Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Biden departs El Paso after brief border visit without seeing most impacted areas, critics say

President Biden departed El Paso Sunday afternoon following a brief visit to the border – his first since taking office and first verified border visit of his long political career. 

In the span of about four hours, the president walked a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border and inspected a busy port of entry where border officers demonstrated how they search vehicles for drugs, money and other contraband. 

Still, some critics chided the president for not visiting areas most impacted by illegal border crossings. During an appearance on Fox Report with Jon Scott, Brandon Judd, President for the National Border Patrol Council, said Biden failed to visit the most problem-ridden areas. 

‘You can look across the ports of entry on the entire southwest border, and that’s not where we’re seeing the illegal immigration. We’re seeing the illegal immigration between the ports of entry,’ he said. ‘That’s the Border Patrol. That’s the component of CBP that handles all of this. He did not have any scheduled visits with them.’ 

He added: ‘You’re never going to be able to develop true policies and programs and operations unless you’re willing to see exactly what is going on. And he refused to do that.’ 

Fox News Digital has reached out to the White House and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for comment. 

Biden himself recently said he had ‘more important things’ to do than visit the border despite the historic security crisis there. 

Biden’s announcement on border security and his visit to the border are partly aimed at quelling the political noise and blunting the impact of upcoming investigations into immigration promised by House Republicans. But any enduring solution will require action by the sharply divided Congress, where multiple efforts to enact sweeping changes have failed in recent years.

From El Paso, Biden was to continue south to Mexico City, where he and the leaders of Mexico and Canada will gather on Monday and Tuesday for a North American leaders summit. Immigration is among the items on the agenda.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

This post appeared first on FOX NEWS

Disclaimer:, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively “The Company”) do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2023 | All Rights Reserved