Migrants In Hotels On Taxpayer Dime

During a press conference this past Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked multiuple times about President Joe Biden’s border crisis. The biggest point pushed was asking why the administration is spending our taxpayer money to put migrants up in hotels while our National Guard troops were forced to sleep parking garages while in Washington D.C. earlier this year.

“One of the options that’s being reported over the weekend is spending $86 million on hotel rooms for some migrants and feeding them,” a reporter pointed out. “How did you square that with the National Guard troops who were sleeping in parking garages, and some of them got sick from having contaminated food?”

“That’s a disparity a lot of people are pointing out, that our National Guard was treated one way and then illegal immigrants are going to be put in hotel rooms,” the reporter continued.

“Well, first, let me say that at the time when we became aware of the conditions National Guard troops were in a parking garages, as you noted, the president called the head of the National Guard that day and offered his assistance, offered to play any role that he could play, boosting morale, asking for more aid, making sure they had the right were treated in the way that they deserved for the incredible role they’ve played,” Psaki retorted. “So I know that was some time ago, but that was the reaction he took at the time.”

Psaki was also repeatedly questioned by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy over Biden’s border crisis.

His first big question pertained to the growing rate of letting aduylty migrants go without even issuing any notices to appear. Doocy asked, “is the Biden administration immigration policy just becoming more on like the honor system?”

In her response, Psaki responded, “That is an inaccurate depiction of what’s happening at the border. So there’s no change in policy. The border remains closed. Families and single adults are being expelled under Title 42 and should not attempt to cross illegally. In the narrow, narrow circumstances in which families can’t be expelled, the family is tested and quarantined as needed and placed in immigration proceedings to commence. In some cases, families are placed in removal proceedings further along in the release process. So if families are going to be deported and they’re awaiting deportation, they don’t need a court date and they don’t need a notice to appear because it has already been determined that they will be sent back to their home countries. Sometimes that takes a minute to ensure there is proper transportation and steps in place to do that.”

This response intitated an intense back and forth between the two that last several minutes. The entire question and answer sequence can be watched below.



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