During Friday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Biden’s senior adviser Gene Sperling answered a question about what the administration is doing to help border states deal with the financial burden of problems at the border saying that the American bailout “helped the coffers of the state as much as probably any particular policy, both the amounts of funds and the fact that it led to greater growth and increased income. And President Biden wants comprehensive immigration reform.
Host Martha MacCallum asked: ‘When you look at what’s going on there, you look at the burden on those border states and why they’ve made some of these decisions for – people have been, by the way by the way, have been flown on airplanes to all — to states everywhere over the past couple of years, that’s nothing new. But, for border states, what are you doing to help ease the burden of these increased costs? You’ve heard… some of our previous guests talk about the pressure on Border Patrol. What is happening to help Texas deal with this situation? What are you doing to help them?
Sperling replied, “Well, first of all, it’s still a period where you had a historic American bailout that helped the state coffers as much as probably any particular policy, at the both the amounts of funds and the fact that it has led to greater growth and increased revenue. And finally, let’s be honest, this is a long-standing issue, the issue of immigration, and the best thing to do is, as we worked to have a bipartisan immigration bill — I mean a bipartisan infrastructure bill, while we worked for a historic, bipartisan semiconductor bill, it’s time for people to start working again, coming back to the table, for a bipartisan bill and comprehensive on immigration reform. And you know, that’s something that this president is, of course, open to.
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