On the southern border of the US, things are spiraling out of control.
A massive influx of migrants has begun to arrive on American soil, many of whom were spurred into their travels by the promise of less stringent immigration policies being heralded by the Joe Biden administration.
And while Biden’s kid-glove approach to immigration may be the reason they’re coming, it certainly appears as though Biden himself has had no plan whatsoever to deal with it.
It appears as though Mexico’s president feels the same way.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asserted that the Biden administration’s immigration policies have contributed to a surge of migrants that has overwhelmed facilities at the southern border in recent weeks.
President Biden reversed several Trump-era immigration measures, loosening restrictions for asylum claimants and ending a policy that required migrants to remain in Mexico while making their case to enter the United States. Lopez Obrador said the changes prompted migrants fleeing harsh conditions in Central America to risk the journey to the border.
“Expectations were created that with the Government of President Biden there would be a better treatment of migrants,” Lopez Obrador said at a press conference. “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.”
President Biden only this week seemed to take any significant action in regard to the border crisis, sending Vice President Kamala Harris south to get a grip on the situation.