Border disorder

David Harsanyi | Washington Examiner

Not long after President Joe Biden tasked Kamala Harris with addressing the migrant crisis unfolding on the southern border, the vice president decided to pay a visit to Guatemala and Mexico to study the “root causes” of the crisis. “We must,” she noted, “understand that there’s a reason people are arriving at our border and ask what is that reason and then identify the problem so we can fix it.”

The trip, and the rhetoric, were a transparent partisan effort to deflect attention from the chaos and link the migrant crisis to leftist preoccupations such as climate change. But, in fact, the reason hundreds of thousands gather their scant belongings and take the often-dangerous trek to the United States is the same now as it’s been for centuries: They are fleeing poverty, a lack of opportunity, and corrupt and incompetent governance. Some do it legally. Some do not. But the difference is that contemporary Democrats have incentivized lawlessness.