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White House press secretary Jen Psaki tried to laugh off serious questions, according to The Western Journal.
“You’ve been telling migrants from right there, for a month now … that now is not the time to come, but they are coming in bigger numbers every day. So, do you have a messaging problem?” Doocy asked.
Psaki blamed former President Donald Trump.
“In the last administration we had a morality problem and children were being pulled from the arms of their parents, and kids were being sent back on a treacherous journey,” Psaki said.
The press secretary added that the Biden administration is seeking a “humane” policy with regard to illegal border crossings by minors.
“What we’re talking about here are unaccompanied children and what our focus is on is ensuring there are safe places for these kids to go where they have access to educational resources,” she said.
“Well since the last administration is gone — tomorrow is 50 days of Biden — there are migrants showing up wearing T-shirts that say, ‘Biden, please let us in.’ And candidate Biden is the one who said, ‘I would end this notion for the first time in history that people seeking asylum have to be in squalor on the other side of the river.’ Why doesn’t he come out and just say, ‘Now is not the time?’”
Psaki mentioned “CDC guidelines,” which “allow for more children to be housed safely in these facilities.”
“So we’re looking at every option possible to help address the challenges we’re facing at the border,” she said.
“Does the White House think it’s a problem that when the CDC tells these migrant shelter facilities that they can be at full capacity — if they’re careful about COVID — many of them do, but when the CDC tells schools that they can open in person at full capacity, many of them don’t?” he asked.
Doocy pointed out that few schools are operating at full capacity.
“Have the Border Patrol unions and the HHS unions been easier to work with than the teachers’ unions?”
“I think that’s a little bit of mixing different circumstances. I would say that,” she said with a smile.
“It’s children all in tight quarters … that’s not funny,” he said.
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Doocy appears to be the only person in the White House briefing room these days doing work on behalf of the American people and the country’s embattled youth. Biden has created a humanitarian crisis at the once-secured border. Psaki, accustomed to the Biden-friendly media, apparently thought a laugh would get her out of a tight situation.
She found out the hard way that negative reporting about the border calamity isn’t going to go away with a smile and a deflection — not when she’s dealing with Doocy. American kids need to get back in school. As much as we’d all like to offer educational opportunities for kids across the globe, our own kids should come first.
Right now, American kids are being cut off from the world while Biden’s immigration policies are attracting waves of minors from Mexico and other countries — and those kids are getting special treatment and apparently top-notch educations.