Rep. Veronica Escobar on Sunday pushed back on claims that the Biden administration’s rollbacks of Trump-era immigration policies have caused a surge in undocumented migrants at the Southern border, saying such an argument “obscures the bigger picture.”
“This is not something that happened as a result of Joe Biden becoming president,” the Texas Democrat said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “We saw the increases dating back almost a year, and this was during the Trump administration.”
Such surges seem to be cyclical. They also happened under Obama (2014), and Trump (2018, 2019) at this time of year.