Biden Plans to Visit U.S.-Mexico Border

  

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Via:  1stwarrior  •  4 weeks ago  •  17 comments

Biden Plans to Visit U.S.-Mexico Border
The White House adds a long-debated border visit to the president’s planned Mexico City summit trip

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President Biden said Wednesday that he intends to visit   the U.S.-Mexico border   during his trip to Mexico City next week.

“We’re working out the details now,” Mr. Biden said.


The president’s comments came after The Wall Street Journal reported the White House was strongly considering adding a visit to the border to the Mexico trip, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Mr. Biden is expected to meet Mexican President   Andrés Manuel López Obrador   and Canadian Prime Minister   Justin Trudeau   in Mexico City for the North American Leaders’ Summit on Jan. 9-10.

The trip would be Mr. Biden’s first visit to the border as president. One of the people said there would be no new policy announcement at the event if it occurs.

 The president also later said he would give a speech on border security Thursday.

The administration has faced bipartisan criticism for its handling of the border for the past two years. There were a   record 2.2 million arrests   last year by the U.S. Border Patrol of people caught crossing the southern border illegally, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

Parts of the southern border saw an   influx of asylum seekers   crossing the border illegally last month in anticipation of what was expected to be the end of the government’s use of a public-health measure   called Title 42 , which allows the U.S. to expel migrants before they have a chance to ask for asylum. 

The Supreme Court, however, ordered the government   to keep that pandemic-era border policy in place   beyond its scheduled December expiration while justices consider whether Republican-led states can intervene in a lawsuit over the restrictions.

Some immigration advisers inside and outside the administration have been wary of a presidential visit to the border, arguing that the photo-op would legitimize GOP attacks and that Democrats should be crafting their immigration messaging on their terms. 

Republicans have said that a lack of a visit to the border shows the administration hasn’t been focused enough on the issue.  

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) told reporters that he had invited the president to visit the southern border with him during a meeting in the Oval Office with Mr. Biden and other congressional leaders after the November election. “I explained to the president what I saw…the control of our border is lost right now,” he said, adding the House GOP majority planned to launch investigations into Mr. Biden’s handling of the issue.  

When asked about a potential visit to the region, White House press secretary   Karine Jean-Pierre   said repeatedly in a recent press briefing: “The president’s focus right now is to come up with solutions, is focused on making sure that we have the resources to manage what—the challenges that we’re seeing at the border.” 

“If congressional Republicans are serious about dealing with the challenges that we’re seeing at the border, they will assist,” she said.

Mr. Biden’s visit to the border follows an earlier one by Vice President   Kamala Harris , who toured a border patrol facility and a port of entry in El Paso, Texas, in June 2021 after repeated attacks from Republicans about why she hadn’t visited the region. 

Ms. Harris was tapped by Mr. Biden   to lead diplomatic efforts   to address the root causes of migration from Central America, focusing on Mexico and the three countries known as the Northern Triangle: El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. 

Ms. Harris and her aides had also dismissed questions about why she hadn’t visited the border for weeks before eventually announcing the trip. 



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1stwarrior
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1  seeder  1stwarrior    4 weeks ago

Republicans have said that a lack of a visit to the border shows the administration hasn’t been focused enough on the issue.  

When asked about a potential visit to the region, White House press secretary   Karine Jean-Pierre   said repeatedly in a recent press briefing: “The president’s focus right now is to come up with solutions, is focused on making sure that we have the resources to manage what—the challenges that we’re seeing at the border.” 

Mr. Biden’s visit to the border follows an earlier one by Vice President    Kamala Harris  , who toured a border patrol facility and a port of entry in El Paso, Texas, in June 2021 after repeated attacks from Republicans about why she hadn’t visited the region.

Ms. Harris and her aides had also dismissed questions about why she hadn’t visited the border for weeks before eventually announcing the trip.  

Results are going to be totally worthless - such as this administration.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1  Texan1211  replied to  1stwarrior @1    4 weeks ago

Well, on the plus side, IF Biden actually does visit the border, we can all look forward to him telling some tall tales about how he visited the border when he was young, or maybe how he was raised with some particular immigrant group or another while single-handedly curbing illegal entry through just the power of his stare down.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2  Texan1211    4 weeks ago
 The president also later said he would give a speech on border security Thursday.

Oh, joy.

We probably will get to hear very precious little about border security and loads of stuff about 'a path to citizenship' as if one doesn't already exist.

 
 
 
dennissmith
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2.1  dennissmith  replied to  Texan1211 @2    4 weeks ago

 After 2 years in office he is "considering" a visit to the border. 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  dennissmith @2.1    4 weeks ago

He just figured out where it is.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @2    4 weeks ago

Most likely we'll be hearing him say I've been to the border in the 2024 campaign. That may be all this is about.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3  Jeremy Retired in NC    4 weeks ago
“The president’s focus right now is to come up with solutions, is focused on making sure that we have the resources to manage what—the challenges that we’re seeing at the border.” 

Challenges that they're seeing at the border?  They didn't know about these "challenges" until bus loads showed up in Martha's Vineyard, NYC, Chicago and Harris's brothel.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4  Vic Eldred    4 weeks ago

Does anyone get the impression that Biden may be trying to look a bit more moderate since losing the House?

This is what is known as the Bill Clinton move. Of course, in Biden's case we need to see some action.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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5  Vic Eldred    4 weeks ago

Supposedly Biden will be giving a speech on border security tomorrow.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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6  Vic Eldred    4 weeks ago

Biden is making his silly border speech now. He says we can't blame illegal migrants for coming. That somehow they are like our ancestors who came here legally. I wonder how many immature 18 year olds will buy it?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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7  Vic Eldred    4 weeks ago

We have a few who are still interested in the news.

Right now our leader is making an impassioned plea for mass migration.

He has a new processing plan, don't you know. It's not so good if you come from Cuba, Haiti or Nicaragua. I wonder why?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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8  Texan1211    4 weeks ago

Joe wants more money to "secure the border" Democrats have been insisting (including Joe) is secure all along.

What a genius!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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8.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @8    4 weeks ago

He means more money for migrant housing & processing.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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8.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1    4 weeks ago

He must have gotten the word to boost Kamala's efforts, he is making her seem like she really, really was effective!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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8.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @8.1.1    4 weeks ago

And to think he never really expected much from her

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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8.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @8    4 weeks ago
Joe wants more money to "secure the border"

Maybe he could go ask Ukraine for the money back.  

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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9  Jeremy Retired in NC    4 weeks ago

Texas border chaos: illegal migrant steals road roller, suspected smugglers lead police on high-speed chase

Come on, tell us again how the border is secure!

 
 

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