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President Biden, VP Harris staring down big challenge with influx of border crossings

State Assemblyman Collin Schmitt agrees that children should be treated humanely but thinks Biden must address child exploitation by the cartel and remove incentives for illegal crossings.

News 12 Staff

Mar 26, 2021, 2:15 AM

Updated 1,184 days ago

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President Joe Biden said this week that in order to stop the influx of unaccompanied minors coming into America, his administration will look into why so many are taking the long, dangerous trek to the border.
Biden tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the charge on the issue, with the administration's priority to place children in a humane facility or with relatives until their hearing.
"If an unaccompanied child ends up at the border, we're not just going to let them starve to death and stay on the other side," says Biden. "No previous administration did that either, except Trump. I'm not going to do it."
State Assemblyman Collin Schmitt agrees that children should be treated humanely but thinks Biden must address child exploitation by the cartel and remove incentives for illegal crossings.
"I would say immediately withdraw his plans to push for blanket amnesty for 11 million illegal immigrants who are in this country," says Schmitt.
Stefanie Nolli, of White Plains, says we must have empathy. Her parents migrated to the United States from Peru before she was born.
"A lot of them are escaping violence, a lot of them are escaping the realities in their home country that the situations are devastating," says Nolli. "That's where our humanity is, where we can understand another person and their struggles and even their story. If that was happening to you, what would you do?"


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