President Joe Biden finally visited the U.S.-Mexico "border" over the weekend after not only failing to do so while in the White House, but also during his multi-decade career as a U.S. Senator.
Watch: As Joe Biden leaves El Paso after his first visit, Fox’s @JonScottFNC notes: “The President had never visited. Well now he can say that he has, although he didn’t visit the site where the problems exist: he visited a processing facility.” pic.twitter.com/zjklXXKk7c— TV News Now (@TVNewsNow) January 9, 2023
The trip is being slammed by border state representatives as "hollow" and "meaningless" after Biden failed to go to the actual border, where he would have witnessed first hand the endless number of illegal crossings.
As a Border Patrol wife, I know this. Biden’s “border visit” was meaningless & hollow. He won’t change.— Cassy Garcia (@CasandraLGarcia) January 9, 2023
On day 1, he stopped enforcing immigration laws, rolled back effective border policies, & tied the hands of our Border Patrol.
But, root causes & asylum apps…🙄
Further, Biden and his administration are being accused of sanitizing the situation after illegal immigrants camped out on the streets of El Paso were cleared before Biden's arrival.
This is El Paso before Biden's visit and after his announcement he was coming to El Paso. We needed him to see what his policies have done to our Border cities and South Texas is still waiting for his Border visit.— Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores2022) January 8, 2023
Photos: Fit Fam El Paso pic.twitter.com/kLbOpBleEh
#WATCH | Reporter: “El Paso has cleared the downtown of these expansive migrant camps that have grown there in advance of the president’s arrival. Is the president going to see a sanitized version of El Paso when he arrives at the border?”— El American (@ElAmerican_) January 7, 2023
John Kirby: “…” pic.twitter.com/myBMcghxqt
Biden is in Mexico City today for a meeting with Mexican President Andres Obrador.