As Twitchy reported earlier, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki wouldn’t confirm that the number of migrant children in custody had tripled over the past two weeks to more than 3,250, explaining that that’s DHS’s department and to ask them. “It’s not our program,” she told reporters. The New York Times, though, has reported it learned of the number through internal documents, which said the surge in unaccompanied minors was “filling facilities akin to jails,” from 50 to 100 percent capacity.
Sharing the story Tuesday was New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker, who confirmed that thousands of migrant children are being held in “jail-like facilities.”
The number of migrant children in custody along the border has tripled in the past two weeks to more than 3,250, and many of them are being held in jail-like facilities for longer than the three days allowed by law. @KannoYoungs @shearm https://t.co/BfpF43Dska
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) March 9, 2021
Okay, who let the clown out of the circus?
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) March 9, 2021
You mean "in cages"?
— Great Plains Girl (@HeartlandRaised) March 9, 2021
“Kids back in Obama/Biden’s cages”
There. Fixed your headline
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) March 9, 2021
A cage is still a cage, even when you paint it a pretty color and hang pretty planters.
It's still a cage.
— NYINDEPENDENT?? (@JONEEFRY) March 9, 2021
You mean cages.
— R. J. Montes (@rjmontesLC) March 9, 2021
Oh, you mean CAGES?
— jimni27 (@jimni27) March 9, 2021
Not good! I hope he holds a news conference?
— Charles (@PKLETSGORACING) March 9, 2021
I thought they were “concentration camps”
— notgray (@notgray4) March 9, 2021
Thank goodness the jail-like facilities aren't cages. Whew..
— earl lalone (@ej62564) March 9, 2021
It's a damn cage bro. Call it what it is.
— Ubabunike (@latigbo) March 9, 2021
Thank God it’s only jail-like facilities now.
— SheaJ21 (@SheaJ21) March 9, 2021
@idinamenzel hardest hit
— Very onLine Guy (@jjohnson552012) March 9, 2021
That’s funny, Idina Menzel’s tweet isn’t available anymore … the one from Nov. 7 that read, “What a relief. My son just hugged me and said ‘mommy no more kids in cages!’ Tears of joy and tears of sadness.”
But no mean tweets!
— Brian Schubert (@SchubertBrian) March 9, 2021
What is a “jail-like facility “???
— MPM (@awareness_tiger) March 9, 2021
What's a five letter word for "jail-like facilities"
— Adam Crowe (@croweadam) March 9, 2021
“Jail-like facilities” is what we are going with now. Ok.
— Gep (@pnight14) March 9, 2021
Do the “jail-like facilities” resemble cube shaped areas designed to hold a person inside through the use of some kind of metal wire or bars?
— B.T. Mattison (@BT_Mattison) March 9, 2021
Some are probably cube-shaped, although some are converted shipping containers, so they’re rectangular.
— Dr. Mike (@MD4UA1994) March 9, 2021
— JGinWV (@JGinWV) March 9, 2021
— ?? NeanderthalDeplorablePatriotRick ?? (@USPatriotRick) March 9, 2021
Peter, last week Jill Biden said they planned to provide education, mental health and physical health services to children held there. Is there any progress on that front?
— These Times (@politicsfan1776) March 9, 2021
I’m sure they’ll enjoy the mental health lessons from inside their cages
— Dr. Pockets aint empty cuz, B.S. (@FilmWog) March 9, 2021
Jail like facilities? What are those? pic.twitter.com/M7FZMhHPf7
— Ross (@hubbs76) March 9, 2021
Here for the ratio, you jackass.
— Matt McConnell (@compatidude) March 9, 2021
When will they get the “Biden, please let us out” t-shirts ?
— FREE STUFF 2020… (@Next__Pope) March 9, 2021
And the Biden administration refuses to admit there’s a crisis at the border … how refreshing.
Axios: President Biden will be briefed on the need for 20,000 beds for child migrants https://t.co/YfNy1rwIPw
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 2, 2021