White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to answer whether President Joe Biden supported an alleged proposal from Mexican President Manuel López Obrador to bring up to 800,000 migrant workers into the U.S. to work as millions of Americans remain unemployed during the coronavirus pandemic.
“López Obrador is reportedly expected to propose a new Bracero-style immigrant labor program to Biden, which could bring 600,000 to 800,000 Mexican and Central American immigrants a year to work legally in the United States,” Fox News reported.
“A senior Biden administration official declined to say whether Biden would support or oppose that proposal, but told the Associated Press that both the U.S. and Mexico agree on the need to expand legal pathways for migration.”
“One other thing that the President of Mexico is expected to propose is an idea to bring an immigrant labor program to the U.S. that could bring 600,000-800,000 immigrants a year to work legally in the United States,” Fox News reporter Kristen Fisher said during Monday’s White House press briefing. “Is that something President Biden would consider?
“I’ve seen reports of that. I believe that’s a step that would require Congress,” Psaki responded. “I’m sure we’ll have a readout after the bilateral meeting this afternoon and they both will be speaking after it as well.”
Yikes: Jen Psaki won't answer whether Pres. Biden opposes a proposal by Mexico to send *600-800K* migrant workers into the U.S. to compete against Americans for jobs. pic.twitter.com/5JFTyb0LMO
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) March 1, 2021
The remarks from Psaki come as the most recent U.S. labor statistics show that the unemployment rate remains above 6.3 percent and that the total number of unemployed persons in the U.S. sits at 10.1 million.
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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