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Bipartisan House Border Resolution Puts Further Pressure On Biden After Millions Enter Illegally

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The House on Tuesday voted to approve a resolution asserting that President Joe Biden has instigated the “worst border security crisis” in the nation’s history.

The resolution passed the House by a vote of 226–193. Notably, 14 Democrats joined Republicans in passing the non-binding measure.

Jared Moskowitz, Henry Cuellar, Jared Golden, and Mary Peltolta were among the Democratic representatives who voted in favor of the resolution, the UK’s Daily Mail reported.

The resolution explicitly criticized the Biden administration’s border policies, alleging that they have encouraged over 9.3 million illegal migrants to arrive at the U.S. southern border since he assumed office.

Furthermore, it held Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas accountable for his role in aiding Biden in creating what it termed “the worst border security crisis in the nation’s history.”

Last month, the House impeached Mayorkas over his role in facilitating the border crisis, but the Senate has yet to take up the charges. It’s not likely the Democrat-controlled upper chamber will convict, however.

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Rep. Monica De La Cruz (R-Texas) wrote the resolution. She represents a large segment of the Texas-Mexico border.

“This resolution once again brings to light a harrowing reality that under President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas’ watch our nation has witnessed the worst border crisis in American history,” she said on the House floor ahead of the vote.

“The resolution is clear on its demands, it time for this administration to uphold its responsibility,” she continued. “We must initiate asylum cooperative agreements with safer partner countries, employ expedited removal authority judiciously and ensure that those not admissible are detained as federal law requires.”

Some of the policies she advocated for, such as asylum agreements and expedited removal, were broadened during the tenure of former President Donald Trump’s administration.

During Trump’s presidency, the United States negotiated asylum cooperative agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. These agreements stipulated that data gathered on migrants passing through those nations would be shared with U.S. authorities, the Daily Mail noted further.

The current administration “suspended and terminated” the agreements as a part of Biden’s “open-borders agenda,” says the resolution.

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Regarding expedited removal authority, which empowers low-level immigration officers to promptly deport certain noncitizens without a hearing, Biden’s administration reversed expansions implemented under Trump, notes the resolution.

Meanwhile, Trump is crushing Biden in survey after survey as most voters prefer him to better deal with a host of issues ahead of the 2024 election, including immigration.

According to the ABC/Ipsos poll conducted between March 8 and 9 of 539 adults, 36 percent of respondents said that they trusted Trump compared to 33 percent who said they trusted Biden, while 30 percent said neither candidate had their trust.

Trump received higher ratings than President Biden on all issues except abortion and climate change when respondents were asked about their opinions on the job performance of both presidents, The Post Millennial reported, citing the survey.

Trump had a 49 percent favorable rating on the economy versus Biden’s 37 percent. Regarding inflation, 45 percent approved of Donald Trump, compared to 31 percent for Biden. Regarding crime, Trump was viewed more favorably at 41 percent compared to Biden’s 35 percent. Similarly, on immigration, the former president received a 45 percent favorable rating, while Biden trailed with 29 percent.

Also, a new analysis says that post-State of the Union Address polling doesn’t align with the hyping of Biden’s performance by fellow Democrats and the bulk of the ‘mainstream’ media.

Writing in the Washington Post, Aaron Blake said that “it’s not so clear the American public saw the home run that they did,” adding that instant post-speech polling from CNN and a few other outlets wasn’t as good as it normally could have been.

Biden’s campaign and several media outlets have highlighted a post-speech instant CNN poll indicating that 65 percent of viewers gave a positive review of Biden’s speech. Additionally, viewers’ perception of the country’s direction shifted by 17 points, with 62 percent believing the country is headed in the right direction after the speech, up from 45 percent before, Blake wrote.

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