Florida Rep. Kat Cammack has blasted Joe Biden‘s border policies, labeling him the ‘trafficker-in-chief’ as the number of migrant children crossing into the United States from Mexico reaches the highest level in history.
Cammack was among the Republican Congresspeople who toured the border earlier this week, and she recounted the harrowing conditions in an interview with Fox News on Thursday.
‘Just 24 hours ago I was there in Mission, Texas. I saw firsthand young girls under the age of 10 that had been gang-raped. They had been screaming so loud that their vocal cords had given out. This is a humanitarian crisis,’ Cammack declared.
‘I can’t even in good conscience call President Biden president, I have to call him “trafficker-in-chief” because these kids are being trafficked.’
Florida Rep. Kat Cammack has blasted Joe Biden’s border policies, labeling him the ‘trafficker-in-chief’ as the number of migrant children crossing into the United States from Mexico reaches the highest level in history
Last month, a whopping 170,000 migrants were apprehended crossing the southern border illegally
Biden has come under fire for reversing tough Trump-era immigration policies, which his administration admits has fueled the rise in border crossings since he took office
Biden has come under fire for reversing tough Trump-era immigration policies, which his administration admits has fueled the rise in border crossings since he took office.
Biden has lifted the Trump policy that forced migrants to remain in Mexico while going through the legal process to enter the US, narrowed ICE’s criteria for arrests and deportations, and stopped the building of Trump’s border wall.
Last month, 170,200 migrants were apprehended crossing the southern border illegally.
March also saw the most migrant children crossing the border in history, with 18,890 unaccompanied minors being taken into cramped shelters. The previous record was around 11,000 back in May 2019.
‘When you have 20,000 children in custody and the border patrol agents are stretched thin to the max and we’re watching cartel members taunt our border patrol agents as they’re sending these children under six years old across the river by themselves, this is a humanitarian crisis of epic proportion,’ Cammack stated.
Meanwhile, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise similarly slammed Biden and spoke of harrowing instances of child abuse during a Thursday appearance on Fox and Friends.
‘I’ve talked to a lot of people that have been on the ground, it is beyond a disaster. What they’ve done not only to these border towns, the mayors, you hear them, Democrat and Republican, expressing outrage over what President Biden created,’ he stated.
Meanwhile, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise similarly slammed Biden and spoke of harrowing instances of child abuse during a Thursday appearance on Fox and Friends
Last month, a whopping 17,0200 migrants were apprehended crossing the southern border illegally
‘Over a third of the girls are being sexually assaulted or raped along the journey. Then they get to the United States and you’ve seen how they’re being treated – not given proper food and shelter, being put next to somebody six inches apart with COVID.’
It’s unclear where Scalise obtained his statistics, but Biden officials have conceded that migrant holding facilities are dangerously overcrowded.
Cammack and Scalise’s claims of child abuse come after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott revealed Wednesday that there have been ‘credible’ reports of underage migrants being abused at a facility in Texas.
Abbott said he was alerted to the alleged incidents inside the Freeman Expo Center in San Antonio, which is currently holding 1,370 migrant children.
‘This facility is a health and safety nightmare,’ Abbot declared.
‘The Biden administration is now presiding over the abuse of children. To end this abuse, the Biden administration must immediately shut down this facility.’
Police register names as a group of migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador arrives in the U.S. after crossing the Rio Grande river on Wednesday
A group of migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador arrives at a bus terminal in the U.S. after crossing the Rio Grande river from Mexico
The border crisis shows no signs of abating for Biden, with the number of unaccompanied children arriving in the US soaring.
Some facilities are running low on food, and there are reports of children going hungry and sleeping on the floor.
In one facility, human rights lawyers say children only have access to showers intermittently.
It was also revealed on Thursday that Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services is spending $60million a week to house the child migrants in 10 shelters across the country.
Figures seen by The Washington Post show the cost of caring for one of these youths is $290 a day, and the 7,700 available beds have already been completely overwhelmed.
President Joe Biden also tried to characterize the influx as normal seasonal upticks during his late March press conference.
‘It happens every single solitary year. There is a significant increase in the number of people coming to the border in the winter months of January, February, March – it happens every year,’ Biden said at the time.
However, top House Republican, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, tweeted Thursday: ‘President Biden said the surge was seasonal. But the #’s don’t lie – 172k migrants were taken into custody last month, a two-decade high.’
Speaking last week, Biden refused to call the situation a crisis, despite human rights lawyers claiming migrant children were going hungry and showering only intermittently. Pictured: Children inside the Donna Migrant Facility in Texas
However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Republicans are actually to blame for the spike, and conditions are improving under President Biden.
‘The fact is that we’re on a good path at the border under the leadership of President Biden,’ Pelosi insisted during an event in California on Thursday.
She added: ‘It’s about restructuring how we do what is happening there, because we were in a very bad situation under the Trump administration.’
The House speaker is helping push the Democratic narrative that former President Donald Trump and Republicans are to blame for the growing crisis at the southern border.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted Wednesday the southern border crisis is under control, claiming: ‘We’re on a good path at the border under the leadership of President Biden’