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ICYMI: Rubio: The Real Reason the Border “Deal” Collapsed

Feb 7, 2024 | Press Releases

Ignore the Media. Here’s the Real Reason the Border “Deal” Collapsed

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

February 7, 2024


How does a bipartisan bill months in the making die less than 24 hours after it sees the light of day? …First, despite what the legacy media and White House stenographers may say, the bill is in no way “tough” on the border….

For example, the bill’s “border emergency” provision would make mass migration the status quo by allowing a weekly average of 5,000 migrants per day, or up to 8,500 in one day, not including Mexicans, unaccompanied minors, people who claim asylum at ports of entry, and people using the humanitarian parole program…. Meanwhile, the bill does nothing about the millions of migrants allowed to enter our country since President Biden took office…. 

The bill also authorizes an additional 250,000 green cards over the next five years. Weakened by deindustrialization and punished by inflation, American workers are currently struggling to provide for their families…. [T]he best thing policymakers can do in this situation is keep a lid on the labor market…. This bill would do the opposite, causing a race to the bottom in wages.

The bill also gives Congress’s blessing to one of the Biden Administration’s most egregious violations and contortions of federal law: the mass expansion of the humanitarian parole program….

Here’s the truth: if President Biden wanted to secure the border, he could do it right now…. [But] he’s too handicapped by his radical base to reverse course and mitigate our crisis…. A new law, even a good one, was never going to force this White House to follow the rules….

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