White House says immigration deal pits Border Patrol against Trump

The White House is pressing Congress to pass the bipartisan border deal, saying it will secure the border and prevent fentanyl from reaching the United States.

“The bipartisan border security deal is the toughest, fairest, and most significant legislation to secure the border in decades,” Biden administration spokesman Andrew Bates wrote in a Tuesday memo. “And it has now earned a wide range of support, from the Border Patrol Union to the Chamber of Commerce.”

The Border Patrol union has endorsed the deal, but it faces considerable opposition from Republicans in both chambers of Congress. The top four House GOP members have said the deal fails in every policy area.

Bates’s memo accuses the GOP, and specifically House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), of hypocrisy.

“President Biden and Republicans and Democrats in the
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