Biden Administration Threatens to Veto Congress’ Bill on Immigration

( – The Biden administration vowed on Monday morning to prohibit a House Republican legislation whose main goal is to crack down on the flow of migrants at the Mexican border, warning this could deteriorate some elements of the American immigration system. This action represents the latest episode of an ongoing feud between the White House and the Republican-controlled Congress, as the lower house claims the United States is suffering a migrant crisis because of President Joe Biden’s inefficiency on this matter.

In a Statement of Administration Policy, the White House claimed that the United States needs to have numerous elements to guarantee a “successful border management strategy.” It said these elements include deterrence to reduce the flow of illegal immigration into the country, as well as robust enforcement at the Mexican border of illegal crossings, and legal pathways to guarantee that migrants that need protection aren’t turned away.

The statement also argued that the House legislation, also known as the Secure the Border Act, would reduce the processing efficiency, as well as the funding for those programs that help local and state governments that deal with the arrival of illegal migrants and would even cut off access to humanitarian assistance.

Additionally, the White House said in the statement that while it welcomed the House’s engagement on important steps to address the challenges at the US-Mexico border, this legislation “would make things worse.” Finally, it said this legislation must be strongly rejected because it will fail to increase border security and will actually make significant damage to the United States’ international obligations and “core values.”

As reported by numerous media outlets, the Republican legislation would increase criteria for confirming certain employees’ immigration status and would erect walls along hundreds of miles of the southern border. It would also eliminate a program that permits some migrants to remain in the country for up to two years.

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