President Biden offered a deal on the border to congressional Republicans that they could refuse. To their credit, they did.
The president, speaking from South Carolina, said he would shut down the border “right now,” if Congress passed the proposed bipartisan deal now in front of them.
The proposed deal, Biden said, would “give me as president, the emergency authority to shut down the border until it could get back under control.”
This deal offer is ridiculous on its face. The administration has refused to enforce immigration laws that have been in place for years, but now the president says he will selectively enforce a new law?
Through the first 27 days in December, border authorities “encountered more than 225,000 migrants along the US-Mexico border … marking the highest monthly total recorded since 2000, according to preliminary Homeland Security statistics,” reports CNN.
About 50,000 more arrived at official border crossings. There have been more than 96,000 “known gotaways” at the southern border since Oct. 1, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Who knows how many have come into the country with Fentanyl?
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