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Thu Feb 22, 2024, 05:34 AM Feb 22

Biden weighs invoking executive authority to stage border crackdown ahead of 2024 election

Source: CBS News

Updated on: February 21, 2024 / 8:45 PM EST

Washington — President Biden is debating whether to invoke a sweeping presidential authority that gained infamy during the Trump administration to stage a crackdown on migrants coming to the U.S. southern border, three people familiar with the plans told CBS News.

Mr. Biden is weighing citing a law dating back to 1952 to severely restrict access to the U.S. asylum system, which has buckled under the weight of record levels of migrant arrivals along the border with Mexico, the sources said, requesting anonymity to discuss internal government deliberations.

That law, known as 212(f), allows the president to "suspend the entry" of foreigners when it is determined their arrival is not in the best interest of the country. The Trump administration used the law several times, including to ban immigration and travel from certain countries, most of them predominantly Muslim, and to bar migrants from asylum if they entered the country unlawfully.

If approved, Mr. Biden's executive action could be announced within the next two weeks, the sources said. An administration official said no final decisions had been made on whether the president would take executive action to address the situation at U.S.-Mexico border, where migrants have been arriving in greater numbers than ever before in American history. Any significant restriction on asylum would face formidable legal and operational hurdles.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/biden-weighs-invoking-executive-authority-stage-border-crackdown-212f/

Heard this on the radio (CBS affiliate) this morning.
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Biden weighs invoking executive authority to stage border crackdown ahead of 2024 election (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Feb 22 OP
It's getting disgusting... Think. Again. Feb 22 #1
Stupid move. sybylla Feb 22 #2
They're thinking "let's take this issue away from the Right Wing Noise Machine". maxsolomon Feb 22 #3
While handing them another. sybylla Feb 22 #4
The EO is not a fait accompli, however. maxsolomon Feb 22 #5

Think. Again.

(9,072 posts)
1. It's getting disgusting...
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 06:22 AM
Feb 22

In that entire article, there is absolutely no information that would justify the the addition of the the tag "ahead of 2024 election", there is absolutely no reason for that statement to be made.

The article does randomly insert the idea that immigration is one of the issues Biden is polling low in, but to assert that the timing of the administrations consideration of it's options is related to the November vote, only in the headline and without any reason to make that assertion, is just bald-faced partisanship by the corporate media.


(8,556 posts)
2. Stupid move.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:52 PM
Feb 22

There's already a class of voters sitting on the fence about Biden. If he does this, the claims of "what's the difference between 2 old white men" will get more traction.

WTF are they thinking?


(33,475 posts)
3. They're thinking "let's take this issue away from the Right Wing Noise Machine".
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:03 PM
Feb 22

Because this is an issue that on-the-fence, low-information flibberdigibbet "Independent" voters have actually heard about. The Migrant Crisis is real.

The numbers are staggering, and people are coming from Africa and Asia, not just the Americas, to cross from Mexico.

One thing that's rarely mentioned: Trump's dipshit policies (towards Venezuela, primarily) exacerbated the situation.

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