Biden gets heat from both sides over border security executive order

President Joe Biden received criticism from both Republicans and Democrats Tuesday as the White House announced a new executive order that will shut down the border once the number of illegal migrant apprehensions exceeds 2,500 per day.

The average number of illegal, daily border crossings remained above 4,000 in April, and for months, Republicans, including House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and former President Donald Trump, had called on Biden to use executive authority to close the border.

Those calls effectively scuttled bipartisan legislation in the Senate that would have also closed the border once apprehensions exceed 2,500. According to senior administration officials, Biden’s executive order will close the border once the rolling, seven-day average of migrant apprehensions exceeds 2,500 and will remain in effect until the rolling 14-day average falls below 1,500.

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