On Sunday’s airing of “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi outrageously blamed former President Trump for the exploding border crisis, claiming that President Biden had inherited a “broken system.”
“This is a humanitarian challenge to all of us,” she declared. “What the administration has inherited is a broken system at the border and they are working to correct that.”
On Saturday, Biden’s Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced an all-out effort by the government and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to house unaccompanied illegal immigrant children as their numbers skyrocket on the border. The situation seems to be spiraling out of control and now Democrats are trying to point fingers at Trump to deflect from Biden’s handling of the emergency.
Pelosi stated that there are approximately 600 to 700 additional children who are approaching the border. She stated that this is why Biden issued a directive to send FEMA to handle the transfer of the children from border care facilities to safe homes.
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“I’m so pleased that the president, as a temporary measure, has sent FEMA to the border in order to help facilitate the children going from one — the 72-hour issue into where they are cared for as they are transferred into family homes or homes that are safe for them to be,” Pelosi stated.
“So this, again, is a transition for what was wrong before to what is right,” she proclaimed.
Pelosi gushed over the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program calling it the world’s crown jewel. Then she referenced Trump’s alleged “cruel” approach towards illegal immigrants.
Since Trump has left office and Biden has reversed most of his immigration policies, including wall construction, illegal immigration has exploded and detention facilities are now overflowing. The Daily Mail is reporting that those facilities are now over capacity by nearly 700 percent.
Pelosi was very careful in her wording and referred to the crisis on the border as a “challenge.”
She even invoked climate change as a justification in her statement. “Some come from families whose livelihoods have been destroyed by climate change,” Pelosi posited.
“These people were leaving because of the drought,” she claimed. “They couldn’t farm and they were seeking other ways to survive.”
The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border has reportedly tripled over the last few weeks. It’s being reported that in February alone, there were more than 100,000 illegal alien encounters on the border. More than 29,000 unaccompanied children crossed the border in Fiscal Year 2021 through February.
Former President Trump slammed Biden and his handling of the border crisis, stating that the country is being “destroyed” by the influx of illegal aliens over the southern U.S. border. Trump said on Tuesday that the border during his administration was “in great shape” and was “stronger, safer and more secure than ever before.” He also claimed that the border wall “would have easily” been finished if it weren’t for the Democrats getting in the way.
“We ended Catch-and-Release, shut down asylum fraud and crippled the vicious smugglers, drug dealers and human traffickers,” Trump said in a statement released last week. “The Wall, despite horrendous Democratic delays, would have easily been finished by now, and is working magnificently.”
Trump added: “Our country is being destroyed at the Southern border, a terrible thing to see!”
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) placed the blame for the border crisis squarely on Biden. He said the president’s policies are inviting illegal immigrants to come here by the droves braving the dangerous and often deadly trek across the southern border.
“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace asked Cassidy whether Biden is responsible for the drastic jump in illegal immigrants and Cassidy said, “Empirically it is entirely. You can’t help but notice that the administration changes and there is a surge.”
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“And so when people think they can get in,” Cassidy claimed, “they begin sending their unaccompanied child on a train ride across Mexico where she may be kidnapped and trafficked, on the hope that they’re going to be waved through at the border,” Cassidy stated.
He indicated that the government and FEMA believe the crisis will get worse: “They’re sending FEMA for reinforcements — not for today, not for tomorrow, but for three weeks from now,” Cassidy said.
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