‘Inconsistent’ Biden policies contributed to ‘soaring’ death toll amid border crisis: WaPo editorial

The Washington Post editorial board is blaming President Biden’s “inconsistent policies” for the soaring migrant death toll amid the ongoing crisis at the southern U.S. border.

In a Saturday editorial, the board argued that the “incoherency” of Biden’s border policy was represented in the highest recorded number of migrant deaths since the statistic first began being systematically tracked in 2014, blamed the administration for giving a “green light” to migrants to attempt the perilous journey from Central America, and implored his team to have a more “cogent” stance at the border.

“Desperation south of the border with Mexico has long yielded a grisly toll: death in the desert and elsewhere along routes that migrants ply on their way north,” the board wrote. “That toll soared in the past year to its highest point since 2014, when the carnage was first systematically documented. Its causes are multiple, but in part it represents an indictment of the incoherency of President Biden’s border policy.”

It noted that in 2021, migrants attempting to make the dangerous journey to the border defied trends of previous years and continued working their way north into the summer months when temperatures can reach dangerous levels. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, there were more than 200,000 encounters with migrants at the border in the month of July. – READ MORE

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