[oann.com] Biden admin. claims only small percentage of public focused on migrant crisis
(admin) Be prepared for the spin and the propaganda from the MSM. They are going to do everything possible to upset the revolt against Biden:
"The Biden administration has continued to overlook the surge of illegal immigration at the southern border. While speaking as a guest on a podcast recently, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki expressed her frustrations over individuals who continually ask when Joe Biden is going to visit the border. She claimed most Americans are focused on fixing the economy and recovering while only a small percentage are worried about the migrant surge.
However, a poll conducted by Harvard University/Harris Insights and Analytics in February found that 55 percent of Americans are opposed to the Biden administration’s handling of the migrant crisis. This came after Biden used executive orders to rollback President Trump’s strong border policies.
The press secretary went on to claim the illegal immigration surge at the border is reoccurring and not a crisis. She said that immigration reform is rather a huge challenge the Biden administration was left with.
This is rapidly becoming a non-issue. In 2008, Congress passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, requiring special care and protections for children when they approach our borders alone. The bill, passed on unanimous consent, recognizes that immigrant children are children, first and foremost, and mandates protective procedures for unaccompanied children, given the high risk that they will be subject to exploitation, trafficking, or violence.
The Trump Administration sought to strip those protections from children, including access to legal services and a fair day in court, in order to expel or deport children as quickly as possible. They failed to enforce large portions of the law. As a result, their was a large build up contingent of unaccompanied minors at the border. When the Biden Administration took over they began executing the law as written by Congress and not sending minor children back across the border. As a result there was a large surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the border. Trying to process those minors overburdened the system. But this was just a temporary problem. Soon the border crossings will revert to normal levels save some unforeseen catastrophic event.
Biden enjoys about a 65% job approval rating at the moment and about a 70% approval for his handling of Covid - 19. The GOP will have to find something else to go after him for. This won't stick.