Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recently stated that her state does not have the capacity to take in any migrant children who have come into the the United States illegally. Reynolds stated that the President has created the problem, and needs to step up and fix it.
“We don’t have the facilities. We are not set up to do that. This is not our problem; this is the president’s problem. He is the one that opened the borders. He needs to be responsible for this, and he needs to stop it.” – Governor Kim Reynolds
As the crisis at the Southern Border continues to grow, many migrant children are being housed in cages at Border Patrol facilities way past the allowed time period while waiting for placement from the Department of Health and Human Services.
A HHS employee had reached out to Iowa asking that any of its unused residential beds for children be utilized for unaccompanied migrant children. Iowa Department of Human Services Director Kelly Garcia denied the request stating, “Iowa is not in a position to take unaccompanied minors at this time.”
According to a report from the Biden Administration, more than 170,000 illegal migrants have attempted to come into the United States in March, which is the highest number in almost two decades. Many have come anticipating lenient treatment under Biden’s leadership, which has proven so far to be the case. Tens of thousands of illegal migrants have been allowed to enter the United States and have been provided assistance in getting transportation and funding to go into various states. Many of the illegal migrants have not even provided court dates.
As the crisis continues to grow, it appears the Biden Administration is becoming desperate as they contemplate rolling out a cash assistance program to pay migrants not to make the trek north to come to the United States. It appears whether you come to the United States or you don’t, the Biden Administration might pay you either way with the hard working tax payers money of the people who are here legally.