You know it’s bad when White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has respond to serious criticism from Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
“Immigration is arguably this administration’s weakest issue,” AOC said in a New York Times interview. “This is one area where our policy is dictated by politics, arguably more so than almost any other.”
Of course, AOC wants Biden to adopt her style of policies, arguing that “fear around just being seen as approving or providing permission structures, or really just the Republican narratives that have surrounded immigration.”“We also need to examine the root causes of this migration and address that this problem doesn’t start at our border, but it starts with our foreign policy,” she said.
That prompted the White House to respond.
“The president has done more to secure the border and to deal with this issue of immigration than anybody else. He really has,” KJP said.
“Look, the president has done what he can from here, from the federal government, from the White House to put forth and manage our border in a safe and humane way, to respect the dignity of every human, as he says all the time, and making sure that our communities are safe,” she continued.
KJP: “The President has done more to secure the border to deal with this issue of immigration than anybody else. He really has. June saw the single largest month-to-month drop in unlawful border crossings b/c of the policies [he] out in place…We secured record funding” pic.twitter.com/69JgZqSR92
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 31, 2023
The state of New Jersey recently told NYC leadership that they cannot take any migrants as the Biden administration is looking for more temporary housing locations.
“I don’t see any scenario where we’re going to be able to take in a program in Atlantic City or, frankly, elsewhere in the state,” Democrat Governor Phil Murphy told News 12.