Biden campaign co-chair reveals she’s afraid Biden will lose due to border crisis

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By Carina

As the border crisis escalates, Rep. Veronica Escobar, a co-chair of President Biden’s re-election campaign, expressed her concerns about the potential political fallout for Biden’s re-election effort.

Escobar, a Democrat from Texas, has pointed out the complex nature of the issue, which has become a significant challenge for the Biden administration.

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Escobar’s take on border crisis and Congressional responsibility

Escobar, in her conversation with Politico, stated that the responsibility for the border situation primarily falls on Congress rather than President Biden.

Despite immigration being one of the least popular issues during Biden’s term, Escobar argues that the blame is directed at the president because he is the current officeholder.

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Congressional responsibilities and challenges

“It is our job,” she remarked, referring to Congress’s role in addressing the issue. “We have failed over and over again.”

She further expressed concern about Democrats being blamed due to Biden’s occupancy of the White House, admitting, “I hope not, but I’m afraid of that.”

Texas Governor’s response to border crisis

The border crisis has prompted action at the state level, with Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently signing Senate Bill 4.

The legislation empowers state law enforcement to arrest migrants crossing the border illegally. At the bill’s signing ceremony, Abbott emphasized the aim to “stop the tidal wave of illegal entry into Texas.”

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Texas law: Migrants’ choice between departure or legal charges

Under this new law, migrants can either comply with a Texas judge’s order to leave the U.S. or face prosecution on misdemeanor charges of illegal entry.

Non-compliance could lead to more severe felony charges.

Record-breaking migrant encounters and Congressional stalemate

The fiscal year 2023 has witnessed a significant surge in illegal immigration, with over 2.4 million migrant encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Record-breaking encounters were noted in September and October, with the latter month seeing more than 240,000 encounters border-wide.

Pressing need for Congressional solution

This situation underscores the urgency of finding a resolution to the border crisis.

The ongoing deadlock in Congress over potential legislation to address the border crisis adds to the situation’s complexity.

Biden administration’s stance and political implications

The Biden administration and fellow Democrats have been reluctant to engage in negotiations on this issue, leading Republicans to tie Ukraine funding to the necessity of addressing domestic concerns first.

This political impasse reflects the broader challenges facing the Biden administration in managing the border crisis and its potential impact on the upcoming election.

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