Someone over there at CNN is beginning to give Biden just a little of the treatment they gave Trump a few years ago:
The number of unaccompanied migrant children in US Border Patrol facilities, which are akin to jail cells and not intended for kids, has reached dramatic highs, internal agency documents show, underscoring the urgent challenge facing the Biden admin. https://t.co/PMxDUlMD9t
— CNN (@CNN) March 8, 2021
CNN reporters Priscilla Alvarez and Kaitlan Collins are beginning to tell the truth about the border crisis even though they still call it an ‘urgent challenge’, which is similar to the language Biden officials are using. But to be fair, they do make it sound more like a crisis than a ‘challenge’.
The number of unaccompanied migrant children in US Border Patrol facilities, which are akin to jail cells and not intended for kids, has reached dramatic highs, according to internal agency documents reviewed by CNN, underscoring the urgent challenge facing the Biden administration.
More than 3,200 unaccompanied migrant children were in Customs and Border Protection custody, according to the documents dated Monday. Of those, around 2,600 were awaiting placement in shelters suitable for minors, but there were just over 500 beds available to accommodate them.
The latest data comes on the heels of a trip to the US-Mexico border by senior administration officials to assess the situation on the ground amid an increasing number of arrests and indicates a rapidly increasing trend of unaccompanied children coming into the US. Less than a week ago, there were around 1,700 children in Border Patrol custody.
Among those who went was Susan Rice, former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser who now heads Biden’s Domestic Policy Council. A source familiar with the visit told CNN Rice was engaged during the visit and, at times, pressed Department of Health and Human Services officials, who run the shelters for unaccompanied migrants, on how they were preparing to respond to the surge and process migrant children more efficiently.
The growing number of unaccompanied children has raised alarm bells among officials scrambling to find shelter space to care for kids amid an ongoing pandemic that resulted in some locations keeping some beds unoccupied to comply with health guidelines.
Monday’s data reveals the continued bottleneck in the system, with more children coming into custody than the US government is prepared to care for. It also emphasizes the hurdles facing the Biden administration as it tries to strike a more humanitarian approach on immigration while juggling the realities on the border.
The numbers are overwhelming. To compare, at the peak of the 2019 border crisis — when there were overcrowded facilities and children sleeping on the ground — there were around 2,600 unaccompanied children in Border Patrol custody, a former CBP official told CNN.
The article up to this point is pretty good actually and showcasing the crisis that’s unfolding at the border, even noting that it’s worse than what Trump had to deal with in 2019. Not bad.
But here’s where CNN pulls its punches and earns its fake news reputation:
A myriad of reasons can account for the sudden rise in children at the US-Mexico border, including the pandemic’s dramatic toll on Latin America, where economies once projected to grow have been decimated, the results of two devastating hurricanes that hit the region, and a perception of relaxed enforcement by the Biden administration.
“A perception of relaxed enforcement by the Biden administration”?????? This is not a perception, it’s a reality! Biden intentionally undid the agreements Trump had with Mexico and other countries south of the border and his administration is purposefully tying the hands of the border patrol and ICE. Biden might as well have put up a sign at the border saying ‘COME ONE, COME ALL AND WE’LL LET YOU IN!’
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com