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By Jordan Andrews | MSN
President Biden called for a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the US, including those who arrived during his administration.
He emphasized the need for documentation and immigration reform, particularly for young DREAMers.
Biden said, “Now, it doesn’t address everything I’d like — that I wanted,”
“For example, we still need a path for — of documentation for those who are already here. And we’re not walking away from true immigration reform, including permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship for young DREAMers who came here when they were children and who have been good citizens and contribute so much to our country,” he continued.
Biden made these remarks amid record high numbers of illegal border encounters.
He also shifted his stance on border security, now attributing any issues to the Republicans’ failure to pass his border bill, despite House Republicans passing a border security bill that has been stalled in the Senate.
Biden’s statements come as public opinion increasingly disapproves of his handling of the border, with a majority blaming him for the crisis.