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Psaki Dodges Questions On Border Crisis And Lack Of Transparency

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Jen Psaki

Democrat President Joe Biden’s border crisis is growing worse every day, and reporters are beginning to question the transparency of the Biden administration as new information reveals how disastrously the crisis is being handled.

“It’s now been three weeks since I think in this room, you were first asked about getting us some press access,” a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. “Why [have] we still not [seen] any images inside these facilities?”

“We remain committed to doing that, and I think these facilities are overseeing — HHS, of course, oversees the shelters,” Psaki replied. “The DHS oversees the border patrol facilities, and we want to work with them to ensure we can do it, respecting the privacy and obviously the health protocols required by COVID.”

“But even given COVID protocols, and obviously privacy concerns, even you all haven’t released any images that you obviously could redact if you wanted to,” the reporter pressed.

“Again, we remain committed to sharing with all of you data on the number of kids crossing the border, the steps we’re taking, the work we’re doing to open up facilities, our own bar we’re setting for ourselves and improving and expediting the timeline, and the treatment of these children,” Psaki replied. “We remain committed to transparency. I don’t have an update for you on the timeline for access, but it’s certainly something we support.”

Psaki’s claim that the Biden administration is “committed to transparency” is undermined by the actions of the Biden administration. President Biden lied repeatedly this week in an ABC News interview with George Stephanopoulos, claiming that his administration is not holding children in cells or taking them away from their family.

“What do you do with an unaccompanied child that comes to the border. Do you repeat what Trump did, take them from their mothers, move them away, but hold them in cells, etc.? We’re not doing that,” Biden falsely claimed.

Biden’s lie came after it was reported that more than 4,000 children were being held in custody at the southern border. That number was later found to be nowhere near the real number, which is over 300% higher at more than 13,000 children in custody at the southern border.

CBS News Norah O’Donnell tweeted about the discovery, revealing that the children “are being held in U.S. custody for an average of 120 hours,” nearly double the legal limit.

 

The New York Times describes the facilities the children are being held in as “akin to jails.”

Migrant children are being forced to sleep on gym mats with foil sheets and go for days without showering as the Border Patrol struggles to handle thousands of young Central Americans who are surging across the southwestern border, some of them as young as a year old,” The New York Times reported this week. “Many of the children interviewed by … lawyers in recent days said they had not been allowed outdoors for days on end, confined to an overcrowded tent.”

 

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  1. Don

    March 22, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    Biden needs to be impeached for failing to keep our country safe due to the open border problem. Plus he is allowing diseases to enter with all the illegals crossing the border
    Why aren’t the Republicans doing something about this?

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