President Biden will visit the US border “at some point” as a migrant crisis continues to spiral out of control under his administration.
The 46th commander-in-chief revealed his plans after being asked if he was planning a trip to the crossing while speaking to reporters outside the White House Sunday.
“At some point I will, yes,” Biden replied when asked if he would pay the region a visit.
Asked if he wanted to see what was happening first-hand in migrant processing centers being operated by the US government, the president replied, “I know what’s going on in those facilities.”
The Biden administration’s efforts to undo former President Donald Trump’s border policies have prompted a flood of Central American and Mexican illegal migrants at the US border, including thousands of unescorted children.
Central Americans looking for refuge from the Northern Triangle countries — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — have taken these policy moves, as well as the overwhelmingly more welcoming tone from Democrats, as a sign that this president is inviting them to cross the border.
Insisting that the border was not facing a crisis, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said earlier this month that the problems the agency faced should be blamed on the previous administration.
However, data overwhelmingly shows that migrants were flooding the border because they believed Biden would welcome them with open arms.
While speaking to reporters Sunday, Biden admitted that “a lot more” could be done to quell the crisis.
“We’re in the process of doing it now, including making sure that we reestablish what existed before, which was they can stay in place and make their case from their home country,” he continued.
Asked when he would allow the media in those facilities, the president walked away.
Biden’s administration has opted to classify the situation at the border as a “challenge” as opposed to a “crisis,” though the rhetoric hasn’t fooled Americans or migrants.
Asked by Fox News on Friday whether migrants were hearing the president’s message to not come to the US, “for now,” one migrant nearly laughed at the idea that the surge was slowing down.
“They’re not,” the unnamed migrant, a young adult man, told the network of whether Central Americans would heed Biden’s message.
“Look, if you guys lived in our country, you guys would know that it’s really tough,” the migrant said, citing the violence from gangs, devastation from COVID-19 and natural disasters that has left the Northern Triangle countries — including his home — economically depressed.
“It’s not gonna stop, ever,” the man continued. “I’ll tell you that, it’s not gonna stop.”