But it’s not a crisis!
It’s a humanitarian catastrophe. But not a crisis.
“We are on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement Tuesday morning.
“There is understandably a great deal of attention currently focused on the southwest border,” Mayorkas said. “The situation at the southwest border is difficult. We are working around the clock to manage it, and we will continue to do so. That is our job. We are making progress, and we are executing on our plan.”
Reporter: "Is this a crisis at the border?"
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki: "Look, I don't think we need to sit here and put new labels on what we have already conveyed is challenging." pic.twitter.com/fODRnIfNPy
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