Biden Weighing Executive Action To Combat Illegal Immigration

With illegal immigration growing across the U.S., President Joe Biden is reportedly weighing executive action for the southern border as the November 2024 presidential election nears.

Axios reported that an official in the Biden administration said the president might use the nuclear option to deter illegal immigration, with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recording ever-increasing numbers of unlawful migrants in America.

Since Biden took office, illegal immigration has reached unprecedented levels, with the number of illegal border crossings reaching record highs annually.

With illegal immigration being one of the top concerns ahead of the November 2024 presidential election, it appears Biden is weighing tough measures to tackle the issue after ignoring it for years.

Newsmax reported that the orders being discussed would bar illegal immigrants from entering the U.S. while making it harder for individuals to pass the first interview in the asylum-seeking process.

The White House is reportedly seeking a bipartisan immigration deal with Congress, according to spokesperson Angelo Fernández Hernández.

“The Administration spent months negotiating in good faith to deliver to toughest and fairest bipartisan border security bill in decades,” the spokesperson said.

“No executive action, no matter how aggressive, can deliver the significant policy reforms and additional resources Congress can provide and that Republicans rejected,” he added.

Axios pointed out that the Biden administration’s decision to appear tough on illegal immigration could isolate Latino groups and radical leftists in the Democratic Party.

Biden’s challenger, former President Donald Trump, has pledged to launch many deportations if elected president in November 2024. Under Trump, illegal immigration reached record lows.

The former president has vowed to “immediately stop the invasion of our southern border” and end illegal immigration, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Trump has said that to secure the southern border he would move thousands of troops currently stationed overseas and shift federal agents, such as those at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to tackle immigration. The former president has also expressed his intention to continue the construction of the border wall.

Trump, who is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, would also reimpose his travel ban.