21 Republicans, driven by Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., on Wednesday acquainted a goal with reproach President Biden for what the legislators portrayed as a “disappointment” to dependably execute U.S. line and movement laws – as Republicans keep on hitting the organization for its treatment of the emergency at the southern line.
“My rebuff goal considers President Biden responsible for his activities – or scarcity in that department – at the line,” Boebert said in a proclamation. “Biden has would not implement the laws getting our line, he has wouldn’t visit our line, his line ruler Kamala has wouldn’t visit the line, and his Secretary of Homeland Security is deceiving the American individuals by saying that our boundary is shut.”
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.