(AmericanProsperity.com) – President Joe Biden ran much of his campaign on reforming former President Donald Trump’s border immigration policies. But, as the now-leader of the free world has found out, it’s not as easy as it looks. This week, Biden reopened a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children near the US-Mexico border that was previously attacked by Democrats as being unethical.
The Carrizo Springs Migrant Overflow Facility Reopens
On Monday, February 22, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Carrizo Springs, Texas overflow facility would reopen in order to house children who crossed the US-Mexico border alone. It was used for a few weeks during the Trump administration, and Biden is now facing major backlash for reopening it.
Many Americans recalled now-Vice President Kamala Harris’ vicious speech on the centers a few years ago, shown here by political organizer Thomas Kennedy:
The Biden admin it’s reopening the same detention camp for children in Homestead @VP Harris vowed to shut down when elected.
She said “it’s a human rights abuse being committed by the U.S. gov” when speaking of the facility.
The Biden admin needs to permanently shut it down. pic.twitter.com/Me5XYdchC2
— Thomas Kennedy (@tomaskenn) February 24, 2021
They also called out the administration’s hypocrisy for condemning the centers a few months ago, yet embracing them now.
Jen Psaki Attempts to Defend the Biden Administration’s Choice
During a press conference on Tuesday, February 23, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki attempted to change the narrative around the facilities. What were once called “concentration camps” and a “human rights abuse” by Democrat leaders, Psaki now referred to as “migrant facilities for children.”
Reporter Alex Salvi shared Psaki fumbling as she defended the recent move:
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defends the administration’s creation and use of “migrant facilities for children” at the southern border:
“This is not kids being kept in cages."
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) February 23, 2021
Psaki claimed the children will only be held temporarily, but reports have shown that some children are staying more than five days before moving on to HHS-sponsored facilities. The press secretary said the reopening had to happen to ensure COVID-19 protocols were followed.
Figuring Out the Right Way to Run Our Borders
The Biden Administration can deny that they’re using the same overflow facilities that they blasted President Donald Trump for using all day long. But, we can see through that.
Rather than attempting to spin the story to their advantage, perhaps they should just admit that housing thousands of people who cross the border illegally and sorting out who they are is a tricky business, and sometimes there are no right answers.
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