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‘Lying to the American public’: Sara Carter slams Psaki on border crisis

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Sara Carter went after White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday for labeling the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border a “crisis” instead of a “challenge,” accusing the Biden administration of lying about the situation, during a recent episode of her podcast “The Sara Carter Show.”

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“I don’t want to sound like a broken record here, but at what point does it become a crisis?” a reporter asked Psaki at a White House press briefing, in a clip that Carter played on “The Sara Carter Show” podcast.

“I would say I don’t think we need to meet your bar of what we need to call it,” Psaki replied. “We had the secretary of homeland security yesterday conveying it as a challenge.”

“We’ve provided numbers publicly about how serious that challenge is,” Psaki continued. “We of course, because we are approaching this humanely, and we are approaching this in a way where we will keep the children safe and in a great break with the past administration, and because we’re doing this at a time of COVID, that is even more challenge challenging because most of these facilities are at 40% capacity, hence the number of beds that are being being utilized.”

“But again,” she added, “we’re going to approach this without labeling, we’re going to approach this with policy, with humanity, and with a focus on what we can do to keep these kids safe.”

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“Oh my gosh, a ‘challenge,’ a ‘challenge.’ She doesn’t want you to know the truth. This administration is […] stunning. It’s stunning how they are consistently lying to the American public,” Carter charged.

“So while they have made you feel so horrible and berate anybody who doesn’t wear a mask, they’re letting people just stroll on into the United States—by the way, without identification on them, I saw it myself. In fact, the majority of people that come in don’t have identification on them,” the journalist claimed, referencing her trip last week to the border. “I saw a lot of people, and the people that I ran into were from Honduras, and El Salvador, and Guatemala. But there are so many people are arriving from other parts of the world.”

You can follow Douglas Braff on Twitter @Douglas_P_Braff.

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DHS Secretary Mayorkas Says We Cannot Remove ‘11 Million Undocumented Individuals’ Unlawfully in U.S.

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Troubling details were unearthed during the questioning of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas by the Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Grassley asked Mayorkas about a DHS memo from September 30 which reads: “The fact an individual is a removable noncitizen will not alone be the basis of an enforcement action against them.”

“Does that reasoning apply to the [1.2] million illegal immigrants who have received due process and been given a final order of removal by an immigration judge?” Grassley asked Mayorkas.

“We cannot remove 1.2 million individuals, nor can we remove more than 11 million undocumented individuals, individuals who are unlawfully present in the United States, who might not have final orders of removal” Mayorkas answered.

Mayorkas also stated that he had issued the due process policy after drawing on “tremendous experience not only as a member of the Department of Homeland Security but as a federal prosecutor.”

Grassley pressed Mayorkas, asking, “should any of them be removed?”

“Of course,” Mayorkas said. “I do believe that individuals who pose a public safety threat, who pose a national security threat, who pose a border security threat, should be removed, and we should be smart and effective in our use of resources, and we should focus on the well-being of our communities and prioritize individuals for removal.”

In his opening statements, Grassley addressed Mayorkas and stated, “When you allow the ACLU and open-borders immigration activists rather than career law enforcement professionals to dictate the terms of your immigration and border policies, then you shouldn’t be surprised when record-shattering numbers of people start showing up at the border to take advantage of that.”

Grassley continued, “When you run DHS like it’s an ‘Abolish ICE’ fan club, you shouldn’t be surprised when you have an illegal immigration crisis on your hands.”

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