After four years of biased coverage of the Trump Administration’s immigration policy, the mainstream media has gone noticeably silent after the Biden Administration began a similar practice of holding the children of illegal aliens in cages at the border, as reported by Breitbart.
Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, confirmed that the Border Patrol had detained more than 800 illegal alien children, formally referred to as “Unaccompanied Alien Children.” Of these 800, over 200 were held in their custody even after the Biden Administration’s orders to release them after 72 hours.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, when pressed on the matter by Fox News’ Peter Doocy, claimed that the children remained in the facility “due to the COVID protocols including social distancing” within other facilities, with the 200 children remaining in the single location to maintain these practices in other locations.
“What she didn’t tell the media,” Judd continued, “was that the children in their custody were being held in conditions that have nearly no way to social distance. The hypocrisy from the Left and the mainstream media truly shows that they care nothing for the children they used as pawns to attack President Trump.”
Judd further refuted Psaki’s claim that CBP is continuing “to transfer unaccompanied children to HHS’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR),” but that “ORR only has capacity for a certain number of children. What she didn’t explain is that the children that ORR doesn’t have that capacity to take are left in facilities far worse than those of HHS.”
In fact, Judd claimed, the locations where those rejected children are being held are the exact same facilities that the media widely publicized during the Trump Administration in order to claim, falsely, that such children were being held in “cages.” Although this has led to some criticism from the far-left, including a statement from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the media has remained mostly silent on the matter since Biden took office.