The Biden administration’s efforts to deny the obvious about the southern border crisis are reaching new heights of absurdity.
In a remarkable exchange, Biden press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed that people aren’t “walking across the border,” Breitbart reported.
Not “walking across”
The bold assertion flies in the face of immigration statistics and footage regularly captured by news crews of migrants casually walking through an unprotected border.
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy had challenged Jean-Pierre to justify the administration’s travel ban for unvaccinated foreign nationals, which barred tennis champ Novak Djokovic from competing in the U.S. Open, even as illegal immigrants from south of the border stream into the country.
“It is not that simple. It’s not just that people are walking across the border. We have a plan in place. This is not like switching the lights on. This is going to take a process,” Jean-Pierre said.
Pierre blasted the Trump administration for leaving a supposedly “broken system” — an excuse the White House has been using since the early days of the administration — and claimed that Trump’s tough approach to the border was ineffective.
“We are fixing a broken system that was actually left by the last administration. And as it relates to the tennis star, that is totally different. That is a different process,” she said.
Biden’s border chaos
In Biden’s defense, Jean-Pierre cited the Title 42 policy that Trump enacted, and which Biden is fighting to cancel. The policy has been used to promptly deport some 2 million migrants without a chance to plead asylum.
While Jean-Pierre made it sound like there is an orderly process at the border, illegal immigration has repeatedly set records on Biden’s watch, with more than 2 million border arrests expected by the end of the fiscal year in September.
Of course, those arrests don’t account for “got-aways,” and many who are detained are ultimately released. The Biden administration has admitted to releasing over 1 million migrants into the country, Center for Immigration Studies reported.
Despite these public facts and what everyone can see on video, the border crisis has received little coverage in the mainstream media.
The issue has received more attention recently after Republican Governor Greg Abbott, of Texas, started shipping migrants to liberal cities like New York.