President Joe Biden’s administration must recognize the “pull factors” inviting many more migrants to cross the U.S. border, threatened Texas Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar says.
“We have to understand that if we don’t … address both the push factors and the pull factors, we’re gonna keep talking about this year after year,” the Texas border district Democrat told MSNBC on June 10.
For months, Biden officials have blamed migration on the so-called “push factors” in foreign countries. The claimed push factors include crime, poverty, floods, and widespread corruption. By touting the push factors, Biden’s deputies minimized media recognition of his “pull factors.”
Those pull factors include his administration’s tacit offer to migrants of relatively well-paid U.S. jobs, the rollback of workplace enforcement and deportation rules, and the ease of transmitting wages back to family members in the home countries.
But voter pressure is forcing many legislators — including Cuellar