Sleepy Joe Finally Wakes Up To The Border Issues

President Biden may have quietly admitted Wednesday evening what he and the White House have refused to say publicly about the worsening situation at the U.S.-Mexico border during a tarmac conversation with reporters at the Westchester County Airport, the president confessed there has beenchaos at the border for a number of years.

Since taking office, Biden has refused to use funding already allocated to reinforce the border, sued Arizona to remove shipping containers that helped fill gaps in the U.S. Border Patrol Yuma Sector, ceased former President TrumpsRemain in Mexico policy, and ultimately failed to extend Title 42. TheRemain in Mexico policy has since been reinstated.

When asked about the more than 10,000 migrants that are being detained at the border daily, the upcoming expiration of Title 42 which is expected to cause additional migrants to seek entry into the U.S. and Mexicos role in the ongoing crisis, Biden said he spent an hour with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador the day before and they werein agreement on the issue.

When asked if he would consider sending additional U.S. troops to the border, the president simply answered,Yes.

House Republicans, however, have placed the blame entirely on Biden, citing hismessage throughout the world that Americas border is open and his halting of construction of the wall, reinstating catch and release, terminating the Remain in Mexico policy, and the Northern Triangle agreements.

They have put forward the Secure the Border Act, which would renew efforts to build a border wall, add more border patrol agents and provide them more financial incentives for them to do their job, and endcatch and release policies.

More than a dozen immigration groups have called the Secure the Border Act aforceful and serious attempt to counter mass migration at the border, but Biden has threatened to veto it.

Once Title 42 expires, border officials have said they could see a surge of up to 14,000 encounters a day, with the more than 10,000 migrants apprehended on both Monday and Tuesday already setting singleday records.

The president has asked for more money for the Border Patrol, but the divided Congress has not yet acted on his request. He remarked that what he wants to do ishave it work and function in the way it‘s designed to work. And that requires us having more immigration officers, more asylum judges, a whole range of things [like] more personnel. And I‘m trying to do as much of that as I can.

It remains to be seen if the president will follow through on his promise to send additional troops to the border, or if the Secure the Border Act will be passed into law, but one thing is certain the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border is growing increasingly chaotic, and the Biden administration has yet to resolve it.


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