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GOP Leader Reacts to Call for Secure Border

(La Porte County, IN) - The President's call for a secure border with Mexico was eye-opening for many residents locally and throughout the nation.


In his State of the Union address, President Joe Biden said, "And if we are to advance liberty and justice, we need to secure the border and fix the immigration system. We can do both." Biden then addressed new technologies on the border like cutting-edge scanners to detect drug smuggling better.  


La Porte County Republican Party Chairman Allen Stevens said the mention of a secure border is one of the things that struck him most about the President's State of the Union speech last night.


Stevens believes that President Biden is just trying to stem what's expected right now to be a Republican landslide in the November general election.


"The American people overwhelmingly want a secure southern border, and I think with the president's tanking approval numbers, I think it's a good P.R. move on his part," Stevens said.

Stevens also questioned whether Biden is sincere in calling for a secure border.


"It just seemed a little dubious that he was coming out with it now after being against it for so long," Stevens said.

While Biden mentioned using technology to secure the border and increasing immigration judges, Stevens said building and extending the wall put up by former President Trump is the best solution.


The latest polls show Biden's approval rating by percentage is in the upper 30s to low 40s.

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