An illegal immigrant just admitted that he came to the United States because of President Joe Biden's ending of Title 42.
The unidentified illegal immigrant made the admission during a Live interview that was conducted by a CNN reporter. Take a look:
WATCH: This migrant admits he crossed the border illegally because Title 42 is ending. pic.twitter.com/9ybJaTpK8K
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The specifics of the interview are unclear. But, the CNN reporter asks the migrant - who apparently had recently entered the United States - whether he was aware that the U.S. government was going to "open the border like before the pandemic."
What the reporter is referring to here is the fact that Title 42 came to an end last Thursday. Title 42 is the Trump-era policy that was used to rapidly expel illegal immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In contrast to former President Donald Trump, President Biden and his administration have implemented an open border policy, which has resulted in record-setting illegal immigration. Title 42 was one of the only things slowing Biden's open border policies down, which is exactly why Biden decided not to renew the policy.
Back to the interview: in response to the CNN reporter's question, the migrant - speaking in Spanish - says that "Yes. Yes. Yes." he was aware that the southern border would be open like it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.
The interviewer then asks the migrant whether that is why he decided to come to the United States - because of Title 42 coming to an end. The migrant said that this is indeed the case.
At this point, the interviewer quickly proceeds to end the interview.
Those who do not agree with the Biden administration's approach to the southern border raised concerns, before Title 42 came to an end, that the ending of the policy would cause a surge in illegal immigration - that it would essentially signal to migrants that the border is back open.
The migrant interviewed by CNN confirms that this is indeed the case.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol had three separate days of more than 10,000 illegal immigrant encounters in the days leading up to the end of Title 42.
The Biden administration, nonetheless, is trying to claim that a surge is not taking place - that Biden's new southern border strategy has gotten illegal immigration under control. Those new policies expand the "legal pathways" for a migrant to enter the United States, which is why critics are arguing that Biden hasn't slowed down illegal immigration. He has just come up with ways to make illegal immigration legal.
CNN's interview confirms that, at the very least, Biden's policies are driving migrants to the southern border and thus the United States.