Democrat Governors Flip On Biden

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( – On Tuesday, a group of Democratic governors led by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul sent a letter pushing for President Biden and the leaders in Washington to reach a deal that would provide states with the required funding to address the migrant crisis at the border.

Hochul specifically pushed Washington leaders to pass a comprehensive border security deal and to leave their political motivations to the side. In the letter, they further point out that it is the states that are suffering the burden of the immigration system’s shortcomings.

In the letter which was addressed to President Biden and the two top Republicans from the two parties in Congress, the governors pointed out that they supported the initial supplemental funding request from President Biden, which also included $4.4 billion that was to be spent for a “robust, federal migration strategy” as well as the $1.4 billion in aid that was set to be given to localities and states.

The governors pointed out that these funds were going to give federal agencies the additional personnel to increase security at the border and expedite the removal proceedings for those who are not eligible to stay in the country. They added that they believe the supplemental request was going to give them a minimum level of funding which would enable the United States to start reforming its immigration system while upholding the country’s democratic principles.

The governors all pushed for Congress to swiftly take action after they returned to Washington and to resume their work on critical funding measures.

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