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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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7 Comments

  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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Governor Abbott Shuts Down Entry Points At Southern Border

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Migrants in Texas

On Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott shut down six pots of entry along the state’s southern border with Mexico as illegal immigration levels continue to be at 20-year highs.

“The sheer negligence of the Biden Administration to do their job and secure the border is appalling. I have directed the Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to surge personnel and vehicles to shut down six points of entry along the southern border to stop these caravans from overrunning our state,” Abbott said in a statement Thursday.

Abbott said that U.S. Customs and Border Protection had asked Texas to close the ports of entry to help regain control over the border.

“Six hours after U.S. Customs and Border Protection requested help from Texas to close ports of entry and secure the border, the Biden Administration has now flip-flopped to a different strategy that abandons border security and instead makes it easier for people to cross illegally and for cartels to exploit the border,” Abbott said in a statement. “The Biden Administration is in complete disarray and is handling the border crisis as badly as the evacuation from Afghanistan. I have directed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to maintain their presence at and around ports of entry to deter crossings.”

Abbott’s announcement came after to drone footage from Fox News showed that the number of migrants waiting for processing at an entry point in Del Rio, Texas, had doubled overnight from 4,200 to 8,000 people.

 

Illegal immigration levels broke a 20-year record in March and continued to rise every following month until peaking in July at 212,672 border encounters – the first-time encounters rose above 200,000 in 21 years. August was the second consecutive month with over 200,000 encounters, with agents encountering 208,887 migrants.

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Supreme Court Orders Biden Admin To Reinstate ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy

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The Supreme Court rejected the Biden administration’s request for the Court to reverse a district-court order requiring the Biden administration to reinstate the Trump administration’s “remain in Mexico” policy, which requires asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while they wait for a hearing in U.S. immigration court.

“The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the Biden administration likely violated federal law in trying to end a Trump-era program that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S,” the Associated Press reported.

“After the Biden administration ended the [remain in Mexico] policy, Texas and Missouri went to federal court in Texas to challenge that decision,” SCOTUSblog reported. “The states argue that the decision to terminate the policy violated federal immigration law and the federal law governing the procedures that federal agencies must follow. They also contend that, without the policy, large numbers of migrants can enter the United States based on dubious asylum claims, imposing costs on the states.”

“A federal district judge agreed with the states and ordered the Biden administration to reinstate the policy by Aug. 21. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit declined to put the ruling on hold to give the government time to appeal,” they continued.

On Friday, the Biden administration went to the Supreme Court, “Justice Samuel Alito, who handles emergency requests from Texas, briefly paused the district court’s order to allow the justices to consider the request. Alito put the order on hold until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday and ordered the states to respond by 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon – signaling that the court would act quickly.”

The Biden administration’s temporary end of the “remain in Mexico” policy is considered of the main reasons illegal immigration levels have reached record levels.

In July, the number of migrants hit the highest level on record since the Department of Homeland Security began keeping track in 2001. Illegal immigration levels first broke the 20-year record in March, and then the record was broken again every following month.

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