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Cruz and McCarthy Blast Biden’s Actions on Immigration: ‘Encourages More Illegal Immigration’ and ‘Affront to Rule of Law’

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Cruz and McCarthy Blast Biden’s Actions on Immigration: ‘Encourages More Illegal Immigration’ and ‘Affront to Rule of Law’

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Top Republicans have taken aim at President Joe Biden’s proposals on immigration reform, which includes proposed legislation and a flurry of executive orders. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) said Biden’s actions “encourage illegal immigration at the expense of American jobs and workers” and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called them an “affront to the rule of law.” Biden took a number of immigration-related actions following his Jan. 20 inauguration, including a memo directing the preservation and strengthening of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a proclamation terminating the Trump administration’s declaration of an emergency at the southern border and ordering a redirection of funds from border wall construction. The president also signed an executive order mandating the Census Bureau include illegal immigrants in its apportionment, in contrast to former President Donald Trump, who sought to exclude them. Biden also signed an executive order revising civil immigration enforcement policies and …

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