During the 2020 election cycle, immigrant camps were a topic of hot debate.
In the Obama administration, several detention camps were opened to hold immigrants who attempted to enter America illegally.
Donald Trump received plenty of backlash for the detention centers even though it was not a policy under his administration.
Many accused Donald Trump of holding kids in cages.
Some even compared the camps to Holocaust concentration camps and made Donald Trump out to be like Hitler.
Now, Joe Biden is in hot water for doing the very thing that he grilled Trump for doing.
Biden recently opened what his administration likes to call “juvenile immigrant detention programs.”
The difference between the camps that Trump had underneath his administration and Biden’s is slim.
Jen Psaki briefed the press about the camps and was immediately defensive.
“This is not kids being kept in cages,” Psaki claims.
“This is kids, this is a facility that was opened, that’s going to follow the same standards as other HHS facilities, It is not a replication, certainly not, that’s never our intention of replicating the immigration policies of the past administration, but we are in a circumstance where we are not going to expel unaccompanied minors at the border, that would be inhumane. That is not what we are going to do here as an administration.”
When Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy grills White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about the camps, she loses it.
“We have seen some photos now of containers. Is there a better description? Is it ‘kids in containers’ instead of ‘kids in cages’? What is the White House’s description of this facility?” Doocy asked.
“Let me give a broader description of what is happening here. We have a number of unaccompanied minors, children who are coming into the country without their families,” Psaki responded.
“What we are not doing, which the last administration did, was separate those kids, rip them from the arms of their parents at the border. We are not doing that. That is immoral. And that is not the approach of this administration,” Psaki went on to say.
Watch the full video below.
Peter Doocy just asked why Biden is opening up new "cages" for children at the border when he and Kamala referred to it as "human rights abuse" in 2019 when Trump was in office.@PressSec then repeatedly lied, blamed COVID-19, and claimed it is different when Biden does it. pic.twitter.com/IQuGRnwmi6
— Caleb Hull (I'm With the CCP Don't Ban Me) (@CalebJHull) February 23, 2021
Donald Trump completely foresaw this event months prior.
In a 2020 debate against Biden, Trump said, “You know, they used to say I built the cages. And then they had a picture in a certain newspaper, and it was a picture of these horrible cages, and they said, look at these cages, President Trump built them. And then it was determined they were built in 2014. That was him. They built cages.”
Donald Trump attempted to convince America that Biden wasn’t as immigrant friendly as he displayed, turns out he was right.
It seems like Biden could be reviving his old administration’s ways, and people are NOT happy.
Even AOC is speaking out against Biden.
Our immigration system is built on a carceral framework. It’s no accident that challenging how we approach both these issues are considered “controversial” stances.
They require reimagining our relationship to each other and challenging common assumptions we take for granted.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 23, 2021
AOC criticizes Biden for the amount of time it took him to return to this decision.
It’s only 2 mos into this admin & our fraught, unjust immigration system will not transform in that time.
That’s why bold reimagination is so impt.
DHS shouldn’t exist, agencies should be reorganized, ICE gotta go, ban for-profit detention, create climate refugee status & more.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 23, 2021
Squad member Ilhan Omar even jumped into the fight with her tweets below:
Multiple administrations have made the callous choice to lock up thousands of children seeking refuge in the United States of America.
As long as we see people seeking a better life as “aliens” instead of fellow human beings, our immigration system will continue to fail us. https://t.co/xE1lmgSnJj
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 24, 2021
The truth is, the immigration problem is complicated and can’t be solved with an easy solution.
Several administrations have tried, yet all seem to come up unsuccessful.
Donald Trump planned to focus on building security at the border and then streamline the influx of legal immigrants.
Joe Biden and former President Obama’s was to weaken security and ramp-up in the influx of people from the southern border.
The problem with that is America now has kids who have no home, parents, or family coming to America with nowhere to go.
You can’t just send them back, and you can’t just let them on the streets of America, so they get stuck.
The issue today is that Biden grilled Trump frequently, but he has proved that his immigration policies are no better and sometimes far worse.
Immigration could be a nail in Biden’s coffin, but we will have to wait for that to unfold in the next four years of the Biden Administration.
To read Biden’s plan to abolish ICE, click HERE.