Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy put White House press secretary Jen Psaki in the hot seat Monday during the daily press briefing, asking her tough questions about the southern border.
Psaki tried to brush off the questions, as the administration has refused to call the situation a “crisis” in an effort to steer away negative media coverage.
“So now that Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley are letting adult migrants go without even issuing notices to appear, is the Biden immigration policy just becoming more of, like, the honor system?” Doocy asked.
“That is an inaccurate depiction of what’s happening at the border. So there’s no change in policy. The border remains closed. Families and single adults are being expelled under Title 42 and should not attempt to cross illegally. In the narrow, narrow circumstances in which families can’t be expelled, the family is tested and quarantined as needed and placed in immigration proceedings to commence,” Psaki responded.
“In some cases, families are placed in removal proceedings further along in the release process. So if families are going to be — going to be deported and they’re awaiting deportation, they don’t need a court date and they don’t need a notice to appear because it has already been determined that they will be sent back to their home countries. Sometimes that takes a minute to ensure there is proper transportation and steps in place to do that.”