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February 24, 2021

Biden’s ‘Kids in Cages’

The White House and Leftmedia frame his holding of illegal alien minors as morally different from Trump’s.

When are “kids in cages” not “kids in cages”? For Democrats and the Leftmedia, the answer hinges on who happens to be sitting in the White House. This hypocrisy was brought home on Tuesday when White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was questioned on the Biden administration’s reopening of a detention camp for illegal alien minors — a camp that both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have blasted as a “horrifying” human rights abuse, dubbing it keeping kids in cages.

Psaki responded with classic newspeak spin. “This is not kids being kept in cages,” she asserted. “This is … a facility that was opened, that’s going to follow the same standards as other HHS facilities. It is not a replication [of previous practices], certainly not. That’s never our intention of replicating the immigration policies of the past administration, but we are in a circumstance where we are not going to expel unaccompanied minors at the border. That would be inhumane. This is not what we are going to do here as an administration.”

So “cages” (which they never were to begin with) have become “facilities” to house these illegal children by HHS standards (which were the same standards used by the Trump administration). In other words, the Biden administration is doing the same thing, only now, “It’s okay when we do it, because we care.”

When further pressed, Psaki emphasized the “we care” distinction — a distinction without a difference when compared to Trump’s DHS. “We want these kids to be in facilities where they are getting access to health and medical assistance to education,” she said. “That is our human and moral objective from this administration.”

But Psaki and the Biden administration are allowed to get away with this newspeak because much of the mainstream media refuses to call them on it. Worse, Leftmedia outfits like The Washington Post provide an assist with rhetorical gymnastics to turn “kids in cages” into “migrant facility for children.” Of the Post’s sudden language shift, conservative commentator Drew Holden wrote, “Big difference 20 months and a new President makes.”

Donald Trump Jr. wryly observed, “I believe you mean ‘Cages’ hence the bars on the windows.” And Reason senior editor Robby Soave mocked, “Aw it’s like an adorable ‘lil summer camp vibe now, thank you mainstream media.”

Meanwhile, the reality on the ground that precipitated reopening the cages facilities has everything to do with the fact that illegal border crossings are surging again. By reversing Trump’s lawful immigration strategy, Biden has effectively and predictably resurrected the crisis of unaccompanied minors that rose during the Obama era.

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