Biden calls border surge a ‘crisis’ for the first time
Biden said his administration was focusing on the “crisis” and that now they will begin to let in more refugees. The president also referred to the cap his administration has on the number of illegal immigrants that have been allowed to enter the country through the roughly 2,000 mile southern border with Mexico.
“We’re going to increase the number [of refugees],” Biden said. “The problem was that the refugee part was working on the crisis that ended up on the border with young people. We couldn’t do two things at once. But now we are going to increase the number,” as reported by Fox News.
The word has been avoided by his team, but now the President said it himself.
The situation at the border has resulted in a record number of unaccompanied minors showing up in the month of March, and nearly 1,000 migrants crossing into the country undetected every day, according to Border Patrol officials.
Perhaps Biden’s labeling of the situation in the south will encourage his Vice President to take a trip to the border—or at least hold a press conference, which Harris has failed to do in the 25 days she has served as head of the response to the crisis.