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The Republican Governors Association (RGA) on Thursday launched a campaign targeting President Biden, hammering him for the ongoing border crisis.
The RGA kicked off the campaign in Delaware, accusing Biden of spending weekends at his home in Wilmington instead of addressing the southern border.
“Since his inauguration, Joe Biden has spent more weekends in Delaware than in Washington, D.C., and has yet to visit the southern border to see the record rates of migrant smuggling, deadly drugs and criminals. overwhelming our border states and communities,” RGA Co-Chair Doug Ducey said of the campaign.
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“If Joe Biden doesn’t come to the border to see the realities of the crisis, we will continue to bring them to him,” he added.
Immigration and the ongoing migrant crisis at the border are quickly becoming important political considerations for American citizens, based only on inflated levels of voter concern. A Quinnipiac University Poll found that inflation is by far the most pressing issue for voters, with 31% of respondents saying it was their most pressing issue. In second place, immigration (10%), followed by electoral laws (8%) and Ukraine with 7%.
In a similar poll a month ago, inflation was the top issue for 30% of Americans, followed by Russia/Ukraine (14%) and then immigration with 9%.
homeland security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified Thursday that there were more than 389,000″escapades” to the US-Mexico frontier during fiscal year 2021.
The leaked figure came during an intense back-and-forth between Mayorkas and Rep. Victoria Spartz, R-Ind., during her testimony at an oversight hearing before the House Judiciary Committee.
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Mayorkas said that in fiscal year 2021 – from October 2020 to September 2021 – there were 389,155 “leaks”, which refers to migrants who were not apprehended and those who overstayed. border agents.
Several U.S. customers and Border Protection sources told Fox News that there have already been more than 300,000 known getaways in fiscal year 2022, which began Oct. 1, 2021.
Fox News’ Adam Shaw and Bradford Betz contributed to this report.
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