Psaki Forced To Break The News; judge Ordered Trump Policy Reinstated
Poor Jen Psaki... She was big mad during this week's presser as she explained how a federal judge ordered that Biden reinstate Trump's 'remain in Mexico' orders. The White House Press Secretary isn't used to the administration being held accountable and was visibly irritated by the new court orders that force the White House to protect the
Reporter: Next question has to do with the return of the Migrant Protection Protocol —
Reporter — the “Remain in Mexico” program. Immigrant rights advocates say that the idea that the United States government is going to be able to facilitate lawyers for migrants who want them is an empty promise. What can you say to assure those people that, in fact, you’ll live by that commitment?
Psaki: Well, I would say first to all of these people that it is not our preference to be reimplementing and reinstituting the Migrant Protection program. We — Protocol. We are doing that because of a court order and legal requirement to do so, and that we have put in place a number of changes to make — from the Department of Homeland Security — to improve some humanitarian components. But we still feel that the program is inefficient, inhumane, and we are not — we weren’t — we were — did not eagerly reimplement it, I should say.
But in terms of people who are skeptics, we are absolutely committed to doing everything we can, as we are required by court order, to implement this, to take steps to ensure that there are — that we are injecting additional humanitarian considerations and providing the assistance that we have promised to people who are participating in the program."
U.S. authorities sent the first two migrants back to Mexico on Wednesday under the reinstated “Remain in Mexico” policy. A policy that worked wonder for border security before it was dismantled by the Biden adminstration.