Tesla CEO Elon Musk voiced his support for a criticism of a newly proposed border security bill in a recent post, calling it “well-summarized.”
What Happened: On Monday, Musk reposted a post by X user Greg Price, who criticized the proposed bill for its potential to codify illegal border crossings and the possibility of the enforcement of the “border emergency” being overturned by President Joe Biden.
Price wrote in the post, “Not only does this bill codify 1.5 million illegal border crossings into law, but the “border emergency” that automatically gets implemented at 5,000 crossings per day in a week can be overturned by Joe Biden. And in case 1.5 million illegals isn’t enough, it also locks in green card giveaways through 2030.”
Why It Matters: This isn’t the first time Musk has expressed his concerns over immigration. Previously, he had responded to an alleged letter by ex-FBI agents warning about the “imminent danger” from illegal immigrants, calling it “extremely concerning”.
The tech mogul’s response comes in response to the recent discussions surrounding a bipartisan aid proposal by the U.S. Senate, which included a significant allocation for U.S. border security.
The discussed bill is part of a larger $118.2 billion aid proposal that allocates funds for Ukraine, Israel, and U.S. border security. This comes in the wake of Biden’s announcement of his intention to invoke emergency powers to seal the U.S. border in response to surging migration, contingent on Congressional approval of a new bipartisan immigration framework.
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