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American Culture

March 11, 2021

Biden’s New Nickname: The “Migrant President” 😬

Biden’s New Nickname: The “Migrant President” 😬

What’s a surefire sign that Biden’s border crisis has reached new levels of danger? Answer: when Mexico’s president calls Biden the “migrant president,” and Mexican officials say his policies are empowering violent gangs. 

We already know migrant border crossings have skyrocketed because of Biden’s lax immigration policies. It didn’t take Mexico’s organized crime units long to take advantage of them. A report released yesterday shows drug cartels are recruiting (and kidnapping) more migrants to smuggle narcotics into America—and getting better at outsmarting border officials in the process.

Yesterday, the Biden administration admitted its policies “may have driven” the surge and emboldened smugglers. But what has Biden done to solve the problem he created? He’s asking Americans to volunteer to go down to the border to fix it for him. How about the Biden administration does its job instead?

→ Read more: Exclusive: ‘Migrant president’ Biden stirs Mexican angst over boom time for gangs (Reuters)

→ Read more: Biden adviser admits immigration policy ‘may have driven’ migrant surge, encouraged ‘smugglers’ (Fox News)

Another D.C. Power Grab 🤜

It looks like D.C. liberals just can’t help themselves from going after states’ and workers’ rights. On Tuesday, the House passed a big labor bill that would load unions with cash while hurting workers’ chance of success. 

The Democrats’ bill, Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, overrules right-to-work laws in 27 states. What does that mean? Instead of choosing whether or not to join a union, workers would be forced to pay dues and could be fired if they don’t. And the PRO Act includes restrictions that make it much harder for independent contractors—like freelance writers and truck drivers—to stay in business. 

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) has rightly dubbed the bill the “Pro Union Bosses Act.” Since it has next to no chance of getting the 60 votes it needs to pass the Senate, union bosses are already pressuring liberals to wipe out the filibuster to push it through. 

President Joe Biden voiced his support for the bill this week, saying that worker success “starts with rebuilding unions.” Wrong. Workers succeed when Washington stops infringing on states’ rights and allows workers and entrepreneurs to make their own decisions. 

→ Read more: House Democrats pass bill that would protect worker organizing efforts (NPR)

→ Read more: 12 ways the PRO Act will hurt American workers (State Policy Network)