Joe Biden held his first official press conference on Thursday and it went about as bad as most expected.
Biden refused to commit to when he would allow members of the mainstream media to tour the inside of the Border Patrol facilities where thousands of migrant children are currently being housed amid the ongoing border crisis.
Biden said he will let the media into the facilities, but only when his “plan” is in place — and he doesn’t know when that will be.
“Given conditions that were just laid out at the migrant facilities at the U.S. border, will you commit to allowing journalists to have access to the facilities that are overcrowded going forward?” NBC News reporter Kristin Welker asked during the first news conference of Biden’s presidency.
In response, the president stated, “I will commit when my plan very shortly is underway to let you have access to not just them but the other facilities, as well.”
Welker followed-up and said the American people want to know what is going on inside the facilities.
Biden dodged again, “I will commit to transparency as soon as I am in a position to be able to implement what we’re doing right now.”
When asked again when exactly the media would be given access, Biden admitted, “I don’t know.”
Joe Biden, when asked about allowing reporters to have access to crowded migrant facilities, says that he “will commit to transparency,” but not until his plan is allowed to take effect.
When pressed on an exact timeline for transparency, he says “I don’t know.” pic.twitter.com/iaOX4p5QqK
— YAF (@yaf) March 25, 2021
Several officials have been sounding the alarm the past month over just how bad the border crisis has gotten under Joe Biden.
And according to a new report, it’s much worse than many thought.
The Department of Homeland Security has released at least more than 23,400 border-crossers into the United States interior since February.
Between February 1 and March 22, Biden’s DHS released nearly 23,430 border-crossers into the U.S. interior after apprehending them at the United States-Mexico border, the data shows.
For context, the totals indicate the Biden administration has released a foreign population into the U.S. via the southern border that is more than double the population of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Likely hundreds, potentially thousands, more border crossers have been released by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, the figures for which Breitbart News has not received at the time of this publication.
From March 1 to March 22, alone, Biden’s DHS released nearly 15,600 border-crossers into the U.S. interior. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas previously suggested border crossers receive testing for the Chinese coronavirus before their release, though the agency has yet to confirm any such testing and quarantine requirements.
In a separate report from NBC News, almost 110 border-crossers that Biden’s DHS released ended up testing positive for the coronavirus between January 25 and March 1.
Many Republicans have criticized Biden’s immigration policies.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy went off after visiting a massive facility overflowing with illegal immigrants, saying it was “worse than we thought.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell did not mince his words either when discussing Joe Biden’s handling of the crisis.
During an interview on Fox News, McConnell flat-out said that Biden “owns” the border crisis, and that, “It is, by definition, an emergency.”
“The previous administration did an excellent job on border security; this administration is stopping funding for the wall, as an example. How is that helpful?” he asked, rhetorically.
“Stopping the agreement with the Mexican government to contain people on the other side of the border? How is that helpful? This is a crisis. I don’t care what the Secretary of Homeland Security wants to call it; it’s a crisis.”
ARTICLE SOURCE : TRENDINGPOLITICS.COM