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Mr Puggsly said:
IvorEvilen said:

It's not.  The situation has actually been improving, and Kamala Harris in particular has been appointed the role of addressing the instability that is leading to such an influx of people from our southern neighbors.

This is why the media has been paying less attention to the border.  It's less of an immediate crisis than it was a few months ago, and now just one among many high profile issues competing for our attention.  That being said, I hear about this issue pretty regularly from the media outlets I typically follow, so I find it pretty disingenuous to say the media is intentionally burying the issue.

My interpretation of this thread is that certain individuals desperately want people to see Biden being just as bad as Trump by utilizing bad faith arguments.

I've been seeing a lot of MAGAs suddenly caring about kids at the border on social media too... And the hypocracy to the cruelty they supported for years is enough to make my eyes bleed.  But it's not about the kids to them.  It about making Biden look bad.

Edit: Split up the last paragraph, because I didn't want it to seem like I was inferring political allegiances.  It was merely an anecdote.

The situation is improving?

Its a disaster and Kamala hasn't done anything. She refuses to even visit the border because it would be bad optics. The media is paying less attention because they're protecting the people in power, period.

Biden and Trump are not equal. There has been a massive influx since Biden got in because he invited them. He encouraged them. Many more also sneak in than get captured and no effort if any is made to find out who is here. I'm pretty sure the US is the only country that seems to be okay with so many undocumented people roaming around.

I personally never cared about the cruelty, my stance was always kick them out and discourage them. What's happening in the detention centers is ineffable hypocrisy. The left treated them as modern day concentration camps, now its something we should ignore out of respect. There is also a complete lack of transparency because it would make the administration look bad. The Trump administration was ironically much more transparent and they certainly didn't have the media defending them.

Apologies, I was actually typing up a much lengthier reply on Friday (with links and anticipatory statements), but life got busy.

In hindsight, the original post I wrote was pointless, because I think we fundamentally disagree on what healthy migration to the US looks like.  You want fewer immigrants and I want more (see the US birth rate).

Personally, I see an administration that is trying to scale up capacity after the draconian policies by the Trump administration (meant to deter migration because of white panic).  The influx in part has to do with people anticipating less cruelty from the Biden administration and the US having plenty of vaccines in a post-covid economy.  The funny thing is, a lot of progressives are REALLY upset that the Biden administration is not inviting immigrants into the country, the thing you are actually criticizing him of doing.

As for Kamala Harris, her role is a diplomatic one to stem migration at the roots.  She never said she would not visit the border.  In fact she said she would when she was interviewed back in March(?).  This weird gatekeeping on such a symbolic gesture doesn't make sense when she has already visited several countries and their leaders on the subject.  She visited the border on Friday, are you happy now?