Since Joe Biden’s November win, immigrants have been flooding to the U.S.-Mexico border to cross illegally into the United States. Last week, several migrants gave similar reasons why they chose to enter the U.S. at this time to the The New York Times.
Immigrants who are swarming to the U.S.-Mexico border say President Joe Biden “promised” them they would be allowed to enter the country.
“Biden promised us that everything was going to change,” Gladys Oneida Pérez Cruz, a woman who traveled to the border with her son, told The New York Times. “He hasn’t done it yet, but he is going to be a good president for migrants.”
The Times said another woman in tears at the border said, “Biden promised us!”
An illegal immigrant seeking asylum in the United States said Biden’s election is one of the main reasons he chose to make the journey.
ABC News’ Martha Raddatz reported from near the U.S.-Mexico border in a clip that aired on Sunday and featured an interview with an unidentified “asylum seeker” crossing from Mexico to the United States illegally.
The migrant told ABC News that he would not have made the trip had former President Donald Trump been in the White House.
Raddatz asked: “Would you have tried to do this when Donald Trump was president?”
“Definitely not. Definitely. We have a chance, you know. The same environment that’s been going on today wasn’t there last year,” the man responded. “We used to watch the news and I definitely wouldn’t do this.”
Raddatz followed up: “So did you come here because Joe Biden was elected president?”
“Basically,” the man said. “The main thing was the violence in my country. And the second thing, I think, was Joe Biden.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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