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VIDEO: Biden Initially Claimed Powerlessness Over Border Crisis, But Now Shifts Stance

The Biden Administration Considers ‍Executive Action ‍to Address Southern Border Crisis

The ‌Biden administration made it known​ on Thursday that⁣ President Biden is contemplating taking executive action to tackle the crisis at ⁢the southern border. This news has caught⁣ the attention of various news outlets.

Axios described the leaked White House plan to limit asylum claims as President Joe “Biden’s Bold ⁤and Risky Border Move.” Politico declared it a “sweeping new approach.” The New York Times assigned four‌ reporters to ‌cover the story.

This sudden shift in the mainstream media’s perspective is noteworthy. For a long time, they have echoed Biden and his Democratic allies’ claims that he lacks the power to slow down ⁤the ‍ unprecedented influx of migrants⁣ into the United States.

FLASHBACK: After congressional Republicans killed ‍a Democrat-backed border bill earlier this month, the White House dismissed GOP​ claims that the president already possesses the power to address the crisis.

“Every day⁢ between now and November, the American people are going to know that the only reason the border is not secure is Donald Trump and his MAGA Republican ‍friends,” Biden said.

The media rushed‌ to prove him right:

“House Speaker Johnson Insists Biden Can Close the Border With an Executive Order,” NPR, Feb. 12:

I posed this⁣ question to a number of immigration experts, ‌and⁤ the answer I came away with is that it is way too simple to think that any president can just‍ wave a magic wand and suddenly seal off the country’s borders.

“Why the Border‍ Is Such ⁣an ⁣Impossible⁤ Political Issue,” Washington Post, Feb. 7:

Unless something fundamental changes politically—especially on the right,⁣ which has refused to make ​any legislative changes to the border other than build a wall—immigration ⁤will continue to be one ⁣of the most impossible issues for Washington.

“GOP Says Biden Has ​All ‌the Power⁤ He Needs ⁢To Control the Border. The Reality Is Far More ‍Complicated,” Associated Press, Feb. 6.

“Why Biden Can’t Easily ‘Shut Down the Border,'” Forbes, Jan. 31:

Former President‍ Donald Trump amped ​up his ⁣campaign Wednesday against border legislation being negotiated in Congress, claiming President Joe Biden has the immediate authority to shut down the border amid a surge‍ in migrant ⁢crossings—but closing the border would⁢ prove legally and practically ​challenging, and Biden argues he can’t crack down on crossings unless Congress passes the ⁢immigration bill.

News outlets have consistently echoed the White House’s talking points about the border. Initially, there was no crisis.⁣ Then, it ‍was attributed to factors beyond Biden’s control, such as the seasons and the weather:

“Migrant Crossing Surges Aren’t New. Why Is the Border Overwhelmed?,” New York Times, May⁢ 10, 2023:

Outdated immigration laws, partisan gridlock, and conflict abroad are some of the reasons behind the strained ⁣U.S. border with Mexico.

“Repression, Economic Turmoil, and Gang Violence Is Driving ⁢the Crisis at the US Border, an Expert Says,” Business Insider, Jan. 9, 2023.

“Climate Change Is a Major Factor Behind Increased Migration at‍ US Southern ​Border, Experts Say,” CNBC, April 18, 2021:

The impact of hurricanes is one of ‍many reasons migrants from Central America are making the dangerous journey to the U.S. southern border to seek refuge—and just one example of climate-exacerbated drivers ​of displacement and migration.

“The Migrant ‘Surge’ at the US Southern Border Is Actually a Predictable Pattern,” Washington ⁢Post, ‌March 25, 2021:

We analyzed monthly U.S. Customs and Border Protection data from 2012 through February and found no clear evidence that the ​overall increase in border crossings in 2021 can be attributed‍ to ​Biden administration policies. Rather, the current‌ increase fits ‍a pattern of seasonal changes in undocumented immigration ⁣combined with a backlog of demand⁤ because of⁣ 2020s coronavirus border closure.

The last time the media believed Biden had ⁤the power to fix the border was during a temporary downturn in crossings in ⁢the spring:

“Where Did It All Go Right for Biden? Facts Blunt Republican Attack Lines,” Guardian, July 30,‍ 2023:

There were dire predictions about what would happen when pandemic-era Title 42 restrictions were⁣ lifted in May. Yet last month, under⁢ a new rule that makes ‍it harder to‍ attain full asylum, illegal⁢ border crossings fell to the lowest level in more than two years, and the issue quickly faded from the news agenda.

“Southern Border ‘Eerily Quiet’ After Policy Shift on Asylum Seekers,” Washington ​Post, July 12, 2023.

