Biden DHS comes out swinging against one of Trump’s worst abuses

Among the many prime examples of right-wing doublethink is to accuse undocumented immigrants – typically coming from one particular region of the world – of both stealing jobs from American workers and simultaneously taking welfare benefits because they’re too lazy to work. In reality, the jobs they take when coming to the US are typically labor intensive jobs that the average American tries to avoid and they’re not eligible for any kind of benefits.

Of course, while pushing these lies, Republicans show zero interest in going after the employers who take advantage of undocumented workers, though a shameful chapter of the Trump years was his decision to send ICE agents after raiding workplaces to intimidate workers and local Democratic leaders.

President Biden’s Department of Homeland Security took a significant step in the right direction on Wednesday when Secretary Mayorkas announced an end to workplace raids which actually had the reverse effect of helping employers that hired undocumented workers to skirt labor laws, all while wasting money that could have gone to improving the immigration system and making it more efficient at processing more cases.


While a number of Biden detractors both left and right leaning on social media might be deriding the current administration as being no different than the former guy’s, this is one clear demonstration that the argument carries no water – particularly when DHS is shifting a number of resources to fighting domestic terrorism. This is a significant step in the right direction.

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