Psaki: 'We don't take advice' from Trump on immigration


White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday defended the Biden administration's immigration agenda as Republicans, including former President Trump, argue that President Biden's rhetoric and policies have spurred a surge in migration at the southern border.

Psaki responded directly to Trump during a press briefing after the former president issued a lengthy statement decrying the Biden immigration agenda.

"We don’t take our advice or counsel from former President Trump on immigration policy, which was not only inhumane but ineffective over the last four years," Psaki said. "We’re going to chart our own path forward, and that includes treating children with humanity and respect."

Trump derided the Biden administration's immigration agenda, arguing that the reversal of numerous Trump era policies intended to restrict immigration had led to a crisis on the border.

"The spiraling tsunami at the border is overwhelming local communities, depleting budgets, crowding hospitals, and taking jobs from legal American workers," Trump said in a statement. "When I left office, we had ac... (Read more)

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