At least three migrant children have drowned in the Rio Grande in the past two months trying to illegally enter the U.S. from Mexico in answer to Joe Biden’s open borders policy for unaccompanied migrant children and families with young children. A week ago a nine-year-old girl and at least one teenaged boy drowned in separate incidents yet there has been no statement by Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, or Jen Psaki, nor have any questions been asked by White House reporters about the drownings. The drowning of an eight-year-old boy in February was similarly ignored. While the media has reported on the latest drowning, it has not tied the death to Biden as they did to President Trump with a similar migrant child drowning in 2019. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was not asked about the child drownings when she was recently interviewed on Fox News Sunday by Chris Wallace.
The Biden-Harris administration is turning back some young families at the border, but currently, a majority of those encountered are being allowed to stay while all unaccompanied children get a free pass to stay. (“Although the Biden administration says its policy is to “expel” families to Mexico under a pandemic health order, the most recent CBP data shows that only about 10 to 20 percent are being turned back. The rest are typically released into the United States with a notice to appear in court…” Washington Post, March 28)
NBC Nightly News reported on the most recent drowning but did not connect the death of the child to Joe Biden reversing President Trump’s closed border policies by making it known to the world he will not turn away children from the border, thereby setting off a record surge of child migrants and young families. The report features an interview with the mother, Araceli Franco Cruz, who spoke about her deceased daughter Manabi. Her other child on the journey, three-year-old son Damian Alexander, barely survived the drowning incident.
In 2019, the drowning of a father and child in the Rio Grande was used by Harris, Democrats, and the media to savage President Trump over his efforts to gain control of the border and stop mass illegal immigration.
Then Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Twitter, June 25, 2019, “These families seeking asylum are often fleeing extreme violence. And what happens when they arrive? Trump says, ‘Go back to where you came from.’ That is inhumane. Children are dying. This is a stain on our moral conscience.”
These families seeking asylum are often fleeing extreme violence. And what happens when they arrive? Trump says, ‘Go back to where you came from.’ That is inhumane. Children are dying. This is a stain on our moral conscience. https://t.co/NHly7QTiAq
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 26, 2019
“That is inhumane. Children are dying. This is a stain on our moral conscience.” Apparently, Kamala Harris’ moral conscience does not get triggered when children drown under the Biden-Harris administration’s policy of encouraging children and families to illegally enter the United States where they are promised they will be allowed to stay.
Then-Democrat presidential candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke also blamed President Trump:
Trump is responsible for these deaths. https://t.co/UZirFjh3fm
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) June 26, 2019
A check of the Biden White House website shows no statements on the child drownings, nor any questions asked by reporters of Biden or Psaki in transcripts of Q&As. The personal and government Twitter accounts of Biden and Harris show no comments on the child drownings. The only mention of the border crisis in the past week is a tweet by Harris on Biden appointing her to lead diplomatic efforts on migration from Central America.
.@POTUS asked me to lead our diplomatic work with Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. To address the situation at the southern border, we have to address the root causes of migration. It won’t be easy work—but it’s necessary.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) March 25, 2021
Harris spokeswoman Symone Sanders later told reporters, “”I will just reiterate that the @VP is not doing the border. The president asked the vice president to take on the diplomatic efforts with Mexico and countries of the North Triangle to address the root causes of migration.”