In the biggest flip-flop maybe of all time, the Biden administration is now allowing the newly renamed child migrant facilities to fill to 100% capacity amid a big surge in numbers.
So Joe Biden is putting minor children at increased risk of covid AND in cages, as Fox News reports:
The Biden administration is reportedly planning to allow child migrant shelters to fill to full capacity as the administration scrambles to handle the border crisis, dropping a previous requirement that they limit themselves to just 50% amid COVID-19 precautions.
Axios first reported that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has drafted a memo that would allow them to fill to 100% capacity and tells facilities that they should “plan for and expect to have COVID-19 cases.”
The outlet says the memo encourages facilities to test children, follow 14-day quarantine guidelines, wear masks, improve ventilation and isolate those who test positive.
Health and Human Services later said in a statement to Fox News that, “based on CDC guidance, [HHS’ Office of Refugee Resettlement] has notified facilities they may temporarily reactivate capacity within their full licensed capability up to safe occupancy levels.”
“The same instruction applies to influx facilities up to what ORR and the contractor determine to be safe for influx. In both instances, reactivating beds must be done in a way that maintains a safe and healthy environment for [unaccompanied children] and staff,” the statement said.
The agency said that guidance also called for strengthened COVID mitigation strategies in order to avoid outbreaks at facilities. It also said it is committed to “aggressively” move toward acquiring enough state beds to reduce the need for influx facilities.
“Additional shelter capacity will minimize the likelihood that children remain in Border Patrol stations longer than necessary, where they are also exposed to COVID-19 transmission risks as well as child welfare concerns associated with such settings,” the statement said. “Over-capacity Border Stations pose a greater infection risk to children than ORR program sites that are operating at full licensed capacity but use other COVID-19 mitigation measures.”
It seem like it was not that long ago that Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others were screaming about the plight of these children, claiming former President Trump was a racist monster for allowing it.
When Trump put minor children in detention camps he was a monster, practically Stalin like, whereas when Biden does it he’s being a humanitarian, they’re child migrant facilities and it’s only temporary.
Even worse, the media and many of those who claim to care about these minor children and their plight are now silent.
If leftists didn’t have double standards they’d have no standards at all.
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org