The 2022 midterm elections are less than a month away, and immigration will be a main issue voters consider when they cast their votes in Senate and House races. The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) says that is in large part because of the fallout that President Biden's border crisis has had on communities all over the country, as well as because of what the administration's willful violation of immigration law means for all other areas of policy.
"Immigration is not simply a border issue," asserts Art Arthur, resident fellow in law and policy at CIS. "It is now starting to touch many different aspects of American life. The curious thing is it is three Republican governors -- Greg Abbott in Texas, Doug Ducey in Arizona, and Ron DeSantis in Florida -- who have really brought this issue into the fore."
He says media can no longer ignore the truth about what is going on.
"With three weeks to go before the midterm elections, immigration is all of a sudden on the front pages of America," Arthur observes. "The more that those mayors complain about it, the bigger an issue that it's going to be as voters head toward the ballot box on November the 8th."
He goes on to point out that the results of the midterms will determine whether President Biden faces a submissive Congress, as he has now, or one that will try to hold him accountable.