Fence on the U.S.-Mexico border south of Bisbee, Ariz./Border Patrol
By Peter Aleshire for Pinal Central
A surge of people seeking to enter the US illegally and the release of thousands of people in border towns to await their immigration hearings has put the Biden administration on the defensive and prompted sharp criticism by Republicans.
U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, has issued repeated press releases and made trips to the border to attack the administration.
“In eight short weeks, the Biden administration has destroyed all of President Trump’s progress in securing the southern border. The sad reality is, if Biden had done absolutely nothing eight weeks ago, we would be so much better off today. What’s happening in Yuma is unconscionable.”