November 22, 2021

Biden Ignores Border Crisis in Meetings with Mexico

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By: Konrad Holden

In Brief:

President Biden did not discuss the US southern border crisis with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador when they met on November 18th. Biden administration officials say that the border crisis would not be the subject of private talks between Biden, Obrador, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Despite this, President Obrador praised Biden for his border policies and asked him to grant amnesty to more illegal immigrants.

The Background:

On November 18th, President Joe Biden, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met to discuss dealings between the three North American countries.

While many things were on the table, including the fact that Biden’s electric vehicle policies could kill the Canadian automotive industry, White House officials said that there would be no discussion of the crisis at the US southern border.

On a preview call with reporters, a Biden administration official said, “There’s not a real focus, this time around, on our borders.” 

It is obvious that Mexican President Obrador is not concerned about the US border crisis when he asked this rhetorical question: “Why not study the workforce demands, the labor demands and open the migratory flow?”

Obrador also encouraged lawmakers to support Biden’s proposal to grant amnesty to more illegal immigrants. He even said that “no president in the history of the United States has expressed as you [Biden] have such a clear and certain commitment to improve the situation of the migrants.”

Meanwhile, one illegal immigrant in Florida was just convicted of slaying a father of four who kindly took him into his home. 

Notable Quotes:

“Expectations were created that with the government of President Biden there would be a better treatment of migrants. 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.” - Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

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