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Psaki Blames Trump Admin. For Influx Of Immigrants On The Border, Says Biden Admin Is ‘Taking The Challenge Head On’

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki blamed former President Donald Trump’s administration for the influx of migrants America is currently seeing during Tuesday’s press briefing.

Psaki opened the briefing by giving an update on the crisis at the southern border. She told reporters that President Joe Biden “is taking the challenge head on” by “building a fair, orderly and humane immigration system” and blamed the current “situation” on Trump’s “destructive” policies.

“After four years of an immigration system rooted in destructive and chaotic policies, President Biden is taking the challenge head on and is building a fair, orderly and humane immigration system,” Psaki said. “That’s our objective. After coming into office, our administration immediately jumped into action to address the influx of migrants at the border – something that began during and was exacerbated by the Trump administration.”

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“And wanted to provide a couple of data, pieces of data you may have seen, but they’ve come out since the last time we had a briefing in here,” she continued.

Psaki noted that as of the end of March, there were over 5,000 children being kept in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) “patrol stations.” She said that number is currently sitting around 600 children and also touted a decrease in the time minors are spending in CBP facilities.

While less children are being housed in CBP facilities, more have been transferred to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) facilities, according to April 29 data from the ag… (Read more)

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