President Joe Biden Covers Multiple Issues During First Press Conference Since Elected
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President Joe Biden held his first press conference on March 25 and covered multiple issues.
During his first 65 days of presidency, Biden had to address two mass shootings, an increasing number of migrants coming to the US-Mexico border and a significant role out of COVID-19 vaccines.
At the beginning of the press conference, President Biden announced a new goal of administering 200 million vaccination shots by the end of his first 100 days in office.
When asked about gun control, Biden confirmed he would send legislation to Congress, sign executive orders and send money to cities and states towards gun control.
“Successful presidents, better than me, have been successful in large part because they know how to time what they’re doing, in order to sign priorities, what needs to be done,” Biden said.
The majority of the press conference addressed the influx of migrants coming to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Biden said he would never apologize for ending policies made by the Trump administration.
One of the policies Biden ended was a part of Migrant Protection Protocols, forcing migrants to wait in Mexico for their immigration court hearing.
“No previous administrations did that either, except Trump,” Biden said. “I’m not going to do it.”
With an increasing number of migrant children coming into the United States, President Biden has struggled to move the children from Customs and Border Protection facilities to those run by the Department of Health and Human Services.
According to Jen Lebron, the Director of Communications in the San Diego Mayor’s Office, they will likely move some migrant children to the San Diego Convention Center this week.