They Still Won’t Call This Crisis A Crisis

This past weekend, we learned more information about the seriousness of the crisis taking place along the southern border:

This surge in migrants being detained at the border is a direct result of the Biden Administration’s policies and executive orders:

Even Democrats are pointing out the fact that the Administration’s policies have exacerbated this crisis and they are also criticizing them for not taking action to address what’s happening:

  • CNN: “Texas Democrat calls for urgent change at the border”
  • Fox News: “Texas Democrat knocks Biden delegation over border visit: ‘They didn’t talk to anybody'”

While the Administration still refuses to label this situation a “crisis,” they announced late yesterday that they would be directing FEMA to assist in the housing of the growing number of migrants flooding the border:

In response to this announcement, the top Republican on the Homeland Security Committee, Rep. John Katko, issued the following statement:

“If FEMA is involved, it’s a disaster by definition. If the Secretary is tasking FEMA to help on the southwest border, it further demonstrates the severity of the situation. You can expect strong oversight from our committee on how exactly FEMA dollars will be spent on this self-inflicted crisis and what other activity may be de-prioritized as a result. I have serious concerns that this will strain a FEMA workforce and budget that is already spread thin – with a pandemic response ongoing and the Atlantic Hurricane season less than three months away.”

The Administration cannot continue to credibly claim that this is not a crisis while deploying FEMA to help address it. If they are serious about actually ending this crisis, they not only need to admit that one exists, but they must reverse the policies they have put in place that created this situation in the first place.