What the most important thing everyone should know and understand is that the President has worked on these issues throughout his entire career, and is well-versed in every aspect of our immigration system, including the border. — White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki
What the most important thing everyone should know and understand is that the President has worked on these issues throughout his entire career, and is well-versed in every aspect of our immigration system, including the border. — White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki
White House says Biden drove by the border in 2008
During Friday's press briefing, Psaki said regardless of whether he has visited the border, the President understands the issue.

"What the most important thing everyone should know and understand is that the President has worked on these issues throughout his entire career, and is well-versed in every aspect of our immigration system, including the border," Psaki said. "That includes when he was vice president, and he went to Mexico and Central America 10 times to address border issues and talk about what we can do to reduce the number of migrants who were coming to the border."

Biden, she said, "does not need a visit to the border to know what a mess was left by the last administration."

Psaki also argued that going to the border is simply a "photo op."

"There is a focus right now on a photo op. The President does not believe a photo op is the same as solutions," she said.


And asked whether anything has changed at the border since his visit in 2008, Psaki remarked, "Aside from the fact that migrants are still coming to the border through the course of Democratic and Republican presidents and the need to reform the immigration system is even farther long overdue? No, but we need to work with Democrats and Republicans to get that done."
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