“Thousands, tens of thousands of people who are over 18 years of age and single people, one at a time coming, have been sent back, sent home. We’re sending back the vast majority of the families that are coming,” Biden said.
“We rated his claim False,” Politifact reported, hours later. “While most adults coming alone are being expelled under a public health law, the same is not true for families, according to federal data.”
“In February, the latest month for which data is available, Border Patrol expelled about 41% of families (which can include a child and at least one parent) who arrived at the southwest border. Authorities turned away more than half of families in January, about 64%. Most of that month fell during the Trump administration,” the fact-checking site outlined.