“Number of Migrants at the Border Plunges as Mexico Helps US To Stem Flow,” New York Times, July 9, 2023:

The unusual scenes of relative calm flow from a flurry of actions the Biden administration has taken, such⁤ as imposing stiffer penalties for illegal border crossings, to try to reverse an enormous jump in migrants trying to reach the United States.

“Biden’s Breakthrough on Immigration,” Axios, ​June 24, 2023:

The Supreme Court’s decision Friday allowing the Biden administration to target certain undocumented⁢ migrants for deportation came as new data indicate the ‍president’s latest border plan is slowing illegal crossings.

“As Border Crossings Dip, Biden Admin Crows About the Fiasco That Never ​Happened,” Politico, June 6, 2023:

The Biden administration ​on Tuesday took⁣ a⁤ victory lap, ‌declaring that its immigration plan is⁤ “working as‌ intended” nearly a month after a⁤ major shift in ⁤policy at the nation’s southern⁤ border.

FLASH-FORWARD: White House spokesman Angelo ‌Fernández Hernández clarified​ on Thursday⁣ that ⁤if Biden fails to secure the border, it would ‍still be Republicans’ fault.

“No executive action, no matter how aggressive, can deliver the significant policy reforms and additional resources Congress can provide and that Republicans rejected,” Hernández said in a statement.

News outlets also⁣ hedged on ⁢Biden’s behalf. The New York Times reminded readers on Thursday that a presidential crackdown on asylum seekers “would undoubtedly face⁣ legal ⁤challenges” and “a lack of resources ⁢would still be​ an enormous​ obstacle to any major changes at the‌ border.” Additionally, the newspaper reported: “Some of the circumstances at the southern ​border are well beyond the president’s⁤ control, including historic migration across the hemisphere from Venezuela, Haiti, Honduras, and other countries facing instability, violence, and natural disasters.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, Biden may not even be aiming for success.

The newspaper reported on Thursday: “One of the people familiar with the matter said that Biden is motivated in part by the desire to demonstrate to Republicans, who have ⁣said he possesses all the power‍ he needs to control the border, that any action⁣ he takes unilaterally could be thwarted.”

What ⁤evidence does the Biden administration present to support the claim that the number of migrants illegally crossing the southern border has decreased?

_blank” rel=”noopener”>Politico, June 6, 2023:

The number of‍ migrants illegally crossing the southern ​border has plummeted for six consecutive months, ⁣according to the⁢ Biden administration, which on Tuesday touted the decline as evidence of its​ success tackling ‌a problem that Republicans have sought to make central to‌ their midterm election strategy.

As soon as the border crisis once again became front-page news, it seems⁣ the narrative shifted to emphasize Biden’s lack of power to address the situation. However, ​with⁢ the leaked White House plan and reports of potential executive action, it appears the mainstream media may have to revise their stance on the⁢ issue.

It is important to note that the White House has not officially announced the details of the executive action being considered. However,​ according to leaked information, the plan would reportedly aim to limit asylum claims at the southern border. The leaked plan has been described as “bold” and ‍”sweeping,” indicating that it could have significant implications for⁤ the border crisis.

The Biden administration’s consideration of executive action to address the southern ⁣border crisis represents a significant​ departure from their previous⁣ stance. While the media and Democratic allies have previously insisted that Biden lacks the ⁢power to address the crisis, the leaked plan suggests that the administration is now willing to take more decisive action.

It is unclear how effective executive⁢ action will be in‍ addressing the border crisis. Limiting asylum‍ claims may deter some migrants from attempting to cross the ‍border,​ but it is unlikely ⁢to completely solve the issue.⁢ Comprehensive immigration reform and increased resources for border security are necessary for a long-term solution.

The border ​crisis has been a contentious issue, with Republicans blaming the Biden administration for its handling of the situation. The administration​ has faced criticism ⁤for rolling ⁢back Trump-era immigration policies,‌ which some believe have contributed to the surge in migrants. However, the leaked plan ​suggests that the Biden administration is now actively seeking solutions to the crisis.

While executive action may provide some immediate relief, it is important to address the root causes of the border crisis. Factors such ⁣as poverty, violence, and political instability in Central America ‍have driven many​ migrants to seek refuge in the United States. A comprehensive approach that addresses these underlying‌ issues is necessary for a sustainable solution.

The Biden administration’s consideration of executive action to⁣ address ⁤the southern ‌border crisis is a significant development. It represents a shift in the ⁣administration’s approach and could have far-reaching ‍implications for​ the⁢ border crisis. However, it is important ​to approach this news with caution until an official announcement is made by the White House.

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