President Biden admitted to a reporter Tuesday that the border is out of control following reports from the Texas border. This comes after pictures of migrant encampments along the southern border went viral this week.
As Biden walked with his team around the United Nations Assembly, a reporter shouted out at him.
“Mr. President, what’s your reaction to the images coming from the southern border?” the reporter asked.
“Get it under control,” Biden responded without stopping.
Then, the reporter followed up. “Get it under control or you have it under control?” the reporter asked.
“We will get it under control,” Biden said.
As a result of the ongoing border crisis, Texas Governor Greg Abbott held press conference Tuesday to discuss it. A surge of more than 16,000 migrants arrived at the Del Rio International Bridge this past week alone.
According to Abbott, the chaos was caused by the current White House. “The Biden Administration’s failure to enforce immigration laws and halt illegal crossings on a federal dam poses life-threatening risks to Texans and the migrants themselves,” Abbott said at the presser. “Texans ― and all Americans ― demand and deserve a secure southern border and the protection of our nation’s sovereignty.”
In August, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered 208,887 migrants at the southern border.
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