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President Biden Said the Immigration Policies are Doing Better than Expected While Riding His Bike
After Title 42 ended, there were about 10,000 border encounters which is down substantially from earlier in the week. Migrants were not rushing to cross the border as expected.
Some believe rumors encouraged migrants to cross before the COVID-era policy Title 42 ended last Thursday.
President Joe Biden took some time off and was at his home in Delaware and was asked what were his thoughts on the end of Title 42.
There were 6,300 border encounters on Friday and 4,200 encounters on Saturday.
On Friday, President Biden was asked about the end of Title 42 while at the White House but he didn’t say a word.
While riding his bike on Saturday, President Biden said:
"Much better than you all expected."
Then a day later, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said:
"The numbers we have experienced in the past two days are markedly down over what they were prior to the end of Title 42."
Mayorkas said the immigration policies in place helped reduce the number of migrants crossing. Earlier this year, President Biden implemented several immigration policies to reduce the number of migrants legally allowed to cross.
The former Democratic governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, had nothing good to say about the border crisis.