PBS NewsHour’s Yamiche Alcindor asked President Biden about how his administration is addressing migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border, during Biden’s first press conference as president March 25.
Biden said Mexico is refusing to take some migrants back and that the U.S. is in negotiations with Mexico. “They should all be going back,” he said.
Biden said his administration has set up a system where within 24 hours of arriving at the border, a migrant can make a phone call — and officials can now verify whether it’s actually a close relative or someone like a trafficker being called.
Alcindor also asked Biden about the filibuster, which the president believes is “being abused in a gigantic way.”
“I want to get things done,” Biden said. “I have never been particularly poor at calculating how to get things done in the United States Senate.”
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