Biden Bits: “Got to Move Past This Toxic Politics”…

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Wednesday…

President Biden’s public schedule for 02/07/2024:

10:00 AM
Presidential Daily Brief
The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
The White House Closed Press
10:30 AMOut-of-Town Pool Call Time
Joint Base Andrews Overhang Out-of-Town Pool
11:25 AM
Left the White House
The President departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn Open Press
11:45 AM
Left Joint Base Andrews
The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route to New York, New York
Joint Base Andrews
12:00 PM
Press Gaggle
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route to New York, New York
Joint Base Andrews
12:40 PM
Arrives in Queens
The President arrives in Queens, New York
John F. Kennedy International Airport Out-of-Town Pool
12:50 PM
Leaves Queens
The President departs Queens, New York en route to New York, New York
John F. Kennedy International Airport Out-of-Town Pool
1:10 PM
Arrives in New York
The President arrives in New York, New York
Downtown Manhattan Heliport, NY Out-of-Town Pool
2:30 PM
Campaign Event
The President participates in a campaign reception
New York Restricted Out-of-Town Pool
4:30 PM
Campaign Event
The President participates in a campaign reception
New York Restricted Out-of-Town Pool
5:45 PM
Campaign Event
The President participates in a campaign reception
New York Restricted Out-of-Town Pool
7:30 PM
Leaves New York
The President departs New York, New York en route to Queens, New York
Downtown Manhattan Heliport, NY Out-of-Town Pool
8:00 PM
Leaves Queens
The President departs Queens, New York en route Joint Base Andrews
John F. Kennedy International Airport Out-of-Town Pool
9:05 PM
Leaves Joint Base Andrews
The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route to the White House
Joint Base Andrews Out-of-Town Pool
9:15 PM
Arrives at the White House
The President arrives at the White House
South Lawn Open Press

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and John Kirby Gaggle Aboard Air Force One @12:15 p.m. D.C., time:


Bipartisan Senate National Security Agreement Tweets

From Tuesday…

The YouTube is 13 minutes and 46 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

The video clip is 40 seconds long.

The bottom line is: This bipartisan bill is a win for America because it makes important fixes to our broken immigration system, and it’s the toughest, fairest law that’s ever been proposed relative to the border.
 
Now, it doesn’t address everything I’d like — that I wanted.
 
For example, we still need a path for — of documentation for those who are already here.  And we’re not walking away from true immigration reform, including permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship for young DREAMers who came here when they were children and who have been good citizens and contribute so much to our country.

But the reforms in this bill are essential for making our border more orderly, more humane, and more secure.

White House.gov. 02/06/2024.

And for the first time in 30 years — the first time in 30 years, this bipartisan legislation increases the number of immigrant visas for people legally — legally able to come to this country through ports of entry.

[snip]

It’ll also create more opportunities for families to come together, for business to hire additional workers. 

White House.gov. 02/06/2024.

From Wednesday…

The video clip is 27 seconds long.

Folks, we’ve got to move past this toxic politics.  It’s time to stop playing games with the world waiting and watching.  And, by the way, the world is waiting.  The world is watching.  They are waiting and watching what we’re going to do.
 
We can’t let — we can’t continue to let petty partisan politics get in the way of our responsibility.  We’re a great nation that’s not acting like a great nation
 
So, I’m calling on Congress to pass this bill and get it to my desk immediately.  But if the bill fails, I want to be absolutely clear about something: The American people are going to know why it failed. 

White House.gov. 02/06/2024.

Today, the process can take five to seven years, as you all know.  They show up at the border, get a bracelet, told to be — come back when called, five to seven years from now, in the country.  That’s too long, and it’s not rational.
 
With the new policies in this bill and the additional 4,300 more asylum officers — who spend hours, I might add, with each immigrant to consider their claims — whether they — they qualify — we’ll be able to reduce that process to six months, not five to seven years.  

White House.gov. 02/06/2024.

The PDF of the Bipartisan National Security Supplement Bill is 370 pages long.


Black History Month Celebration Tweet

From Tuesday…

The YouTube is 15 minutes and 30 seconds long. Their full remarks aren’t posted yet.

From Wednesday…


“New” from the White House…

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