In a shocking move, President Joe Biden made his first visit to the border on Sunday, his first since taking office. It is also his first verified border visit of his entire political career.
While the president spent just a few hours walking along the U.S.-Mexico border and inspecting a port of entry, some are saying it’s not enough. Critics are saying that Biden didn’t visit the areas most impacted by illegal border crossings.
Brandon Judd, the President of the National Border Patrol Council, said on “Fox Report with Jon Scott” that Biden failed to visit the most problematic areas. “You can look across the ports of entry on the entire southwest border, and that’s not where we’re seeing the illegal immigration.
We’re seeing the illegal immigration between the ports of entry,” Judd said. “That’s the Border Patrol. That’s the component of CBP that handles all of this. He did not have any scheduled visits with them.”
Judd went on to say that in order to develop true policies and programs and operations, you have to see exactly what is going on. And according to Judd, Biden refused to do that.
This visit and announcement on border security by Biden is a clear attempt to quell the political noise and blunt the impact of upcoming investigations into immigration that have been promised by House Republicans.
But it’s clear that any enduring solution will require action by the sharply divided Congress, where multiple efforts to enact sweeping changes have failed in recent years.
This visit also comes after Biden said that he had “more important things” to do than visit the border, despite the current historic security crisis. It’s clear that the Democrats are more concerned with pandering to their base and scoring political points than actually fixing the problems at the border and keeping Americans safe.
The Republican Party, on the other hand, has consistently shown their dedication to protecting our borders and ensuring the safety and security of the American people. It’s time for the Democrats to put aside their petty political games and work with the Republicans to address the crisis at the border.