Mexican President Criticizes Biden’s Immigration Policies, Blames Him for the Border Surge

The President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said at a press conference that he considered Joe Biden’s immigration policies to be the primary cause of the unprecedented surge of illegal aliens at the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks, as reported by Fox News.

Obrador made the remarks at a press conference, saying that “expectations were created that with the government of Biden there would be a better treatment of migrants. And this has caused Central American migrants, and also from our country, wanting to cross the border thinking that it is easier to do so.”

Biden campaigned on giving free handouts to illegal aliens if he became president, including giving them free education and free healthcare funded by American taxpayers. Since taking power, Biden has reversed numerous Trump-era policies that successfully cracked down on illegal immigration, including catch-and-release and the “remain in Mexico” policy to keep asylum seekers from flooding American border facilities. But since then, there has been a historic spike in illegals flooding the border, dramatically overcrowding detention facilities and setting up what some experts are predicting could be the biggest surge in illegal immigration in over 20 years.

Such mass migration has had profoundly negative impacts on America’s southern neighbor as well. As the majority of migrants are not Mexican, but instead hail from other Central and South American countries, the migrant caravans frequently pass through the nation of Mexico, disrupting the various communities they pass through and clashing with Mexican law enforcement.

Even despite gradually increasing media scrutiny over his poor handling of the crisis, as well as criticism from his left for holding children in cages the same way the Trump Administration did, Biden has refused to declare the situation a crisis and has repeatedly dodged questions about visiting the border himself. Vice President Kamala Harris even laughed when asked whether or not she would visit the border. In addition, the Biden Administration, in a dramatic shift from the policies of both the Trump Administration and the Obama Administration, has refused to allow media anywhere near or inside such border facilities or to accompany government officials on trips to the border, resulting in a media blackout that is also being widely criticized.

 

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 11: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers a primetime address to the nation from the East Room of the White House March 11, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden gave the address to mark the one-year anniversary of the shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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