Tea Party Patriots Action to Biden: When It Comes to the Border, Why Don’t You Just Enforce the Law?
Atlanta, GA – Today, President Joe Biden is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time since becoming president. Biden’s visit to the southern border city of El Paso, Texas today comes after an announcement that the administration is looking at new immigration rules and punishments for illegal entry. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement:
“With a wave of his magic wand and his first visit to the border, President Biden wants us to believe he’s a new man, with an administration newly committed to securing our border. We’re not fooled. His ‘new’ immigration policy is a wolf dressed in sheep’s clothing. Abusing the parole law as he has just announced he will do is no solution to the problem, it merely hides it – and, in doing so, it makes it worse! This policy is merely another in a long line of illegal and unconstitutional executive branch encroachments that steal for the executive branch powers not authorized by either the Constitution or the Congress. Worse, even if we were to overlook that, it will make the problem worse, not better, for it will further incentivize migration to and across our border.
“Since Biden took office two years ago, more than 5 million illegal immigrants have entered our country. More than 300,000 flooded our southern border just last month. Fentanyl overdoes is now the leading cause of death among Americans between the ages of 18 and 45. Biden and his administration have created an intolerable situation.“What we need instead is a policy that actually follows the Constitution and the law, secures our border, and acknowledges our sovereignty.”