Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador put blame directly on Joe Biden’s immigration policies for the border crisis Tuesday.
Obrador said “Expectations were created that with the Government of President Biden there would be better treatment of migrant.”
“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,” he continued.
He then added “People don’t go to the United States for fun, they go out of necessity.”
Biden Department of Homeland Chief Alejandro Mayorkas attempted to blamed the Trump admin for the crisis, saying on CNN “there was a system in place in both Republican and Democratic administrations, that was torn down during the Trump administration, and that is why the challenge is more acute than it ever has been before.”
“We are rebuilding the orderly systems that the Trump administration tore down to avoid the need for these children to actually take the perilous journey,” he added.
During an interview with Martha Raddatz, an illegal immigrant admitted he “basically” came because Joe Biden is President.
Raddatz asks “would you have tried to do this when Donald Trump was President?”
He replies “definitely not.”
Raddatz later asks “so did you come here because Joe Biden was elected President?”
“Basically” he replies.
Snopes confirmed on the 16th “Yes, this is a real photo showing people near the Mexico-U.S. border wearing “Biden Please Let Us In” shirts.
— snopes.com (@snopes) March 16, 2021