“What we are seeing today is the result of four years of dismantling all existing systems to approach this with humanity and compassion,” said Escobar. She cited health and welfare officials and other departments working to reduce the number of childhood days being arrested before being taken to licensed facilities that will be reunited with their families.
Biden has pulled back a number of Trump-era immigration policies, including the “Remain in Mexico” policy, which proponents say has gutted the country’s asylum system, and the “zero tolerance” policy of segregating families at the border.
Critics say Biden, who made a commitment to more humane treatment of migrants than his predecessor, should have discouraged migration from Central American countries more. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) Broke the immigration policy of the Biden administration on Fox News Sunday and said it was “empirical”. [they’re] fully “responsible for the increase in unaccompanied minors on the southern border.
In his interview with Escobar earlier this month, Tapper referred to a comment by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that migrants see Biden as “migrant president and so many feel they are reaching the United States”.
“Isn’t there a degree to which whatever has been broadcast by the Biden administration encourages what is happening and encourages these children to come and create this tragedy?” Asked Tapper.
“As I mentioned in April 2020, under the toughest conditions, a Trump administration and Covid, we still saw people arriving at our doorstep,” Escobar said. “Even the President of Mexico, this comment, obscures what we need to do, which I believe President Biden will finally achieve – on the root causes of migration. We will have this conversation year after year until we have leaders in this hemisphere, willing to work together. “
Escobar encouraged López Obrador and other presidents of the northern hemisphere to coordinate immigration issues.
“This is a challenge that we have seen for several years. It will not go away – until we fix it,” said Escobar.