Dept Of Health & Human Services Ups The Ante On Obama’s ‘Kids In Cages’ To Biden’s ‘Kids In Shipping Containers’

Written by K. Walker on February 23, 2021

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Will the Biden-loving Media call out the administration on this?

Short answer: Nope.

Knowing full well that this article will probably have to get yanked for “dangerous and derogatory content”, I’m putting the receipts right from the get-go.

This is shipping container business is not my observation, but one made by a random, anonymous Twitter user.

God bless those (sensible) random anons with their hot takes and often pithy tweets!

But note that the tweet in question has a photo of a Washington Post article that clearly shows converted shipping containers (with the logo for Mobile Mini still on them) that are being used to house migrant children in what is now called an “overflow facility” which instead of a “concentration camp” because the Bad Orange Man is out of the White House.

Before we dive into that WaPo article, it’s important to note that here at ClashDaily, we mentioned that, despite all the howling and pearl-clutching on the Left over the “kids in cages” during the Trump administration, there wasn’t much of a peep about the incoming administration opening up detention centers for migrant children just like they did during the Obama administration. After all, that’s when most of those viral “kids in cages” photos were taken.

CNN REPORT: Biden Admin Opening Up More Detention Centers For Migrant Children

What’s even more astounding is that at least one of these facilities was one that was only open for a month under the Trump administration.

Biden’s ‘Kids In Cages’ Center Scheduled To Reopen Is One That Was Closed By TRUMP — Here’s The 411

That irony is just… delicious!

Although, the whole “kids in cages” thing is a wee bit disingenuous. After all, you couldn’t house children with adults, and they had to go somewhere after crossing the border illegally. Yet, the large, fenced-in areas in detention centers where kids were placed temporarily were called “cages” during the Trump administration. They were called absolutely nothing during the Obama administration when more children were held in these detention centers due to the high number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border during Barry’s two terms.

From the Washington Post article:

CARRIZO SPRINGS, Tex. — Dozens of migrant teens boarded vans Monday for the trip down a dusty road to a former man camp for oil field workers here, the first migrant child facility opened under the Biden administration.

The emergency facility — a vestige of the Trump administration that was open for only a month in summer 2019 — is being reactivated to hold up to 700 children ages 13 to 17.

Government officials say the camp is needed because facilities for migrant children have had to cut capacity by nearly half because of the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the number of unaccompanied children crossing the border has been inching up, with January reporting the highest total — more than 5,700 apprehensions — for that month in recent years.

Gee, what could possibly account for such a large uptick in unaccompanied minors? Could it be the massive amnesty bill and expanding the DACA program?

Nah, that can’t be it… can it?

During the campaign, Biden pledged to undo former president Donald Trump’s hard-line immigration policies. In his first month in office, Biden signed several executive orders reversing many of those policies. Last week, he and House Democrats introduced a plan that would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. The administration also reversed some of Trump’s expulsion practices by accepting unaccompanied children into the country, a change that also is contributing to an increase of minors in government facilities, officials said.

Oh.

The Biden administration is being criticized by immigration lawyers for these pop-up temporary shelters calling it a “step backward” in dealing with children coming across the border illegally.

So, what does this Carrizo Springs facility look like?

At the 66-acre site, groups of beige trailers encircle a giant white dining tent, a soccer field and a basketball court. There is a bright blue hospital tent with white bunk beds inside. A legal services trailer has the Spanish word “Bienvenidos,” or welcome, on a banner on its roof. There are trailers for classrooms, a barber shop, a hair salon. The facility has its own ambulances and firetrucks, as well as its own water supply.

The operation is based on a federal emergency management system, Weber said. The trailers are labeled with names such as Alpha, Charlie and Echo. Staff members wear matching black-and-white T-shirts displaying their roles: disaster case manager, incident support, emergency management.

The most colorful trailer is at the entryway, where flowers, butterflies and handmade posters still hang on its walls from Carrizo’s first opening in 2019.
Source: Washington Post

These temporary facilities also cost more to run — “$775 a day per child compared with $290 a day for permanent centers” reports WaPo.

Do you think that there will be widespread condemnation and a Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Corez photo-op crying in front of the shipping containers with the bars on the windows?

Probably not. After all, this is the Obama Administration 2.0 and we know how the media handled Obama.

That’s what the media has gone back to under Biden, and they wonder why there’s very little trust in media these days. Perhaps I can enlighten our Media(D) betters…

Dear Media: It’s YOU.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll