House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and 12 other House Republicans are at the southern border and will make comments from El Paso, Texas, later Monday as the GOP continues to hammer President Biden over immigration.
McCarthy, R-Calif., and other Republicans have blamed Biden himself for the massive surge in border crossings since he took office. They are likely to highlight that point on Monday as they continue to paint a picture of a border in “crisis,” a word the Biden administration has refused to use to describe the large influx of migrants and limited federal resources to deal with it.
“This is something that President Biden created, and he can fix this today by reversing the order,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said on Thursday as Republicans announced their border trip.
Biden in his first two months in office has aimed to reverse a number of Trump-era immigration policies. He started rolling back the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the “remain in Mexico” policy, ended a number of asylum policies that the Biden administration claims have closed to the border to asylum-seekers, and more.
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