President Biden visited Arizona on September 24 to deliver a speech on democracy and to pay tribute to the late Senator John McCain. However, Biden did not visit the U.S.-Mexico border, which is a major issue in Arizona. Some critics have accused Biden of ignoring the border crisis.
Biden’s visit to Arizona was his fourth since taking office. He has yet to visit the border during any of his visits to the state.
Some Arizona Republicans have criticized Biden for not visiting the border. They say that it is a sign that he is not taking the border crisis seriously.
“It’s clear that President Biden doesn’t care about the border crisis,” said Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema. “He’s been to Arizona four times and hasn’t even bothered to visit the border. It’s a slap in the face to the people of Arizona and the border communities that are dealing with the crisis every day.”
Other Arizona officials, including some Democrats, have defended Biden’s decision not to visit the border. They say that he is focused on addressing the root causes of migration, such as poverty and violence in Central America.
“The President is focused on addressing the root causes of migration, such as poverty and violence in Central America,” said Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. “A visit to the border would be a distraction from that important work.”
The Biden administration has taken some steps to address the border crisis, such as increasing the number of border patrol agents and providing more resources to border communities. However, critics say that these steps are not enough and that the Biden administration needs to do more to secure the border.
The border crisis is a complex issue with no easy solutions. It is likely to continue to be a major issue in Arizona and in the national political debate.