Biden Announces Intentions To Visit The US-Mexico Border

By on January 5, 2023 0 190Views

President Joe Biden told reports on Wednesday he intends to visit the U.S.-Mexico border, his first trip to the southern border since taking office.

“That’s my intention, we’re working out the details now,” Biden told reporters Wednesday during a trip to Kentucky. Biden was in Kentucky visiting a highway bridge that is receiving federal dollars under the bipartisan infrastructure law.

Biden said that he hoped to see “what’s going on” at the border. He is also set to make remarks about border security on Thursday. It is reported the trip would be in connection with his meeting next week in Mexico City. Biden is scheduled to meet with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Vice President Kamala Harris who was named the U.S. border czar, has only been to the border one time.

The border has seen massive increases in migrants even as a U.S. public health law remains in place that allows American authorities to turn away many people who are seeking asylum in the United States and required vaccination proof for any non-citizens are in place.

It has been reported that since Biden took office, 4.9 million illegal immigrants have attempted to cross the border.

The White House has not provided details on where exactly Biden will visit.