Biden faces more backlash on immigration, this time from border state Democrats

Reprinted from Sara Carter's news page.


Following President Biden’s national address on Wednesday night, Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) echoed conservative opinions and demanded that the Biden Administration make a plan to fix the border crisis.

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Biden only briefly addressed immigration, to the disappointment of many.

“On day one of my presidency, I kept my commitment to send a comprehensive immigration bill to the United States Congress,” Biden said in the address. He implored Congress to pass it because it calls to secure the border and create a pathway to citizenship.

On the other hand, Vice President Harris has been the border czar for over a month. But she has not held a single press conference on the matter and hasn’t visited the border to date.

But Sen. Kelly said that’s not enough. “While I share President Biden’s urgency in fixing our broken immigration system,” Kelly said in a press release, “what I didn’t hear tonight was a plan to address the immediate crisis at the border.” He also vowed that he “will continue holding this administration accountable.” Kelly called for a human system to process migrants, stronger borders, and support for local economies.

From personal experience, Sen. Sinema agreed. “I grew up in southern Arizona, so like a lot of Arizonans, I’ve seen firsthand how Arizona, and specifically small communities along the border, pays the price for the federal government’s failure over decades to fix our broken immigration system,” Sinema said in her press release.

Sinema was recently named Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management. Together with other border state senators, she’s introduced the Bipartisan Border Solutions Act in an effort to improve the federal response to the crisis.


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