Biden Compares Illegal Immigrants to Ukrainian Refugees

As a result of Russia’s invasion, Biden said the United States understands Poland’s choice to accept more than 1.5 million Ukrainian refugees.

He added “thousands a day, literally,” are crossing the United States’ southern border.

These were Biden’s words during a discussion with Poland’s President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw; they were discussing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s continuing conflict in Ukraine.

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The United States recognizes Poland is carrying on a tremendous responsibility that, according to Biden, should not be limited to Poland.

Biden believes this responsibility should be shared by the whole globe – including all of NATO.

“We understand why you have many Ukrainians seeking asylum in Poland. We know how you feel too because we have thousands of individuals every day attempting to cross our southern border into the United States.”

Biden’s remarks were followed by a claim the United States feels it should do its share “related to Ukraine as well,” by opening its doors to another 150,000 refugees.

In total, over 2.2 million Ukrainians have moved to Poland in order to avoid Russian retaliatory strikes.

The White House announced on Thursday the United States would accept up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees via a variety of channels.

These channels include the refugee admissions program, parole, immigrant and non-immigrant visas, among other measures.

In addition, the White House said the United States would impose fresh penalties against Russian persons and businesses.

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The administration has said President Biden’s ceiling of 125,000 refugees for Fiscal Year 2022 would remain in force.

However, the White House likewise says individuals who enter the country via channels besides the refugee program will not be counted toward that number.

 

February alone saw 164,973 encounters at the southern border of the United States, compared to 101,099 contacts in February of the previous year.

This month came before a massive surge in numbers during the spring and early summer, which overwhelmed the United States Border Patrol.

It also resulted in migrants being released into the country’s interior. There were almost 36,687 contacts in the month of February 2020.

According to a story published this week by the Washington Post, early Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data suggests that officials are on pace to encounter more than 200,000 people in March, compared to 173,277 people in March last year.

Biden should have never compared Ukrainian refugees to illegal immigrants flowing from the southern border for several reasons.

The one that sticks out the most is this: Ukrainian refugees are in a literal war with a superpower that has nuclear capabilities.

Mexico and other South American countries are not in wars with superpowers, but are rather in an economic war with themselves and cartels.

One can only wonder what was going through the Polish president’s mind when Biden made these remarks.

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