Biden Calls GOP Border Security Bill Too Tough, Vows To Veto

Honduran migrants clash with Guatemalan soldiers in Vado Hondo, Guatemala, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Guatemalan authorities estimated that as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants crossed into Guatemala as part of an effort to form a new caravan to reach the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Sandra Sebastian)

The White House on Monday said President Biden will veto Republicans’ border security bill if it reaches his desk, calling it too harsh on illegal immigrants.

Administration officials complained that the new GOP bill would make it tougher to catch and quickly release new arrival  and would cut off “nearly all access” for illegal immigrants to claim protection here in the U.S.

And while complaining that Congress has been slow to act, the White House statement of policy said the GOP’s attempt to act goes the wrong direction.