Biden Won’t Say if He’ll Meet Migrants at the Texas Border

Craig Bannister | February 27, 2024
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Despite his open-borders policies, Pres. Joe Biden won’t say whether he’ll meet any migrants when he’s at the Texas border on Thursday.

While Biden was enjoying an ice cream cone in New York on Monday, a reporter asked the president point-blank if he would meet with any migrants while at the Brownsville, Texas border in the Rio Grande Valley. Biden said he wouldn’t say, blaming the Secret Service:

Reporter: “Will you meet migrants while you’re there, Mr. President?”

Pres. Biden: “Well, I’m not going to announce ahead of time. The Secret Service doesn’t like me announcing exactly what I’ll be doing.”

That same day, however, Biden’s press secretary did announce where he’ll be and who he’ll meet with:

Press Sec. Karine Jean-Pierre: “On Thursday, as you all know, Pres- — President Biden will travel to Brownsville, Texas, to meet with U.S. Border Patrol agents, law enforcement, and local leaders.”

Biden did not “come into contact with” any migrants during his only other visit to the southwest border as president, when he went to El Paso in January of last year, the Associated Press reports:

“Biden, meanwhile, visited the border only once, and he did not come into contact with any migrants. Rather, he inspected Customs and Border Protection facilities and walked a stretch of border wall.”

In 2021, Pres. Biden did meet with illegal aliens – in the safe confines of the White House.

The six illegal aliens were all beneficiaries of the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and were employed in the U.S. at the time.

Biden used the event to promote other initiatives benefiting illegal aliens, the White House explained in a press release:

“Today, President Biden met with six DACA recipients who work in health care, education, and agriculture to discuss their experiences on the frontlines of the pandemic. President Biden reiterated his support for Dreamers, TPS holders, farmworkers, and other essential immigrant workers. The President and the Dreamers also discussed the continued need for immigration reform and the White House’s strong support for the Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, two bills that have already passed the House with bipartisan support and are awaiting action in the Senate.”

Former Pres. Donald Trump will also be at the Texas border on Thursday. He will reportedly visit Eagle Pass - where Pres. Biden has ordered Border Patrol agents to remove the wire border-fencing the state installed to stem the tide of illegal immigrants flooding into the country through that section of the border as a result of Biden’s open-border policies.

During Monday’s ice cream shop interview, Biden denied knowing that Trump, his most formidable rival in November’s presidential election, had previously announced that he would also be in Texas on Thursday.