President Joe Biden and his senior advisers meet with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Thursday, October 7, 2021, in Counselor to the President Steve Ricchetti’s West Wing office. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)
Democrat Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is breaking with President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats on immigration.
Manchin said during an interview last week that there not only is an immigration crisis, particularly at our southern border, but the United States needs to build the wall and do a lot more to secure the border, The Daily Wire reports.
He told Baier, “It’s wrong. She’s dead wrong on that. And I have said this… If we don’t secure it — I voted every time for the wall. But we need the wall and a lot more — technology, more agents. The 2013 immigration bill was still the best piece of legislation I think that we have ever had before us. We couldn’t get it passed through the Republican House at that time because of some politics involved there.”
He continued, “And they — the amnesty, people were shouting the word amnesty… That piece of legislation would have corrected everything we have going wrong. But, for anybody — the vice president, president, anybody — to say our borders are secured, that is not accurate. I have been there. It’s wrong.”
.@BretBaier: "Vice President Harris said this weekend the southern border is 'secure.'"
A recent letter from the Arizona Sheriff’s Association criticized the Biden administration for its attitude toward illegal immigration and expressed a lack of confidence in Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus.