WH: Border Crisis Over For Now

WH: Border Crisis Over For Now

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that the crisis of unaccompanied minors at the southern border is over “for now” on Friday. 

Earnest cautioned that “these numbers are very volatile,” and pointed out that the hotter summer weather is part of the reason for the decrease in unaccompanied minors, but credited actions taken by the Obama administration for the reduction in unaccompanied minors at the border, saying, “There is no doubt that the administration has made a substantial contribution to the reduction in those numbers.”

He also blamed House Republicans for being “engaged in a pretty coordinated effort to prevent … resources [for the border] from being provided.”

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