President Biden said Thursday that President Trump’s immigration policies were not working and that he makes no apologies for reversing some of them.
“First of all, all the policies that were underway were not helping at all, did not slow up the amount of immigration,” Biden said.
“Rolling back the policies of “Remain in Mexico,’ sitting on the edge of the Rio Grande in a muddy circumstance with not enough to eat? I make no apologies for that,” Biden said. “I make no apologies for ending programs that did not exist before Trump became president that have an incredibly negative impact on the law — international law — as well as on human dignity. And so I make no apologies for that.”
Biden spoke during his first news conference. He said he still has no plans to go to the border, saying he hasn’t gone because it would be a distraction.