new video loaded: Majority of Migrants at the Border Are Being Turned Away, Biden Says
Majority of Migrants at the Border Are Being Turned Away, Biden Says
President Biden rejected the idea that more migrants are arriving at the southwestern border because he’s a “nice guy” and said his administration was working with Mexico to take back more migrant families.
Reporter: “You’ve said over and over again that immigrants shouldn’t come to this country right now, this isn’t the time to come. That message is not being received. Instead, the perception of you that got you elected as a moral, decent man is the reason why a lot of immigrants are coming to this country and entrusting you with unaccompanied minors. How do you resolve that tension?” “Truth of the matter is, nothing has changed. As many people came — 28% increase in children to the border in my administration, 31% in the last year in 2019 before the pandemic in the Trump administration. It happens every single, solitary year. It’s the time they can travel with the least likelihood of dying on the way because of the heat in the desert, No. 1. No. 2, they’re coming because of the circumstances in country. And I’d like to think it’s because I’m a nice guy, but it’s not. It’s because of what’s happened every year. Let me say one other thing on this. If you take a look at the number of people who are coming, the vast majority, the overwhelming majority of people coming to the border and crossing are being sent back. What about dealing with families? Why are not some not going back? Because Mexico is refusing to take them back. They’re saying they won’t take them back, not all of them. We’re in negotiations with the president of Mexico. I think we’re going to see that change. They should all be going back, all be going back. The only people we’re not going to let sitting there on the other side of the Rio Grande by themselves with no help are children.”
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