This past Wednesday, President Joe Biden stated to the gathered media while speaking at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport that it is once again his “intention” to pay a visit to personally look at the issues along the southern border for the first time since officially taking over the oval office close to two years ago.
The gathered reporters questioned Biden about the border as the president tried to promote the infrastructure agenda being pushed by his administration at Kentucky’s Brent Spence Bridge.
“We’re working out the details now,” stated Biden.
As the nation is forced to deal with a record-shattering number of illegal aliens flooding into the United States through its southern border with Mexico, Fox News stated that Biden claimed that he intends to pay a visit to the southern border during his trip out to the North American Leaders’ Summit being held on January 9-10, where he plans to have meetings with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Sources have allegedly stated to The Wall Street Journal that Biden would not issue any policy announcements if he paid a visit to the border.
Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House Press Secretary, stated a number of times in a recent press briefing that the current focus from the president “is to come up with solutions … making sure that we have the resources to manage what — the challenges that we’re seeing at the border.”
“If congressional Republicans are serious about dealing with the challenges that we’re seeing at the border, they will assist,” she explained, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.
The comments from the president take place in the wake of his telling reporters late last month that “there are more important things going on” than paying a visit to the struggling U.S. southern border while he was in Arizona to brag about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s announcement of a second manufacturing chip plant in the Grand Canyon State.
Under Biden’s orders, the current administration has tried to toss out a number of Trump-era immigration policies, which only ended up making the number of overall encounters along the border skyrocket.
A report from Pew Research concluded that U.S. Border patrol agents reported encounters with immigrants all down the U.S.-Mexico Border throughout the 2021 fiscal year were well over quadruple the level of the previous fiscal year and currently the highest annual total on record.