Dems urge Biden admin. to introduce new immigration legislation
UPDATED 11:42 AM PT – Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Some Democrats are considering voting on legislation to curb the flow of migrants entering the U.S. Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has urged the Biden White House to come out with a bill that provides safe entry for migrants coming into the country, while also making sure the vetting process is strong.
There are some from the Biden administration who are acknowledging there are problems at the border, including Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. He said migrants crossing are set to reach the highest level seen in the last two decades.
Today’s #BidensBorderCrisis update:
? DHS warns border encounters on track to hit 20 year high
? 13,000 unaccompanied children in U.S. custody
? CBP confirms terror suspects caught crossing our border
? No border visit planned for Biden
? VP says she hasn’t been briefed
— Chad Gilmartin (@ChadGilmartinCA) March 17, 2021
However, Joe Biden himself is still not taking the blame. Instead, he has moved to reverse several Trump-era policies, which helped stop the migrant surge.
Who is benefitting from Biden’s immigration policies? Human traffickers, drug cartels and smugglers. The crisis at the border puts American values, and lives, last.
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) March 17, 2021