The Bipartisan Border Bill Is Already A Win For Joe Biden
Trump thought that he could deny Biden a win by blocking the bipartisan border bill, but politically, the President has already won.
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The Bipartisan Border Bill Is Historic
The bill that was negotiated by the White House, Senate Democrats, and Senate Republicans is historic because it addresses concerns that both Democrats and Republicans have had for decades. One of the biggest magnets that draws migrants to the Southern border is that the broken immigration system takes so long to process asylum seekers that it incentivizes coming to the United States illegally for a better life. It can take 5 to 7 years for asylum seekers to be processed. This is due to a lack of staff, technology, and an outdated system. The bipartisan legislation deals with this issue.
The legislation is also the most comprehensive border security bill in more than 40 years. Republicans aren’t going to get a better deal from Democrats maybe ever. It checks off almost everything that Republicans have wanted in terms of securing the border.
At any other time, this bill would have flown through Congress and been sent to the President’s desk.
In the era of Trump, House Republicans are poised to kill the legislation because Trump wants to keep the crisis going so that he can exploit it for his presidential campaign.
In response to Speaker Johnson saying the bill is dead on arrival in the House, a senior Biden administration official told The Daily, “You've heard from President Biden, we must act. Speaker Johnson and House Republicans should provide the administration with the policy changes and resources that we are requesting to secure the border. This is a bipartisan piece of legislation that represents real solutions that have been negotiated over months by Senate negotiators. And there's no reason that Congress should not pass this legislation to support national security priorities like they have many times before with strong bipartisan support.”
There is no reason for blocking the bill, and if House Republicans do so, they will be handing Biden a political win.