“The current fixation on whether the Biden administration will refer to what is happening at the border as a ‘crisis’ reflects the general lack of perspective with which migration ‘surges’ are generally treated. Moments at the border like this should by now be considered almost routine, but our collective short-term memory—sometimes exacerbated by media hyperbole—allows elected officials to capitalize on them for their own political gain. This misleading of the public also helps Congress dodge accountability for its role in retaining a system that has been outdated for decades.” Caitlin Dickerson on America’s Immigration Amnesia.