During an appearance on “This Week,” Pelosi called the border situation a “humanitary challenge” and suggested it was the result of the former President Donald Trumpthe rules.
“What the administration inherited was a broken border system, and they are working to correct that in the interest of the children,” he said.
He went on to say that he was “extremely pleased” that Biden “as a temporary measure, had sent FEMA to the border to help expedite the children going from … 72-hour issue to where they were cared for while they are moved to family homes or homes that are safe for them. “
Finally, he said, “It’s moving from what was wrong before to what’s right.”
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the influx of migrant children crossing the Southern border “a humanitarian challenge,” adding that the Biden administration has inherited a “broken border system.” https://t.co/UNXhabLMfs pic.twitter.com/on69lT7LLX
– This Sunday (@ThisWeekABC) March 14, 2021
Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said in a press release that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be sent to the border to “help receive, adopt and transport” unaccompanied migrant children who leave the border.
According to Reuters reports, children caught at the border must be transferred from Border Patrol care after 72 hours. However, when there is limited shelter capacity, they can be placed in detention centers.
According to outlet, the Department of Health and Human Services ’(HHS) refugee office that it has 8,800 unaccompanied migrant children in custody.
Mayorkas have said the Biden administration wants to create an “orderly, humane, and safe immigration process.”
However, he said, “It’s hard, and it will take, but sure, we’ll finish it.”
“I think it’s important to understand what we inherited because it defines the situation in the current stance. The whole systems aren’t rebuilt in a day or a few weeks. To put it short: the previous administration removed the system of our country’s immigration as a whole, ”he added.
He also pointed to Trump’s decision to reduce funding to foreign aid programs in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador designed to prevent migration north.
However, he voiced hope in the hope that Biden would figure out the situation, “They roll up their sleeves and do it. I think it will heal in the next few months. If not, I’ll go to them and say that you have to do better, and if they don’t, I’ll be public. ”
Trump has argued that under his tenure “our southern border is in good shape-stronger, safer, and safer than ever. We ended Catch-and-Release, shut down asylum fraud, and crippled evil smugglers , drug dealers, and human traffickers. “
“The wall, despite the Democratic’s awful delay, has easily been completed so far, and is working wonderfully. Our country has been destroyed on the Southern border, a horrible thing to see!” niya.