Leftist media figures are duking it out on who is truly to blame for the massive illegal immigration crisis ravaging the United States’ southern border with Mexico. Pundits on networks such as ABC, CNN, and others have been punting who is really to blame for the humanitarian catastrophe.
Fox News reports:
Following Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ move to send migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, members of the media and the Democratic Party laid out several recurring arguments in their analysis of the current issues curtailing substantial immigration reform, which hasn’t occurred since the Reagan administration in 1986.
A Wednesday editorial from the Los Angeles Times said DeSantis and Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent “callousness” in sending migrants to Democratic strongholds across the U.S only further destabilizes a dysfunctional immigration system, which they claimed is marred by political stonewalling, not poor border security.
“There is no question that there is a crisis at the border. Apprehensions by U.S. Border Patrol are on the rise, increasing more than 22% from July to August,” the LA Times board wrote. “But it is a humanitarian crisis exacerbated by political posturing, not one caused by an uncontrolled border. It’s an emergency that has been created by the lack of goodwill by politicians more interested in their own political viability than the stability of the country and fueled by decades of failure by Congress to tackle comprehensive immigration reform.”
CNN and ABC also aired segments in which employees and guests often skirted away from laying the blame squarely on the Biden administration, choosing instead to point fingers at the Republican Party for a lack of congressional action on immigration.
Jim Acosta of CNN claimed, “But, the border, Alice, was not secure during the Trump administration. They separated children from their mothers during the Trump administration as a deterrent because the border was not secure at that point. Why weren’t DeSantis and Abbott putting little kids on buses then?”