The White House dispatched National Security Council officials to Mexico and Guatemala on Monday and detailed efforts to discourage migrants through social media, radio ads and other means because it continued to face intense scrutiny over its handling of a surge in unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Meanwhile, President Biden and vice chairman Harris are resuming their “Help is Here” tour in the week as they seek to take care of attention on the recently enacted $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan and urge Americans to urge vaccinated. Harris is visiting Florida on Monday, and Biden will head to Ohio on Tuesday.
Resident Joe Biden’s administration has tried for weeks to stay the general public from seeing images like people who emerged Monday showing immigrant children in U.S. custody at the border sleeping on mats under foil blankets, separated in groups by plastic partitions.
Administration officials have steadfastly refused to call the detention of quite 15,000 children in U.S. custody, or the conditions they’re living under, a crisis. But they need stymied most efforts by outsiders to make a decision for themselves.
Officials barred nonprofit lawyers who conduct oversight from entering a patrol tent where thousands of youngsters and teenagers are detained. And federal agencies have refused or ignored dozens of requests from the media for access to detention sites. Such access was granted several times by the administration of President Donald Trump, whose restrictive immigration approach Biden vowed to reverse.