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Biden Visits U.S.-Mexico Border for First Time as President

HeadlineJan 09, 2023

In El Paso, Texas, President Biden visited the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday for the first time since taking office two years ago. Biden briefly toured a migrant shelter, where he did not meet with any migrants. The president instead met with Border Patrol agents, congressmembers and local officials, including Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who continues to intensify his anti-immigrant hate speech. Abbott handed Biden a letter with a list of demands on border enforcement. Biden’s trip to El Paso came just days after announcing another extension of the Trump-era Title 42 pandemic policy to block Haitian, Cuban and Nicaraguan migrants apprehended in the southern border from seeking asylum.

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