A Florida Republican maintains that the Biden administration has filled processing stations for illegal immigrants with baby formula, while everyday American families face empty store shelves.

Psaki Defends US Taxpayers Providing Illegal Immigrants Baby Formula While Americans Go Without

Last week Republican U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack shared on social media photos of a Texas facility used for processing illegal immigrants that was stocked with baby formula – which multitudes of American families are struggling to get.

As The Free Press reported, the Florida Republican compared the Ursula processing unit in McAllen, Texas, to store shelves in her district and noted that it was evidence of the “empty-shelves Biden movement.”

“This is what America last looks like. This is 100-percent what it looks like,” added Cammack, pointing out that “more and more” pallets of formula were inbound for McAllen.

On Friday, departing White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki defended the administration ensuring the well-being of illegal immigrants over that of American citizens, calling it the “morally” right thing to do.

“We do like facts here so let me just give you a little sense of the facts on this one,”Psaki began in response to Republicans’ criticism of the baby formula images.

Psaki referred to the Flores Settlement Agreement, which emerged from a 1985 legal challenge to handling illegal-immigrant minors.

Psaki said the agreement “requires adequate food and elsewhere specifies age appropriateness, hence formula for kids under the age of 1.”

“CBP [Customs and Border Protection] is following the law. That law that has been in place and been followed by the past – every administration since 1997. So this has been a law in the United States for a quarter-century. It’s been followed by every administration, but I would also note that we also think it’s morally the right thing to do,” she said.

“That is the difference from the last administration,” she added.

“It is the law, but we believe that when children and babies or babies, I should say, are crossing the border with a family member that providing them formula is morally right, and so we certainly support the implementation of it.”

Since The Free Press also likes facts, let’s recap that history.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, Jenny Flores was an unaccompanied minor detained in 1985 by what was then INS. She became the poster child for a class-action lawsuit over the alleged substandard handling of illegal immigrant minors.

Initially, a trial judge ruled for Flores. Yet, in 1993, the U.S. Supreme Court tossed the initial judgment. Writing for the 7-2 majority, the later Justice Antonin Scalia noted as long as the government was not punishing the child and kept conditions of custody “decent and humane,” the way the government was handling illegal immigrant children was not unconstitutional.

Yet the Clinton administration waved a white flag and agreed to the settlement in 1997. Ostensibly, the conventional wisdom at the time was that doing so would stop further litigation. But in a 2018 interview, which occurred as the Trump administration was, despite Pskai’s claim, actually trying to enforce America’s immigration laws, former INS Commissioner Doris Meissner explained that she signed the Flores agreement out of concern for children.

Where Pskai is wrong is that the agreement is a court settlement – as the name implies – and it has been reinforced over the years by other pro-illegal immigration judges who have actually expanded its meaning. In doing so, CIS argues, they’ve fueled the current immigration crisis.

But as for it being “the law,” as Psaki said, nothing could be further from the truth.

In that interview, Meissner noted, “It is valid to say that it [the agreement] has the force of law. It is not actually a law.”

And as CIS noted in its summary of the Flores history, “There have been discussions in Congress about passing a law that would supersede Flores and finally settle the issue. … As of early 2019, however, such a fix has yet to pass Congress, and doesn’t look likely to any time soon.”

And indeed, none have passed since then.

The irony, of course, of Psaki’s defense of a court settlement is that the Biden administration has routinely ignored court rulings, including by the Supreme Court, that it did not like – such as on COVID-19 vaccines and rent control policies.

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One Reply to “Psaki Defends US Taxpayers Providing Illegal Immigrants Baby Formula While Americans Go Without”

  1. The lack of common sense rises again from the ash heap of liberalism. What do you suppose was the accepted method of feeding infants is in these central American countries. You guessed it breast milk. As for those from the balance of the 100+ countries represented I wonder how may travellers had inants or were pregnant. As they were dispersed throughout OUR country the needs would be localized not an overwhelming need at the border. So what are the clowns in the Obama/Biden cabal the MSMDNC and the new world order pulling here? THINK ABOUT IT kiddies!

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