When President Joe Biden took office on January 20, one of his first executive actions was to rescind a number of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
Each one of Biden’s decisions has essentially signaled to the rest of the world that the United States’ southern border is open. Halting construction of the border wall and providing incentives for illegal immigrants to flock to America was Biden theoretically opening his arms to anyone and everyone who could — and would — make it to the southern border.
Days before Biden was sworn into office, caravans from Central America began making the trek towards the U.S. They knew they had to get to the border before Biden’s first 100 days were up, with a limited timeframe to capitalize on Biden’s policy shift.
“What I want for my people, I just want patience and pass to the U.S. because they have a new president,” a Honduran national said in mid-January. “President Biden is going