President Biden explained his administration's stance on immigration and its policy for asylum seekers, saying that people should not come to the US to seek refugee status, but instead to do so from their home countries.
"They should not come. What we're trying to set up in the countries like, and in particular the northern triangle, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, et cetera. We are setting up in those countries, if you seek asylum in the United States you can seek it from the country, from ... in place. You can seek it from an American embassy. You can go in and seek and see whether or not you qualify," Biden explained.
Biden said that his administration has significantly increased the number of officers who can hear immigration cases to see whether or not asylum seekers qualify under the law to come to the US as a refugee.
"That's what we've done," Biden said.
Biden noted that his administration is looking to bring in more immigrants from Afghanistan by providing visas to those Afghans tho assisted US military during the war and are now in danger from the Taliban.
"So, we're providing for them to be able to see whether they qualify to meet this special requirement to be able to come to the United States as a refugee and as ultimately earning citizenship here," the President said.