Democratic Governor Says Biden Declined Border Security Help

Faced with dismal poll numbers and growing public concern about the border crisis, President Joe Biden has begun addressing the topic of illegal immigration in recent days.

Instead of acknowledging his administration’s failures on the issue, however, he has attempted to blame Republicans for the record level of illegal border crossings under his watch.

According to one elected official in his own party, however, the president has rejected offers of assistance when it comes to securing the nation’s southern border.

Democratic Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont weighed in on the issue during a recent CNBC interview, recalling that he made military resources from his own state available to the White House as part of a broader border security mission.

He responded to a question from interviewer Andrew Ross Sorkin regarding a crisis that has now impacted states across the nation.

“It’s in all of our backyards,” Lamont replied. “[Republican] Gov. [Phil] Scott from Vermont and myself just wrote a letter together — two states that you don’t think are on the frontlines of immigration. It’s hitting us. I see what it’s doing to the country. They’ve got to secure the border. I tell President Biden, we’ll send the Connecticut Guard down to help you if that’s what you need to get it done.”

Asked how the president responded to such offers, the governor replied: “We’re trying to get this bipartisan compromise. You know Congress, they take a long time. They’ve got to get it done.”

When state-level leaders attempt to take matters into their own hands, however, the Biden administration has intervened to halt any progress in its tracks — most notably in response to Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s efforts to secure his state’s border with Mexico.

Despite acknowledging, for whatever reason, that the federal government has been unable to prevent mass illegal immigration, the Biden administration nevertheless took Texas to court over a new law authorizing state judges to expel undocumented migrants.

“Its efforts, through SB 4, intrude on the federal government’s exclusive authority to regulate the entry and removal of noncitizens, frustrate the United States’ immigration operations and proceedings, and interfere with U.S. foreign relations,” claimed the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. “SB 4 is invalid and must be enjoined.”