Fact checking Biden on migrant surge during first news conference

By Jane C. Timm

Read the full article from NBC News, here.

“The truth of the matter is, nothing has changed. As many people came — 28 percent increase in children to the border in my administration. Thirty-one percent in 2019 before the pandemic in the Trump administration,” the president said. “It happens every single solitary year. There is a significant increase in the number of people coming to the border in the winter months of January, February, March — it happens every year.” Biden is right that the colder months typically bring a surge of border crossings, but his numbers on children are wrong.

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