Fox News reporter Peter Doocy questioned White House press secretary Jen Psaki on the Biden administration’s decision to re-open a facility used under the previous president to house migrant children.
A emergency facility in Texas was reactivated this week in order to temporarily hold up to 700 teenaged children, according to the Washington Post. The facility, which government officials said is required given capacity restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, has been closed since summer 2019.
The Post reported that the decision to reopen a Trump-era facility under Biden — who has condemned his predecessor’s family separation policies — is drawing criticism from migrant advocates.
“Why is the Biden administration reopening a temporary facility for migrant children in Texas?”