Jen Psaki said Biden continued “pushing” his team to “expedite processing at the border” for the detained unattended minors and release them to vetted sponsors in the United States.
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UPDATED 1:35 PM PT – Monday, March 15, 2021
A delegation of Republican lawmakers made a desperate plea to Joe Biden after seeing the border crisis first hand. Representatives from across the country traveled to El Paso, Texas on Monday to tour an illegal immigrant processing center and speak with border patrol agents.
.@RepJohnKatko, @GOPLeader & @HomelandGOP members are on the ground at the southern border, hearing directly from border patrol agents about the surge at the border. #BidenBorderCrisis pic.twitter.com/jQgNCTGwv1
— House Homeland GOP (@HomelandGOP) March 15, 2021
During a press briefing, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) explained some of the illegals have been found to be on terror watch lists. He also said dangerous individuals are being released into the U.S., along with illegal immigrants who have tested positive for COVID-19.
It just 2 months President Biden has created a crisis at the border by:
• Halting Wall construction
• Placing a moratorium on deportations
• Promising a pathway to citizenship to 11 million illegal migrants
That’s why I’m in El Paso, Texas. Watch live: https://t.co/5zXyrK785h
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 15, 2021
McCarthy said the GOP lawmakers are at the border trying to find solutions and the White House needs to do more.
“This is where he should bring Air Force One. This is where he should look the people in the eye. This is where he should talk to the border agents and let them know that this is beyond a crisis,” McCarthy stated. “He can continue to deny it, but the only way to solve it is to first admit what he has done, and if he will not reverse action, it’s going to take congressional action to do it.”
The delegation emphasized that Biden’s policy to allow COVID-19 positive illegals to enter the U.S. and spread it to Americans who have suffered through school closures and business closures makes no sense. They also sounded the alarm on the uptick in human trafficking and drug smuggling, saying cartels are exploiting Biden’s policies.
UPDATED 2:15 PM PT – Monday, March 15, 2021
It appears birds of a feather don’t always flock together.
When asked if New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) should step down, Joe Biden finally broke his silence on the Cuomo scandals. His answer revealed he is not in consensus with a growing number of Democrats.
“I think the investigation is underway and we should see what it brings us,” Biden stated.
Many New York congressional Democrats have called for Cuomo to resign, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Rep. Jerry Nadler and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Read my statement calling for the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo. pic.twitter.com/JyZntu9HJS
— Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) March 12, 2021
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) also called for the governor to step down.
Biden’s brief wait-and-see response came as Cuomo’s accusers blasted the White House’s inaction on the matter while Biden and Kamala Harris remained silent.
“There also is an independent investigation that is ongoing, of course, in the state, with subpoena power overseen by the attorney general. He certainly supports that moving forward,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated. “We, of course, have watched the news of a number of lawmakers call for that, but I don’t have any additional announcements from here.”
Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has also declined to say if he should step down, suggesting Cuomo “look into his heart” for answers.
“I think we should see the results, but he may decide, and that was, hopefully, this result will be soon,” Pelosi stated. “What I’m saying is, the governor should look inside his heart, he loves New York, to see if he can govern effectively.”
Seven women have now come forward accusing him of sexual misconduct.
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The government of Sri Lanka announced this weekend it would implement a nationwide ban on burqas, Islamic coverings for women that shield the entire face, arguing the garment presents “national security” risks.
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Federal officials will utilize the Dallas Convention Center to house up to 3,000 unaccompanied migrant teens to respond to the overwhelming numbers crossing the border. Dallas officials notified city council members to the Department of Health and Human Services’ intent to utilize the convention center to house 15- to 17-year-old unaccompanied migrants for as much as 90 days.
During a White House event on coronavirus relief, Biden was asked by a reporter how to get more Republicans and supporters of President Trump to get vaccinated.
The UK’s top statistician has predicted a third wave of the Chinese coronavirus would hit in the autumn, despite Britain’s “wonderful vaccination rollout” and virus cases being at their lowest since late September.