Jim Jordan Wants One Sentence Added to Border Bill

GOP Representative Jim Jordan has called for a simple sentence to be added to any new legislation on the U.S.-Mexico border and funding for the federal government. He believes that no money can be used to process or release new migrants into the country, and that a “time-out” should be implemented to stop admitting migrants seeking asylum. Jordan believes that the United States is on pace to allow 12 million new people in during President Joe Biden’s time in office.

Jordan’s remarks come amid congressional consideration of legislation addressing border security and the influx of migrants, which Republicans have blamed on Biden. Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently slammed Biden’s border policies and has kept razor wire along the border near Eagle Pass, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling ordering its removal. Over 20 Republican governors from across the country have spoken out in support of his decision, stating that President Biden and his administration have left Americans and the country vulnerable to unprecedented illegal immigration pouring across the Southern border.

According to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the number of Southwest land border encounters has continued to increase over the past several months. Biden has called for the power to give the Border Patrol and the people who can stop this and make it work right. A proposed border security bill is being discussed in the Senate, but many House Republicans have expressed distaste opposition. House Speaker Mike Johnson said that Biden can take executive action immediately to reverse the catastrophe he has created and does not need legislation from Congress.

Immigration is likely to remain a major topic in the 2024 presidential election, with an Associated Press-NORC poll showing an increase in Americans’ concern about immigration from 27% to 35% from last year.

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