President Joe Biden’s administration is facing criticism and concern as the number of economic migrants entering the United States through the southern border reached a record high in April 2023.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), led by Alejandro Mayorkas, announced on May 17 that 137,374 migrants were admitted during the month, surpassing the previous record set in April 2022, when 135,211 migrants were admitted.

This surge is nearly 87 times higher than the number of migrants admitted in April 2020 under the Trump administration.

It’s important to note that these figures do not include the approximately 50,000 migrants who were invited to enter the country through Biden’s parole pathways, nor the roughly 60,000 young migrants who managed to cross the border unnoticed.

When considering these numbers, it becomes clear that Biden’s administration has allowed around 250,000 migrants to enter the country in April 2023 alone, equivalent to roughly two migrants for every three U.S. births.

Since January 2021, Biden’s administration has admitted approximately 4.5 million migrants across the southern border. Despite implementing supposedly tough border rules on May 11, it is expected that the migration numbers will remain high. However, the May numbers will not be disclosed until early June.

Critics argue that Biden’s administration is prioritizing the entry of economic migrants, disregarding the negative impact it has on American citizens and their children.

They accuse the administration of twisting U.S. laws to open doors for additional workers, consumers, renters, and government clients, all to cater to the interests of the Democratic Party’s donors and unions. This is seen as a direct violation of the immigration caps established by Congress in 1990.

One of the notable instances highlighting the administration’s pro-migration stance occurred on May 11, when Alejandro Mayorkas, the pro-migration border secretary, was questioned about the cost of migration to taxpayers.

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Instead of directly addressing the question, Mayorkas argued that U.S. investors should have the freedom to hire cheap workers from poor countries, such as Colombia in South America, instead of being obligated to compete fairly for American employees in the domestic labor market.

He emphasized the supposed benefits of a broken immigration system, claiming that businesses in the United States are in desperate need of workers and that foreign workers are eager to come to the country to earn money lawfully and send remittances back home.

Mayorkas, who has a personal connection to migration due to his parents’ experiences as refugees, highlighted his ideological motivations in a graduation speech at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on May 17. He spoke about his parents’ displacement, including his mother’s experience as a refugee from war-torn Europe and their subsequent escape from communist Cuba. Mayorkas attributed his drive and purpose to his parents’ values and the hardships they endured.

However, even among Democratic voters, there is growing concern about Mayorkas’s policies, while more Republicans are denouncing what they see as pro-poverty measures.

Senator J.D. Vance expressed worry about the impact on American workers’ wages, with millions of additional people competing for jobs. He also noted the effect on housing prices when the country has to accommodate a large number of migrants, which further drives up costs in an already challenging housing market.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis echoed these sentiments, emphasizing that immigration policies should prioritize the benefit of Americans rather than foreigners. He argued that if legal immigration harms American citizens, it should not be pursued, citing examples of H-1B visas that have displaced American tech workers by hiring foreigners at lower wages.

The federal government’s economic policy of Extraction Migration, which extracts human resources from needy countries, reduces beneficial trade, and uses imported workers, renters, and consumers to benefit Wall Street and the economy, has long been unpopular.

This influx of migrants has resulted in lower wages for American workers, increased rents and housing prices, and the displacement of native-born Americans in various sectors. It has also contributed to the rising death rate among poor Americans.

Mayorkas consistently emphasizes his vision of building a mass migration system to provide foreign workers to wealthy employers and investors, while also striving for “equity” for disadvantaged foreigners. He asserts that the nation’s border laws should be subordinate to elite opinion and aligned with the values of the country.

Public opinion on migration, particularly labor migration, remains divided. According to a poll conducted in August 2022 by the left-of-center National Public Radio (NPR), 54 percent of Americans consider Biden’s approach to immigration as allowing a southern border invasion.

The majority included 76 percent of Republicans, 46 percent of independents, and even 40 percent of Democrats.

As the number of economic migrants entering the United States continues to rise, the Biden administration faces mounting criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.

The impact on American workers, wages, housing prices, and the overall economy remains a topic of concern and debate.