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Biden Tries To Play Both Sides On Immigration

According to new reports, Joe Biden plans to portray himself as adamantly wanting to do something about the ongoing border crisis in an attempt to look like he cares while asking liberal groups to sue him to prevent him from taking executive action.  

It’s the second move this week where Biden has acted like he’s in charge of a banana republic, not the oldest, most powerful democracy in the world. 

The Daily Caller explains Joe Biden’s cynical ploy to pretend to be tough on the border while he says his hands are tied.

As Congress continues to debate border initiatives, Biden is reportedly considering taking executive action to halt those who illegally cross into the U.S. from being granted asylum, several people familiar with the talks told the NYT. Biden apparently could end up using some of the same legal powers former President Donald Trump did, which got him sued by a number of progressive organizations during his presidency. 

A lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) told the NYT there’s a real possibility the organization could sue Biden if he takes executive action on the southern border, depending on the details of the policy.

Engaging in a legal fight over Biden’s potential executive action could benefit the president, as it would allow him to further blame Republicans for failing to address the border crisis, the NYT piece suggested. Biden has tried to blame Republicans and Trump for the poor state of the southern border, claiming that the GOP hasn’t given him the legal authority he needs through Congress to make substantive changes.

“But a legal fight, regardless of the outcome, could allow Mr. Biden to try to neutralize one of his biggest political vulnerabilities — the chaos at the southern border,” the NYT wrote. “Republicans have repeatedly used the border crisis to portray Mr. Biden as weak on enforcement. A legal battle would allow him to spotlight Republicans’ refusal to provide him the power to crack down at the border through legislation.”

Earlier in the week, a new analysis from Fox News revealed that Joe Biden’s open border policy has sparked a surge in illegal immigration never seen before to the United States. 7.3 million migrants have illegally come into the country over the southwest border during President Biden’s term.

That figure comes from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which has already reported 961,537 border encounters in the current fiscal year, which runs from October through September. If the current pace of illegal immigration does not slow down, fiscal year 2024 will break last year’s record of 2,475,669 southwest border encounters — a number that by itself exceeds the population of New Mexico, a border state. 

The total number of southwest land border encounters since Biden assumed office in 2021 is 7,298,486, CBP data shows,” writes the news channel.” 

Leftwing Democrats have admitted that they support what’s happening at the border, even if liberal mayors of big cities beg for help. “Doing Trump impressions isn’t how we beat Trump,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said in a post on Twitter. “Seeking asylum is a legal right of all people. In the face of authoritarian threat, we should not buckle on our principles − we should commit to them.”

Ocasio-Cortez continued: “The mere suggestion is outrageous and the president should refuse to sign it.”

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