14 House Democrats Vote Against Biden Admin’s ‘Open-Borders Policies’

(RepublicanReport.org) – Controversy over immigration and border security has been a hot topic for some months between Democrats, Republicans, and the Biden Administration. While it’s typically the GOP who claim the administration has an open border policy, a recent resolution in the House showed some Democrats may share that view as well.

On January 17, 14 Democratic legislators in the Lower Chamber joined 211 Republicans to pass House Resolution 957, which denounces the Biden administration’s alleged open border policies. The resolution was introduced by Representative Nathaniel Moran (R-TX) and calls for President Joe Biden to end his current immigration policies they believe are worsening the border crisis. The move details various border points, including the number of “illegal aliens” released into the US, the amount of “gotaways,” and the historic number of encounters with Border Patrol.

One of the Democrats who voted to pass the resolution, Representative Jared Golden (ME) released a statement following the vote. He said, “Illegal immigration threatens our national security and undermines American jobs.” The Maine lawmaker said it’s time for the Biden Administration and Congress to work together to pass laws that will directly address the issues at the border. Golden called it a top priority.

That same day, the White House released a readout detailing Biden’s meeting with congressional leaders about pressing issues. During the meeting, the president called on Congress to “act now to address the challenges at the border” and swiftly approve funding to support Ukraine. Biden said he was committed to a bipartisan solution on border policy and providing additional resources to Border Patrol.

According to CNN, both House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the meeting with Biden was “productive.” The New York lawmaker added that he’s “more optimistic than ever” that an agreement is forthcoming. However, neither legislator provided further detail about the deal in the works.

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