Democrats rush to Biden’s defense on border surge

Democrats rush to Biden's defense on border surge

Democratic leaders are rallying to defend President Biden’s handling of the migrant surge at the Southern border, where the detention of thousands of children has threatened to spark a humanitarian crisis — and undermine Democratic promises to tackle the dilemma with more compassion than former President Trump.

Democrats rush to Biden’s defense on border surge

The issue is a prickly one for Democrats, who spent the last four years bashing the Trump administration’s approach to border arrivals, which included a particularly controversial policy of separating children from their parents to deter Central American families from making the trek.