Since taking office, President Joe Biden has faced sustained criticism over his handling of immigration at the southern border. However, with his party faring better than expected in the midterm elections
, Biden could choose to double down on his slackening enforcement.
Biden visited Phoenix, just 100 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, on Tuesday and was asked why he wouldn’t also visit the border, where some 200,000 illegal crossings occur per month.
“There are more important things going on,” Biden told reporters on the White House South Lawn. “They’re going to invest billions of dollars in the new enterprise in the [Arizona].”
GOP officials such as Govs. Doug Ducey (AZ) and Greg Abbott (TX) may disagree. The two made headlines this spring by sending buses full of volunteer