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21 Republicans, Led By Boebert, Move To Censure Biden Over ‘Failure’ To Enforce Border Laws

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21 Republicans, led by Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., on Wednesday introduced a resolution to censure President Biden for what the lawmakers described as a “failure” to faithfully execute U. S. border and immigration laws – as Republicans continue to hit the administration for its handling of the crisis at the southern border.

“My censure resolution holds President Biden accountable for his actions – or lack thereof – at the border,” Boebert said in a statement. “Biden has refused to enforce the laws securing our border, he has refused to visit our border, his border czar Kamala has refused to visit the border, and his Secretary of Homeland Security is lying to the American people by saying that our border is closed.”

The resolution expresses “disapproval of the failure to uphold the constitutional duty to ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed’ and the usurpation of the legislative authority of Congress by the President of the United States.”

The text accuses Biden of “usurpation of the legislative power of Congress” by withholding funding for border wall construction, calls on Biden to ensure the faithful execution of U. S. immigration law and resolves to censure Biden “for his failure to ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed’ as required by the Constitution.”

The Biden administration has been facing a crisis at the border, with more than 180,000 migrant encounters in May alone, one of a consecutive number of months that have seen numbers that dwarf prior years.

The administration has focused on the “root causes” over the migration surge in Central America, like violence, poverty and climate change. Vice President Kamala Harris, who was put in charge of the diplomatic talks more than 90 days ago, visited Guatemala and Mexico this month and unveiled a series of measures and investments to tackle those root causes.

But Republicans have connected the surge to the Biden administration’s policies, particularly its rollback of Trump-era border protections like the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and border wall construction – in addition to pushes for pathways to citizenship for illegal immigrants and narrower interior enforcement.

“Not only has Biden done nothing to secure the border, he has actively made it worse by implementing policies that incentivize illegal immigration like amnesty, catch and release, and abolishing the remain in Mexico policy,” Boebert said. “The result of Biden’s mismanagement is staggering, and the numbers speak for themselves…. (Read more)

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