United States President Joe Biden assured this Thursday that an “overwhelming” majority of migrants who arrive at the southern border with Mexico each day will be “sent back” to their countries in their first press since arriving at the conference in the white house.
“Tens of thousands of people over 18 and individuals have been sent home. We are sending back the vast majority of the families who are coming … They are not crossing the border,” said Biden, who blamed Mexico for “not accepting” ” more of these people.
Biden has said that he is negotiating with his Mexican counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador on the matter and was confident that “everyone will return”, although he makes it clear that the only people who will not let them return “without help” are unaccompanied children.
It is estimated that since 2003, these minors have crossed more than 400,000 children without their parents. The White House chief has recognized that the border facilities provided to them in the state of Texas are “totally unacceptable” and it turns out that they will “quickly” remove a thousand of them from there.
“I have been working from the moment this started to try to find an additional way for the children to live safely (…) so that they can be safely housed while we deal with the rest of the things carry on happens “said.
Regarding the conditions of these facilities, President Biden has promised, without setting any deadlines, that the press will have access to them in order to ensure “transparency”.
The US President also took the opportunity to distance himself from the immigration policy of his predecessor Donald Trump, whom he accused of starving children arriving at the border.
“What I would never do if an unaccompanied child ends up on the border is starve them like no previous administration other than Trump has done,” said a President Biden, who will not apologize, said “the Turn back laws. ” that separates children from their mothers. “
With that in mind, he has dismissed criticism from Republicans who accuse him of promoting the arrival of more migrants at the border by announcing some measures that consider regularizing many irregularly living people. In the United States.
Biden has insisted that the increase in the flow of migratory flows is not due to these people seeing him as a “nice” president, but rather that it happens “every year”, especially in the spring, because “they can travel with the fewest” probability, to die on the street because of the heat in the desert “and the difficult situation in their countries of origin.
“Does anyone suggest that Trump gained 31 percent because he was a good guy? Has he done good things on the border? That’s not why they’re coming,” he ironically ironized in front of one of the questions asked by a wheel of the press , which mainly revolved around the migration crisis, although other topics were raised, such as the exit from Afghanistan or the coronavirus crisis.
“I cannot guarantee that we will solve everything, but I can guarantee that we can do better, we can change the lives of many people. The situation will improve,” promised Biden, who has turned to the Republicans. who want to work together to “improve the situation”.
On the same Thursday, the US authorities confirmed that more than 17,000 unaccompanied minors are in custody in the country.
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Homeland Security updated the numbers of unaccompanied children at the border to detail that as of Wednesday, nearly 12,000 migrant children were seeking asylum in government-run care centers.
In addition to 5,000 in the care of Customs and Border Protection who, according to The Washington Post, are waiting in unsuitable facilities for children to be moved to other centers.
Given the critical situation and the lack of space to guard them, the US government has announced that it will open a ninth temporary facility in San Antonio, Texas, to house 2,400 unaccompanied children.