On Thursday night, President Joe Biden revealed that he hadn’t had enough time to visit the southern border and handle the surge in illegal aliens. He also admitted the need for him to “go down” at the border areas.
During a town hall event on CNN, Biden told Anderson Cooper that he had been to that area before. He said he knows the place well, and “I guess I should go down.” The president also stated that he hasn’t had “a whole hell of a lot of time” to do so.
WATCH: Joe Biden says he hasn't had "time" to visit the southern border, says "I guess I should go down" pic.twitter.com/mqxgWGgrfb
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 22, 2021
Biden cited damages created by hurricanes and his trips to visit devastated areas as his reasons for not seeing the border until now.
It remains unclear whether or not the president had ever gone to the border when he was a senator, vice president, or just a concerned citizen.
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Many people on the internet have questioned Biden’s claim of having no time.
If Joe Biden has time to go to Delaware almost every weekend, why doesn't he have time to go to the southern border?
— Lavern Spicer (@lavern_spicer) October 22, 2021
If Biden has time to visit Delaware almost every weekend, how can he claim—with a straight face—that he doesn’t have time to go to the southern border? pic.twitter.com/jS8bsyzvyt
— Rep. Andrew Clyde (@Rep_Clyde) October 22, 2021
Crisis at the Southern Border Continues to Get Worse
The immigration crisis happening at the U.S.-Mexico border continues to pester Biden’s administration. Recent data from that area reveals that Border Patrol arrests have gone up to record levels since 1986.
The authorities have detained over 1.7 million migrants at the southern border within the 2021 fiscal year that ended in September, per CBP data that the Washington Post obtained.
On Thursday, Atty. Gen. Merrick Garland failed to answer a question regarding the number of migrants the Justice Department is prosecuting for their illegal crossing of the border – a federal crime.
At least 160,000 illegal aliens have been released into America, often with almost no supervision, by the current administration since March 2021
According to Fox News, sources from Border Patrol say that as many as 60,000 migrants have gathered on the Mexican side of the border. These people intend to enter the country in the next few days, knowing that the current administration is planning to re-implement a Trump-era policy in November as a response to a court order made by a federal judged and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.