President Biden’s first 100 days as president fact-checked

Biden speaks to press


By Reality Check team
BBC News

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Joe Biden has been US president for 100 days, focusing on a series of issues facing the country – from immigration and the economy to Covid and the climate.

We have fact-checked some of the claims he has made during his first months in charge.

Claim: An increase in border migration ‘happens every year… in the winter months’

Verdict: The number fluctuates widely – but there is not always a significant increase during the winter months.

At a press conference in March, he said: “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.”

The US Customs and Border Protection agency releases monthly figures on the number of “encounters” at the south-west land border.

In January and February 2021, 78,442 and 100,441 people were encountered – a significant increase on the figures for the same two months in the previous year, which were each just…