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Hickenlooper: Biden Order Result of Republicans Boycotting Border Bill

Jun 4, 2024

Comments come after Republicans continue to block passage of the negotiated deal to fix the border crisis

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper released the following statement on President Biden’s executive order to address the border crisis:

“Our border would be far safer if Republicans weren’t putting their party’s campaign needs over our national security. We could’ve passed a bipartisan border bill to fix this crisis 118 days ago.

“Today’s severe executive order is a result of Republicans boycotting a bill they demanded and negotiated. President Biden is doing what he must – but we could do far more, far better if Republicans actually cared to solve the crisis.”

Senator Hickenlooper supports comprehensive immigration reform including a legal pathway for DREAMers, TPS recipients, and essential workers. Hickenlooper has advocated for additional federal support for cities like Denver who have borne the brunt of expenses for taking in migrant families, for cutting red tape to ensure skilled laborers and H2-B visa workers can fill workforce gaps, and phasing out outdated visa caps.  ###

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