Angered by his administration’s response to the plight of migrant children, President Biden reportedly berated at Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra in a March 30 Oval Office meeting with Dreamers, Fox News learns.
Becerra provoked details obsessed president’s anger after allegedly failing to answer questions about the agency’s ability to take care of migrant kids. No further details of the quarrel were shared.
The Biden administration has been facing a dramatic surge in migrants, including unaccompanied children who are not removed via Title 42 public health protections used to remove some families and single adults.
The numbers of unaccompanied children have decreased by nine percent in April from nearly 19,000 in March and Border Patrol facilities have been emptied, but the numbers in more than 200 HHS facilities have sky-rocketed to over 20,000, up from just under 12,000 at the end of March.
Becerra, frustrated by the White House moves to drop immigration restrictions and policies, has reportedly been urging a cautious line facing such a historic influx of child migrants despite previously pushing left-wing policies on immigration.
White House has reportedly been angered by Becerra’s approach as they push HHS to speed up the intake of the tens of thousands of migrant children while seen as indecisive and too slow to seize the situation.