Editorial: Southern border: Sure it’s a crisis; it never stopped being one

Stoking fear of brown-skinned immigrants infiltrating the U.S. border with Mexico has been the preferred strategy of Republicans in the Donald Trump era, so it’s no surprise that the usual suspects in the white nationalism crowd were quick to declare a crisis in the early days of the Joe Biden administration. And, alas, President Joe Biden has played right into their hands with cautious and uncertain messaging that was slow to acknowledge the recent increase in border crossings, failed to adequately warn against human trafficking and barred reporters from border facilities for children.