(ThePatriotSource.com)- Despite the Democrats slamming President Donald Trump for putting “kids in cages” at the southern border throughout the last presidential campaign, President Joe Biden is now overseeing the greatest border crisis in modern American history. It’s so bad that even the left-wing press is criticizing him for it, as 15,000 migrant children were being held in “cages” on Saturday.
CBS News reported how some 5,000 of those children were also unaccompanied and being held in a holding facility run by the United States Customs and Border Protection along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Two months into his presidency and not only has President Biden not released the illegal alien children from the so-called “cages,” but the numbers have increased as a result of a surge in illegal crossings.
Government records also revealed how unaccompanied illegal alien children were spending on average 136 hours in CBP custody, which is significantly beyond the 72 hours provided under U.S. law.
More children in detention facilities than under the Trump administration and those same children being illegally held in the temporary facilities for days at a time. Can you imagine how the Democrats would react if this had happened on President Donald Trump’s watch?
Establishment Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appear to still be on President Biden’s side. During an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Pelosi blamed the border crisis on President Trump and said she was thankful that Biden had sent in the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist with the problem.
“I’m so pleased that the president, as a temporary measure, has sent FEMA to the border to help facilitate the children going from one — the 72-hour issue into where they are cared for as they are transferred into family homes or homes that are safe for them to be,” Pelosi said.
President Biden can’t count on that same support from all members of his party, however. Far-left Democrats like Rep. Ayanna Pressley are slamming him for not disbanding Immigration and Customs Enforcement and for holding children why relevant Border Patrol officials determine who their legal guardians are.
“Kids don’t belong in cages, so why is ICE still contracting with local prisons & jails?” Pressley asked on March 16.
Kids don’t belong in cages, so why is ICE still contracting with local prisons & jails?
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) March 16, 2021
For 21 days straight, border officials have reportedly encountered more than 500 unaccompanied minors every single day.
Breitbart Texas revealed a plan to release illegal aliens who are apprehended in South Texas without issuing a Notice to Appear. The plan was detailed by a senior CBP official familiar with the intense pressure being put on border officials, which would effectively give illegal aliens a free pass to live in the United States.
If President Joe Biden does eventually admit that there’s a crisis on the border, it might be after tens of millions of illegal aliens and criminals have applied for amnesty under his eight-year path to citizenship proposal.