Even left-wing media outlets and the Centers for Disease Control are warning about the severity of the crisis at the southern border.
While not allowing schools and businesses to open at 100% capacity, the Biden administration is now allowing illegal immigrant detention facilities to open at 100%. The CDC reportedly approved the decision, reversing their previous order to only open the facilities at 50% capacity to allow for social distancing measures.
The number of illegal immigrants crossing the border per day under Joe Biden has even exceeded the number that the Obama administration established as the standard for a border crisis, which, according to former officials in the Obama administration, was 1,000 attempted crossings a day. The current number of illegal crossings has risen to more than 6,000 per day under Joe Biden. Resources are becoming strained, and now even the Democrat media has had to report on it.
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Even left-wing outlets have no choice but to report on the situation.
“The fact that the country’s premier health advisory agency is permitting a change in COVID-19 protocols indicates the scale of the immigration crisis,” Axios reported. “Shelters have been getting an average of 321 children per day — up from 47 per day the first week of January — and expect to need 20,000 beds to accommodate an anticipated record number of child migrants.”
A draft memo written by the CDC states that the situation at the border has become dire, and warns that officials should be prepared for an increase in COVID cases. “At this time, CBP does not have adequate space for physical distancing, quarantine of persons exposed to COVID-19 or isolation of ill or infected persons,” says the memo reviewed by Axios. “As of March 1, 2021, four CBP sectors are over COVID-adjusted capacity.”
Even The Hill had to report on Biden’s hypocrisy, writing: “the administration reopened a facility for migrant children in Texas despite Biden’s fervent criticism of the use of similar facilities during the Trump administration.”
The situation at the border has become so alarming that even Democrat politicians are speaking out. According to Texas Democrat Representative Vicente Gonzalez, Joe Biden‘s immigration policies are causing a crisis that will “be catastrophic for our party, for our country, for my region, for my district, in the middle of a pandemic, in an area where we’ve lost over 3,000 people in my small congressional district.”
The news of the illegal immigration crisis comes at a time when the Biden administration is trying desperately to re-brand its actions at the border. Even though Biden is re-opening facilities that were once protested by Democrats, there is significantly less of an outcry from the radical left.
The reason that you don’t see Democrats screaming about Biden putting kids in cages is likely because the media has helped the Biden administration by referring to the facilities with less harsh names like “unaccompanied children (UC) facilities.”
Now, the White House is going even further in their attempts to cover up their actions. “Biden officials are considering naming the facilities ‘reception centers,’ according to three people familiar with the discussions, on the logic that the name sounds less harsh,” the Washington Examiner reported.
“The name would distinguish the facilities, one of which has been set up in Carrizo Springs, Texas, from existing structures maintained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Health and Human Services’s Office of Refugee Resettlement. Images of one such Border Patrol facility led to criticism that President Donald Trump held children in ‘cages.’ Often, other such buildings are called ‘detention centers’ or ‘holding facilities,’” the Examiner added.
An official who spoke to the Washington Examiner stated:
These facilities are going up, but they’re being utilized differently. The direction is very clear. Release them as fast as possible. If you can’t receive [migrants] from a Border Patrol station, then release them right there, do it. If that area gets overcrowded, they’re giving instruction to ICE to then bus them further into the interior of the United States.
No matter what you call them, these facilities are being overwhelmed by the crisis Biden has caused at the southern border. The ‘Catch and Release’ policies have been implemented once again, and talk of amnesty has led to a significant increase in the number of illegal immigrants attempting to cross the border. Without a border wall and a strong immigration policy, the Biden administration will not be able to get a handle on this crisis. Unfortunately, the Democrat Party cannot enact these policies without losing the support of the far-left radicals they have allowed to take control of their party.