Biden: We’re Working with Mexico and Other Countries to Stop the Flow of Migrants
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On Tuesday, President Joe Biden was asked why the border situation seems to be worse under his administration than in prior administrations. He responded that there is a different pathway.
“What’s on my watch now is Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua, and the ability to send them back to those states is not Rationale. You could send them back and have them — we’re working with Mexico and other countries to see if we can stop the flow. But that’s the difference,” he stated before walking out of the room.
“Failing communist regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba are driving a new wave of migration across the Western Hemisphere, including the recent increase in encounters at the southwest U.S. border,” said CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus. “Our dedicated teams of skilled agents continue to work around the clock to secure our border and safely and humanely process and vet every individual encountered, but those fleeing repressive regimes pose significant challenges for processing and removal. At the same time, the number of migrants entering from Mexico and northern Central America has decreased for the third consecutive month, as the Biden-Harris Administration works with our partners in the region to address the root causes of migration, facilitate repatriation, and take thousands of smugglers off the streets. More individuals encountered at the border without a legal basis to remain will be expelled or removed this year than any prior year.”
CBP announced there were 203,598 migrant encounters at the southern border in August overall, an increase from the 199,976 encountered in July and lower than the 209,840 encountered in August last year.
CBP also announced that for the first time ever, the agency logged more than 2.1 million migrant encounters at the border this fiscal year.
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