Less than two months into his presidency Joe Biden’s open borders stance is already a disaster, as the enormous influx of refugees from Latin America has overwhelmed our ability to process them.
The growing humanitarian catastrophe of allowing tens of thousands of foreigners into the country, after great progress has been made in reducing COVID infections, exposes the peril of allowing liberal ideologues to set policy. And it’s getting worse by the day.
Suffering the most from the administration’s failures are the children who have been packed into overcrowded tents, forced to sleep on the floor, and not being able to shower for days. According to activist attorneys, they have been kept away from their parents and relatives, which only adds to their trauma.
The miserable conditions for the children and the lack of outrage has exposed the sheer hypocrisy of a media and Democrat politicians. The same ones who wailed in outrage about “kids in cages” and “concentration camps” when President Trump was in the White House have remained largely silent as the youngsters are kept in these new worse conditions.
According to an Associated Press report on just one processing facility in Texas, there are concerns about the children being exposed to COVID because they are packed so tightly together.
Children being held in harsh, cramped conditions in Border Patrol tent in Texas.
Biden admin refusing to allow lawyers to inspect facility where 100’s are detained. Its so packed some are sleeping on the floor, and have to wait more than 5 days to shower https://t.co/0yUqU7Sx6c
— Kambree (@KamVTV) March 13, 2021
Hundreds of immigrant children and teenagers have been detained at a Border Patrol tent facility in packed conditions, with some sleeping on the floor because there aren’t enough mats, according to nonprofit lawyers who conduct oversight of immigrant detention centers.
The lawyers interviewed more than a dozen children Thursday in Donna, Texas, where the Border Patrol is holding more than 1,000 people. Some of the youths told the lawyers they had been at the facility for a week or longer, despite the agency’s three-day limit for detaining children. Many said they haven’t been allowed to phone their parents or other relatives who may be wondering where they are.
Despite concerns about the coronavirus, the children are kept so closely together that they can touch the person next to them, the lawyers said. Some have to wait five days or more to shower, and there isn’t always soap available, just shampoo, according to the lawyers.
Unlike when Trump was in office there have been no congressional delegations with the media tagging along. No trips to border facilities for photo ops by the likes of Alexandria Cortez. Even a general indifference to the children (who Dems appear to be content with allowing to suffer in quiet desperation) now that their party controls the White House.
AOC’s getting informed why it might be time for another ‘crying outside the fence’ photo op at the border https://t.co/owqyfufJrt
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 13, 2021
How bad is it? Even CNN has been forced to report on the deplorable situation.
Children detained at US-Mexico border haven’t been able to shower for days or call their parents, lawyers sayhttps://t.co/JwHTvFKmbg
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 13, 2021
The AP report adds; “President Joe Biden’s administration denied the lawyers access to the tent facility. During the administration of former President Donald Trump, attorney visits to Border Patrol stations revealed severe problems, including dozens of children held at one rural station without adequate food, water, or soap.”
One attorney called out Biden’s lack of communication: “It is pretty surprising that the administration talks about the importance of transparency and then won’t let the attorneys for children set eyes on where they’re staying, I find that very disappointing.”
The chance that the new administration will act decisively to get the border crisis under control is practically nonexistent. Especially since the Democrats have to deliver on their campaign promises of unfettered immigration or risk a backlash in the 2020 midterm elections.