Kamala has gone 26 days without have a press conference or doing anything about the border crisis. The crisis only seems to worsen with her neglect. Large groups continue to flood the area. This morning’s group of 112 and Friday’s group of 167 were found near Del Rio. Rest assured, while handling these crossings, we are remaining focused on stopping dangerous criminals attempting to sneak through undetected.
So far, during fiscal year 2021, USBP agents rescued nearly 4,000 people across the southwest border. Border Patrol Agents are often the first to respond and render aid in remote areas.
President Biden is finally calling the chaos at the southern border what it is — a crisis.
The startling rhetorical turnabout came Saturday in an off-the-cuff conversation with reporters in Wilmington, Del., as Biden tried to defend his Friday flip-flop on refugee admissions.
“We’re going to increase the number [of refugees allowed into the country],” Biden said as he headed home after playing the first golf game of his presidency. “The problem was that the refugee part was working on the crisis that ended up on the border with young people.”
“We couldn’t do two things at once,” he added. “But now we are going to increase the number.”
In his somewhat garbled comment, Biden seemed to be saying that the strain of handling the influx of migrant children has overtaxed the nation’s immigration authorities — making it impossible for them to handle an increase in authorized refugees as well.
On Friday, hours after Biden signed an executive order retaining the Trump administration’s 15,000-person cap on refugee admissions for this year, White House press secretary Jen Psaki issued a hasty announcement saying that the White House will unveil an undisclosed higher cap on May 15.
The sudden switcheroo came after progressive Democrats, led by Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), excoriated the initial decision on social media.