Op-ed: Biden doesn’t need a bill to fix border, he just refuses to enforce the law

By Andrew R. Arthur on January 30, 2024

President Biden all but threw up his hands on the border crisis Tuesday. “I’ve done all I can do,” he falsely claimed.

“Just give me the power,” he told reporters. “Give me the people” — “Border Patrol” and “judges” — “who can stop this and make it work right.”

Days before, the president said he supports a still-unseen Senate proposal, claiming it would give him “a new emergency authority to shut down the border when it becomes overwhelmed.”

But Biden doesn’t need any new legislation or power to secure the border — he just needs the will to do it.

Existing law not only allows the Department of Homeland Security to detain aliens apprehended at the border — it requires the department to do so. . . .

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[Read the rest at the New York Post.]