“It would give me, as President, a new emergency authority to shut down the border when it becomes overwhelmed (5,000+),” he said. “And if given that authority, I would use it the day I sign the bill into law.”
Any president already has this power, which means thus far Biden’s warped discretion has been the only thing keeping him from doing what he still would not do should this deal go through. It’s a ruse!
Biden already has all of the actionable authority necessary to dramatically resolve the overall illegal immigration problem – including unlawful border crossings.
Title 8, Chapter 12, Subchapter 2, Part II, Section 1182, Subparagraph (f)Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.
There are no more laws required for Joe Biden to uphold his oath to protect America’s borders.
He’s like a child insisting that he’ll start behaving himself the moment he has permission.