Biden administration defends reopening of facility for migrant teens closed under Trump

President Biden’s administration is breaking records, but probably not the kind anybody wants to brag about.

On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki had to defend an administration move to reopen facilities to house migrant children that had been widely criticized by Democrats and the media, and had been closed under former President Donald Trump’s administration.

On Monday, the Department of Health announced it was reopening a facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas to house up to 700 migrants ages 13 to 17.

The move has led to accusations of hypocrisy on the part of Biden, who slammed Trump in the strongest terms for using the facility and others like it.

Unbounded hypocrisy

Critics of Trump’s immigration policies accused his administration of “putting kids in cages” and “separating families,” but now they are forced to eat their words or admit that there is really no other way to deal with the 700 unaccompanied minors who will be housed at the facility until they can be placed with “sponsors.”

Psaki said the facility was being used because of COVID protocols to keep the children safe. She said that “it’s a temporary reopening during COVID-19, our intention is very much to close it, but we want to make sure we can follow COVID protocols.”

In other words, we attacked Trump for doing it, but it’s fine if Biden does the very same thing.

After all, Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama was the one who opened the facility in the first place in 2014.

Harris said housing children a “crime against humanity”

In 2018, Vice President Kamala Harris called Trump’s use of the facilities a “crime against humanity,” and now she’s participating in an administration doing the very same thing.

Such hypocritical actions would have ruined politicians in previous generations, but now, people just seem to expect and overlook hypocrisy from the elected officials in their own party while simultaneously yelling at the top of their lungs about the hypocrisy of those on the other side.

If Biden is just doing what he has to do to care for these children on a temporary basis, then why wasn’t Trump given that same benefit of the doubt in the same situation?

Because the double standard lives on, and nowhere was it more blatant than when it was used against Trump.

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  1. “Hypocrisy” at its’ finest. Maybe it would be best to understand a situation a little better before making someone, or their administration, out to be the bad guy, before being so critical of the actions taken.

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  3. Once again Biden’s administration is lying – it started with Obama using these facilities with no media outcry, then Trump and the media went wild and now Biden trying to spin it as a different facility. Where is the media outcry? No where because they are hypocrites – they don’t care about anyone but themselves. We must fight against the corrupt press!

  4. How can we help? I’m a citizen of this nation and I see a issue that should be easily taken care of. Can we adopt or even take in a couple children to help?
    There must be a solution to helping those poor children. I’m 46 and have no children of my own. I’m a home and buisness owner and think kids are the future. Please consider me if help is needed.

  5. Same crap Obama did. Putting children in cages. President Trump stopped that BS. Now here comes the woke left and Biden back at child abuse. Just like keeping the government schools closed. Child abuse.

  6. Where is Ocasio – Cortez on this? Remember her crying at the cages ( which weren’t) it was a fenced parking lot? All we hear is crickets now that joebama is following obuttheads actions ! Hmmm! Major hypocracy!!!

  7. What double standards or do the forget what they criticized Trump about because they are all brain dead & Obama/China/Soros are telling them what to say & do. When Biden, Pelosi & the gang get mad about anything they all get the same blank empty hateful evil look on their face like people who have sold their souls to the devil!

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