The surge in illegal immigrants at the border could hamper Democrats citizenship push for "dreamers" and farmers.
For years, Democrats have talked about establishing a “pathway to citizenship” for the more than 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally. Since they control both houses of Congress and the White House, 2021 was supposed to be their year for passing comprehensive immigration reform. However, with the current border crisis, many say that now seems likely.
“There are people who do not like how Biden is handling this, and they’re seeing the effects of what happens when we do open our borders,” Julio Rosas, a senior writer with Townhall, said. “You have to remember [the illegal immigrants] are not staying in McAllen, or Brownsville, or Laredo. They’re passing through.”
There's also no resolution at the federal level to what will happen to the thousands of children now being housed across the state of Texas. Prior to the border crisis, Democrats in the House were pushing for immigration reform. However, those votes have largely been along party lines.