Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly (AZ) ripped President Joe Biden for ignoring the ongoing illegal immigration crisis at the United States-Mexico border in his address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening.
In his address, Biden touted his plan to provide amnesty to the roughly 11-to-22 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. while ignoring the current levels of illegal immigration overwhelming federal immigration officials at the southern border.
Kelly said Biden should have addressed the illegal immigration crisis:
While I share President Biden’s urgency in fixing our broken immigration system, what I didn’t hear tonight was a plan to address the immediate crisis at the border, and I will continue holding this administration accountable to deliver the resources and staffing necessary for a humane, orderly process as we work to improve border security, support local economies, and fix our immigration system. [Emphasis added]
Last month, nearly 170,000 border