane policy after four years of pent-up demand,” Jacobson, who once served as ambassador to Mexico, said at a White House briefing. “There was a hope for a more humane policy after four years of pent-up demand, so I don’t know if I would call that a coincidence.”
She also admits that Biden’s policies may have helped smuggling operations. “But the idea that a more humane policy would be in place may have driven people to make that decision, but perhaps, more importantly, it definitely drove smugglers to express disinformation, spread disinformation about what was now possible.”
“We are trying to walk and chew gum at the same time,” she says, referencing an age-old adage related to stupidity — as in “he’s so dumb I bet he can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.” Accidental self-burn aside, Jacobson says that they plan to solve the problem by spreading awareness that you can legally cross the border too:
We are trying to convey to everyone in the region that we will have legal processes in the future … But at the same time, you cannot come through irregular means.”
“The border is not open,” she added, though she noticeably chose to say “irregular” rather than “illegal” to soften the statement. This administration is, to put it bluntly, a total sh**show on immigration — so much so that Jacobson was forced by Fox News’ Steve Doocy to admit that Trump did a better job at stopping illegals than Biden. Watch below: