Biden Endorses Border Deal, Stating He Would Use New Authority to Shut It Down Immediately if Passed

In a dramatic turn of events, President Biden has thrown his support behind a bipartisan deal on immigration, despite the bill not being made public as of yet. In a statement released on Friday evening, Biden praised the deal, calling it "the toughest and fairest set of reforms to secure the border we've ever had in our country," and a "win for America." He went on to promise that if the deal was passed into law, he would immediately use his new authority to shut down the border if daily average migrant encounters reached 4,000 over a one-week span.

However, critics on both sides of the political spectrum were quick to pounce on Biden's statement. While some Republicans argued that Biden already had the authority to shut down the border and should therefore not need new powers, immigration advocates on the left were dismayed by Biden's comments, with some claiming that the President had "lost his way."

Meanwhile, a recent judgment in a New York defamation case brought by former newspaper columnist E. Jean Carroll resulted in Trump being ordered to pay a staggering $18.3 million in compensation plus $65 million in punitive damages. While Trump has vowed to appeal the verdict, the judgment serves as a stark reminder of the very real legal threats Trump faces.

And in other news, Biden is set to travel to South Carolina, where he is scheduled to deliver remarks at the First in the Nation Dinner in the evening.

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