Mainstream media is suddenly silent as the Biden administration holds migrant children in Border Patrol. The children are being held in the same “cages” that the mainstream media and Democrats criticized former president Trump for.
National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd says that as of Monday, Border Patrol officials held more than 800 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) in custody, reported by Breitbart Texas. The minors were supposed to be released within 72 hours according to the law, but more than 212 remained longer.
“Today, [White House Press Secretary] Jen Psaski said the Administration could not hold the children in other locations due to the Covid protocols including social distancing,” Judd told Breitbart, “but what she didn’t tell the media was that the children in [Border Patrol’s] custody were being held in conditions that have nearly no way to social distance.”
On Tuesday Psaki held a press briefing in response to questions from Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy. Forbes tweeted a video of the situation.
MOMENTS AGO: Jen Psaki clashes with Fox News’s Peter Doocy over Biden administration immigration policies. pic.twitter.com/6SBa8gt8SZ
— Forbes (@Forbes) February 23, 2021
Judd claims that the Biden administration is holding unaccompanied minors in Border Patrol custody past the legal time limit and the with current conditions inside it is impossible to maintain social distancing.
“The hypocrisy from the left and the mainstream media truly shows they care nothing for the children they used as pawns to attack President Trump.” Judd said.
“Today Jen Psaski said ‘Customs and Border Control’ continue to transfer unaccompanied children to HHS’ Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR),” the Border Patrol union leader stated. “She went to great lengths to explain that due to the pandemic and social distancing, ORR only has capacity for a certain number of children.”
“What she didn’t explain is that the children that ORR doesn’t have that capacity to take are left in facilities far worse than those of HHS,” Judd added. “In fact, they are being held in the same locations they accused the Trump Administration of inhuman acts when they said he was holding ‘kids in cages.’”
Last night, nearly 200 illegal aliens were apprehended in frigid temperatures in Mission, TX, to include 44 unaccompanied children.
— Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings (@USBPChiefRGV) February 18, 2021
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) heavily criticized the Biden administration for opening detention facilities in South Texas, Breitbart’s John Binder reported.
“This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay — no matter the administration or party,” Cortez stated.
The increase in the amount of unaccompanied minors is creating a problem for the Biden administration along the Southern border.
According to reports from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the number of illegal minors crossing the border from Mexico is increasing every month. In January 2021, Border Patrol agents apprehended 5,871 unaccompanied minors. This is up from 4,995 in December 2020 and 3,076 in January 2020.