The recent border crisis has generated a response from a number of lawmakers, and President Joe Biden (D) has also responded to it by simply asking people to not “come over.” Republicans and Democrats are both split regarding how the Biden administration has addressed the concern, and now a bipartisan effort has moved forward with calling for President Biden to publicly address the border crisis. Both Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) and Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D) have directed a letter to President Biden, urging “him to address the surge in migrants at the southern border.” As well, the lawmakers reaffirm “their commitment to work on bipartisan legislation to help solve this crisis.”
In the letter, the lawmakers ask President Biden “to use your full authorities to effectively respond to and successfully manage the ongoing crisis at our Southwest Border,” adding that “it is critical that our nation take aggressive steps to secure our border, protect our communities and ensure migrants are treated fairly and humanely.” Affirming that they will “work with our Congressional colleagues to develop bipartisan and commonsense responses to the surge of migrants at the border,” they also extend the enthusiasm to work with the “Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and the rest of your Administration to tackle this challenge.”
Admitting that “our border communities and NGOs are already rising to this challenge,” they stress that “it is important that the federal government do so as well.” For them, the appropriate response to solve the issue is “bipartisan agreement with you and our colleagues to develop common-sense solutions that improve the situation on our border and keep our communities safe.”
The letter comes at a time when President Donald Trump (R) has slammed the Biden administration, arguing that it “has turned a national triumph into a national disaster” when it comes to the border crisis.