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    During an interview with Univision on Friday, President Joe Biden stated that he hopes and expects the migrant facility in Texas that was used during the Trump administration “won’t stay open very long,” and that what his administration is doing is “much different” from kids in cages because there are people helping the children. Biden said, “What I can confirm is there’s over — right now, there’s thousands of immigrants — thousands of unaccompanied children coming across the border. We’ve been able to place a significant number of them in licensed facilities throughout the country — shelters throughout the country. But what happened is, in Texas, they opened up one, one that was a former one used in the administration — the last administration. Our hope and expectation is that won’t stay open very long, and that we’ll be able to provide for every kid who comes across the border...
    The Biden administration is facing an early challenge about how to deal with migrant youths at the U.S.-Mexico border, putting it on the defensive over the very issue Democrats long used to excoriate the Trump administration for a "kids in cages" approach. The flow of unaccompanied migrant children taken into custody by federal authorities has risen dramatically of late. More than 1,500 children were apprehended last week, with an additional 300 detained on Sunday, according to government data viewed by CBS News. "There are dramatic increases of numbers of children arriving," said Jennifer Podkul, vice president for policy and advocacy for Kids in Need of Defense. The Department of Health and Human Services reported this week that its facilities for children were near capacity. Health protocols imposed by the pandemic have created new constraints, leading the the department's Office of Refugee Resettlement to open an emergency facility in Carrizo Springs,...
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) condemned the newly reopened camps used to detain unaccompanied minors until they can be transferred into the country. White House press secretary Jen Psaki stands firm with the Biden administration’s decision. “This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay – no matter the administration or party,” the New York Congresswoman wrote on Wednesday: This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay – no matter the administration or party. https://t.co/AEV7s7QQnB — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 23, 2021 Psaki responded by defending the decision by President Joe Biden’s administration to reopen detainment camps for unaccompanied minors detained at the Southern border. “Our objective is to move these kids quickly from there to vetted, sponsored families, and to places where they can safely be,” she said. Biden promised during his 2020 campaign that he would close the facilities holding detained unaccompanied migrant children....
    More On: immigration White House on defensive over ‘kids in containers’ as GOP, AOC cite hypocrisy Federal judge in Texas blocks Biden ban on deportations Kamala-mania seizes the press and other commentary White House denies ‘kids in cages’ hypocrisy charge Joe Biden and Kamala Harris savaged President Donald Trump for keeping “kids in cages.” But now they’re doing the same thing — and undoing the Trump policies that had mitigated the underlying problem. That is, the Biden administration is housing migrant teens in some of the very same facilities they decried. It’s not really “kids in cages” — or even “kids in containers,” as critics have said of the pod-like structures in Carrizo Springs, Texas, holding up to 700 teens the White House says came to the country unaccompanied. But it’s also not a solution. Biden-Harris are also reopening an overflow facility in Homestead, Fla., which Harris sought to...
    Eric Baradat/Getty Images A Washington Post reporter defended the paper’s decision to describe the Biden administration’s first center for holding immigrant children as a “migrant facility” in a new report, arguing that it was much more welcoming than holding centers under former President Donald Trump. The issue arose as the result of a Monday story by The Post’s Silvia Foster-Frau detailing the new center in Carrizo Springs, Texas, headlined, “First migrant facility for children opens under Biden.” Critics noted the paper referred to the facilities in the Trump era using terms that included “concentration camps.” Post senior political reporter Aaron Blake defended the decision on Tuesday in an analysis, titled, “No, Biden’s new border move isn’t like Trump’s kids in cages.'” Blake said the description was justified, in part, because the paper didn’t view it as a “good thing,” and because the Biden administration does not separate children from the adults...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the decision by President Joe Biden’s administration to reopen a detention center for migrant children on Monday. More than 200 migrant teenagers on Monday were sent to a reopened facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, according to CBS News, with plans to expand the number of detained children to 700 in facilities across the country. Both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris strongly condemned such facilities during the 2020 presidential campaign, accusing former President Donald Trump of putting children and “babies in cages.” “Under Trump, there have been horrifying scenes at the border of kids being kept in cages, tear-gassing asylum seekers, ripping children from their mothers’ arms,” Biden wrote in an op-ed in the Miami Herald in 2019, accusing Trump of “actions that subvert American values and erode our ability to lead on the global stage.” Biden promised during the campaign that he would close...
