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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre suggested Thursday on ‘The View’ that the Biden administration is trying to ‘fix’ an immigration system that former President Trump decimated.
The Republicans helped create chaos on the border.
Jean-Pierre told ‘The View’ hosts that the number of people fleeing countries like Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela to enter America has recently increased, saying, “We’ve seen a 121% increase since the last year. So we’re talking about places that have a communist regime, and they’re trying to get out of that communist regime and you see this problem all over the western hemisphere… So we have a new kind of migration that’s happening.
She said the Biden administration was handling the situation responsibly by working closely with countries in the troubled region, but Republican governors have been problematic.
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“All of our regional partners are dealing with this. We are talking with them and we are in constant communication,” she said. “That’s why the stunt the Republican governors are making is so shameful.”
Republican governors like Ron DeSantis of Florida have sent migrants to areas popular with liberal politicians in an effort to put the chaos on the border back in the political spotlight.
Jean-Pierre suggested the decision was “so inhumane” because the Trump administration caused the problems in the first place.
“It’s so inhumane because while we’re trying to fix a problem that’s been decimated, an immigration system that’s been decimated by the last administration, they’re not coming up with solutions,” Jean-Pierre said. “They’re using children, they’re using women and families as a political stunt, as a political ploy because they don’t want solutions at all.”
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Jean-Pierre added, “I want to ask Governor DeSantis, ‘Why? Why are you doing this? Why are you doing this to the children? To the families? Where is the solution?'”
Jean-Pierre is the latest of several Democratic leaders, such as Vice President Kamala Harris and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., who have suggested Republicans, particularly the Trump administration, are to blame for the crisis. present at the border.
Harris suggested in a video posted Wednesday by Vice that the Biden administration has dedicated time and resources to “rebuilding” the immigration system.
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“Under the previous administration, they decimated a system designed to fight immigration,” the vice president said.