Biden finally calls border situation a ‘crisis’ while seeking to raise refugee cap

Despite a deluge of illegal migrants crossing America’s southern border, President Joe Biden has long denied that the country is facing a crisis.

It appears that denial has finally come to an end. As the Washington Examiner reported, Biden reversed course over the weekend weekend by admitting the obvious.

That admission came as the president spoke with reporters on Saturday about his plan to increase the number of refugees allowed into the country.

“We’re going to increase the number,” Biden said. “The problem was that the refugee part was working on the crisis that ended up on the border with young people. We couldn’t do two things at once, but now, we are going to increase the number.”

Previous denial

Those words stand in stark contrast to the way members of the Biden administration have consistently avoided using the word “crisis” in their public communications.

As the Examiner noted, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas explicitly denied that any crisis was taking place during a White House press conference on March 1.

Mayorkas instead characterized the situation as “a challenge” that the administration is managing. He went on to blame the difficulties on former President Donald Trump, saying, “It takes time to rebuild the system from scratch.”

“Enormous challenge’

White House press secretary Jen Psaki has frequently tried to downplay the situation at the border as well, and voiced her objection when Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy asked if the influx of migrants had become “a disaster.”

“I know that we always get into the fun of labels around here, but I would say our focus is on solutions, and this is one of the steps that the president felt would help not become a final solution but help expedite processing, help ensure that people who are coming across the border have access to health and medical care,” she said in March.

However, Psaki was at least willing to concede that “the numbers are enormous,” calling them “a big challenge.”

Republicans haven’t been nearly so shy in their use of language. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-CA) declared during a March trip to El Paso, “It’s more than a crisis. This is human heartbreak.”

“It didn’t have to happen,” he added. “This crisis is created by the presidential policies of this new administration.”

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  1. He is an old fool. Jill should be charged with elder abuse. She committed adultery because she knew he would cheat tax payers to make them rich,

    1. It won’t matter before long , he is getting worse daily, the dementia is robbing him daily. I guess she wanted to be first lady bad, but it’s taken care of, Obama is running his third term for pres. Probably was already planned before Biden ran. He is making the decisions, Biden can’t, not able.

  2. Where does joebama think all these people will live and work? We have unemployed and homeless Americans who should be first priority, NOT refugees and illegals! This is ludicrous! We do not need more foreigners in our country, taking our jobs!

    1. This crisis is coming at a bad time when we are dealing with shut downs from the pandemic and our own people not being able to work. But we are allowing illegals to come here & putting them up in motels & bussing them all over the country. Needs to be shutdown!!

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  4. Michael Saunders, U.S. Army S.F. veteran of the Vietnam war and 23 years in law enforcement says:

    Biden and Harris both need to be impeached with what they have done at the southern border. They created a crisis and they both need to pay big for doing that to this country and the American citizens of this country.

  5. It’s about time Biden did something productive for the US, All he has done has been COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE. Let us see if his “realization” leads him on to doing something about it or if he just whines awhile. That would be like his old past self – do nothing to help his citizens!

  6. The presence of Biden and Harris in the White House is a disgrace to the
    political process in our national elections. They were not legally elected and
    I place the blame for the states changing election laws, to the benefit of the
    democrat-communist party, squarely on the shoulders of John Roberts. He
    knew, if there was ever a case the Supreme Court should review, making sure that all votes were legal votes, this warranted the court’s attention. He chose not to bring this before the court, making it possible for the 14 million votes which could not be validated, to count as legal votes, electing the idiot from Delaware and the questionable repute.
    Willie Brown asked that we not give this lady of great talent a hard time.
    I find it difficult to figure any way that her talent lends to her qualifications
    as the future president of the U.S. and Commander-in-Chief of our armed
    forces. It’s disgraceful that we must even consider such a possibility.

  7. She was sleeping with Willie Brown. That’s how Harris got her start
    in politics. It’s not what you know, it’s who you bed.
    I really blame all the fools that voted for Biden-Harris.
    All they had to do was watch Joe and listen to him to know he was
    in his dotage. They should have their voting rights revoked.

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