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Migrants rushing to cross border now in case Biden loses in November

(NEW YORK POST) — YUMA, Arizona — Migrants are coming to the US now because they fear President Biden could lose re-election in November and Donald Trump will shut the border.

Colombian brothers Ricardo, 20, and Sebastian, 18, spoke with The Post after crossing the Arizona border illegally last week.

They said they had been receiving assistance at the Yuma Regional Center for Border Health as they waited for a bus to the Phoenix airport, where they later caught a flight to New Jersey.

“We think with the elections, it will be harder,” Ricardo said.

“We don’t want Trump,” Sebastian said.

The brothers claimed asylum after they crossed the southern border and turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents in Yuma. They said they faced threats from criminals in Colombia, leading them to flee.

Border Patrol agents subsequently released them to the local nonprofit aid group and gave them court dates for their first asylum hearings scheduled for October.