More than half of the country’s governors want a moment in the presidency এবং and soon: Twenty-six Republicans are urging Governor Joe Biden to do more to address the deteriorating situation on the South American border.
“As the chief executive of our state,” they wrote in a postmarked letter for Monday, first obtained by RealClearPolitics, “We are requesting a meeting with you at the White House to end the eight-month national security crisis caused by the unelected border.”
The GOP chief executives are urging visitors “within 15 days” that “the crisis that started on our southern border is now widespread in every state and immediate action is needed before the situation worsens.”
The letter is a rebuke and an unwelcome confusion when the White House is urging Congress to pass a $ 1 trillion physical infrastructure bill, a 3.5 3.5 trillion “humanitarian infrastructure” package, all while approving government funding and budgeting. Need to refrain from closing.
Long before Biden received this unsolicited request from the governors, he acknowledged the problem. In his first press conference as president in March, he explained the rise of illegal immigrants, saying that “happens every year” in late winter and early spring. Towards the end of the same month, he tasked Vice President Kamala Harris with addressing the “root causes” of the flow.
Nevertheless, huge geese have continued and accelerated in the summer. U.S. border patrols detained more than 208,000 immigrants in August, with more than 212,000 detained at the southern border in the previous month, the highest in 21 years.
Meanwhile, the presidential job approval rating has gone underwater. According to the RealClearPolitics poll, on average, more Americans (49.7%) disagree with the approval of what Biden is doing (45.8%). His handling on the immigration issue is particularly unpleasant.
“The negative effects of a non-violent border policy on the American people can no longer be ignored,” the governors wrote in their letter. “The threat to the border has increased by almost 500% over the past year, to a total of more than 1.3 million – more people than the population of the nine states of the United States.”
The administration is busy with Blitz’s plan to deport Haitian immigrants entering Del Rio, Texas. As the Washington Post first reported, the federal government was ready to send plane loads back to their homeland this week as part of an effort to break the tide in an untreated camp below an underpass where 15,000 clusters have already been formed. Meanwhile, a federal judge on Thursday barred the administration from using a public health order, Title 42, authorized by former President Trump to expel immigrant families during the epidemic. The administration has appealed against the verdict.
Republicans continue to argue that Biden is not doing enough, meaningless public declarations from the White House that “the border is not open” are meaningless without further enforcement. South Dakota Govt.
“While governors are doing what we can, our constitution requires that the president must enforce immigration laws passed by Congress. The federal government has not only created a crisis, it has left our states to face challenges that only the federal government has the responsibility to address, ”the letter said.
They added, “We have heard directly from our material about the damage this crisis has caused to our states, and our duty as elected officials is to act swiftly to protect our communities, just as it is yours.”
Republicans have presented a frontline frontier on border security, and perhaps this issue will serve as an important factor in next year’s midterm elections. All but one of the 27 GOP governors have signed the letter. The only state executive who didn’t do that was Phil Scott of Vermont.
Biden is unlikely to sit down with governors soon to discuss border security. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, who signed the letter and was president of the bipartisan National Governors Association, had previously told the RCP that several state executives were already frustrated that Biden and Harris did not attend their weekly COVID calls, from the habits of their predecessors.
Immigration and the coronavirus, at least as a political problem, have intersected. White House Press Secretary Jane Saki confirmed last week that immigrants will be able to cross the southern border illegally to escape the federal vaccine mandate. And the need for health protection, as it relates to illegal border crossings, was one of the reasons for requesting a meeting of governors.
“Month-long geysers at illegal crossings have created an international humanitarian crisis, increased international criminal activity, and opened flood doors for human traffickers and drug traffickers to endanger the public health and safety of our state,” they wrote to Biden. “A crisis that started on our southern border now extends to every state and we need to take immediate action before the situation worsens.”