WASHINGTON D.C.– When former President Donald Trump was in office, the left, and almost every major media outlet tore him apart every chance they could when it came to “locking children in cages”.
They made him out to be a villain, and the drama revolving round it, especially the fake tears coming from AOC’s “photo shoot” were Oscar worthy.
Now that Democratic President Joe Biden is in office, and immigrants are flooding the borders in unprecedented numbers, no one on the left or in the media seem to think that the hundreds of children packed into “cages” and sleeping on floors with nothing more than a blanket is perfectly acceptable.
GOP Whip Steve Scalise Shares Footage of ‘Child Abuse’ from Migrant Processing Facility https://t.co/OYEjiblg7p
— SCK (@pacasandrs) April 11, 2021
However, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), and several other Republicans do have a serious problem with this, and are beginning to speak up.
Scalise recently shared footage of hundreds of migrant children being packed together in a processing facility, calling it “child abuse.”
🚨 I visited the Donna processing facility yesterday.
These are the videos Joe Biden & Kamala Harris don’t want you to see.
This is the devastating result of their disastrous left-wing immigration agenda.
RT so everyone can see what they’re trying to hide. This is child abuse. pic.twitter.com/7y7sQp50Pn
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) April 10, 2021
“These are the videos Joe Biden & Kamala Harris don’t want you to see. This is the devastating result of their disastrous left-wing immigration agenda,”
The tweet continued:
“RT so everyone can see what they’re trying to hide. This is child abuse.”
A group of ten lawmakers, who were led by Scalise, conducted a ten-day tour of the border region.
WJTV reported that during their visit, they saw an overcrowded migrant processing tent facility, visited the border wall, and met with Border Patrol leaders. Their visit ended with a boat tour on the Rio Grande near Mission, Texas.
Scalise also shared another video of himself at the border at night, slamming President Joe Biden’s “disastrous amnesty agenda.”
Steve Scalise accuses Joe Biden and Kamala Harris of child abuse.https://t.co/rRgQ5wKsvg
— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) April 13, 2021
Scalise tweeted out a video where he referred to the illegal aliens who crossed the border into the U.S. and were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol, saying:
“We’ve only been here less than an hour, and we’ve already seen multiple encounters of people coming across,”
Scalise tweeted in the caption:
“This is out of control. It’s the middle of the night. We’ve seen dozens of children flow freely across the border in just the past few minutes.
“This is the reality of Joe Biden’s disastrous amnesty agenda,”
🚨🚨 LIVE from the border:
This is out of control. It’s the middle of the night. We’ve seen dozens of children flow freely across the border in just the past few minutes.
This is the reality of Joe Biden’s disastrous amnesty agenda. pic.twitter.com/kPCPAclpvd
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) April 9, 2021
Breitbart reported that Biden recently named Vice President Kamala Harris the “border czar” after Roberta Jacobson said she was stepping down from her post in April. Since then, Harris has come under fire for taking trips to places such as Chicago while ignoring the crisis at the border.
The White House has defended her trips, saying that Harris was focusing on solving the causes of migration from countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador instead of focusing directly on the U.S. Southern border.
On Thursday, April 8th, Scalise appeared on Fox & Friends where he addressed Harris’s evasion of the Southern border, saying:
“You can see why Vice President Kamala Harris either doesn’t want to have this dumped in our lap because Joe Biden created the mess and is asking her to mop it up, or else she’s in over her head. Either way, it doesn’t bode well for the United States,”
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Hundreds of sheriffs call on Biden to complete border wall, stop ‘gangs, guns, dangerous drugs’ from entering America
April 11, 2021
WASHINTON, DC – The Biden administration came under fire from the nation’s sheriffs on Wednesday for failing to control the ongoing border crisis. Hundreds of sheriffs from dozens of states sent a letter to the President pushing him to change course.
The letter, signed by 275 sheriffs from 39 states warned the President of dangerous repercussions if he continued to allow illegal immigrants to flow into the country. The letter, released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, read:
“America’s Sheriffs are deeply troubled about the dangerous impacts your administration’s border policies are having on our citizens, legal residents, and communities. You must act now before our nation’s public safety resources are overwhelmed with the criminal side effects of unchecked illegal immigration, including transnational gangs, guns, dangerous drugs, and human trafficking.”
The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported record numbers of illegal immigrants taken into custody at the US-Mexico border. A CBP report released last week showed that 172,331 people were taken into custody trying to enter the country illegally over the southern border in March.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference last week to address the overcrowding in detention facilities and accusations that child abuse and neglect of children was happening inside those facilities. The Governor said the Biden administration’s failed immigration policy was causing the problems:
“Earlier today, The Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services separately received tips that allege child abuse and neglect at the federal government’s Child and Migrant facility at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio behind me.
“These problems are a by-product of President Biden’s open border policies and the lack of planning for the fallout from those disastrous policies.”
In the letter, the sheriffs address the crime associated with the flow of illegals entering the country:
“As this situation continues to evolve, more families will be exposed to the violence associated with drug trafficking and transnational gangs. More parents will suffer the loss of their children, not because they were irresponsible, but because of exposure to criminal illegal alien violence caused by the reckless and irresponsible policies of your administration.
“In a myriad of ways, you and your administration are encouraging and sanctioning lawlessness and the victimization of the people of the United States of America, all in the name of mass illegal immigration.”
The sheriffs did not mince words when appointing blame for the crisis. President Biden’s promises of immigration leniency and reduced immigration enforcement orders are to blame, according to the letter:
“In the interests of ending the undermining of our laws and the increased risks to the safety and security of the people of the United States of America, we respectfully request that you immediately reverse course on your pro-illegal immigration policies, resume the border wall construction, and embrace the common-sense, public-safety-supporting border policies of the previous administration.”
The Biden administration may be listening to some of the criticism coming from law enforcement and members of the right, as some of his policies are taking a step back. For example, the administration is considering a restart of border wall construction on a limited basis.
In a conversation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the administration was considering finishing “gaps in the wall.” According to notes from the ICE session, Mayorkas said:
“It’s not a single answer to a single question. There are different projects that the chief of the Border Patrol has presented and the acting commissioner of CBP presented to me. The president has communicated quite clearly his decision that the emergency that triggered the devotion of DOD funds to the construction of the border wall is ended.
“But that leaves room to make decisions as the administration, as part of the administration, in particular areas of the wall that need renovation, particular projects that need to be finished.”
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Author: K. Winters