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President Joe Biden hold press conference for executive action on the border (Photo: screenshot)

Nevada Democrats Divided Over Biden’s Executive Order To Secure The Border

Senator Kennedy: ‘President Biden is in trouble politically in part because he gave in to the loon wing of his party’

By Megan Barth, June 4, 2024 4:44 pm

Nevada Democrats are on opposite sides of the fence over President Joe Biden’s executive order to restore order at the border, while the RNC and Republicans remained united in blasting President Biden for undoing the Trump administration’s border policies.

After claiming he had no executive authority to secure the border, today President Biden signed an executive order to temporarily deny asylum to a limited number of foreign nationals who have illegally entered the United States. The proclamation was announced this afternoon after millions of illegal aliens have been released into the interior of the country by the administration, stressing the budgets and resources of sanctuary states and cities.

The temporary order will go into effect at 12:01 AM Eastern Wednesday and will exempt permanent residents and unaccompanied minors. The limitations will continue two weeks until there are less than 1,500 encounters outside official ports of entry for seven consecutive days. The restrictions would resume when there has been an average of 2,500 encounters or more for seven consecutive days.

Last month, Nevada’s Congressional Representatives Steven Horsford (CD-4) and Susie Lee (CD-3) joined thirteen of their Democratic colleagues in a letter to President Biden requesting his administration “immediately take further action” to secure the border between the United States and Mexico. Following their letter, Horsford and Lee voted with a handful of their Democratic colleagues to formally denounce Biden’s immigration policies. The Republican-led measure passed the house in a 223-191 vote. Rep. Dina Titus was the only member of the Nevada delegation to vote “no.”

Yesterday, Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) called on the President to use his executive authority to secure the border and commended his proclamation on X (formerly Twitter) this afternoon.

Yet, Make The Road Nevada, a “left-of-center community organizing group that focuses on immigration issues and organizes protests, community services and political advocacy efforts among the immigrant community in Nevada,” condemned the asylum ban claiming it “harms the country socially and economically.”

Although Rosen applauded the President today, in 2018 Rosen appeared with Make The Road NV to “discuss the effects of the Trump Administration’s cruel immigration agenda,” some of which Biden reauthorized today.

Senator Jacky Rosen and Make the Road NV (Photo: screenshot)

The ACLU quickly promised legal action against the Biden Administration for utilizing the same provision the Immigration and Nationality Act that the Trump administration implemented in 2017 which restricts “migrants” if it is detrimental to national interests.

Dr. Jeff Gunter, GOP primary candidate seeking to unseat Rosen, warned Nevadans that the presidential action was “nothing more than an election year conversion that will still allow floods of illegals to waltz across our southern border.”

National Republicans reacted by reminding Joe Public that within the first 100 days of his presidency, President Biden issued 94 executive orders to undo the border security policies of the Trump Administration and have referred to the crisis as the “Biden Border Bloodbath.”

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivered a blistering rebuke of the President Biden’s actions, or lack thereof, referring to the crisis as a “criminal invasion.”

“Joe Biden and the Democrats have presided over the criminal invasion of the United States of America. We are facing the worst illegal immigration our nation has ever seen. 11 million have come in, invited by the Democrats. When Joe Biden came into office he inherited the lowest rate of illegal immigration in 45 years. All he had to do was nothing, just sit there and stare at the wall. But instead, he deliberately broke the system.”

The always colorful Senator Ted Kennedy (D-LA) charged that the President’s executive action is because “he is polling right up there with fungal infections” with only five months to the general election.

The Globe reached out to the Gunter campaign and his GOP primary challenger Captain Sam Brown’s campaign for comment. At the time of publishing, Gunter took a swing at Brown and Senator Rosen responding, “Sam Brown and Jacky Rosen are two sides of the same coin, symbolic of a corrupt and failing establishment ruling class that will be shown the exits in June and then again in November.”

We will update the piece with Brown’s comment if and when received.

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