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Biden Visits Southern Border Amid Fresh Crackdown on Migrants

Jan 09, 2023 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    6% Center

  • Reliability

    35% ReliableFair

  • Policy Leaning

    32% Medium Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    94% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

69% : Republicans blasted his delay in coming to a border they say is "wide open" to illegal immigration.
58% : On Sunday, Biden met with Border Patrol officers, members of Congress and local officials at the Bridge of the Americas Port of Entry, El Paso's busiest crossing, which is set to receive $600 million from the president's infrastructure law.
55% : "Well, obviously, we take a different view," said John F. Kirby, a top spokesperson for the National Security Council, noting the demand to balance the need for "legal pathways to entry" and ensuring that "illegal migration is curbed."
53% : EL PASO, Texas -- President Joe Biden on Sunday made his first visit to the border since taking office, arriving at a city swamped by migrants amid a historic surge in illegal immigration and anger from both parties about how he is handling it.
52% : The question of what to do along the southern border in places like El Paso will be at the center of the discussions when Biden arrives for meetings with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada.
51% : The response from the cartel was swift and violent, with vehicles lit on fire across the capital city of Culiacán, according to law enforcement officials and videos posted on social media.
40% : At the summit Monday and Tuesday, the three leaders are also expected to clash over a sharp rise in the number of formal trade disputes since the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement went into effect in 2020.
38% : In the 12 months leading up to last October, the Border Patrol encountered 1.7 million migrants trying to cross illegally, the highest number since 1960.
36% : "The president neglecting to visit the southern border -- during a time when we are facing record illegal crossings and there is a clear crisis -- would be the equivalent of our commander in chief not visiting the Pentagon during a military operation," she wrote.
20% : In an interview before Biden's departure Sunday, Mexico's top official for North American relations bluntly rejected a proposal by the Biden administration that would automatically deny asylum to migrants who have traveled through Mexico without seeking refuge in that country first.

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