What border crisis? Biden’s Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas outright denied the present border crisis during a White House press briefing. However, Mayorkas then immediately told migrant families not to come to the borders now as the prior administration “gutted” the American immigration system.
Fox News reports:
“The prior administration dismantled our immigration system in its entirety,” Mayorkas said. “Quite frankly, the entire system was gutted.”
“They need to wait,” Mayorkas said. “If they come, if families come, if single adults come to the border, we are obligated to, in the service of public health, including the health of the very people thinking of coming, to impose travel restrictions under CDC guidelines and return them to Mexico—and we have done that.”
When asked about whether there is a “crisis” at the border, though, Mayorkas said no.
“The men and women of the Department of Homeland Security are working around the clock seven days a week to ensure that we do not have a crisis at the border—that we manage the challenge, as acute as the challenge is,” Mayorkas said, adding that the “challenge” is not just for the government, but for non-governmental organizations and border communities.
Since becoming president, Biden has already rescinded a number of Trump-era immigration policies sparking massive migrant caravans to rush to our Southern border.
President Biden is set to meet with Mexican President Manuel López Obrador to discuss rolling back even more of his predecessor’s policies.