White House Defends Putting Migrant Kids In Shipping Container Cages Because COVID

White House Defends Putting Migrant Kids In Shipping Container Cages Because COVID


White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the Biden administration’s decision to reopen a detention center for unaccompanied migrant children in Texas by claiming it is necessary due to COVID-19.

“Why is the administration reopening a temporary facility for migrant children in Texas?” Fox News’s Peter Doocy asked during Tuesday’s press briefing.

“Because of COVID-19 protocols, like social distancing requirements, the capacity at existing Office of Refugee Resettlement shelters has been significantly reduced because, of course, you can’t have a child in every bed. There needs to be spacing, and we abide by the spacing to protect the kids who are living in those facilities for a short period of time,” Psaki explained.

.@PressSec says the reopening of a detention center for unaccompanied minors in Texas was necessary because of the COVID-19 pandemic. pic.twitter.com/IqQWUIJhO5

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The policy of President Joe Biden and his team, Psaki attempted to reassure the reporters, is

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