Biden Open to Meeting with House Minority Leader McCarthy on Immigration Reform

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America is desperately in need of immigration reform. The policies of the Biden administration have already engendered serious problems at the Southern border.

Republicans are therefore calling out the 46th president to act. On Friday, former President Trump issued a blistering public statement in which he called out Biden for the “border nightmare” that currently exists; after stating that the Biden administration is disrespecting ICE and Border Patrol agents, Trump also noted that Americans are suffering from the influx of illegal immigrants.

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is another GOP official who remains outspoken about the Southern border crisis. This week, McCarthy penned a letter to President Biden, requesting a meeting regarding immigration matters.

The White House has since publicly responded, stating that Biden is open to a sit-down with Leader McCarthy, Breitbart News confirms.

What to Know About a Potential McCarthy-Biden Meeting

On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated that the utmost priority of the Biden administration is to reverse the “dismantled and inhumane” immigration policies of the Trump White House.

However, the immigration approach taken by the Biden administration now has thousands of illegal immigrants pouring into the nation. Many of these migrants also have COVID-19 and are not facing mandatory quarantines or lockdowns.

Leader McCarthy’s letter to Biden on Friday requests a meeting regarding Biden’s immigration bill and policies. Psaki addressed this during a White House press conference; the White House press secretary noted that while Biden is open to convening with “any Democrat or Republican,” the conversation should start with the passing of his amnesty legislation.

Within the Democrat president’s amnesty legislation, he seeks to halt border wall funding and grant amnesty to at least 11 million illegal aliens.

A Struggle to Reach Common Ground

Psaki’s statements yesterday make clear that it will be a struggle, if not impossible, for Republicans and Democrats to reach common ground on immigration.

The White House press secretary’s statements about a potential McCarthy-Biden meeting contain a thinly-veiled message. That message is that anyone who opposes the passing of Biden’s amnesty bill shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for a sit-down with the president.

That poses a serious problem. Republicans are not on board with Biden’s mass amnesty proposal; likewise, the GOP is not supportive of ending border wall funding and crippling ICE and Border Patrol agents as Biden has done.

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