The White House said President Joe Biden agrees with former President Barack Obama that open-border migration is “unsustainable,” even as thousands of migrants cross the southern United States border, overwhelming federal authorities.
“We don’t have open borders, so yes, he agrees,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Tuesday. Since Biden took office in January, the number of people attempting to reach the country illegally has ticked sharply upward.
Border crossings reached a 21-year high in June after surging for several months. In August, officials apprehended more than 208,000 people. In Del Rio, Texas, some 30,000 migrants streamed across the border, reaching up to 15,000 people at one time.