President Biden Speaks In Brownsville, TX

February 29, 2024

Instead of playing politics with the issue, why don’t we just get together and get it done?

United States President Joe Biden inviting former President Donald Trump to join him in advocating for a border security bill that remains stalled in Congress.

Why It Matters: Both men visited the Southwest border on Thursday as encounters have reached historic levels, making the border security and immigration already lightening rod issues for the 2024 election cycle.

President Biden described the border security bill as including more money for hiring more border patrol agents, immigration judges, and adding more detection machines for inspections at Ports of Entry. Pres. Biden blamed House Republicans for stalling the bill: “The Speaker of the House needs to put it on the floor.”

Republicans have argued the bill doesn’t do enough when it comes to border security, and say it will not deter people from crossing the border illegally and could potentially make the situation worse.

Read More: Biden and Trump trade blame at US border in dueling election-year visits (Reuters)

by Jenna Lee,