‘Biden Promised Us!’: Migrants Swarming US–Mexico Border Claim President Encouraged Them to Come

Migrants who are attempting to illegally cross the U.S.–Mexico border into the United States claim that President Joe Biden encouraged them to come. “Biden promised us that everything was going to change,” Gladys Oneida Pérez Cruz, a woman who traveled to the border with her child, told The New York Times on March 14. “He hasn’t done it yet, but he is going to be a good president for migrants.” Pérez said a coyote—a human smuggler—charged her $9,000 for the trip to the border. The woman said she and her son embarked on the journey on Feb. 7 and hoped to reach her sister in Maryland. Hours after crossing the border, they were apprehended by Border Patrol agents, the news outlet stated, adding that Pérez decided to return to Honduras. According to the paper, another woman claimed, “Biden promised us!” The paper had a byline from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, a …

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