Senator Chris Murphy went to the border and came upon who precipitated the disaster (trace: it wasn’t Biden)
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) made a trip to the border and found out that the Biden administration was trying to resolve the crisis caused by Trump.
Sen. Murphy on the weekend edition of NPR:
Senator Murphy described what he saw: “[T]The number of children coming to the border has increased so rapidly that it has been difficult to get them out of these detention centers in less than three days. Right now as we speak [the Biden administration is] Build new capacities to accommodate these children and fill new places in the HHS system. That’s why they’re also trying to rebuild a program that the Trump administration ended in Central America so that children can apply for asylum there. “
Murphy continued, “You know Donald Trump essentially demolished the entire asylum system. When this massive increase in children came to the limit late last year and the Biden government continued, it was very difficult to get these children out of custody in that 72 hour period. So the government of Biden has worked very quickly to rebuild the asylum systems and is trying to reapply these children to stay in this country if their lives at home in Guatemala or Honduras are really in danger, but they have an absolute Inherited Chaos, a wreck of the Trump administration. You’re trying to do better as soon as possible. Therefore, they will open new facilities on the southwest border for these children in the coming weeks. Hopefully you can see these times drop back below 72 hours very quickly. They are doing their best. “
Murphy said conditions are better than they were under Trump, but this is still not a place anyone would want their kids to be longer than 10 minutes.
The surge in migrants began late last year, which means it began under Trump. Republicans are trying to blame Biden for this problem, but it was Trump who dismantled the asylum system. It was Trump who saw an increasing number of children arriving at the border. It was Trump who did nothing.
Republicans accuse Joe Biden of cleaning up another Trump disaster.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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