A large group of migrants trying to cross the Mexican border into the U.S. wore T-shirts directed at President Joe Biden in a demonstration Tuesday.
The group staged the demonstration at the San Ysidro crossing port in Tijuana, Baja California, according to Fox News. Photographs show some donning T-shirts that read “Biden Please Let Us In.”
President Joe Biden and his administration are working to process thousands of asylum seekers who have yet to leave Mexico. The up to 25,000 asylum seekers are still in Mexico due to former President Donald Trump’s “Remain-in-Mexico” directive, according to Fox News.
Biden is aiming to “wind down” on Trump’s 2019 Migrant Protection Protocol, which includes the Mexico directive.
Since Biden took office, child migration has become an issue for the administration, with internal documents showing that the federal government is unable to hold them all. Still, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas denied reports of a growing crisis at the border Tuesday.
Biden has vowed to increase the number of refugees the U.S. accepts. In February, Democrats also introduced legislation backed by the president that would carve out a citizenship path for 11 million illegal immigrants already living in the U.S.
His immigrations policies could prompt a surge at the Southern border, one expert previously noted. (RELATED: President Joe Biden’s Immigration Reforms Could Prompt A Surge Of Migrants At The Southern Border, Expert Says)