After spending a year pretending like the migrant “cages” on our southern border between U.S. and Mexico were a racist, Trump-era institution, Joe Biden has reopened one of those same cages. Of course, the Left romantically renamed it a “migrant child facility” now that it’s under a Democrat administration.
For the record, the “cages” the Democrats have screamed about for the last four years were built under the Obama-Biden Administration, not Trump’s, as the 45th president has adamantly pointed out.
So, it makes perfect sense that the Biden Administration would continue the policy they criticized the previous president for since it was theirs in the first place.
On Monday, Biden reopened a Texas migrant child facility that can hold up to 700 children amid an influx of unaccompanied minors attempting to cross the border.
This was hypocrisy that even the Washington Post and the Daily Beast picked up on and reported, for once.
Amazon-owned Washington Post reported that the administration’s reasoning for reopening the facility is “because facilities for migrant children have had to cut capacity by nearly half because of the coronavirus pandemic,” according to government officials.
First migrant facility for children opens under Biden https://t.co/ADgQxIlMYU
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 23, 2021
However, “the number of unaccompanied children crossing the border has been inching up, with January reporting the highest total — more than 5,700 apprehensions — for that month in recent years,” the Post revealed.
Shockingly, the outlet even reported on the backlash Biden is receiving from immigration lawyers and advocates who “question why the Biden administration would choose to reopen a Trump-era facility that was the source of protests and controversy.”
They continued, “From the ‘tent city’ in Tornillo, Tex., to a sprawling for-profit facility in Homestead, Fla., emergency shelters have been criticized by advocates for immigrants, lawyers and human rights activists over their conditions, cost and lack of transparency in their operations.”
The Daily Beast similarly criticized the Biden Administration’s move, calling it a “huge step backward.”
This is what conservatives knew all along: Biden never actually cared about kids who are detained at the border. That was just an emotional plea to manipulate Americans into voting for him.
It was political posturing that ultimately worked on tens of millions of empathetic voters who believed the lies that Trump was heartlessly locking kids up in cages while Democrats were working to rescue them.
Neither of those statements was true.
The truth is that Obama and Biden built the facilities to detain undocumented immigrants who tried to illegally cross the border. The Trump Administration used them. And the Biden Administration continued using them.
Of course, anyone detained in these facilities should live under decent, livable conditions, but we shouldn’t expect the U.S. government to simply stop detaining illegal immigrants and allow them in the country.
That said, what we should do is call out politicians like Joe Biden who lied for votes by smearing the other side for something he intended to do himself. Just like the Black, LGBTQ+, and other minority communities, Biden exploited the Hispanic community just to win an election.
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Author: Grace Saldana
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