On Wednesday, house speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) admitted there is infact a crisis at the southern border, but made a point in clearing President Joe Biden from any blame due to his short time in office.
“The president has been in office not quite two months,” Pelosi said during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“They are addressing it and it will improve,” she reassured. She continued “we are all impatient” when it comes to unaccompanied children at the border.
“As far as the children are concerned, you can imagine me as a mother of five every minute that a parent is separated from a child to me is a crisis,” Pelosi said. “So we want this to move along expeditiously.”
The crisis at the southern border has been growing for weeks and is now attracting national media attention, as more and more children are arriving unaccompanied, Breitbart News reported.
Migrant children arriving at the border from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador have a 95 percent chance of remaining in the U.S. https://t.co/JzLcdtOy1Z
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 6, 2021
On Tuesday, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) told Breitbart News that Biden’s “open border policy” and promises of freedom are an “invitation” for illegal immigration, human smuggling, and drug trafficking operations.
“What we are seeing is a true surge at the border,” Blackburn said on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. “It is a crisis, and this is a crisis of the Biden administration’s making.
“When President Biden basically said our border is open — you’re not going to be deported, you’re not going to be turned away — people saw that as receiving an engraved invitation to come to the U.S. to get in line and try to get the benefits.”
Biden promised zero deportation policy by stating, “nobody will be deported” from the United States until they commit a crime under his national immigration plan:
Pelosi rejected the idea that Bidens policies were causing a “pull factor” for migrants to come to the U.S. She said people should seek asylum in the United States if they are seeking safety from persecution.
“If they have a well-founded fear of persecution, yes it is agreeable,” Pelosi said. “We have to address the causes of this migration … if we can help them there in our hemisphere that would be a good thing. People generally like to stay home.”