The Biden Administration has ordered all their migrant facilities housing unaccompanied minors to open to full capacity, rescinding the previous 50% capacity rule amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an internal memo obtained by CNN. This rollback to pre-pandemic capacity comes on the heels of the decision of over a dozen governors to reopen their states completely, a decision President Biden called “Neanderthal thinking.” Now, it appears the Biden Administration is engaging in some Neanderthal thinking of their own as they pack unaccompanied minors into facilities near the southern border.
While the media has been denied access to these migrant facilities, Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki refuses to state that there is a crisis at the southern border. Instead, it appears the White House is playing a game of semantics and choosing to call the crisis a “challenge.” Citing “extraordinary circumstances,” facilities are expanding their operations to 100% capacity as the Commander-in-Chief labels governors reopening their states Neanderthals.
It is difficult to comprehend how Biden feels it is unsafe for bars and restaurants to open fully but finds it acceptable for migrant children to be housed in crowded “containers.” Many of America’s children cannot attend school safely in person, but migrant facilities can house almost 8,000 children at 100% capacity, and it is purported to be safe.
“Today based on CDC guidance, [the Office of Refugee Resettlement] (ORR) has notified facilities they may temporarily reactivate capacity to their full licensed capability up to safe occupancy levels,” reads the memo sent by the Biden Administration to Customs and Border Protection. This migrant “challenge” continues to intensify as unaccompanied children continue to flood through the border at an alarming rate, with 2,000 crossing this past week alone, according to Newsmax.
ORR currently has about 13,000 beds available for migrant children, with just about 5,000 still vacant beds. With the current rate of unaccompanied minors crossing the border, it is only a matter of weeks before all of these beds are filled.