John Oliver slams Biden for failing to reverse Trump’s border policies
Right-wing media outlets are obsessed with the United States' southern border, claiming that the country is experiencing a full-fledged "invasion" from the south and claiming that President Joe Biden is promoting an "open borders" policy. According to that narrative, Biden has failed to prioritize border security — unlike former President Donald Trump.
But comedian John Oliver has a totally different point of view. On HBO's Sunday night, April 30 broadcast of "Last Week Tonight," the U.K. native was vehemently critical of Trump's immigration policies and argued that Biden hasn't done nearly enough to reverse them.
"When it comes to the southern border," Oliver told viewers, "Biden has disappointed in a lot of ways. But it is not because he has opened up the country to an invasion. It's actually, in many ways, the opposite."
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The "Last Week Tonight" host pointed out that Biden has not reversed Trump's public health order Title 42. And he stressed that "asylum seekers" hoping to enter the United States are fleeing desperate conditions in their countries.
Oliver explained, "Many migrants, including asylum seekers, are finding it impossible to access this country through our ports of entry. The conditions that they're facing are dire. In many border cities, shelters and detention centers are reportedly near capacity — with the director of one of them saying that every day, I turn away at least ten families with children…. Frustratingly, a lot of this has been exacerbated by U.S. policies that are well within Biden's power to remedy. And yet, he hasn't."
Watch the full segment below or at this link.
Biden & The Border: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)www.youtube.com
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