During an interview with Univision, President Joe Biden expressed hopes and expects the migrant facility in Texas “won’t stay open very long.” His administration is “much different” from kids in cages because people help the children.
Biden said, “What I can confirm is there’s over — right now, there’s thousands of immigrants — thousands of unaccompanied children coming across the border. We’ve been able to place a significant number of them in licensed facilities throughout the country — shelters throughout the country. But what happened is, in Texas, they opened up one, one that was a former one used in the administration — the last administration. Our hope and expectation is that won’t stay open very long and that we’ll be able to provide for every kid who comes across the border safely to be housed in a facility that is licensed. And what we’re trying to do, and we have literally hundreds of people doing it now, connect them with families in this country, get them to the families that they came to see or they are looking for, and we’ve already connected thousands of them that way. And so, that’s what — that’s our hope, is to unite these children with families while they wait to have a hearing.”