(breitbart) – White House press secretary Jen Psaki accused former President Donald Trump of having a “morality problem” at the border Wednesday when confronted with President Joe Biden’s failure to stop migrants from flooding to the Southern border.
When Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked if the Biden administration had a messaging problem, Psaki replied, “I would say in the last administration we had a morality problem.”
Psaki said under Trump, migrant children “were being pulled from the arms of their parents” and “sent back on a treacherous journey” after they were not allowed into the United States.
The Biden White House continues to struggle with its messaging about the migrant crisis at the Southern border United States.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in March that children sent by “loving parents” in Central America would not be turned away at the border.
On Tuesday, Psaki said “we are not trying to close our borders” and said the priority of the Biden administration was to “create an effective, moral, humane system.”
Other Democrats had much more to say
This week, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) opened a facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas that will hold up to 700 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) between the ages of 13 and 17. The UACs will stay at the 66-acre site until they are released into the U.S. interior to be placed with sponsors, who are oftentimes illegal alien family members.
Days after Biden took office, DHS officials moved forward with plans to construct and open a processing center in Donna, Texas, near the Rio Grande Valley Sector’s existing processing center.
Biden, in August 2019, said, “Close them down!” and “We don’t need them” when talking about border detention facilities that President Trump’s administration had utilized to control migration.
In a series of statements, Ocasio-Cortez — who once compared border detention facilities to “concentration camps” in 2019 — denounced the Biden administration for opening the facilities and said DHS “shouldn’t exist.”
“This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay — no matter the administration or party,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in reference to the Carrizo Springs facility.
“It’s only [two months] into this admin and our fraught, unjust immigration system will not transform in that time,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “That’s why bold reimagination is so [important]. DHS shouldn’t exist, agencies should be reorganized, ICE gotta go, ban for-profit detention, create climate refugee status & more.”