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Biden: ‘I Don’t Know’ When ‘I Will Commit To Transparency’ On Children At Border

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During President Biden’s first formal press conference after 64 days, 2 days away from doubling the previous record of 33 days, it became obvious why he had waited this long to hold a press conference as he struggled to answer questions, including a question on transparency of the treatment of migrant children at border facilities.

“How soon will journalists be able to have access to the facilities?” A reporter asked. “We’ve obviously been allowed to be inside one, but we haven’t seen the facilities in which children are packed together to really give the American people the chance to see that. Will you commit to transparency on this issue?”

“I will commit to transparency as soon as I’m in a position to implement what we’re doing right now,” Biden said, before explaining that he has not visited the border yet because he did not want to get in the way.

Biden’s statement did not explain what his administration is “doing right now” that he is currently not “in a position to implement,” or what would change that would allow him to be in that position.

“Just to be clear, how soon will that be?” The reporter asked Biden.

“I don’t know, to be clear,” Biden responded, refusing to be transparent about when his administration would be transparent.

 

As the border has been overwhelmed with illegal immigration, exceeding six times the Obama administration’s “crisis level,” journalists have been mostly unable to access border facilities, and the Biden administration has restricted Border Patrol agents from sharing information with the media. Journalists have largely had to rely on leaked documents and information from Border officials that speak under the condition of anonymity so they don’t get caught for violating Biden’s gag order.

The facilities housing children have been described by the New York Times as “akin to jails,” and the children are being held in those facilities for an average of 136 hours, nearly double the legal limit of 72 hours.

Axios reported, “An internal Department of Homeland Security document leaked to Axios shows that 823 unaccompanied migrant children have been held in border patrol custody for over 10 days — more than a fourfold increase over the past week. The maximum amount of time a child is legally supposed to be held in border patrol custody is 72 hours. But as of Saturday, 3,314 unaccompanied children had been in custody longer, with 2,226 for more than five days and 823 for more than 10 days.”

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  1. WILLIAM FLYNN

    March 26, 2021 at 9:08 am

    This bumbling FOOL is the scariest President we have EVER had !!

    • C Knight

      March 27, 2021 at 1:43 pm

      And to think people actually voted voted for this clown???????????

  2. Blue Boomerang

    March 26, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Laughable! Biden knows he created the Hispanic Hordes invading our Southern border. The Great Unwashed, diseased, bring along their drugs, their gang banging violence, their poverty and lack of any marketing skills because Slow Joe asked them to ‘pour’ into our border and Horselaugh Harris promised them ‘free healthcare’. Now that the train-wreck is happening, he’s banning any news coverage. Transparency? You know there’s none. C’mon man. Quit jammin’ me.

  3. marcia

    March 26, 2021 at 10:44 am

    This administration needs to find the courage to tell Central and South American countries to keep their people from coming to our border. And while this pandemic continues, the border should be CLOSED.

  4. gypsykaye

    March 26, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    He doesn’t want to get in the way??? REALLY??? He is suppose to be president of the most powerful country in the world. All he has displayed is weakness to every woeld leader. As president he should have been down at that border two months ago. This is no accident. While being interviewed he has cheat sheets. He made a comment under his breath “What an I doing here”? He’s feeble and cant carry on a coherent conversation. The whole world watched while the DemonRats LITERALLY STOLE this election. Just dont believe your lying eyes. Nothing to see here. Move along. WAKE UP AMERICA before it’s too late. It almoat is. We are losing our 1st & 2nd amendments. Once they are gone the rest of the constitution follows. Goodbye Amwrica Hello CHI-AMERICA

  5. C Knight

    March 26, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    For wanting to be so transparent, Biden is just adding, lie upon lie to his administration! What a joke! No different than Obama!

  6. CarmenPadi

    March 27, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    So when do you think you’ll know so the reporters can ask you again.???? Oh and BTW I’m still waiting to see SNL do some skits regarding this pseudo-president. What a joke the WHOLE administration is. ????

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CBP Finally Releases September Numbers On Biden’s Border Crisis And They Aren’t Good

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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) finally released the data on border crossings in September. The numbers showed that Biden’s border crisis has continued with Border Patrol making about 1.66 million arrests of illegal immigrants entering the U.S. from Mexico for Fiscal Year 2021.

“Border crossings surpassed 1.6 million annually at least twice recently, in 1986 and in 2000,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “In 2019, when crossings reached a peak under the Trump administration, the Border Patrol made about 850,000 arrests.”

The Wall Street Journal noted that the 1.66 million arrests in the Fiscal Year 2021, which started in October 2020, was “the highest annual number ever recorded.”
CBP said that there were 192,001 apprehensions of illegal immigrants at the southern border during September, a number that is 
many times higher than the number of apprehensions usually recorded in September.

In response to the numbers, Chad Wolf, former acting DHS secretary, said that it is because Biden has eliminated “effective, humane border security policies that were working.”

“Instead of upholding the rule of law, the administration has chosen to open the border by eliminating effective, humane border security policies that were working, replace those policies with no alternative, and then process the subsequent historic flows of illegal aliens into the United States as quickly as possible,” Wolf said. “And make no mistake, contrary to the Biden administration’s spin, the vast majority of those apprehended at the southern border are being released into our communities, as CBP’s own publicly available numbers show. The men and women of CBP deserve so much better than this. They deserve leaders who will help them do their jobs, enforce the rule of law, and give them the tools they need. The Biden administration has done the opposite at every turn, and we’re all paying the price for it.”

The flood of illegal immigrants across the southern border is just one of the many crises that have arisen as a result of President Biden’s policies.

“Mr. Biden’s first months saw a cascading set of crises,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “The number of unaccompanied children arriving at the border began to surge, leaving the administration scrambling to establish a network of makeshift shelters at convention centers and sports arenas, to ensure the children didn’t languish in Border Patrol custody for longer than legally allowed. This year, nearly 145,000 children crossed the border into the U.S. without a parent, nearly double the previous record in 2019.”

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BREAKING: Migrant Border Arrests Highest in 35 Years at 1.7 Million

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Just last month when it was reported roughly 1.5 million migrants had been detained at the border in the fiscal year 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas still defended President Biden’s border crisis by falsely stating the border is “secure.”

A mere month later and roughly an additional quarter of a million migrants have been arrested, reaching more than 1.7 million people who have been taken into U.S. custody; the highest number in 35 years. Unpublished Customs and Border Protection data obtained by The Washington Post provides details of the more than 1.7 million migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border between October 2020 through September 2021. The documents are expected to be released publicly sometime this week.

On Tuesday another Biden administration official refused to admit the reality our nation faces. During a confirmation hearing, Biden’s pick to head the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Chris Magnus refused to classify the situation at the southern border as a “crisis” only going so far as to admitting it is a “big problem.”

Daily Mail reports:

Illegal crossings began skyrocketing in the months after President Joe Biden was inaugurated – and while the administration initially tried to blame Trump’s policies for the increase, migrants have repeatedly said they made the trek to the U.S. with the belief the new administration would allow them to stay.

Another pull, migrants said, was the labor shortages in the U.S. exhibiting to them a need for workers.

In another dismissal of the growing crisis, Biden described the rise in spring 2021 as consistent with seasonal norms. That, however, did not remain true as the highest levels of illegal crossings came during the hottest months of the year, July and August.
More than 200,000 migrants were taken into CBP custody each month.

Biden’s team has continued to dismiss the crisis at the southern border, refusing to call it just that – a crisis – even as humanitarian issues emerged with overflowing holding and processing centers that reportedly served undercooked or spoiled food to unaccompanied minor migrants, as well as limited outdoor time and shower use.

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