“Any message is sent – it’s definitely interpreted the wrong way,” Manchin told CNN’s Manu Raju. “It’s a crisis – oh it’s a crisis.”
“The security of our country and our border is our president’s first and foremost responsibility. I came down here because I heard about the crisis. It’s more of a crisis. This is a human heartbreak,” McCarthy said during a visit to the border. on Monday.
He added, “The sad part about all this, it doesn’t have to happen. This crisis was created by the presidential policies of this new administration. There is no other way to claim it than a crisis on the Biden border. . ”
The White House organizer for the southern border, Roberta Jacobson, sought to clarify the messaging surrounding Biden’s immigration policy in her appearance on CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday, as Reported by IJR.
“It’s a more humane system but it’s not open borders,” Jacobson said.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas explained in an interview with “Good Morning America” what the administration is doing to address the situation.
“What we are doing is addressing children who come to the border to claim under the humanitarian laws established by our country years and years ago,” Mayorkas said.
He continued, “And we are developing the ability to address the needs of those children when they arrive but we are also sending and critical an important message that now is not the time to get to the border.