Psaki: Executive Immigration Orders ‘Part of Racial Equity’

Psaki: Executive Immigration Orders ‘Part of Racial Equity’

January 22, 2021

In a press briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended President Joe Biden’s aggressive effort to overturn former President Trump’s immigration agenda.

“I wouldn’t read into that, other than immigration we consider as part of racial equity, which is a broad issue but that’s how the president has spoken about that crisis over the past several months,” Psaki said when asked about Biden’s efforts to overturn Trump’s executive orders on immigration.

Biden signed executive actions terminating Trump’s orders declaring a national emergency on the Southern border to fund the construction of a border wall, rescinding the exclusion of non-citizens from the census, ending the “Remain in Mexico” policy for refugees, and suspending most deportations for 100 days, as Breitbart News noted. Biden also released a bill to give amnesty to all illegal immigrants in the United States.

Psaki said the Biden administration believed it was time for “a moment of reset” with Republicans and the business community on immigration reform and was “eager to move forward” on the issue. “The last four years, the immigration policy has been based around funding for a wall, that has not worked even to keep the country safer,” she said.

Psaki, Biden, and the Democrat Party have no interest in keeping the country safer. Their agenda is to open the borders.

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