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Sun Feb 28, 2021, 11:08 PM

Border Democrat warns Biden about immigrant fallout

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Source: Axios

A Democratic lawmaker representing a border district warned the Biden administration against easing up too much on unauthorized immigrants, citing their impact on his constituents, local hospitals and their potential to spread the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) told Axios he supports President Biden. But the moderate said he sees the downsides of efforts to placate pro-immigrant groups, an effort that threatens to blow up on the administration.

"You just can't say, 'Yeah, yeah, let everybody in' ó because then we're affected down there at the border," Cuellar told Axios on Saturday.

The big picture: Border crossings are rising. Hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley area are already busy. The Border Patrol has less capacity than normal.


Read more: https://www.axios.com/border-immigration-democrat-cuellar-biden-febc20c6-0db9-4648-8e12-79ff21d83646.html

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 11:15 PM

1. Gonna be a tough issue to handle, but at least policies won't be from hatred.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 11:19 PM

2. (Cuellar) I knew who it was from the headline.

'Trump's favorite Democrat', who fundraised against his own party, in favor of Republican John Carter.

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Response to speak easy (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 11:40 AM

13. So did I.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 11:44 PM

3. Joe is being humane, not placating pro immigration groups

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Response to Walleye (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 12:24 AM

5. Allowing Covid to spread into border states is not humane

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Response to MichMan (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:35 AM

10. Governor Doug Ducey is the one allowing it to spread in Arizona

He has done a horrible job of handling the pandemic. If you want to say he is inhumane then I agree.

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Response to MichMan (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 09:45 AM

12. He's not allowing covid to spread in border states.

And itís certainly not due to immigrants. America has a higher rate than Latin America.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 11:48 PM

4. This actually happened when Obama was president.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 12:57 AM

6. There needs to be safe zones and economic development in their home countries.

Even jointly supported safe zones with economic development in Mexico might be feasible.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:40 AM

7. No real worry of that

Which means that there is some other reason this particular politician is trying to grab some press.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:30 AM

8. Any changes to how to deal with illegal immigrates themselves will take time.

Now what could and should have been done for decades but has not been as few wanted to tackle for political reasons as well is cracking down on those hiring illegal immigrants many of whom abuse the hell out of them because they know they can get away with it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:33 AM

9. I missed where Biden said 'Yeah, yeah, let everybody in'

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 08:46 AM

11. central america needs to clean up its drug problems...

Citizens tired of it.... ..migrating north...

Had Hispanic crews put a new roof on the house

and poured a 14' x 16' concrete slab in the pole barn...

Great guys , wish we could take all the worlds oppressed .

But we can't...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:11 PM

14. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Rep. Henry Cuellar's opinion isn't LBN.

Post the latest news from reputable mainstream news websites and blogs. Important news of national interest only. No analysis or opinion pieces. No duplicates. News stories must have been published within the last 12 hours. Use the published title of the story as the title of the discussion thread.

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