Posted 16 days ago
An op-ed for the New York Times warned readers on Saturday that "If You’re Hearing About the Border" it’s more likely that "Someone Is Trying to Scare You."
Contributing opinion writer Megan K. Stack wrote the news surrounding the U. S.-Mexico border, particularly after the expiration of the Title 42 policy, was due to politicization rather than any security concerns.
"Here’s the truth: If you’re hearing about the border, it’s likely that somebody is trying to scare you. Broadly speaking, Republicans want you to be scared of immigrants, and Democrats want you to be scared of Republicans. Our fixation on terrorists has faded, but we have retained, as a legacy from that frightened era, the habit of thinking about the border as a security risk that must be mastered," Stack wrote.
The dismissal of border concerns along with what many saw as a provocative headline drew backlash from social media users.
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Fox News contributor Miranda Devine tweeted, "Peak gaslighting from the NYT today denying the invasion of illegal immigrants: ‘If you’re hearing about the border, someone is trying to scare you.’"
"We went from 1933 Germany and concentration camps to ‘what's a border?’" The Spectator contributing editor Stephen Miller joked.
"I guess the @NYCMayor has been trying to scare me…" Conservative satire author @amuse agreed.
"If you’re hearing about fear-mongering about the border, someone is trying to scare you," RealClearInvestigations editor-at-large Benjamin Weingarten explained.
Biden administration officials noted the border did not experience a predicted "surge" in migrant encounters after Title 42 ended, however, the border still saw more than 10,000 migrants encounters per day leading up to the expiration date. Afterward, the number of crossings dropped by almost 70%.... (Read more)