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White House says immigration control is a problem but Republicans are to blame

  

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Via:  gregtx  •  9 months ago  •  9 comments

White House says immigration control is a problem but Republicans are to blame
The White House admitted that illegal immigration is a problem but added that the GOP is the cause.

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The  White House  admitted that illegal immigration  is a problem but added that the GOP is the cause.

Immigration has become a significant problem in places such as  Chicago , Washington, D.C., and  New York City thanks in part to voluntary busing programs organized by red state governors.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) have been  sparring  over how to handle the influx, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said it's arguably the Biden administration's " weakest issue ."

"'This is one area where our policy is dictated by politics, arguably moreso than any other,'" a reporter said during Thursday's White House press briefing, quoting AOC. "What is your response?"

Press secretary  Karine Jean-Pierre said she agrees, and that the GOP is doing the dictating.






Immigration has become a significant problem in places such as  Chicago , Washington, D.C., and  New York City thanks in part to voluntary busing programs organized by red state governors.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) have been  sparring  over how to handle the influx, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said it's arguably the Biden administration's " weakest issue ."




"'This is one area where our policy is dictated by politics, arguably moreso than any other,'" a reporter said during Thursday's White House press briefing, quoting AOC. "What is your response?"

Press secretary   Karine Jean-Pierre   said she agrees, and that the GOP is doing the dictating.

"The first day of this administration, [President Joe Biden] put forth a comprehensive immigration piece of legislation," she said. "While he's taking steps on his own, Republicans have made this an incredibly political issue. They have turned this into political stunts."

Chief among those stunts is a series of busing programs initiated by Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) and former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, whereby immigrants can take taxpayer-funded trips from the southern border to major cities. Those programs have put enormous strains on several blue destinations, most notably   New York .

Republicans mostly argue that Biden should enforce existing laws to secure the border, but the White House disagrees.

"The president has said, 'Hey, let's do this in a bipartisan way,'" Jean-Pierre said. "'Here's the funding that we would need to actually try to fix what's going on, and to work on what's going on at the border,' and they refuse. They, meaning Republicans in Congress, want to make it a political issue."

The first day of this administration, [President Joe Biden] put forth a comprehensive immigration piece of legislation," she said. "While he's taking steps on his own, Republicans have made this an incredibly political issue. They have turned this into political stunts."



Chief among those stunts is a series of busing programs initiated by Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) and former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, whereby immigrants can take taxpayer-funded trips from the southern border to major cities. Those programs have put enormous strains on several blue destinations, most notably   New York .

Republicans mostly argue that Biden should enforce existing laws to secure the border, but the White House disagrees.

"The president has said, 'Hey, let's do this in a bipartisan way,'" Jean-Pierre said. "'Here's the funding that we would need to actually try to fix what's going on, and to work on what's going on at the border,' and they refuse. They, meaning Republicans in Congress, want to make it a political issue."



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GregTx
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1  seeder  GregTx    9 months ago

"The President has done more to secure the border to deal with this issue of immigration than anybody else. He really has. June saw the single largest month-to-month drop in unlawful border crossings because of the policies this president put in place," she said.

Does she think the sky is tangerine too?....

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  GregTx @1    9 months ago
Does she think the sky is tangerine too?....
Creme tangerine and Montelimar
A ginger sling with a pineapple heart
Coffee dessert, yes, you know it's good news
But you'll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle
 
 
 
GregTx
PhD Guide
1.1.1  seeder  GregTx  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1    9 months ago

 
 
 
GregTx
PhD Guide
2  seeder  GregTx    9 months ago

Perhaps it's a stupid question to some, but who is in charge of immigration law enforcement?

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3  JBB    9 months ago

Yes, because the gop has blocked all meaningful immigration reform legislation in Congress ever since the Reagan Administration... 

 
 
 
GregTx
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3.1  seeder  GregTx  replied to  JBB @3    9 months ago
"The President has done more to secure the border to deal with this issue of immigration than anybody else. He really has. 

Do you agree with that?...

 
 
 
George
Junior Expert
3.2  George  replied to  JBB @3    9 months ago

That’s because republicans learned during the Reagan administration that democrats are lying pieces of shit who renege on their promises and can’t be trusted to keep their word.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
3.3  Sean Treacy  replied to  JBB @3    9 months ago

“Meaningful reform”= democratic attempts to make the problem worse. 

 
 
 
JumpDrive
Freshman Silent
4  JumpDrive    9 months ago

Apprehensions on the southern border were about 400K in 2018, 750K in 2019, 400K in 2020 (COVID), 1.6+M in 2021 and almost 2M in 2022. There is no limit on how many may seek asylum. The current laws and system cannot handle this. And this is only the southern border. In 2019 there were almost 600K Visa overstays, in 2020 almost 700K -- this looks like as least as big a problem as the southern border. The system was designed to handle about 1/4 the current volume. Congress needs to get off its collective ass and do something or allocate vast amounts of money for what would be a largely useless stopgap. I don't see Congress moving to do either.

 
 

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