Rep. Menendez: ‘Deeply disappointing’ that GOP is using border ‘to score political points’


U.S. Rep. Rob Menendez (D-8) says it’s “deeply disappointing” that the GOP is using the southern border “to score political points” as he panned the proposed U.S. Senate Border Deal.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“It is deeply disappointing that our southern border challenges are being used to score political points by Republicans. And while we should approach these issues in a bipartisan manner, it is clear that the Senate Border Deal is built on flawed policy instead of comprehensive solutions,” he said in a statement.

“Here are the deal’s failings: It would enact permanent changes to our asylum system, making it harder for migrants escaping violence in their home country to have their cases heard, increase funding for immigration detention, and pave the way for Trump-era border wall construction. And it acceded to GOP demands to leverage aid for our close allies in exchange for unacceptable changes to our immigration policy.”

He continued that the deal does not have a clear path to obtain legal status for DREAMers, farmworkers, and other immigrants that have been stuck waiting for citizenship, as noting that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus was not consulted on the bill.

Additionally, the freshman congressman, who is in the midst of a spirited re-election campaign where Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla has emerged as his chief rival, made his remarks exactly one year after visiting the southern border.

His sentiment is similar to that of his father, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who emphatically came out against the potential compromise on Monday, despite battling federal corruption charges.

“If these changes were being considered under Trump, Democrats would be in outrage, but because we want to win an election Latinos and immigrants now find themselves on the altar of sacrifice,” his own lengthy statement said.

Both President Joe Biden (D) and former President Donald Trump (R) have come out against the legislation, which would include over $118 billion to U.S. allies Ukraine and Israel, as well, making the bill appear destined to be defeated at this stage.

“It looks to me and to most of our members as if we have no real chance here to make a law,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters this afternoon, per CBS News.

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  1. Yet more pathetic lies as Robert Menendez can’t admit that the policies he embraced and supported with “Sanctuary Cities” and the undoing of US border security in 2021 has led to this intentional assault and sabotage against America.

    Biden and his Obama handlers undid the border controls in place in 2021 resulting in this intentional assault at the border: the massive human trafficking, the drugs and distribution around the US in the many millions.

    Now that the sabotage is seeing some aimed at cities the issue manifested to the point it of disaster for everyone. Who backed this? Who is the puppet master for this against the American people?

    Robert Menendez and Ravi Bhalla will not and never will admit who they are shilling for but the massive illegal migration against America is a massive crime unpunished.

  2. @SaveAmerica: I was going to write a lot of what you wrote and glad I saw it first.

    Hudson County: we have a lot of bad neighbors, too many absentee homeowners who are renting out their homes to 8-10-12 people (migrants — sorry, asylum seekers), too many nonprofits including our churches who want to impoverish everyone, and meanwhile, our elected leaders live most of the time in Bergen and Monmouth County and Pennsylvania.

    • Yeah, all hypothetical: like having a County Executive who lives in Hazlet but uses his girlfriends address to pass for a Hudson Address. Who knows where I get these analogies that sound too real.

      • Or a guy who lives in his partners multi-million Plainview palatial historic mansion saying his small rental apartment in Jersey City is his primary residence to run for Mayor.