President Joe Biden has admitted that the US-Mexico border will be "chaotic for a while" when pandemic-related restrictions end. This comes as the Biden Administration is preparing to lift Title 42, which was put in place by the Trump Administration to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The President's admission has sparked criticism from conservatives who have long accused him of not doing enough to secure the border. Fox Nation host Piers Morgan called out Biden for his handling of the crisis, saying it was "frankly pretty terrifying." Meanwhile, Border Patrol Chiefs have said that the Biden Administration's policies have created an "overwhelming" crisis at the border.
The President has been readying for the shift with other tools, such as launching migrant processing centers in Central America and deploying hundreds of active duty troops to help manage the influx of migrants. However, he warned that there could still be chaos on the border for some time after Title 42 ends.
It remains to be seen how effective these measures will be in preventing chaos at the US-Mexico border when Title 42 expires next week. In any case, it is clear that this issue will remain a major challenge for President Biden and his administration going forward.