Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is blaming President Biden for the migrant surge, which the White House still refuses to call a “crisis.”
Biden and his policies have set “expectations” that migrants will be let in, the center-left populist president told reporters Tuesday, the New York Post reported.
“Expectations were created that with the government of President Biden there would be a better treatment of migrants,” he said. “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.”
Earlier this month, as WND reported, López Obrador said Central American nations “see Biden as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States.”
Meanwhile, the Washington Post reported Wednesday the Biden administration ignored the warnings of Customs and Border Protection officials during the presidential transition, according to former acting DHS secretary Chad Wolf.
However, on his first day in office, Biden began repealing Trump policies, including border wall construction and remain-in-Mexico while pausing deportations for 100 days.
CBP reported its agents encountered more than 100,000 migrants at the southern border in February. Among them were 9,000 unaccompanied minors, which the Biden administration is allowi