Biden urges immigrants not to ‘just show up at the border’ to immigrate to the US

Speaking at the White House on Thursday, President Biden said people from Latin America should not try to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border to immigrate to the United States. “Don’t just show up at the border,” he declared.

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Joe Biden: These four countries, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Haiti, account for most of the people currently traveling to Mexico looking to cross the border to the United States at its southwestern border and start a new life. The accident is expected to significantly reduce the number of people attempting to cross the southwestern border without going through legal procedures.

In fact, today I am announcing that Mexico has agreed to allow up to 30,000 people per month to return home from four countries arrested for illegally crossing their borders. Southwest border. My message is that if you are leaving Cuba, Nicaragua or Haiti, or if you have agreed to begin travel to the United States, please do not show up at the border. You can apply.

Starting today, if you do not apply through the legal process, you will not be eligible for this new parole program. Again, you must first have a legal sponsor in the United States and undergo a rigorous background check. (sorry) can access. However, if your application is denied or if you attempt to enter the United States illegally, you will not be allowed entry.