President Joe Biden has stumbled upon a strategy that could help him regain some of his lost popularity: reinstating the policies of former President Donald Trump.
According to the Real Clear Politics average of polls, Biden’s popularity has been in freefall since August 2021, with approximately 40.5 percent of respondents approving and 54.9 percent disapproving of his job performance at this time.
In addition, the RCP average indicates that 63 percent disapprove of his immigration policies while 33 percent approve.
According to a survey published Thursday by Rasmussen Reports, 73% of prospective voters support Biden’s plan to renew construction of Trump’s border wall.
Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of homeland security, stated in a petition with the Federal Register last week that a wall was “urgently and acutely required.”
“There is presently an acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States in order to prevent unlawful entries into the United States in the project areas,” Mayorkas said.
In support of his position, he cited the over 245,000 unauthorized border crossings that occurred in August.
The Washington Times reported Oct. 4 that Mayorkas was waiving “26 federal laws, including the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Eagle Protection Act and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act” to make it happen.
In the Rasmussen survey, 61 percent of respondents responded yes when asked whether “the Biden administration’s decision to allow border wall construction proves that Donald Trump was right about the need for a border wall.”
Further, “Eighty percent (80%) of voters believe the issue of immigration will be important in the 2024 presidential election, including 52% who think it will be Very Important. Just 16% say immigration won’t be an important issue in the election,” according to the poll.
The survey was administered to 1,009 likely electors from Sunday, October 5, through Monday, October 5. Three percentage points plus or minus constitutes the margin of error.
Trump — who is leading the 2024 GOP presidential race — warned in a Truth Social post on Monday, “The same people that raided Israel are pouring into our once beautiful USA, through our TOTALLY OPEN SOUTHERN BORDER, at Record Numbers. Are they planning an attack within our Country?”
A month after NBC News reported that the Border Patrol had apprehended 160 foreigners as of July, according to the U.S. Terrorist Screening Dataset, the Biden administration reversed its position on border wall construction. Upon adding U.S. citizens to the list, the cumulative count reaches 216.
This compares to 165 during the 2022 fiscal year.
“The number of migrants from the Eastern Hemisphere more than doubled, from 110,000 in fiscal year 2022 to 228,000 so far in fiscal year 2023, the Homeland Threat Assessment said. The Eastern Hemisphere includes Africa and the Middle East, among other areas,” NBC News reported.
Ben Bergquam, a journalist for Real America’s Voice, reported on Sunday that a frontier Patrol agent in Lukeville, Arizona, located approximately 150 miles southwest of Phoenix along the U.S.-Mexico frontier, informed him that agents were apprehending a significant number of Syrian migrants.
🚨🚨🚨@BenBergquam: Just yesterday, border patrol said we are getting huge number of illegals from Syria to Lukeville, AZ right now.
WATCH TO THE END. pic.twitter.com/olZa33itjg
— Grace Chong 🇺🇸 (@gc22gc) October 9, 2023
On Monday, Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin stated in a social media post that the FBI apprehended a total of three terrorist suspects from its watchlist at the border during Trump’s final year in office.
Border Patrol arrests of suspects on the FBI’s terror watchlist at the southern border:
FY’23 – 151 (so far).
FY’22 – 98
FY’21 – 15
FY’20 – 3
FY’19 – 0
FY’18 – 6
FY’17 – 2
There have also been over 1.5 million *known* gotaways since start of 2021, enough to fill 16 Rose Bowls.
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) October 9, 2023
Wall construction resuming would be an excellent starting point for Biden’s effort to get the country back on track.
Subsequently, he must reinstate Trump’s policies regarding domestic energy production and reduce government expenditures to combat inflation; doing so could potentially reestablish national prosperity.