The president of the United States, Joe Biden , said this Friday in an interview with the Hispanic channel Univision that he will ensure that undocumented immigrants receive the vaccine against covid-19 and food assistance benefits.
In the interview with the journalist Ilia Calderón, from Univision News, Biden highlighted the importance of “all” the undocumented being vaccinated, while expressing his concern for the “thousands of unaccompanied children” found on the US border. with Mexico .
“We want to take care of every child that arrives at the border,” he said in a part of the interview accompanied by his wife, Jill, who, as first lady, assured that “they will make sure that these children are well and receive medical attention.”
Asked about a new check for $ 1,400 to taxpayers, within the stimulus plan that he is promoting to combat the Covid-19 crisis, Biden said he is confident that it will be ready in a week.
He took the opportunity to urge the population to get vaccinated and leave behind any reluctance or mistrust about the efficacy and safety of the vaccine. “It’s safe, he was able to assure it, get the vaccine if it’s available” in your area, urged Biden, 78.
The interview will be broadcast in its entirety next Sunday on the program “Al Punto con Jorge Ramos,” the journalist himself announced in this afternoon’s newscast.
Calderón advanced to Ramos that next Monday the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and his US counterpart will meet virtually for the first time and will address such vital issues as those that concern the border, emigration, and cooperation between the two. countries and covid-19.
In advance of the interview, which was conducted during a visit by Biden to Texas, Calderón commented that he asked the president about the bust of the Hispanic union member César Chávez (1927-1993) that appears in the Oval Office of the White House. The president responded to the Univision journalist that the figure of the Hispanic civil rights activist is a source of “inspiration” for him.
Biden recently elected Julie Chávez Rodríguez, the unionist’s granddaughter, as director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.