Nothing highlights Joe Biden’s Americans Last agenda more than a pair of recent policy moves. The Democrat, many believe is a mere frontman for more powerful forces, recently canceled the fines and debts of all illegal immigrants who thumb their noses our legal system. At the same time, the pro-China, pro-Iran occupant of the White House wants to beef up the IRS, so it can crack down on Americans who have fallen behind in their taxes.
“There is no indication that these penalties promoted compliance with noncitizens’ departure obligations,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas reportedly said after being instructed to rescind fines. “We can enforce our immigration laws without resorting to ineffective and unnecessary punitive measures.”
Here’s the backstory on the fines: Former President Donald Trump leveled hefty fines against illegals who refused to comply with court orders to leave the country. The Trump Administration used multiple pressure points to get the U.S. border under control, and high fines were a valuable tool. Non-compliant illegal immigrants incurred penalties that started at $3,000 and could ramp up into the hundreds of thousands. Biden followed that order up by immediately wiping out any debts illegal immigrants who had refused to leave America had built up. Although the fines appeared beyond the means of illegal immigrants, they placed a seemingly insurmountable burden on them to remain in the U.S. That prompted many to return to Central America or migrate to Canada.
Canceling criminal penalties for illegal immigrants isn’t the only item on Biden’s agenda. His handlers recently ordered U.S. Customs and Border Protection, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to stop calling those they apprehend “illegal immigrants.” The new criminal-neutral terms are now “undocumented individual” or “non-citizen.” Republican Senators took exception to the White House’s wordplay.
“We use the term ‘illegal alien’ because they’re here illegally,” Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, reportedly said. “This kind of weakness and obsession with political correctness is why we’re having a crisis on the border in the first place.”
Biden has made it increasingly easy for a record number of migrants to live in the lap of luxury as taxpayers fund hotel rooms, housing, health care, and give them spending cash. That’s largely why Biden is doubling down on his anti-American citizen policies by empowering the IRS to target conservatives and small businesses.
The Biden Administration plans to roll out what it calls the “American Families Plan” that will likely include benefits for every non-citizen with their hands out. The Democrat contends that giving the IRS an additional $80 billion will result in a $1 trillion return. Political insiders see echoes of Obama-era IRS abuses.
“No one has properly assessed the risks of this proposal, thinking that it’s some magical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow,” Pete Sepp, president of the National Taxpayers Union, reportedly said. “They’re not ready for it. The taxpayer rights protection structure is not ready for it. They have not adequately thought through how and where this money can be best spent.”
Everyday people may recall what happened when Obama leveraged the power of the IRS. The tax-collecting agency began systematically targeting conservative non-profit political organizations. Its scurrilous tactics prevented many well-funded GOP-leaning outfits from participating in elections. The Obama-era scandal rocked the country and resulted in safeguards against further abuses. Even the most naïve among us would not believe the radical Democrats holding power in Washington, D.C., would act even-handedly after putting the IRS on steroids.
It’s abundantly clear that Joe Biden’s handlers are engaged in a full-court press to flood the country with illegal immigrants. Democrats believe these new arrivals will be more easily manipulated to vote for them. This upending of the country requires billions, and the Biden Administration plans to extract every penny from the pockets of working families.