Unaccompanied Children at Border. . .Not Just a Trump Thing?

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Scarlet Lindsey | Civil Patriot

While speaking with reporters on Tuesday afternoon, Press Secretary Jen Psaki received multiple questions related to the growing crisis at the border. (I pause to mention that Biden refuses to admit there is a problem.) 

Psaki, in response to this peppering of questions, admitted that the federal government really doesn’t have adequate room for the sheer volume of unaccompanied minors who are flooding across the borders daily. (Hello. This is what we call “a crisis.”) 

Psaki also admitted that Biden’s new border policies are to blame for this influx of crossing. She also admitted that these children are not being turned away. 

“In terms of the people who are being let in are unaccompanied children. That is a policy decision that we made because we felt it was the most humane approach to addressing what are very difficult circumstances in the region and that means there are more children coming across the border than we have facilities for at this point in time,” Psaki explained. “That means there are more children, kinds under the age of 18 of course, coming across the border.” (Psaki)

Just so I’m understanding this correctly. . .

  • Kids under 18 are coming in without parents. 
  • We don’t have facilities for them. 
  • They are staying in converted storage bins. 
  • And Trump was a racist for supposedly putting them in cages during his administration? (Something we’ve since learned dates back to Obama’s regime in 2014). 

According to a report from Newsweek, the number of unaccompanied minors at the border has tripled in two weeks’ time, with totals now over 3200. All of this in direct response to Biden’s new open border policy. 

And again I ask, why is this not considered a crisis?

The growing wave of unaccompanied children at the border has been a trend for the past few months. More than 4,000 migrant minors were transferred to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in January, according to the agency’s data, which is nearly four times the number that arrived in October of last year. (Newsweek)

By law, these children cannot be held more than 72 hours, at which point they must be transferred from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS). Unfortunately, nearly 1400 children have been detained longer than the law allows.  

Kids aren’t the only ones flooding in. According to CBS news: 

“Nearly 60% of the more than 19,000 migrant parents and children apprehended in February were processed under U.S. immigration law, with many allowed to seek asylum or other forms of protection while in American communities. The number of apprehensions of migrant families last month increased by 163% over January’s total, and was the highest since September 2019.”

163% over January’s total. Let that sink in. 

Friends, we have a crisis on our southern borders, whether our new President wants to admit it or not. And if these numbers are rising at such rapid rates now, can you only imagine where we’ll be in a year? 

Or two?

Or three? 

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. The immigration problem is a crisis. There’s no easy answer. We need to do everything we can to take care of these immigrants. They are still people & are not really responsible for their plight. Immigration will always be a problem until other countries act better towards their people. I think it will always be a problem.

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