Biden says he will visit US-Mexico border ‘at some point’

Biden says he will visit US-Mexico border 'at some point'

President Biden said Sunday that he intends to travel to the southern border “at some point,” telling reporters that he is in no rush to visit because “I know what’s going in those facilities” which have been operating far beyond capacity amid a troubling surge in migrants.

Republicans have laid blame on Biden for the surge after he rolled back a number of Trump-era immigration restrictions he deemed inhumane, including ending the “Remain-in-Mexico” policy and reinstating “catch-and-release.” Biden’s immigration agenda includes a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, but the president last week urged migrants planning on embarking to the United States to hold off for the time being. 

Asked Sunday why his message did little to quell the chaos at the border, Biden admitted that his administration can do a lot more to transmit that message to migrants making their way to the U.S.

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