White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki came out firing on Tuesday – going after former President Trump’s administration for Biden’s disastrous southern border crisis.
Biden’s handling of the migrant crisis on the U.S. – Mexico border has been a massive failure to date and his administration has attempted to deflect the blame whenever possible.
Psaki opened her Tuesday press briefing with an attack on the Trump administration. She claimed the Trump administration’s “destructive and chaotic policies” were responsible for the “influx of migrants at the border” and that the influx began under the Trump administration and was “exacerbated” by them.
Psaki began by stating, “I wanted to provide a brief update on the situation on our Southern border; after four years of an immigration system rooted in destructive and chaotic policies, President Biden is taking the challenge head-on and is building a fair, orderly and humane immigration system. That’s our objective.”
She immediately shifted blame for the crisis onto the Trump administration, snapping, “After coming into office, our administration immediately jumped into action to address the influx of migrants at the border, something that began during and was exacerbated by the Trump administration.”
The Daily Wire’s Chrissy Clark, who recently visited the Southern border, wrote, “In March, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered more than 172,000 migrants attempting to come into the United States, which is the largest increase in illegal crossings in two decades. Border Patrol agents we spoke with at length told The Daily Wire that the surge in migration began on January 20 — the day President Joe Biden was inaugurated.”
Clark continued, “People on the ground at the border confirmed to The Daily Wire that hundreds of migrants are being stuffed into holding facilities meant for only a few dozen people. A massive tent city in Donna, Texas, houses thousands upon thousands of migrants. The facility is booming with activity and plans are in the works to expand the tent city even more.”
In March, as reports surfaced that the number of unaccompanied children being held in detention facilities was over 300% higher than previously known, CBS News host Norah O’Donnell said Biden’s border crisis was “growing larger and more dire by the day,” adding, “Tonight, we have got the stunning new numbers.”
“Sources tell CBS News more than 13,000 migrant children who entered the country without their parents are now in U.S. custody. The government says even more adults are being turned back every day.”
Reports surfaced in late March that the Biden administration was permitting illegal border crossers to be released without scheduling a court date.
Fox News reported, “Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) have begun to process and release illegal border crossers who claim asylum without issuing a Notice to Appear (NTA) – allowing them to depart custody without scheduling a court date for a hearing. The unprecedented move places the responsibility of seeking an asylum hearing on the migrants through Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or legal assistance.”
Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan said in February that the Biden administration “designed” the border crisis.
“They’re bringing millions of people into this country who will now be counted on the census because Joe Biden overturned that, which leads to seats in the House [and] Electoral College in elections,” Homan said. “This is power over public safety, the quest for power over protecting American citizens.”
Author: Wyatt Richards