|Migrants from Honduras and Cuba boarded Border Patrol vehicles after crossing the Rio Grande into the United States at Eagle Pass, Texas earlier this year.|
A drug needle enters a person's arm. Adults and children are walking in the cemetery. Footage of immigrants walking along the sandy beach of the border wall in Yuma, Arizona plays, and ominous music plays in the background of this video.
This is a 40-second political ad endorsing Arizona Senate Republican candidate Blake Masters against incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly. The ad links fatal overdoses of fentanyl and methamphetamine to a surge in illegal immigration at the Southwest border. According to the immigration advocacy group America's Voice, this is one of more than 400 political ads linking immigrants to drugs this election cycle.
And it's part of a fake G.O.P. A story that ties a fatal overdose of fentanyl to a surge in illegal immigration and presents Republican immigration's hard-line immigration policy as the answer to the crime and drug epidemic. Most of the fentanyl is brought into the country through official ports of entry on the southwestern border, hidden in legal trade.
The false narrative that resonates with voters across the country is just one example of how toxic immigration has become. Republicans have stepped up their attacks on President Biden, making it even harder for the Biden administration to secure meaningful immigration reform after the midterm elections. Manage at least one Legislative Yuan.
But even if Republicans want to gain control in Congress and advance immigration policy, especially on border security, they will have to find a middle ground with Democrats to overcome the 60-vote filibuster threshold in the Senate. there is. Regardless of party control.
Here are some of the major immigration issues facing the Biden administration. These issues will require compromise with Republicans to advance legislation.
|Immigration advocates demonstrated in front of the Capitol earlier this year in support of protecting DACA recipients.|
|Border Patrol agents detained a migrant crossing the border near Yuma, Arizona.|
|Farm workers harvest asparagus in Firebow, California.|
|Asylum-seeking migrants wait to be processed by Border Patrol agents along part of the border wall near Yuma, Arizona.|