“I will say that our concern and our focus is on sending a clear message to the region that this is not the time to come,” Psaki said.
White House Press Secretary was asked in a Thursday press conference whether the White House is considering tightening security at the southern border after a video surfaced of children being thrown over the border wall.
“On immigration, has the White House considered beefing up border security now that there is video of a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old being thrown over the wall in New Mexico?” Psaki was asked.
“I’ve seen the video and I think any of us who saw the video were incredibly alarmed by the steps of smugglers, ones that we have been quite familiar with,” Psaki began. “As Secretary Mayorkas said, the inhumane way smugglers abuse children while profiting off parents’ desperation is criminal and morally reprehensible.”