Obama described the situation in Del Rio as painful and said the open border policy is unsustainable.
In an exclusive interview with ABC's "Good Morning America," Former President Barack Obama touched upon the matter and said that Haitian migrants' plight is heartbreaking. He noted that comprehensive immigration reforms are needed to fix the dysfunctional system. He added that the issue of immigration is challenging, and the idea of having open borders is unsustainable.
An open border enables free movement between jurisdictions with no restrictions. However, Obama's statement has been misinterpreted by various media organizations stating that the former president has opposed Biden's immigration policies.