President Joe Biden delivered his address to the Congress recently where he praised Vice President Kamala Harris for her work on the southern border, confirmed media reports.
In the same way, the President also urged Congress to pass his immigration legislation that grants around 11 million migrants a definite path towards securing citizenship to the US.
While Biden was busy praising the vice president for her roles on border diplomacy, many critics from the Republicans raised eyebrows on the president’s decision of doing so. This is because they felt Kamala Harris has done too little too late, despite being appointed as the border Cezar for over a month now.
On the other hand, the vice president was also criticized by the media for failing to visit the border with many wondering what her priorities really were. In a recent press conference, White House press secretary, Jen Psaki mentioned how Harris’ main goal was in fact not visiting the border. Instead, she spoke about how her primary focus relied upon developing good relations at the Northern Triangle.
After paying kudos to Harris for her hard work, the president then went on to speak about his 8-year pathway regarding citizenship that he first unveiled last month.
This will eliminate most of the restrictions surrounding the 11 million immigrants from in the country, including bidding farewell to the restrictions that surround family-based immigration too as well as working to expand the workers’ visas.
In the same way, he also spoke about how the plan provides funding for the southern border’s security updates as well.
Currently, the immigration issue continues to remain a majorly divisive one as the surge across the border continues with thousands still embarking upon migrant crossings as we speak.
The Republicans believe this is all solely President Biden’s fault after he went backfoot upon Donald Trump’s extremely restrictive policies.