As President Joe Biden’s border failure continues to weaken the nation’s security, one Democrat lawmaker said his shocking suggestion would help fix the border.
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) is suggesting that the ongoing border crisis can be fixed if the American people give the Democrat party control of all branches of government. Gallego made the suggestion in an appearance on Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“We, as Democrats, don’t control all branches of the government right now. If we had power within the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the White House, I think we would come up with a quick solution that would actually answer the problems at the border,” Gallego said. “Right now, it’s not there. So, we do have to be the mature ones in the room, like we always are, and come up with the solution. At the end of the day, the long-term solution that has to come out of this is going to be a combination of border security and immigration reform. But, until then, we have to do the best that we can to, number one, keep our asylum system intact, because, right now, it is being abused. If you go down to the border and talk to Border Patrol and talk to the nonprofits that are working down there, you do see that the asylum system is being abused by people that are just trying to use it to get work permits. But, at the same time, this is not an excuse to totally tear apart the asylum system, because I think, morally, that’s not something that we would want to go to as a country.”
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What is more surprising about the lawmaker’s claim is that the ongoing border crisis began in 2021 after Democrats regained control of the House, Senate, and the White House.
Some of President Joe Biden’s policies and inaction have contributed to the crisis. The Biden administration is currently in conflict with the government of Texas over the state’s decision to build a barrier along its border. While many border agents side with Texas, arguing that it could help curb illegal immigration, the Biden administration wants to demolish the barriers.
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