Denver, Colo., Jan 6, 2023 / 17:15 pm
President Joe Biden will visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday, days after his administration announced several changes in immigration policy, including stricter enforcement action against Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans who try to cross the border unlawfully.
“Do not just show up at the border. Stay where you are and apply legally from there,” the president said in Thursday remarks to reporters. He said the changes “aren’t going to fix our entire immigration system, but they can help us a good deal in better managing what is a difficult challenge.”
The White House said the president will visit El Paso, Texas, on Sunday to “assess border enforcement operations and meet with local elected officials and community leaders who have been important partners in managing the historical number of migrants fleeing political oppression and gang violence in Venezuela, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Cuba.”
Fernando Ceniceros, communications director for the El Paso Diocese, told CNA Friday that there are currently no plans for El Paso Bishop Mark J. Seitz to meet with President Biden, though that could change.