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Things just seem to be going from bad to worse for the Biden White House these days. The beginning of 2023 has been particularly bad for the administration.
According to the Brookings Institution, over the last 30 days, two senior advisors have quit the administration. Chief of Staff Ron Klain resigned on Feb. 8 and Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese resigned Tuesday.
But things are about to get a whole lot worse for the administration as two more senior advisors have also announced that they are calling it quits, meaning that four officials have now resigned over the last 30 days.
According to Politico, Lise Clavel, deputy assistant to the president and senior adviser for migration, and Leidy Perez-Davis, special assistant to the president for immigration, will leave the White House after criticism over the administration’s plans to implement new asylum restrictions, which the Democrats claim mirror the policies of the Trump administration.
The proposal, which would bar certain migrants from applying for asylum if they cross the border illegally, was lambasted by the left and immigration advocates as reneging on the promise that Biden made during his campaign to halt Trump-era policies.
First, we have to obviously acknowledge that this is a really bad look for the Biden administration. This means that in the last month, four senior advisors have left, three of them in the last week. This indicates that there are some real problems with the workings of the administration.
But also, there is the fact that these two most recent resignations were from officials who were focused on immigration. The issue of immigration, it seems, has been a curse for White House officials since Biden took office.
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