After forcefully chastising Russia and its aggression against Ukraine, claiming credit for ending the COVID-19 pandemic and creating jobs, promising to combat inflation and taking a bow for U.S. Supreme Court nomination of federal appellate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, only then did President Joe Biden speak about the Southern border in his State of the Union speech.

Biden’s mention of the border surprised many because his immigration policies are an unmitigated disaster and cannot truthfully be described otherwise.

Many wondered what border Biden might have been referring to. From his speech: “We need to secure the border, and fix the immigration system.”

Promising to “fix the immigration system” is widely recognized code for amnesty.

Predictably, Biden then segued into providing “a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, those on temporary status, farm workers and essential workers.” He continued to: “revise our laws so businesses have the workers they need and families don’t wait decades to reunite.”

Decoding, Biden meant amnesty for deferred action for childhood arrivals and temporary protected status holders, agriculture workers and “essential workers” whose skills have never been identified.

More employment-based visas are included in Biden’s immigration vision. The total number of amnesty recipients would be millions.

Biden defended his largess when he claimed that amnesty is “the right thing to do,” and he cited as fellow advocates for increased immigration the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s biggest, deepest pocketed cheap labor lobby. In 2021, the chamber spent $95 million lobbying the federal government, $23 million more than the second most powerful lobby, the National Association of Realtors.

So reality-detached were Biden’s immigration comments that viewers wondered what he was talking about.

As president, Biden has willfully allowed 2 million illegal aliens, and several hundred thousand “got-aways” from more than 100 nations, to cross into sovereign America where Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has delivered them, either by air or land, into the interior of the United States.

Many different words are used to describe what Biden has sanctioned at the border — disaster, crisis, ruinous, calamity, tragedy and catastrophe. But inarguably the most accurate, most descriptive, most troubling word is invasion.

With the full encouragement of Mayorkas, Biden has overseen and given his blessing to the invasion, which is still ongoing at this very moment. Border Patrol agents have been stripped of their responsibilities to defend the homeland and are instead processing illegal immigrants, many whose true identities cannot be vouched for with cast-iron certainty.

On the other hand, what can be reported with 100% confidence is that Biden’s open borders have led to a financial windfall for Mexican cartels, the most ruthless and vicious criminals conceivable.

The Drug Enforcement Administration estimates that drug and human trafficking is a multibillion-dollar business.

Drug trafficking also has resulted in needless fentanyl deaths, especially among young Americans. In 2020, fentanyl deaths topped COVID-19, car crashes and suicide as the leading cause of deaths.

The extent of the invasion is, in large part, hidden from an unsuspecting America, and persists. Only individuals who make it a point to learn what’s happening will understand the reality.

Here for example is data that the Health and Human Services Department, the agency responsible for providing care for children under age 18 without lawful immigration status, provided to Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.

Of the 146,248 unaccompanied children resettled since Jan. 20, 2021, only 55,125 were placed with parents. Others were placed with siblings or distant relatives, and an alarming 19,726 sponsors could not be reached for a wellness check on the minor. The alien children’s physical and emotional conditions are unknown.

While some are technically minors, some also claim MS-13 gang membership.

As Biden spoke, Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., looked on, applauding and nodding in agreement.

Harris, the so-called border czar, is a spectacular failure. The closest she has been to the border’s hot spot, Texas’ Del Rio Valley, is 450 miles away in El Paso. In the meantime, illegal immigration from Quito, Ecuador, 2,500 miles from the Del Rio Valley, has increased seven-fold since 2020.

Because illegal immigration has spiked to record highs, aliens are adrift, struggling to find employment, even day labor jobs.

During the run-up to his speech, Biden practiced it, got input from his staff and his ghost writer, and yet went with an immigration narrative that he knew was deceptive, perhaps intended as a cruel, unfunny joke on his political opponents.

Final takeaways from his State of the Union address: Biden has no plans to change course and has deliberately taken a path that, left unchecked, will destroy sovereign America.

— Joe Guzzardi is an analyst and researcher with Progressives for Immigration Reform who now lives in Pittsburgh. He can be reached at, or follow him on Twitter: @joeguzzardi19. Click here to read previous columns. The opinions expressed are his own.

Joe Guzzardi

Joe Guzzardi

Joe Guzzardi is a nationally syndicated columnist writing about immigration and related social issues. A California native who now lives in Pittsburgh, he’s a Progressives for Immigration Reform analyst who can be reached at The opinions expressed are his own.