JOE Biden thanked "courageous" immigrants "for choosing the US" as his approval rating tanks amid an escalating border crisis on Monday.
The President gushed praise on migrants’ "sacrifice" after it emerged border crossings had reached a 15-year high — with pictures revealing overcrowded migrant detention facilities.
But despite the humanitarian crisis, Biden released a video thanking newly naturalized citizens.
He said: "You all have one thing in common — courage.
"The courage it takes to sacrifice and make this journey.
"The courage to leave your homes, your lives, your loved ones, and come to a nation that is more than just a place but rather an idea.
"You have earned a new title equal to that of an American president, the title I’m most proud of — citizen."
However, as Biden heaped praise on immigrants, a poll was released by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that found 40 per cent of Americans disapprove of his handling of the surge at the southern border.
BLIND EYE Biden thanks ‘courageous’ immigrants ‘for choosing the US’ as border crisis pummels his approval rating
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