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In Arizona, Biden's handling of immigration fuels frustration among key voters

PHOENIX - Ricardo Villafan, a Democrat and son of Mexican immigrants, had hope when Joe Biden was elected that he might pursue a more compassionate immigration agenda than his predecessor. But President Biden's latest embrace of strict policies to contain the influx of migrants coming to the U.S. southern border has left him disappointed.

Sitting here at a downtown beer garden, Villafan and several other members of the Maricopa County Young Democrats unloaded their frustration over how they feel Biden - and Washington in general - has failed to tackle immigration, an issue that is front-of-mind and personal for many living in this border state.

"It's not just Republicans. Democrats, too, like to push the narrative that we're being invaded - and as a registered Democrat, it's really hurtful to see because my parents came here wanting to seek a better life," Villafan, 23, said just a three-hour drive north from Arizona's shared border with Mexico.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/25/arizona-biden-immigration-voters/

 

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