Political and Legislative

House Speaker Mike Johnson Urges President Biden to Take Executive Actions on the Border

With Congress gone for the year with no border deal, House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., on Thursday sent a scathing letter to President Joe Biden, blaming him for the border crisis and urging him to take a number of executive actions “to stem the record tide of illegal immigration.”

Those executive actions, Johnson said, include ending the policy allowing Customs and Border Protection to release migrants without court dates, and “turnback or detain all aliens encountered between ports of entry”; restricting parole, which allows the president to temporarily admit some migrants; and pursuing agreements with third countries like Canada to take those seeking asylum in the U.S.

Johnson also urged Biden to resume construction of the border wall.

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