Laken Riley Latest Victim Of Biden Open Border

The tragic murder of 22-year-old University of Georgia nursing student Laken Riley this week has reignited the national debate on the Biden administration’s immigration policies. Georgia police officers arrested Jose Antonio Ibarra, a 26-year-old non-U.S. citizen illegally in the country, for her murder. Ibarra, a native of Venezuela, had entered the United States illegally and had been previously detained but released due to “insufficient detention space.”

Ibarra’s actions were described as a “crime of opportunity” by University of Georgia (UGA) Police Chief Jeffrey Clark. The University community and the entire nation are mourning the loss of Riley, a bright and active member of her college community.

According to reports, Ibarra had crossed into the U.S. through El Paso, Texas, in September 2022. His release into the interior of the country, due to the overcrowding of detention facilities, points to the complete unwillingness of the Biden White House to manage and control the flood of migrants crossing into America at the southern border.

The Biden administration’s approach to immigration has been under scrutiny since Joe Biden assumed office. The immediate cancellation of Trump-era policies, such as the “Remain in Mexico” policy and the halt of the U.S.-Mexico border wall construction, has led to a significant increase in the number of migrants entering the country. Reports suggest that since January 2021, over 7.2 million migrants have entered the U.S., a number larger than the population of 36 American states.

The consequences of these policies are not just numbers and statistics but are reflected in the real-life tragedies that unfold in American communities. The murder of Laken Riley is a stark reminder of the human cost associated with such policies.

The administration’s recent consideration of executive action to address the border crisis appears to be little more than an eleventh-hour strategy to salvage Biden’s dwindling election hopes. Some America First Republicans have argued in the last week that the proposed measures are merely “election year gimmicks” that fail to address the root causes of the crisis or the ongoing incentive Biden is giving the entire world to send its prisoners and some persons on the terror watchlist to Mexico to simply walk into the U.S, and immediately become dependent American taxpayers.

The case of Jose Antonio Ibarra and yet another dead young American is a tragic example of what goes horrifically wrong when immigration laws are not enforced and when those entering the country illegally are not adequately vetted immediately for legitimate asylum claims and otherwise sent back to where they came from.