White House press secretary Jen Psaki says need to keep children and staff safe in pandemic
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday that journalists will soon have access to Border Patrol facilities where unaccompanied minors who have migrated to the United States are being held.
Fox News Channel journalist Chris Wallace spoke with Psaki, asking her questions about the lack of press access to facilities where children and teenagers are required by law to be held for 72 hours. In recent weeks, some have been there for up to 10 days.
Psaki said Biden was “absolutely committed” to allowing journalists.
“We want to provide access to Border Patrol facilities,” she said. – “We understand that we are in a pandemic, we want to keep children and staff safe.
She said the Biden administration intends to install cameras at Border Patrol facilities.
Psaki said the current administration is taking a different approach than the previous administration. She said Donald Trump’s White House often sent children back, forcing them back into unsafe situations.
“We’re talking about children, and we’re dealing with this situation in the most humane way possible,” she continued, noting that it doesn’t mean the children will stay in the United States.
“It means that their cases will be dealt with judicially,” the White House spokeswoman explained.