    More On: immigration Illegal immigrant lived 3 years in a church to dodge deportation, may get to stay Biden administration cuts citizenship test questions in half Joe Biden brings America back to bad Obama days: Goodwin US begins admitting migrants as Biden phases out Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy One person’s “kids in cages” is another’s “reopening overflow facilities.”  The Biden White House is being accused of hypocrisy for reopening border facilities to house migrant teenagers — including one that both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris savaged then-President Donald Trump about on the campaign trail and before. Biden blasted Trump repeatedly for separating families and failing to reunite them, decrying during an October debate that migrant children were “ripped from their [parents’] arms and separated.” Harris, then a senator, said in 2018 at the peak of the family separation controversy that Trump’s treatment of migrants was a...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday defended the reopening of a migrant facility at the border for children under the Biden administration, saying it is a "temporary reopening" amid the COVID-19 pandemic as she was pressed on the president's past comments during the Trump administration on such facilities. Psaki was asked by Fox News why the Biden administration was reopening a facility for migrant children in Texas -- considering President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris' history railing against facilities for migrant children while Donald Trump was president. She replied that their policy is "not to expel unaccompanied children who arrive at the border." BIDEN ADMINISTRATION REOPENING TEXAS HOLDING FACILITY FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN "The process, how it works, is that Customs and Border control continue to transfer unaccompanied children to the HHS office of Refugee Resettlement," Psaki explained, adding that "can take a couple of days." Psaki said that due...
    The Washington Post raised eyebrows on Monday night for a report on the first newly-opened "migrant facility for children" under President Biden, which critics compared to the "kids in cages" mantra that was pushed during the Trump administration.  "Dozens of migrant teens boarded vans Monday for the trip down a dusty road to a former man camp for oil field workers here, the first migrant child facility opened under the Biden administration," the Post reported from Carrizo Springs, Texas. "The emergency facility — a vestige of the Trump administration that was open for only a month in summer 2019 — is being reactivated to hold up to 700 children ages 13 to 17." MEDIA CONTINUES TO EQUATE CRUZ VACATION 'SCANDAL' TO ALLEGED CUOMO COVER-UP OF NEW YORK NURSING HOME DEATHS The Post continued, "Government officials say the camp is needed because facilities for migrant children have had to cut capacity by...
    Joe Biden, seen in a reflection, and President Donald Trump during the final presidential debate before Election Day, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has never been known for making apologies or displaying regret, but when his policy of separating children from their families at the southwestern border arose during his debate with former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, he had a ready deflection for the “kids in cages” accusation. It was Biden’s fault. “They said, ‘Look at these cages; President Trump built them,’ ” Trump said. “And then it was determined they were built in 2014. That was him.” Trump is correct that the Obama administration expanded the number of border facilities with chain-linked enclosures in 2014, but the journey from their construction to contend with a surge of Central American children crossing...
    David Edwards October 23, 2020 7:57AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story CNN conservative pundit Rick Santorum praised President Donald Trump's debate performance on Thursday despite the president's defense of a child separation policy for immigrants. Following the final 2020 presidential debate, Van Jones expressed disgust at a "lack of humanity" from Trump, who claimed that immigrant children in "cages" are "so well taken care of." : "Number one, we're not keeping kids in cages anymore!" Santorum fired back. "Where are their parents?" Jones asked. "He very effectively said, 'Who built the cages?'" Santorum said of Trump. "And who used the cages?" Jones demanded to know. "Who used them in horrific, barbaric ways that are a stench in the nostrils of God?" : But Santorum argued that the "horrific" conditions were created by the Obama administration. "The people who built the cages probably wouldn't have built them...
    CNN’s Van Jones and Rick Santorum got heated after the presidential debate Thursday night on the exchange on immigration and President Donald Trump’s claims about children at the border. Santorum said that Trump “completely skewered Joe Biden” as a typical politician and he dinged Biden for looking at his watch. Jones followed up by saying Trump “did his best ever, and his best was not good enough.” “It was the same stuff, just with a little bit less volume on it, but no plan for the future,” Jones continued. “He sounded better, he looked better, but there was nothing there.” He went on to call out Trump’s “shocking lack of humanity” in his response to children at the border separated from their parents, saying, “No apology. I mean, a human being just would’ve said, ‘Hey, I can’t sleep at night just thinking about those kids. I’m doing everything I...
    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow used images of children held in cages during the Obama administration in a segment blasting President Donald Trump over the issue. “In terms of permanent damage done to humans, in terms of the severity of the damage deliberately done to humans, the Trump administration, no matter what else they do, they will never ever get out from the shadow of the fact that they really did, as a policy and a deliberate practice, they really did take little kids away from their moms and dads,” she said on the September 15 edition of The Rachel Maddow Show. “They outfitted the kids with Mylar blankets and a lump of padding that was supposed to qualify as a mattress, and they told them to sleep on the floor,” Maddow added. As Maddow spoke, photos taken by the Associated Press in 2014 — during President Barack Obama’s tenure in office...
    CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden and actress Eva Longoria told a Florida audience on Tuesday that President Trump locked immigrant kids in cages at the southern border. VERDICT: Misleading. The policy was devised by the Obama-Biden administration. Biden and Longoria attacked Trump on Tuesday over the Obama-Biden policy of putting kids in cages at the southern border. “Donald Trump has failed the Hispanic community time and time again,” Biden said. “It’s not a secret. Whether it’s in his heinous act of separating children from their families at our border…” he said. Meanwhile, while introducing Biden, Longoria said Trump has spent four years “demonizing Latinos.” “At the border, he has ripped kids from the arms of their parents and has locked them in cages,” she said with the emotional, effective delivery of a highly trained Hollywood actress. Breitbart News previously reported that the policy of separating kids from adults at...
    The Associated Press took a look at the veracity of claims made by Democratic political figures at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.The AP's fact-checking team will also assess claims made during GOP leaders' speeches at the Republican National Convention this week, and this report may be updated accordingly.Trump's distortion on Dems and the pledgePresident Donald Trump is accusing the Democrats of taking God out of the Pledge of Allegiance at their national convention. He's distorting what happened.Trump: "The Democrats took the word GOD out of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democrat National Convention. At first I thought they made a mistake, but it wasn't. It was done on purpose. Remember Evangelical Christians, and ALL, this is where they are coming from-it's done. Vote Nov 3!" - tweet Saturday.The facts: That's a misleading accusation. The central programming of the convention featured the entire pledge, complete with "under God."The first night...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama assailed President Donald Trump on Monday for ripping migrant children from their parents and throwing them into cages, picking up on a frequent and distorted point made widely by Democrats. She’s right that Trump’s now-suspended policy at the U.S.-Mexico border separated thousands of children from their families in ways that had not been done before. But what she did not say is that the very same “cages” were built and used in her husband’s administration, for the same purpose of holding migrant kids temporarily. A look at her remark in the keynote address at the opening night of the remote Democratic National Convention: MICHELLE OBAMA, on Americans: “They watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown into cages.” THE FACTS: The reference to cages is misleading and a matter that Democrats have persistently distorted. Trump used facilities that were built during...
    Michelle Obama made a misleading claim about the Trump administration's implementation of the federal family separation policy during a keynote address she gave during the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, an Associated Press fact check found. "They see our leaders labeling fellow citizens enemies of the state while emboldening torch-bearing white supremacists," Obama said of children who are growing up in the United States watching the first term of Trump's presidency. "They watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown into cages and pepper spray and rubber bullets are used on peaceful protesters for a photo-op." The AP reported the claim that Trump administration officials ripped families apart and jailed children of illegal immigrants in cagelike detention centers is "misleading" and has become "a matter that Democrats have persistently distorted." "She’s right that Trump’s now-suspended policy at the U.S.-Mexico border...
    Former first lady Michelle Obama slammed President Donald Trump during her speech Monday at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) for ripping families apart and throwing kids ‘into cages’-seemingly forgetting her husband, President Barack Obama, created the facilities, according to the Associated Press (AP). Speaking at the DNC, Obama said Americans “watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown into cages.” However, the Obama-Biden administration built the facilities used to house children at the border. Further, calling the facilities “cages” is misleading and a distorted version of the truth, per the AP. The so called “cages” are actually chain-link enclosures inside border facilities where migrants are temporarily housed and separated by sex and age, according to the report. Trump came under widespread scrutiny following his 2018 ‘zero-tolerance’ policy at the border when a photo showing children in the enclosure began circulating. But those photos, taken by the...
    By CALVIN WOODWARD and HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama assailed President Donald Trump on Monday for ripping migrant children from their parents and throwing them into cages, picking up on a frequent and distorted point made widely by Democrats. She's right that Trump's now-suspended policy at the U.S.-Mexico border separated thousands of children from their families in ways that had not been done before. But what she did not say is that the very same “cages” were built and used in her husband's administration, for the same purpose of holding migrant kids temporarily. A look at her remark in the keynote address at the opening night of the remote Democratic National Convention: MICHELLE OBAMA, on Americans: “They watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown into cages." THE FACTS: The reference to cages is misleading and a matter that Democrats have persistently...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama assailed President Donald Trump on Monday for ripping migrant children from their parents and throwing them into cages, picking up on a frequent and distorted point made widely by Democrats. She’s right that Trump’s now-suspended policy at the U.S.-Mexico border separated thousands of children from their families in ways that had not been done before. But what she did not say is that the very same “cages” were built and used in her husband’s administration, for the same purpose of holding migrant kids temporarily. A look at her remark in the keynote address at the opening night of the remote Democratic National Convention: MICHELLE OBAMA, on Americans: “They watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown into cages.” THE FACTS: The reference to cages is misleading and a matter that Democrats have persistently distorted. Trump used facilities that were built...
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