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“There’s criticism all the way in which round together with from folks inside your personal get together like AOC and I feel there’s simply lots of people that see this as hypocrisy and that it’s kind of simply potato potato. Children in cages are simply children being separated from their households,” McCain mentioned through the interview.
The ability for migrant children ages 13 to 17 in Carrizo Springs, Texas, has been criticized by many and seen as just like Trump-era immigration ways.
Psaki defended the choice and mentioned the administration is just not separating the youngsters from their mother and father.
“Within the time of COVID, meaning we would have liked to open an extra facility in order that we might have academic providers, in order that we might have authorized providers, in order that we might have medical and well being providers and have these children there, handled humanly, till we will discover correct properties, household placements for these children,” Psaki mentioned.
The backlash for the proposal got here from each side of the aisle together with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Alexandria Ocasio-CortezGreater than 700 migrant youngsters in Border Patrol custody: report Democratic fury with GOP explodes in Home Budowsky: Cruz goes to Cancun, AOC goes to Texas MORE (D-N.Y.) who tweeted that the ability “is just not okay, by no means has been okay, by no means might be okay – irrespective of the administration or get together.”
Psaki insisted this was not like Trump’s insurance policies when McCain pushed her on the subject and mentioned that they felt this was the “greatest resolution” throughout this time to “preserve these children protected.”
“That is children going to a facility run by HHS. We needed to open a brand new one to verify it had the protected protocols with the intention to tackle the COVID wants and the well being and security wants as a result of we won’t have as many children within the former HHS facility,” Psaki mentioned.