Michael Smolens: Border influx intrudes on Biden's victory lap for coronavirus bill

Alternate partisan political realities are emerging that could go a long way toward shaping next year’s congressional campaigns. President Joe Biden and Democrats are fanning out across the country to extol the benefits of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief measure aimed at assisting tens of millions of people and revitalizing the economy — with a potential political advantage down the line. Republicans are increasingly focused on the rise in illegal border crossings, particularly by unaccompanied children, and blame Biden’s policies for encouraging it. Similar increases confronted previous …

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