Biden Tries To Tighten Immigration Ahead Of Border Visit

President Biden announced plans Thursday to ramp up deportations and expand pathways for some migrants to enter the U.S. legally, amid record-high border crossings.

  • The president plans to visit Texas border city El Paso on Sunday, marking his first trip of his presidency to the border region.
  • Biden in announcing his plan said Mexico had agreed to accept 30,000 migrants each month from Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti and Nicaragua.
  • The four countries account for the majority of migrants going through Mexico to get to the U.S. border and cross without authorization.
  • Mexico has previously agreed to accept some migrants from Central America, and in return the U.S. will create a new program that would allow the same number of migrants from the four nations each month to apply to come to the U.S. legally under a temporary immigration status.