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White House Press Secretary Says Solving the Border Crisis Isn’t Biden’s Job

White House Press Secretary Says Solving the Border Crisis Isn’t Biden’s Job

In a bizarre statement, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre basically told a reporter that doing something about the border crisis wasn’t Joe Biden’s job.

Pierre offered the shocking defense of President Biden’s refusal to use his executive powers over the past years to tackle the border crisis — after a reporter asked, “Why isn’t he doing anything?”

“Why should he have to do it unilaterally?” Jean-Pierre replied — justifying Biden’s three-plus years of inaction as he now finally has considered using his presidential powers to limit the number of asylum applicants allowed into the US after entering the country illegally.

The NY Post reported that the defense was immediately ridiculed online, with former President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Jason Miller tweeting, “3-D chess from KJP right here.”

“No chance [fellow White House spokesman John] Kirby would have been smart enough to shift the blame to others and act as though Joe Biden wasn’t the sitting President of the United States,” Miller added, making light of reported tension between Kirby and Jean-Pierre.

“This is why KJP will remain in place as Press Secretary!”

Biden is considering issuing an executive order to shut down the US-Mexico border if migrant crossings surpass 4,000 per day, sources told The Post — though Jean-Pierre didn’t reply to a shouted question Wednesday about the status of that pending action.

A failed congressional border policy package would have also granted Biden that authority, but Republican opponents say Biden already had that power – he just refused to use it. Despite KJP defending that action, his administration lawyers now agree that Biden does indeed have the power to act on the border through executive action, though when and if he will do so remains unclear.

The border crisis exploded in 2021, during Biden’s first year in office, as he used executive powers the opposite way — to unilaterally end Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which required most asylum seekers to remain south of the border as US immigration courts reviewed their claims of persecution.

Biden also halted construction of Trump’s US-Mexico border wall, proposed amnesty for most illegal immigrants already in America, and began allowing a majority of people who illegally crossed the border into the interior — providing them government-issued smartphones and paperwork that entitles them to work permits following an initial six-month wait period.

Such left-wing policies have led to a surge in migrants that has burdened state and local governments, including in New York City, where municipal services have been slashed to help finance food and housing for recent arrivals.

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11 Comments

  1. Harold blankenship

    Spoken like a real dumbass monkey

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  2. frank stetson

    WHITE HOUSE COMMENTS:

    From his first day in office, President Biden has called on Congress to fix our broken immigration system. That’s why he introduced a comprehensive immigration reform plan on day 1. And that’s why, earlier this year, his Administration reached a bipartisan agreement on the toughest and fairest set of reforms in decades.

    This bipartisan border legislation would deliver the significant policy changes, resources, and personnel needed to secure our border and make our country safer. It would add thousands of additional Border Patrol Agents and Customs and Border Protection personnel; it would invest in technology to catch fentanyl and go after drug traffickers; add asylum officers and immigration judgesto improve the adjudication of asylum cases so they are resolved in a few months and not years; establish a temporary emergency authority to shut down the border when the system is overwhelmed; and expand access to lawful immigration pathways while expediting access to work authorization for those eligible.

    We strongly support this legislation and call on every Senator to put partisan politics aside and vote to secure the border.

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    • Hammon

      You are such a damned liar

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    • Harry

      Get a fricking brain. You are dumber than Biden!!

      Reply
      • frank stetson

        Harry. Thanks I value your opinion.

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  3. frank stetson

    “WHITE HOUSE COMMENTS”

    “You are such a damned liar.”

    Some folks here are really weird……he could have seen that, he could have googled that, but noooooooo, he went with “you are such a damned liar” to publish the actual comments from the White House. Really strange.

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    • Hammon

      June is queer pride month. Just reminding Frank.

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  4. Frank stetson

    Prejudice is deplorable Mr. Hammond. When you take great joy in putting pain in a stranger, you are very special indeed. Deplorable as the hate you spew.

    Fyi: I have been married to the same girl for close to 40 years. Never even looked at another. As my parents and grandparents before me.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with being gay. But there is something truly wrong with people who are so frustrated, so devolved of compassion, so emotionally twisted that they use name calling as a weapon hoping to hurt another they have never even met. That’s just deplorable.

    May your kindness be returned to you, ten fold.

    Too bad you can’t summon the requisite intelligence to form a cogent argument but instead lower yourself to this level. Amazing that you tip your hand to your own inadequacies this way.

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    • Hammon

      Everything about being gay is wrong.

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      • frank stetson

        Hammon deplorably says: “Everything about being gay is wrong” making one wonder if he’s just upset at not being hit upon.

        If Hammon or his progeny disappeared overnight, nothing in our world would change.

        If lgbtq+ disappeared, we would lose Da Vinci, George Washington Carver, Florence Nightingale, the enigma machine, apple, Sirius radio, Sally Ride would never ride to space, you would have no hypodermic needles for your meds, synthesizers for your music, gas heat, gps, and more. The Matrix would never have been made.

        The choice is clear between Hammon and the rainbow. The rainbow wins, hands-down over a prejudiced hater deplorable.

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        • Jim wampler

          All of them would have spelled good riddance

          Reply

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