Border security and facilities to address the spike in unauthorized immigration. “The Biden administration has taken necessary steps. It’s Congressional inaction exacerbating the problem,” said the White House official.
Republicans have sought to blame Biden for being soft on immigration and causing the surge in border crossings. “Biden has done nothing other than enable the destruction of American communities through illegal immigration,” DeSantis said in a tweet in October.
Now, with the flow of migrants as a steady drumbeat, the White House is left to grapple with the crisis and the competing interests within its own party. Everyone agrees that something must be done, but no one is willing to sacrifice what they consider core principles, and no one is certain a solution exists.
“It’s unfortunate and almost unprecedented how both parties keep trying to eke out some kind of policy victory on immigration, and end up with no clear wins,” said Steve LaTourette, a former Republican congressman from Ohio who was involved in immigration negotiations in the early 2000s.