WI senator says Biden border order is trying to get migrants in US before 2024 elections

"Democrats want an open border," Sen. Ron Johnson said.

By Charlotte Hazard
Published: June 18, 2024 6:55pm

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said Tuesday that President Joe Biden's recent border order is telling illegal immigrants to come quickly to the U.S. before there is a potential new president.

"Come as quickly as you can before the presidency changes," Johnson said on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show, describing what Biden's border order tells the world. "Democrats want an open border. 'We're going to welcome you, but we are going to expect you to vote for Joe Biden.'"

The Biden administration released the details of Biden's executive action that offers permanent residence to some non-citizens without congressional approval.

It has been criticized by Republican lawmakers, including Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., who argued it would incentivize more illegal immigration.

"Democrats want to make it easy to cheat," Sen. Johnson said. "And if they can't get these people to vote, at least they have the bodies here for the Census count and plus up the number of Democrat members of Congress and impact our politics that way."

Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott also criticized Biden's order.

"[It's] kind of like DACA [and] Biden has just given them a free pass," he said on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show, adding that he is incentivizing illegal immigration.