(ReliableNews.org) – When President Joe Biden took office in January, he rescinded many of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. One of them, the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, was incredibly successful. The former POTUS put it in place after a surge at the border during his term. It required people who were seeking asylum to stay in Mexico while they were awaiting their court hearings.
The policy drastically decreased the number of illegal migrants coming into America. That turned out to be very helpful when COVID-19 started spreading because thousands of infected immigrants weren’t coming into the country. But, when Biden took over, he reinstated the catch-and-release program which allows Border Patrol to catch illegals and then release them into communities to await their hearings.
These decisions caused an unmitigated crisis at the border. In the last several months, hundreds of thousands of illegals have flooded the country and the Biden administration has done little to stop it. Now, he may face consequences for his poor leadership.
Republicans Move to Censure the President
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is leading a movement to censure President Biden for his failures at the border. A censure is a formal condemnation of a public official for doing something so terrible lawmakers believe they have to be publicly reprimanded. It is often viewed as an alternative to impeachment because it condemns the official for misdeeds that do not rise to the level of removal from office.
Twenty other Republicans are joining the congresswoman’s cause. Boebert released a statement saying her “censure resolution” holds the president “accountable for his actions — or lack thereof — at the border.” She went on to say that he is failing to enforce the law and secure the border. He has not even bothered to visit it. Meanwhile, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is “lying to the American people by saying that our border is closed.”
The censure resolution accuses the president of “usurpation of the legislative power of Congress” by not allowing construction on the border wall to continue. He is also being censured for not ensuring the laws are “faithfully executed” as he is required to do by the Constitution. The resolution demands the administration fire Mayorkas and replace him with someone who will enforce immigration laws.
With Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in charge, the censure resolution will likely not go anywhere. However, it is important because it shows Americans and the president that conservatives are not going to allow him to continue toying with the security of the American people.
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