Biden frustrates his party with immigration plan to woo skeptical voters

President Joe Biden‘s looming executive order to shut down the border once entries exceed a certain point is leading to frustration among his Democratic allies.

Biden is expected to sign the order Tuesday after years of intense pressure. Progressive Democrats are already voicing their criticism, comparing Biden to former President Donald Trump.

“I think it’s really disappointing,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Congressional Progressive Caucus chairwoman, told Semafor. “[It] just plays into the idea that somehow harsh enforcement is going to work. That was Trump’s approach. We should be showing what the difference is.”

“You can build a wall as high as you want. You can make it hard to receive asylum if you want,” Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA) said. “It’s not going to sustainably reduce the number of people wanting to come to the United
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