White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Struggles to Articulate Biden’s Immigration Policy Amid Record-Breaking Border Crisis
The ongoing crisis at the US-Mexico border has reached unprecedented levels, with December on track to become a record month for illegal border crossings. According to Customs and Border Protection, more than 300,000 illegal immigrants are projected to pour into the US in December alone, all under the watch of the Biden administration.
Amid this influx, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has come under fire for her inability to articulate a clear policy from the Biden administration to secure the border and address the ongoing crisis. When pressed by reporters, Jean-Pierre struggled to identify any specific measures that President Biden would support in order to address the situation.
The crisis has escalated to the point where more than 12,000 illegals—most of whom are military-age men—are crossing the border every single day. Videos from the ground in Texas show massive groups of migrants waiting to be processed by Border Patrol after crossing illegally, with one journalist remarking that he had never seen anything like it in his two-plus years of reporting on the border.
Meanwhile, the Biden administration appears to be inactive in addressing the situation, with Jean-Pierre downplaying the severity of the crisis by stating, “It ebbs and flows…the president has taken this very seriously!” This response has been met with criticism and disbelief, as the numbers continue to surge and overwhelm border authorities.
When questioned about any immigration policy that the White House is willing to work on with Republicans, Jean-Pierre failed to provide any concrete details or initiatives that the Biden administration is pursuing. This lack of clarity has only added to the frustration and concern surrounding the border crisis and the administration’s response to it.
The wave of illegal immigration at the southern border is not only a humanitarian and security issue, but it also has broader implications for communities and resources across the country. As the situation continues to unfold, it remains to be seen what steps the Biden administration will take to address the crisis and ensure the security and integrity of the US-Mexico border.