Speaker Johnson reveals the excuse Biden gave him in private for not taking action on border crisis: ‘Just simply not true’

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R) said Wednesday that President Joe Biden is blaming Mexico for inaction on the border crisis.

In a meeting with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Prime Minister Johnson explained that when he met with Biden at the White House, he personally told the president what executive actions he could take to alleviate the border crisis. did.

However, Johnson said Biden denied that he could take executive action to reinstate Trump-era policies such as Remain in Mexico because Mexican authorities oppose the policies.

“The president has the executive authority to fix it now. I told him yesterday at the White House — one-on-one and in a group — ‘Mr. President, if you just issue an executive order like this: ”We reinstated the phrase “Stay in Mexico,” Mr. — your agents told us that would reduce the outflow by 70 percent. Because almost overnight, the message would spread around the world: “Don’t waste your life savings on cartels. They won’t let you cross the line. Stay there. Mexico. Stay and stay in a safe third country,” Johnson explained.

After Biden allegedly denied the authority to take such action, Johnson elaborated on his objections.

“I said, ‘That’s not true at all. President Trump did it, so why can’t you?’ He said, ‘Oh, Mexico doesn’t want that.’ ” Johnson revealed. “Well, you’re the President of the United States, so you should act like one.”

Chairman Mike Johnson: Biden has the executive authority to fix

In response to Mr. Johnson’s point, Mr. Hannity pointed out the fact that Mr. Biden: using a run action When he first took office, he called for a reversal of Trump administration-era immigration policies.

What this means, of course, is that if Biden can use executive authority to undo a policy, he can certainly take action to enact it.

Not only can Biden use executive action to stop the immigration crisis, but current law gives the president unique powers during a crisis.

Immigration and Nationality Act Section 1182(f) Example: state:

If the President determines that the admission of any alien or alien of any kind to the United States is detrimental to the interests of the United States, the President may, by proclamation, suspend the admission of such alien for such period as he deems necessary. can do. Recognize all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose such restrictions on the entry of aliens as it considers appropriate.

Still, Biden reportedly intends to use executive authority to maximize his political impact.

Some action could be taken as early as Thursday, when Biden visits Brownsville, Texas. Although the city is technically on the border, it is far from the epicenter of the border crisis.

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