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The Biden campaign has defended President Biden’s executive order to limit asylum requests at the US southern border, accusing Republicans and former President Trump of preferring chaos over solutions.

In a statement to the Hill, Biden campaign spokesperson Kevin Munoz said, “The American people demand solutions to fix our broken immigration system, but at every step of the way, Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans have made clear they only want chaos and partisan politics as usual. Every American should know that Trump proudly killed the strongest bipartisan border bill in a generation — siding with fentanyl traffickers over the Border Patrol and our security.”

Munoz continued, “President Biden knows being president is not about theater — it’s about taking action on the issues our communities care most about. Despite Trump and his loyalists’ inaction, President Biden is taking action today.”

The order will activate when the seven-day average of daily border crossings surpasses 2,500 between ports of entry, pausing credible fear interviews for asylum claims and expediting the expulsion of foreign nationals.

This executive order follows Republicans blocking the bipartisan Senate framework for the second time. Republicans have argued they will not move on any legislation until former President Donald Trump’s “remain in Mexico” policy is reinstituted. That policy required migrants to wait in Mexico while their asylum cases were adjudicated in the United States.

Democrats have accused Republicans of blocking any reforms on the border because former President Donald Trump “instructed” them to do so because a solution would help President Biden politically.


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