A NBC reporter said President Joe Biden was trying to avoid discussions about immigration and the border Friday while discussing the busing of migrants by Republican governors.
“Well, the way this is playing out on both sides, Democrat and Republican, has a lot to do with the midterms,” NBC Justice Reporter Julia Ainsley told MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell. “So, we understand obviously the political motivations of governors like Ron DeSantis in Florida, like Greg Abbott, to push these migrants into liberal strongholds, create chaos to try to make a political point.”
The Biden administration changed rules about what made immigrants a “public charge” Sept. 8 and is reportedly considering plans to give illegal immigrants IDs. The White House condemned the busing of migrants Thursday, with White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre labeling it “cruel.”
“But as we also understand from reporting at NBC is that the White House has been hesitant to get out and make a change and to try to do anything to try to take migrants away from the border and to do their own plan that might alleviate some of the chaos, because they simply don’t want immigration be the first thing people are talking about.”
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