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Republicans were right to boycott the border bill, most Americans think the same, a survey shows

California is now feeling the pressure from the influx of migrants after the state of Texas somehow managed to relieve the pressure on the southern border. This was made possible with Operation Lone Star put in place by Texas Gov. Greg Abbot and with the help of Republican-led states including Florida, Georgia, Missouri, and many others. President Joe Biden and former U.S. President Donald Trump both visited the border in Texas last week in what appears to be a show of support as the migrant crisis is gaining increased national attention.

A survey shows that most of American voters that the U.S. should prioritize its border security over foreign engagements.

Border crossings hit new records last December

According to official data, the Border Patrol tallied 249,785 arrests on the Mexican border in December last year, up 31% from 191,112 in November and up 13% from 222,018 in December 2022, the previous all-time high. The border crisis has now become a national issue that bothers a record-high number of people across the nation. Texas officials, along with other Republican-led states’ officials, blame the federal government for purposefully not securing the border and letting migrants enter the country.

Senate Republicans blocked a border bill last month

Last month, a bipartisan border security package was put on the table, but Republican senators decided to vote against the bill. Within 48 hours of the release of a long-awaited immigration and foreign aid bill he had championed, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Republican conference rejected his pitch to support it, knifed the deal, and left it for dead. He was supported by his fellow Republicans, who left the border unsecured, while blocking aid to Israel and Ukraine.

A survey shows that most of American voters that the U.S. should prioritize its border security over foreign engagements.

Sen. Rand Paul against the border deal

Last month, Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky made a strong argument against the continued financial support to Ukraine through foreign aid by the United States. He emphasized that before the U.S. commits funds to assist other countries, it should first address the significant challenges it faces domestically, particularly the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and the issue of illegal immigration.

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“This bill is Ukraine first and America last. I think the American people agree with me,” Paul said then. “It’s about showing America that we care about your sovereignty, we care about your tax dollars, and we think that the priority should be here. The priority should be our border.”

Considerable portion of the American electorate agrees with Sen. Rand Paul

The stance taken by Senator Paul appears to resonate with a considerable portion of the American electorate. A significant majority of voters express a preference for their elected representatives to concentrate on securing the U.S. border before committing to the security of Ukraine’s borders. This perspective has gained traction, especially considering the deteriorating conditions at the U.S. border since President Joe Biden took office, which has seen an unprecedented influx of illegal immigrants.

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A survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports revealed that 67% of likely voters agree with the sentiment that the U.S. should prioritize its border security over foreign engagements. This opinion is increasingly relevant given the current challenging circumstances at the border and the record-breaking numbers of individuals attempting to enter the country illegally.

A survey shows that most of American voters that the U.S. should prioritize its border security over foreign engagements.

U.S. should keep in mind that domestic interests should be a priority

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The concept of prioritizing domestic interests and challenges before extending financial aid to international causes is gaining support among politicians as well. Senator Paul, along with other Republican senators like Mike Lee of Utah and J.D. Vance of Ohio, have articulated reasoned and logical arguments against the provision of aid to Ukraine. These arguments highlight a growing concern over the allocation of U.S. taxpayer money to foreign conflicts and agendas, suggesting a shift towards a more introspective and domestic-focused policy approach.

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