In his first news conference as president, Joe Biden insisted there was no border crisis, nor any surge in migration due to his presidency. Instead, this was just a seasonal surge.
“Truth of the matter is, nothing has changed,” Biden claimed when asked if a softer stance on immigration had precipitated the current border crisis.
“As many people came, a 28 percent increase in children to the border in my administration, 31 percent in the last year, in 2019, before the pandemic in the Trump administration. It happens every single solitary year.”
“There is a significant increase in the number of people coming to the border in the winter months of January, February, March. It happens every year. In addition to that, there is a — and by the way, does anybody suggest that there was a 31 percent increase under Trump because he was a nice guy and he was doing