During an interview on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ Biden “Border Czar” Roberta Jacobson claimed that the crisis on the border, the surge of people coming into the country illegally is merely seasonal. She did admit that the surge of border crossings we are seeing is a “larger group than usual.”
Watch as Ms. Jacobson also adds that it is important to get these illegal border crossers “humanitarian assistance, job training, education, feeding assistance:”
So as the government is telling cities and states to lock back down and stop relaxing covid restrictions they’re basically allowing an open border, even if it’s not official policy.
Read the transcript, it’s very eye opening and enlightening:
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KAY: “Ambassador, can you imagine any scenario under which the Biden administration decides that it has to reverse the reversal of the policy and send back unaccompanied children? Because however much the President says ‘Don’t come at the moment,’ however much you say the door is not open, the journey is dangerous, the message that these kids are getting in Honduras and El Salvador and Guatemala is, ‘There is a window now to come.’
So I don’t see how you get out of these large number of children arriving if they are on the understanding that if they can cross the border, they will be able to stay in the United States, either in facilities or, better for them, with family members or foster families.”
JACOBSON: “Well, I think there’s a couple of things that we do in response. The first is to make sure that we have as robust messaging as the smugglers do. And let’s be honest, people who are encouraging unaccompanied children or migration through irregular means are mostly the smugglers who are agile and who are very loud.
So we make sure our messaging is loud, that it is not the case. That the border is not open. The second thing we do, though, is we have to understand that these trends are also seasonal. They occur at the beginning of the spring every year.
Yes, it is a larger group than usual, but that they will also diminish at a certain point. And the thing that we have to do most quickly is get humanitarian assistance, job training, education, feeding assistance, because there’s food insecurity throughout these countries.
We need to provide options. That’s why we restarted the Central American Minors Program, that’s why we’re expanding it, that’s why we’re creating new legal pathways, so that this number of children and others, families and individuals, will go down because people will have other options, options to stay home and options to come here legally.”
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