Tables turned: Team Biden insists it's 'not kids in cages'
President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and other Democratic leaders pounded President Trump during the 2020 election campaign for “putting kids in cages” at the border.
So Fox News’ Steve Doocy asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki why the new Biden administration reopened a detention center for migrant children on Monday.
“This is not kids being kept in cages,” she insisted. “This is a facility that was opened that is going to follow the same standards as other HHS facilities.”
More than 200 children have been sent to the facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, CBS News reported. The administration plans to expand that number to 700 in facilities across the country.
Psaki told Doocy it was “never our intention of replicating the immigration policies of the past administration.”
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Biden, after condemning “horrifying scenes” of “kids being kept in cages,” promised during the campaign to close facilities holding unaccompanied migrant children.
He insisted that Biden the Obama-Biden administration “didn’t lock people up in cages.” But the administration had, in fact, built the cages, as Breitbart News was first to report in 2014.
Psaki told reporters the facility was a necessary because of social distancing requirements due to the coronavirus.
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