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KJP says Biden has no plans to announce executive order during southern border visit

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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday that President Biden has no plans to invoke executive action during a border visit scheduled for later this week, adding that legislation is the best solution to addressing the border crisis. He reiterated the administration’s position that it was a strategic move.

Asked by reporters whether the president had any plans during his scheduled visit to Brownsville, Texas, on Thursday, Jean-Pierre said the White House had nothing to announce.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks with National Security Advisor John Kirby [not pictured] He spoke during a regular briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. (Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)

“We spoke to executives [action] Many times. We think the bottom line is how we address the challenges we’re seeing at our borders. What we’re looking at with this immigration, an immigration system that’s been broken for decades, is whether Republicans are moving forward with a bipartisan deal. It came out of the Senate. ”

The Biden administration has repeatedly accused Republicans of withdrawing from a bipartisan border agreement earlier this month after President Trump voiced opposition to plans to tighten asylum restrictions and set daily limits on border crossings.

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Jean-Pierre later reiterated the White House’s position that executive action falls short of what bipartisan legislation could accomplish.

“what [the bipartisan legislation] It would have been the toughest but also the fairest deal in terms of providing resources,” Jean-Pierre said.

Both Biden and former President Donald Trump are scheduled to duel Thursday to the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas. Biden is scheduled to visit Brownsville, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley, where border crossings occur frequently.

Meanwhile, President Trump is scheduled to travel to Eagle Pass, Texas, about 525 miles from Brownsville, another hotspot.

House Speaker Mike Johnson, Republican, Louisiana (Chip Somodevilla)

Brandon Judd, chairman of the National Border Security Council, which supported the bipartisan border agreement, is also expected to join Trump at the border. Jean-Pierre declined to comment on why Judd was not invited to meet with Biden.

Tuesday’s press conference came as Congressional leaders spoke to Biden in the Oval Office about the impasse in Congress that has major implications for the United States and the world as Ukraine struggles to repel Russian aggression with arms and weapons. The meeting came after what was described as an “intense” meeting with Mr. Ammo is starting to run out.

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House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) rejected a compromise on U.S.-Mexico border security that was ultimately removed from the final product, but signaled no change in his position on aid to Ukraine. . He said the Senate package “does nothing” to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, which Republicans are demanding in return for aid to Ukraine.

“This country’s first priority is securing our borders and making our borders safe,” Prime Minister Johnson said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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