WASHINGTON — Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, hopes President Joe Biden will announce a plan to address the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border during his speech to Congress.

President Biden is putting the finishing touches on his first address to a joint session of Congress, a prime-time speech on Wednesday night on the eve of his 100th day in office.

In a statement, Cornyn said the Biden administration has not been outspoken enough about immigration issues.

“Make no mistake, there is a crisis at the border, and the policies of the Biden Administration helped make it worse. Despite warnings from folks on both sides of the aisle, the Administration revoked policies of the previous Administration without any alternative plan in its place. Making matters worse, they entirely failed to prepare for the obvious consequences,” said Cornyn.

“There's a grassroots plan out there that was built from bottom up by the Senators and Congressmen most familiar with the crisis. It includes input from the men and women who've dealt with migration surges in the past and who are working around the clock to manage the consequences of uncontrolled movement of migrants across the border now. It's called the Bipartisan Border Solutions Act,” Cornyn continued. 

Biden’s speech is set for 8 p.m. CDT and will air on Spectrum News and on the Spectrum News app. Following the address, Capital Tonight will provide full analysis.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.