Joe Biden finally admitted what has been clear since the day he took office last January and started dismantling President Trump’s border and immigration policies–that the U.S. southern border is out of control.
The visuals of thousands of mostly Haitian migrants freely crossing back and forth across the U.S.-Mexico border at Del Rio, Texas while being held in a squalid outdoor internment camp by the Biden administration shocked even the Biden supporting media when Border Patrol agents on horseback were deployed to stop the illegal crossings.
While walking to a meeting at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City Tuesday morning, Biden responded to a shouted question by a reporter who asked, “Mr. President, what’s your reaction to the images coming from the southern border?”
Biden muttered though his facemask, “Get it under control.”
The reporter followed up, asking, “Get it under control or you have it under control?”
Biden turned back and firmly said as he kept walking away, “We will get it under control.”
Video and screen images via Bloomberg Quicktake/Twitter
Reporter: "Mr. President, what's your reaction to the images from the southern border?"
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) September 21, 2021
Prior to today the messaging of the Biden administration has been that the border is closed. Indeed Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that very thing to the Senate at a hearing Tuesday morning.
A Reuters photo published Tuesday shows migrants in self-made shelters built with vegetation at the Biden border internment camp in Del Rio.
A migrant sits in his shelter after waking up amid others waiting to be processed in a makeshift camp along the International Bridge, in Del Rio, Texas. Photo by @adreeslatif pic.twitter.com/Evfkanl1A7
— corinne_perkins (@corinne_perkins) September 21, 2021