Rick Scott leads resolution pushing Joe Biden to secure the border
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A number of GOP Senators signed on.

U.S. Rick Scott is leading Republicans in their latest plea to the President to stop people crossing over the Mexican border.

“President Joe Biden and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas have created the worst border security crisis in our nation’s history. The Biden administration’s open border policies have incentivized the unlawful crossing of the U.S. southern border by more than 9 million illegal aliens, including criminal aliens and suspected terrorists, from all around the world,” reads a new resolution from Scott and others.

“The laws of the United States are the same today as they were when President (Donald) Trump successfully secured our southern border. Everyone knows that President Biden used executive power to open the border and has the authority to close and secure the border but is purposefully failing to do so. I am proud to lead my colleagues in this resolution which affirms the authority of President Biden and his administration to secure the border and immediately end this crisis.”

U.S. Sens. Marsha BlackburnMike Braun, Ted BuddShelley Moore Capito, Tom CottonKevin CramerTed Cruz, Josh HawleyJohn Hoeven, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Ron Johnson, Roger MarshallMarco Rubio and Tim Scott all joined Scott on the resolution.

The resolution contends that “the Biden Administration’s purposeful violation of the mandatory detention statutes of the Immigration and Nationality Act has resulted in the mass release of millions of illegal aliens into United States communities.”

The President is urged to “end the catch-and-release policy; reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols; enter into asylum cooperative agreements; end abuses of parole authority; detain inadmissible aliens; use expedited removal authority; and rein in taxpayer-funded benefits for illegal aliens.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • TJC

    March 25, 2024 at 3:27 pm

    Ah, a call for presidential action from one of the Senators who voted down the bipartisan Senate border bill last month — because his lord and master Donald Trump didn’t want the issue resolved during his election campaign.
    Rick Scott, once a con man, always a con man.

    • Impeach Biden

      March 25, 2024 at 7:51 pm

      No, the con man in all of this is Joe Biden. His awful border czar and the completely incompetent head of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. He has already been impeached. Those other two should be as well. Biden started all of this on day one of his administration signing those Executive Orders. Several of them paved the way for the millions we have here now. Biden could put an end to it but didn’t. Many of those illegals were wearing t-shirts with his name on it. Now I know the spin meisters will be here shortly to defend Slo Joe. Remember Joe had the House and the Senate his first two years and he and his Democrats did nothing to stem the tide.

      • Old geezer

        March 25, 2024 at 8:08 pm

        One thing nobody wants to talk about or admit is that democrats are losing the first generation immigrant votes as well as Black and Hispanic votes in no small part because of disastrous impact of open borders and chaos. It is an insult to the nation. People who already have to contend with double standards, depressed wages, don’t get any services or handouts but scraping to get by, and newcomers who worked their butts off to get here, who follow all the rules and pay their taxes, don’t appreciate the double standard from the left. The irony they would play into the hands of the G0P who also have done jack squat except yelp and boogeyman about it is really a statement of people’s exasperation. I just don’t see any difference between the 2 parties. Both had clear runways and blank checks, and both did nothing. I like what comes out of Rip Scooter’s mouth about as much as a hangnail. I think most people can agree on that, too. Show me a real conservative and I’ll add it to the endangered species list.

        • MH/Duuuval

          March 26, 2024 at 1:47 pm

          Biden agreed to most of what MAGAs had been insisting on per the border, but then the Great Leader vetoed it.

        • Rick Whitaker

          March 26, 2024 at 4:00 pm

          old geezer, i would have to write for quite a while to straighten up all the misconceptions mentioned. repeating misconceptions, don’t make them true. my short response is that maga uses the border issues as a cash cow and a wedge. that is not a way to solve anything, so please don’t buy into the maga cloud of misconceptions and false equivalencies. those are the tools of a losing party. losing on merit and truth, not particularly losing on popularity due to the propaganda efforts. there are 2 clear paths available to join, i am disturbed that you say the 2 parties are not different. a kid that steals a piece of candy at a store is a thief. a grown man that robs a bank is also a thief. they are both thieves so let’s punish them the same.

        • MH/Duuuval

          March 26, 2024 at 4:05 pm

          Fact CheckerAnalysis
          No, Donald Trump, migrants aren’t ‘killing’ Social Security and Medicare
          In reality, undocumented workers pay taxes for benefits they will probably never receive.
          By Glenn Kessler

        • Old geezer

          March 29, 2024 at 2:21 pm

          When I said I don’t see any different between the 2 parties what I MEANT was on the seriousness towards getting something done. Bipartisan effort towards humane, fair, effective border security and immigration screening and pathways, for the benefit of the country and all current and future citizens. Because both parties have had huge runway in the last oh I don’t know, ever? 25 years at least? But it’s always used as a wedge issue in election season BY BOTH PARTIES so why would anyone want to actually fix that. You can all vote me off the island but you know it’s true.

          • rick whitaker

            March 29, 2024 at 6:53 pm

            old geezer, after you explained what you MEANT, then i agree more with you. third parties and some of the primary rules make things hard. some of the things the gop did made correcting it hard. a minority majority is never supposed to happen. dems afraid of busting up the electoral and filibuster gop cheating schemes hurt. we both could go on and on. if we get a healthy trifecta in 24, we could change a lot.

      • MH/Duuuval

        March 26, 2024 at 2:50 pm

        Following the swearing-in of Warnock and Ossoff on January 20, 2021, party division stood at 50–50, with 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats plus 2 Independents who caucused with the Democrats.
        And neither Manchin nor Sinema was a reliable vote.

  • tom palmer

    March 25, 2024 at 3:51 pm

    He does not want those darkies to come. Typical GOP

    • Impeach Biden

      March 26, 2024 at 7:36 am

      There are darkies in the Republican Party. You know that but along with your social security and Medicare scares that’s all you got.

      • MH/Duuuval

        March 26, 2024 at 2:52 pm

        Don’t mess with Social Security and Medicare: Pretty simple, but MAGAs and MAGA simpletons haven’t gotten the message.

  • PeterH

    March 25, 2024 at 4:44 pm

    Pass your Party’s legislation Rick!

  • MH/Duuuval

    March 25, 2024 at 7:52 pm

    Rick’s a plodder who wears down his opponents, if he doesn’t put them into a coma first.

  • wake up everyone

    March 26, 2024 at 9:39 am

    Rick do nothing crooked hack has nothing to show for immigration reform and voted against proposed legislation to help protect the borders. Duh, the President is not in charge of immigration policy, it’s Congress that controls immigration. But the lame GOP has figured out that they can score votes on this big lie so they have Rick pushing a meaningless resolution to get some press.

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