President Joe Biden has spent his entire presidency trying to deflect blame for the massive spike of illegal border crossers, but when you ask those crossing the border why they are there, they point directly to the president, according to reporting from The Daily Caller.
In the runup to Biden’s expected visit to the border on Sunday while on a trip to Mexico, several migrants told The Daily Caller that he and his policies are the reason they came to the border to attempt an illegal crossing.
“We sold everything to come here because President Biden told us to come and now we can’t return because we are targets for leaving,” one illegal immigrant from Venezuela who is being sheltered on a public bus said.
“He gives us all a chance”
Another illegal immigrant, Joshua, said he initially came because of Biden but that “the policies changed.”
“But in general I think he gives us all a chance because we deserve it,” he said.
As of October 13, Venezuelan immigrants are supposed to be expelled under Title 42 unless they arrive through legal ports of entry and have a sponsor in the U.S.
Still, it seems that Venezuelan immigrants are being allowed into the U.S. on humanitarian grounds.
“We do not want to stay in El Paso, but it is very difficult to leave. They are suggesting for us to wait until tomorrow to see what news President Biden gives us. In the name of Jesus, we wish that he speaks from the heart and gives us the chance to arrive to this country and work,” another illegal immigrant woman from Venezuela said.
El Paso needs help
Biden has not said he will be making any policy changes in regards to Venezuelan immigrants, however.
His visit is in response to criticisms of his border policies, which have contributed to a surge in illegal border crossings. He is also responding to criticisms that he has not visited the border in the two years he has been in office.
In El Paso, Texas, where Biden will visit, border officials have requested that the Biden administration allow them to access nearby military bases to house migrants, who have completely filled available facilities and are now sleeping on the streets in 35 to 40-degree weather.
This situation is untenable and will soon begin to cause massive humanitarian problems, if it hasn’t already.
It does not seem like the Biden administration counted the cost of taking care of millions of migrants trying to cross the border.
And it’s not an expense most American taxpayers want to take on.