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White House Says It Is Not Biden’s Job To Secure Our Borders & Then Admits He Created The Biden Border Crisis

This afternoon, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said it was not Joe Biden’s job to secure our Southern and Northern Border when asked why he doesn’t take executive action to address the crisis. Pierre also admitted that Biden created the Biden border crisis through his executive actions, which he is now refusing to take to secure our borders. 
REPORTER: In the beginning, you opened up the briefing by saying it's up to Republicans to do something to solve the problem or continue to use it as a political issue. The President has the authority to do something about this unilaterally. Congress is in a divided government right now. Why isn’t he doing anything? 
JEAN-PIERREWhy should he have to do it unilaterally? Why shouldn’t we do it in a legislative way? And let's not forget that negotiated—
REPORTER: He took unilateral actions before to undo some of –
JEAN-PIERRE: I know, wait, so you’re right. He took many executive actions before.
MAKE NO MISTAKE: The number one job of the President of the United States is to ensure the safety and security of our homeland. But for the past three years, Joe Biden and Far Left Democrats have worked to implement their failed Far Left Democrat open border policies that have endangered the safety and security of every American. They do not care about securing our borders. 
House Republicans know that border security is national security, and we know the best way to secure our borders is by reimplementing President Trump’s successful policies. That is why we passed H.R. 2, the Secure The Border Act of 2023. This is the strongest border security bill in history. It would reimplement President Trump’s successful border policies and put an end to Joe Biden’s border crisis. 
  • Since Joe Biden took office:
    • There have been OVER 9.5 MILLION illegal immigrant encounters nationwide. 
    • There have been OVER 7.8  MILLION illegal immigrant encounters at our Southern Border.
    • There have been 1.8 million known gotaways who evaded U.S. Border Patrol.  
    • There have been more known gotaways than in the previous decade combined. 
    • Immigration judges have thrown out approximately 200,000 deportation cases because DHS did not file the required "Notice to Appear" by the time of the scheduled hearing.
  • In April, there were 179,725 illegal immigrant encounters at our Southern Border.  
  • April was the 38th straight month where monthly illegal immigrant encounters have been higher than even the highest month seen under President Trump. 
  • The Biden Border Crisis is costing the United States approximately $150.7 billion each year. 
    • The burden of illegal immigration on U.S. taxpayers is both staggering and crippling, with the gross cost per taxpayer at $1,156 every year.
  • Under Biden, over 350 of these individuals whose names appear on the terrorist watchlist were stopped trying to cross the Southern Border.
    • So far in FY24, there have been 75 individuals whose names appear on the terrorist watch list who have been stopped trying to enter the U.S. illegally between ports of entry at the Southern Border.
  • So far in FY24, there have been a record-breaking 27,583 Communist Chinese nationals have been encountered at the Southwest border.
    • Encounters of Communist Chinese nationals in April 2024 increased by nearly 8,000% compared to April 2021. 
  • In May, the Committee on Homeland Security Republicans released documents showing the Biden Administration secretly flew over 400,000 illegal immigrants into the country.
  • Biden’s Far Left Democrat open border policies are to blame for this historic crisis. 
    • There are OVER 60 instances of Joe Biden and his Administration taking actions that undermined our nation’s border security, including halting the construction of the border wall. 
    • In August 2022, Biden and his Administration decided to make the border crisis WORSE by formally ending former President Trump’s successful ‘Remain in Mexico’ program.”
    • The Biden Administration announced on May 10, 2023, that it would allow for the release of some migrants into the U.S. with no way to track them. 
      • Biden’s Department of Homeland Security has now admitted that 40% of catch-and-release migrants have disappeared.  
  • Forces the Biden Administration to restart construction of the border wall.
  • Deploys technology to the Southern and Northern Border.
  • Increases the number of Border Patrol agents and provides bonus pay.
  • Requires transparency regarding illegal crossings from the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Strengthens current law to protect unaccompanied children from human trafficking.
  • Ends catch and release.
  • Ends abuse of executive immigration authority.
  • Strengthens and streamline the asylum process.