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Beto O’Rourke, a former Democratic senatorial and presidential candidate who launched a bid for Texas governor on Monday, publicly broke up with President Joe Biden just hours after starting his campaign, a Told the local TV station that Biden is not doing enough to secure. southern border.

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O’Rourke, a former U.S. Representative from a district in El Paso, said in an interview with Fort Worth KTVT-TV that the federal government should do more to ensure “forecast, order and the rule of law” at the border.

He said the US needs to do a better job of ensuring that migrants who cross the border without any credible asylum claims are deported back to their home country, a position O’Rourke said. Not popular among all Democrats.”

number of border The crossings have increased since Biden became president, rising from about 78,000 encounters at the Southwest border in January to more than 200,000 during the summer, and polling shows border security tops the Texans in the governor’s race. is one of the issues.

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