The White House Declares Everything A ‘Crisis’ Except The One At The Border

The White House Declares Everything A ‘Crisis’ Except The One At The Border

The Biden White House is quick to call many other things a 'crisis,' but unwilling to identify the border surge as one, for clearly political reasons.
Gabe Kaminsky
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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki walked back President Joe Biden’s comments last week claiming the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is a “crisis.” Psaki said, “The president does not feel that children coming to our border seeking refuge from violence, economic hardships, and other dire circumstances is a crisis.”

The Biden administration has continually refused to acknowledge that significantly higher numbers of migrants coming to the United States constitutes a threat or surge, but has swiftly characterized numerous other things as crises. For starters, there is an immigration crisis ensuing in America.

More than 172,000 migrants were encountered at the border in March alone, compared to a little more than 34,000 migrants encountered in March 2020. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas noted in March that the United States remains on track to encounter more illegals than in the last 20 years. Recent Customs and Border Patrol Protection data shared with Fox News showed the Del Rio Sector encountering 434 percent more migrants than in fiscal-year 2020, and Rio Grande Valley Sector encountering 313 percent more.

This month, a document obtained by the Washington Examiner showed the Biden administration is spending close to $352 a night to provide beds to an estimated 80,000 migrant families until September. The effort is part of an $87 million contract awarded to Family Endeavors, a San Antonio, Texas organization led by a former senior official on the Biden transition team, Andrew Lorenzen-Strait. Illegals need no documentation to be released into the United States after their three-night stay, which is complete with amenities.

Vice President Kamala Harris is meeting digitally with top Mexican officials and President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador next month. The administration’s response and messaging pales in comparison to the White House’s centralization of other issues of far less (or no) importance to the American people.

Central America

Psaki walked back Biden’s prior claim about the border being a crisis by suggesting the president had been referring to Central America.

“He does feel that the crisis in Central America, the dire circumstances that many are fleeing from, that that is a situation that we need to spend our time, our effort on and we need to address it if we’re going to prevent more of an influx of migrants from coming in years to come,” she said.

In other words, Biden will not acknowledge that his policies (such as the elimination of Remain in Mexico) are directly contributing to the problems transpiring in Central America — where drug cartels smuggle minors to the border and often rape them along the way. The White House is viewing the effect, while refusing to acknowledge the causation.

Climate

Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement on day one of his presidency. The Heritage Foundation found U.S. participation in that agreement will cost the average American family of four $20,000 and the GDP $2.5 trillion by 2035. The coalition calls for eliminating pivotal natural resources, like natural gas and coal, that power 80 percent of the globe.

From the beginning, Biden used the term “crisis” about climate. His executive order signed in January was titled “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad” and claimed the “Climate Crises” must be “at the center of United States foreign policy and national security.”

Regardless of the claim peddled by the supposed “experts” in a 2019 United Nations report, climate change is not a crisis, nor will lead to mass extinction of humans. As publisher of ClimateDepot.com Marc Morano notes in his new book “Green Fraud,” “[g]lobal temperatures have been holding nearly steady for almost two decades, according to satellites from the Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) and the University of Alabama at Huntsville.” In addition, “studies have found the Medieval Warm Period and the Roman Warming Period were as warm or warmer than current temperatures.”

Morano highlights the clear facts in his book, which are that data is far more than scanty on this supposed climate “crisis,” but worse that the Left has manufactured a “crisis” due to its interests in depopulation, globalism, and sticking to alarmism favoring security like in the implementation of COVID-19 lockdowns. The environment is not exactly the first thing that comes to mind in terms of crises. The border does, though.

Gun Control

Psaki told Yahoo News journalist Julia Munslow last week, “There’s no question it’s a public health emergency,” when referring to the supposed need for gun control policies.

“It’s a public health crisis …You know, I think the reason that the president feels it’s so important to move forward with gun reform measures, with gun safety measures is because of the trauma that he’s seeing,” she said. “…There’s no reason anyone needs to have an assault weapon. There’s no reason that there shouldn’t be universal background checks to ensure guns don’t get in the hands of people who should not have those guns.”

Once more, a Democrat administration ignores truth in light of anti-constitutionalist agendas. Many might remember a significant Department of Justice report in 2019 found 90 percent of firearms used in crime are obtained through illegal means. But this only further backed up the reality that people legally bearing arms is no crisis to a functioning republic. But a government seeking to illegitimately violate this right might constitute a crisis.

The White House is correct about the law and order issue. If Biden truly cared about public safety, though, he would condemn Black Lives Matter and Antifa — who rioted, looted, murdered, and inflicted chaos on American cities for an entire year.

Black Maternal Health Crisis

In April, the White House claimed there is a “black maternal health crisis” due to “systemic racism.”

“The Biden-Harris Administration continues that commitment to reducing unacceptably high maternal mortality and morbidity rates and to tackling health disparities that are rooted in systemic racism,” a press release said. “That’s why today, the President issued the first-ever presidential proclamation calling on all Americans to recognize the importance of addressing the crisis of Black maternal mortality and morbidity in this country.”

Indeed, there is a significant health crisis in the black community — but it has nothing to do with systemic racism. 117,626 black children were killed due to abortion in one year, as the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. This comprised 33.6 percent of all abortions. The left remains mum on this crisis.

Racial Inequity

“The irony is, we have four crises,” Biden said in December prior to being sworn in, ” …the third crisis is the inequity that exists, in the racial inequity that exists.”

After the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, the president re-upped the “systemic racism” language. “It was a murder in the full light of day, and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism the Vice President just referred to — the systemic racism that is a stain on our nation’s soul,” said Biden, “the knee on the neck of justice for Black Americans; the profound fear and trauma, the pain, the exhaustion that Black and brown Americans experience every single day.”

Biden continues to peddle the notion that America is inherently racist and must be cured of its whiteness — inadequately pointing to one government institution actively discriminating against black Americans — while ignoring the greatest crisis facing our time. It’s happening at the border.

Gabe Kaminsky is an intern at The Federalist and a senior at the University of Pittsburgh. His writing has been featured in the Daily Wire, The American Conservative, the Washington Examiner, and other outlets. He has also appeared on Fox News, Hill.TV, and various radio programs. Follow him on Twitter @Gabe__Kaminsky or email [email protected]
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