Biden on Today, southern border
1:59PM Apr 30, 2021
Before you took office in January. You laid out four crises that demanded urgent action the pandemic was obviously one of them before you took office in January. You lead out four crises that demanded urgent action the pandemic was obviously one of them. The economic fallout as a result of the pandemic was one of them, climate change, and in racial inequality, immigration which was not one of the crises that demanded urgent action in January, does it demand urgent action now is is what's happening at the southern border isn't a crisis,
and is getting urgent action now for example, a month ago, we had 1000s of young kids in custody in places they shouldn't be controlled by the Border Patrol. We have now cut that down dramatically. Hey look, here's what happened. The failure to have a real transition, the two departments that didn't you give us access to virtually anything where the immigration and the Defense Department, so we didn't find out they had fired a whole lot of people that they were understaffed considerably
in April alone, Mr. President 170,000 People migrants apprehended at the border. It's a 20 year record. There are 22,000 unaccompanied children in our country right now, that's, that's rhetoric. That sounds to most folks like a crisis. Well, look,
it's way down now, we've now gotten control. For example, we have, they didn't plan for which it comes every year of this flow, whether it's 2010, they didn't have the beds that were available. They didn't plan for the overflow they didn't plan for the Department Health and Human Services, they have places to take the kid from, from the border patrol and put them in beds where their security and there are people that could take care of them. So there's a significant change right now, significant change in the circumstance for children coming to and at the border.
During the campaign you pledge to reunite hundreds of children who have been separated from their parents by the previous administration. According to our reporting in your first 100 days, not one child's been reunited. I don't know how is that
I don't think that's true but that could be what we have done is we have united, children with their families as they come across the border. But one of the things is we don't know yet where those kids are. And we're trying like hell to figure out what happens almost like being a sleuth. And we're still continuing to try like hell to find out where they are.