Does the Biden administration really think we’re that stupid?
The White House National Security Council adviser Roberta Jacobson accidentally told migrants that the “border is not closed.”
She said this in Spanish.
Did she really think no one would catch this mistake?
It was supposedly an accident, but could it have been a “dog whistle” to migrants?
Let’s be honest, if this happened during the Trump administration, media outlets would be saying that the Trump White House was sending out “dog whistles.”
But now that Biden is in office, it’s just an “honest mistake.”
White House National Security Council adviser Roberta Jacobson mistakenly told migrants that the Southern border was open. During the briefing, Jacobson switched from English to Spanish and said, “la frontera no esta cerrada” (the border IS NOT closed). https://t.co/d4FHIGmi4K
— Heather Hunter (@heatherhunterdc) March 11, 2021
Roberta Jacobson, Biden’s border czar, just briefed the press where she…
👉 Refused to call the border crisis a crisis
👉 Admitted Biden’s immigration policies “may have” indeed sparked the border crisis
👉 Mistakenly said in Spanish that the border is NOT closed
— Chad Gilmartin (@ChadGilmartinCA) March 10, 2021
No wonder the situation at the border is getting worse!
The Biden administration is either sending secret dog whistles to migrants… or they can’t get their story straight.
Either way… it’s clear that Biden doesn’t have the same “America First” agenda as president Trump.
Breitbart confirms this stunningly idiotic mistake:
White House National Security Council adviser Roberta Jacobson mistakenly told migrants that the Southern border was open, during the White House press briefing on Wednesday.
During the briefing, Jacobson switched from English to Spanish and said, “la frontera no esta cerrada” (the border IS NOT closed). After a White House aide handed her a slip of paper later in the briefing, Jacobson corrected her statement to say, “la frontera esta cerrada” (the border IS closed).
White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the mistake during the White House press briefing, as a reporter noted Jacobson’s comment could be picked up by Spanish-speaking migrants.
“Well, given she also said that the border is closed, we’re hopeful that that is what will be picked up. And that has clearly and consistently been our message,” Psaki said.
Jacobson acknowledged during the briefing the administration was struggling with the issue of “mixed messages” by trying to signal hope to potential migrants for a path into the country while also reminding them of the dangers of the journey.
“I will certainly agree we are trying to walk and chew gum at the same time,” she said.
On Tuesday, Psaki told reporters “we are not trying to close our borders” and said the priority was to “create an effective, moral, humane system.”
Jacobson blamed the surge of migrants under President Joe Biden on the “hope” that the new administration offered compared to that of former President Donald Trump.
“We’ve seen surges before,” she said. “Surges tend to respond to hope and there was a significant hope for a more humane policy after four years of pent-up demand.”
She also accused smugglers of spreading “disinformation” about Biden’s new border policies.
Jacobson, an adviser to the president on Central America issues, steered away from immediate ways to address the crisis at the border and spoke about the importance of working with the governments of Central America and the private sector to improve the living conditions in countries like Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
With Biden’s weak border policies, it’s no wonder that 100,000 people have already attempted to cross the southern border this year alone.
To put this into perspective, that is the HIGHEST amount since 2006.
That means that Biden’s border crisis is the worst that our country has faced in over a decade.
In just two months, he has undone one of President Trump’s greatest accomplishments: securing our border.
Watch | Reports claim that US authorities have detained nearly 100,000 migrants at the US-Mexico border in February, which is likely to be the highest since 2006
— WION (@WIONews) March 6, 2021
Today I met with Border Patrol Officers
Last year they apprehended about 90,000 people crossing the border illegally in the RGV.
This year that number already exceed 100,000.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 10, 2021
BREAKING News —> More than 100,000 migrants were encountered attempting to illegally cross our Southern border last month. These numbers are staggering—especially in the midst of a pandemic.
President Biden needs to step up and address this crisis that he created now.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 10, 2021
U.S. border agents detained nearly 100,000 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in February, the highest monthly total since a major border surge in mid-2019. pic.twitter.com/O3reI1qE8s
— ANews (@anews) March 6, 2021
Specifically, 100,000 have attempted to cross the border within the last four weeks.
Thanks to Biden’s policies, the crisis at the border is deteriorating quickly.
CNN confirms the latest data:
US authorities arrested and encountered more than 100,000 migrants on the US-Mexico border over the past four weeks ending on March 3, according to data obtained by CNN, marking the highest levels for the same time frame in five years.
The number of migrants arrested on the southern border has been increasing in recent weeks, causing alarm among officials as they scramble to provide resources for the increase in minors and families who are unlawfully crossing into the US.
The surge in migrants adds to a growing sense of emergency for the Biden administration which has been seeking to unwind the Trump administration’s immigration policies over that time.
“February was unprecedented compared to the last five years,” a Homeland Security official told CNN. Single adults make up the biggest portion of apprehensions, but the percentage of families and children jumped last month, according to the official.
Since last April, Customs and Border Protection has seen an increase in border encounters from the Western Hemisphere due to worsening economic conditions brought on by the pandemic and natural disasters in the region, according to the border agency.
Border arrivals typically rise in the spring, but the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the situation and further limited the capacity along the border to process migrants. Last year, the numbers dropped in March and April as the pandemic took hold and travel restrictions were put in place.
At the time, as the pandemic gripped the country, the Trump administration invoked a public health law allowing border officials to turn away migrants apprehended at the border, which is still in effect under the Biden administration.
However, under the Biden administration, unaccompanied children are exempt from the order and are allowed to remain in the US pending immigration cases. Some families and others have also been allowed to remain in the US due to changes in Mexican policy and case-by-case determinations.
CNN has reached out to DHS and CBP for comment.
Do you miss President Trump yet?
We know we do.
It’s going to be a long four years….