“Humanitarian” open borders have launched a new migrant crisis and overwhelmed the immigration system. “Wins” on climate are draining the public school system dry in oil-dependent states. Biden’s White House is destroying America.
Biden Re-Introduces Handouts to Illegals.
The Biden White House is ditching former President Donald Trump’s embattled “public charge” rule—a government policy that sought to limit admissions of immigrants likely to become reliant on government benefits.
Under Trump, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed to broaden the definition of a public charge as not just those who might rely on the government for cash handouts, but those who would depend on services like food stamps, Medicaid, and housing assistance. It also proposed to specifically define “public charge” based on various factors such as age, health, employment history, and education.
“The 2019 public charge rule was not in keeping with our nation’s values,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement. “It penalized those who access health benefits and other government services available to them.”
Meanwhile, the White House is searching out even more facilities to house the unmitigated influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the southern border.
“We’re looking at additional facilities where we can safely house children,” press secretary Jen Psaki said. “We are looking at facilities; a lot of consideration is underway. And certainly, part of the reason is we’re—we want to have more kids able to transfer from CBP facilities to HHS facilities.”
Oil And Gas Moratorium Hurts Schools—But There’s No End In Sight.
Funding for public schools was one of the major pitches for Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan—but the pandemic has not stopped the president from making climate concessions that drain away education budgets in America’s heartland.
One week into his presidency, Biden announced a temporary moratorium on new oil and gas sales on federal lands and waters, which make up about a quarter of U.S. production.
On Tuesday, the administration said to expect an “interim report” by summer—but the ban has no end in sight.
While scoring points with climate activists, it’s only a matter of time before the restrictions push companies to move investments and jobs outside of the United States. Potentially tens of thousands of energy jobs hang in the balance—but there’s even more at stake.
In February, NPR reported how states like New Mexico depend on oil sales to fund various government programs:
When Stan Rounds heard about U.S. President Joe Biden’s plans to suspend new drilling on federal lands to fight climate change, he worried about the education budget.
Rounds heads a state association of school administrators. He knows that New Mexico—home to the country’s richest oil fields on federal lands—depends heavily on drilling revenues to finance its struggling public schools. And budgets have already taken a hit from falling crude prices as the coronavirus pandemic sapped global fuel demand. . . .
The U.S. federal lands drilling program yielded some $1.8 billion directly to states in 2020, supporting schools and other programs in places like Wyoming and Utah, according to data from the U.S. Interior Department.
School superintendents from Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, Utah, and Alaska have written to Biden asking him to reverse the ban, calling it “imperative that we bring to light the arbitrary and inequitable move to shut down oil and gas production on federal lands in our states that depend on revenues from various taxes, royalties, disbursements, and lease payments to fund our schools, community infrastructure, and public services.”
Biden Visits D.C. Hardware Store, Tells Workers “Don’t Jump!”
On a visit to W.S. Jenks & Son—Washington, D.C.’s oldest hardware store and a PPP beneficiary—Biden seized an opportunity to blame President Trump for not getting sufficient PPP funds to small businesses.
“We found out that an awful lot of that [money] went to big—bigger businesses that, in fact, weren’t supposed to qualify for this. Because they—there used be a thing called an “inspector general” to see where the money went. And the last administration fired the inspector general, so a lot of money went to people who shouldn’t have gotten help, and it didn’t go to folks who—but, you know, the significance with this new program—and we’re going to continue this, by the way—it’s not only—(inaudible) only businesses with fewer than 20 folks could apply for the last couple weeks.”
(Fact check: There is still “a thing called an ‘inspector general.'”)
Biden then looked up at a group of employees waving down from a balcony and quipped, “Don’t jump, we need you.”
To be fair, under a Biden regime, some were probably tempted.