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President Biden tells a lot of tall tales about the border crisis, but his claim that he needs the reckless bipartisan immigration bill being negotiated in the Senate to give him the authority to “shut down the border” and he “would use it the day” he signs the bill to end the crisis is one of his tallest tales yet.
In truth, this deal is a political ploy that would support his open-border policy and fund his unlimited illegal immigration plan.
Why is Biden’s claim a tall tale? Because federal immigration law already gives Biden the ability to close the border – and he, his advisers, and his political allies know it.
The president’s already existing authority to shut down the border was specifically upheld in 2018 by the U.S. Supreme Court in Trump v. Hawaii. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
And anyone who believes that, if this bill passes, Biden will close the border is a modern-day Charlie Brown who actually believed time and again that Lucy wouldn’t snatch the football away when he tried to kick it.
The president’s already existing authority to shut down the border was specifically upheld in 2018 by the U.S. Supreme Court in Trump v. Hawaii over the so-called “travel ban” issued by former President Donald Trump.
As Biden’s political allies will no doubt remember, since they led the charge against it, Trump “shut down the border” to aliens from certain terrorist and other nations until the Department of Homeland Security could determine whether it was able to accurately verify and investigate the backgrounds of aliens from those countries.
Trump acted under 8 U.S.C. § 1182, which states that when “the President finds