Like many people, I've been watching the unfolding crisis on our border with horror and disgust. The Biden administration is using these people as pawns in an ugly game, and while I feel sorry for the human cost of this debacle, I am aghast at the way the administration is handling the crisis. The lack of transparency is appalling, and the mixed messaging is obvious.
Now, the administration is using military bases to house the migrants. Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Fort Bliss, and now Camp Roberts, a National Guard base in California. Military bases require ID to enter the base, as any service member of veteran knows. Access is strictly controlled.
I don't know what the end-game is here, and I suspect that we won't know for several years, maybe many decades. I do know that these people, who leave whatever they have behind, and start moving north, want something. Presumably a better life, and I sincerely wish that they find it.
The Biden/Harris administration can couch this as a humanitarian move, to use the available space on military bases to process the human wave they are faced with, but it seems to me that they want to use the controlled access to move the these unfortunates away from the prying eyes of the press, the public and our elected officials.
This administration is depicable.