President Joe Biden has finally referred to the situation that is currently unfolding at the border as a “crisis,” for the first time over the weekend.
Biden made the comment while speaking to reporters after playing golf.
“We’re going to increase the number [of refugees],” he said to the press. “The problem was that the refugee part was working on the crisis that ended up on the border with young people. We couldn’t do two things at once. But now we are going to increase the number.”
Until Biden’s comments, his administration has been refusing to call the large increase in migrant numbers a “crisis,” instead referring to the situation as a “challenge” and blaming it on the Trump administration’s dismantling of asylum paths.
As just one example, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said last month that the personnel in his department “are working around the clock seven days a week to ensure that we do not have a crisis at the border – that we manage the challenge, as acute as the challenge is.”
However, as pointed out in The Sara Carter Show, there has been a record number of unaccompanied minors showing up at the southern border since March, with almost 1,000 migrants crossing into the United States undetected every day, according to Border Patrol officials.
The Sara Carter Show also suggested that this admission of a crisis might mean that Vice President Kamal Harris, who has served as head of the response to the situation at the border, might finally take a trip to assess the situation there or at least hold her first press conference on the subject.
Well it’s about time, wouldn’t you agree? The situation at the border is definitely a crisis. In fact, that’s describing things mildly. Now, if only Biden would take responsibility for causing the mess in the first place, maybe, just maybe we could make progress in correcting things.
Of course, that will never happen, but it sure would be nice if it did.