Scarlet Lindsey | Civil Patriot
Conditions at the Texas border are worsening by the day, especially for the kids who’ve crossed over and are now held in pods. These “pods” (which are meant to hold up to 260) are housing 400 kids.
Biden’s administration has forbidden media access. Even Texas Governor Greg Abbott had trouble getting the state’s people in. But Rep. Henry Cuellar has obtained photos from an overflow tent facility in the town of Donna, Texas. They say a picture paints a thousand words and this one surely does.
Kids are sleeping in these pods, huddled onto the floor on makeshift “beds.” They’re living in extremely crowded conditions, but the situation continues to grow worse as children flood over the border.
According to Cuellar the pods provide “terrible conditions for the children.” He’s of the opinion that the kids should be moved and then cared for by the Dept. of Health and Human Services.
In an earlier piece, our own D.J. Neeley who lives in South Texas, shared about the dollars and cents of caring for these thousands of illegal immigrants. Hotel rooms have been acquired for 1200 of them (at the cost of $86 million from the federal government). I told a good friend earlier today that I’m going to have to take on a second job to pay for the care of all these folks.
I was only half-kidding.
Cuellar also added that Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agents are “doing the best they can under the circumstances” but are “not equipped to care for kids” and “need help from the administration.”
“We have to stop kids and families from making the dangerous trek across Mexico to come to the United States,” he said. “We have to work with Mexico and Central American countries to have them apply for asylum in their countries.”
It’s refreshing to hear a Democrat confirm what most of us on The Right have been saying all along. If we swing wide the gate, the flood will kill us all. It will wreck us financially, but, with so many (up to 25%) of these immigrants testing positive for COVID, it could literally kill us, as well.
“These photos show what we have long been saying, which is these border patrol facilities are not places made for children,” White House press secretary, Jen Psaki told reporters at the White House on Monday. “They are not places we want children to be staying for an extended period of time.”
She went on to say that the children should not be turned away at the border, as many are fleeing violence and prosecution.
I don’t know the answer to the problem. I honestly don’t. But I do know that Biden has opened the floodgates with his policies and comments and we can expect more of the same in the coming weeks and months. Much more. And we’ll see an influx of problems as the floodwaters begin to rise around us.
The White House refuses to call our border situation a crisis. Honestly? I can’t see how they can avoid that word for much longer, especially now that we’re aware of the costs associated with caring for thousands (eventually millions) on the taxpayer dime.
It’s a crisis, folks. There’s simply no other way to put it.