Biden visits U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso

President Biden visited the southern border for the first time since taking office. He traveled to El Paso, Texas, to assess enforcement operations at the border. It’s his first trip as president to U.S. -Mexico border.

## U.S. Border Patrol made more than 2.2 million arrests at the border in the 2022 fiscal year

*“Your visit to our southern border with Mexico today is $20 billion too little and two years too late.”* That’s what Texas Governor Greg Abbott wrote in a letter that he hand delivered to President Joe Biden... The president, who was in Texas visiting the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time since taking office, also met with Border Patrol agents. 

More children being abandoned at the U.S.-Mexico border

When asked what he had learned that day, Biden said, *“They need a lot of resources. We’re going to get it for them.”* There has been an influx of migrants at the southern border recently, with a record 2.2 million migrants being apprehended at the border between Oct. 2021 and Sept. 2022. 

7 Simple questions on what's happening at the U.S.-Mexico border

Biden has since expanded regulations that will rapidly expel Venezuelan, Cuban, Haitian, and Nicaraguan migrants trying to enter the U.S. illegally, but simultaneously set up a process that will allow 30,000 migrants from these countries to enter the U.S. via air each month. *"This new process is orderly, it's safe and it’s humane,”* Biden said. He also delivered a warning to migrants from these countries who don’t have a U.S. sponsor: *“Do not just show up at the border.”*

The Haitian migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border