Novak Djokovic (pictured above) is one of the premier tennis players in the world. In fact, last month the Serbian national won the prestigious men's singles championship at Wimbledon. But now, Djokovic is not participating in the U.S. Open Championships in New York because he refuses to take a COVID shot.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been dogmatic in its policy that unvaccinated non-American citizens are banned from coming to the United States. But as Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), points out, that policy only appears to apply to foreigners who want to enter the country legally, as the Biden administration has had no issue with allowing hundreds of thousands of unvaccinated illegal aliens to enter through the southern border.
"That seems to be the attitude of this administration, that if you come to the United States illegally, we will afford you every conceivable benefit; we will cut you every break," Mehlman observes. "If you play by the rules, however, we're going to make you jump through every single hoop."
He says that is one of the many things included in the so-called "Inflation Reduction Act," the massive spending bill just passed by congressional Democrats and signed by the president.
"Every taxpayer is on warning that you'd better make sure that everything is absolutely correct, but we're not going to put any more border agents down there at the border to try to control things against people who are deliberately breaking our laws," the FAIR spokesman summarizes. "This is the attitude of this administration."
And until the American public makes it clear that they have had enough of it, Mehlman says it is going to keep happening.