[Ed, – In other words: “Sure, break our law by just showing up at our border instead of seeking asylum, or a work visa, or immigration for citizenship according to the requirements of our law. But wait until were ready to help you break the law.”]
Biden pointed to the “surge” that took place in 2019 when the Central American caravans flocked to the southern border. Stephanopoulos pointed out that the current crisis at the border “could be worse.”
“Here’s the deal: we’re sending back people – first of all, the idea that Joe Biden said, ‘Come’ because I heard the other day that they’re coming because, you know, I’m a nice guy –” the president said.
“They’re saying this,” the host interjected.
“Yeah, well, here’s the deal, they’re not,” Biden replied.
“Do you have to say quite clearly, ‘don’t come?'” Stephanopoulos asked.
“Yes. I can say quite clearly, ‘Don’t come over. We’re in the process of getting set up,'” Biden said. “Don’t leave your town or city or community.”