Posted on May 21, 2024

Joe Biden Lobbies to Increase U.S. Immigration Ahead of 2024 Election

John Binder, Breitbart, May 6, 2024

President Joe Biden is lobbying House and Senate lawmakers to increase immigration to the United States months before the 2024 presidential election.

On Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the Senate would again attempt to pass an immigration bill that Sens. Chris Murphy (D-CT), Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), and James Lankford (R-OK) negotiated earlier in 2024.


In a statement on Monday, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) said the bill “would actually codify many of the disastrous Biden open border policies that created this crisis in the first place,” making it clear that “should it reach the House, the bill would be dead on arrival.”

Still, Biden is lobbying for the bill. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the administration “strongly support[s] this legislation” and asked “every Senator to put partisan politics aside and vote” for its passage.

The bill would increase overall immigration to the U.S. and carefully manage large inflows of migrants into the nation’s interior, even as the foreign-born population has already hit 51.6 million on Biden’s watch — the largest ever recorded in American history.