President Biden said the conditions at a Customs and Border Protection facility in Donna, Texas are "totally unacceptable." Thursday (3/25) at his first formal news conference as president, Mr. Biden said he is working to "safely" house children.
- The Customs and Border Protection facility in Donna, Texas, I was there, is at 1,556% capacity.
JOE BIDEN: Yep.
- Right now, with mostly unaccompanied minors, there are kids that are sleeping on floors. They are packed into these pods. I've spoken to lawyers who say that they-- some of these children have not seen the sun in days.
What's your reaction-- what is your reaction to these images that have come out from that particular facility? Is what's happening inside acceptable to you? And when is this going to be fixed?
JOE BIDEN: That's a serious question, right? Is it acceptable to me? Come on. That's why we're going to be moving 1,000 of those kids out quickly. That's why I got Fort Bliss opened up. That's why I've been working from the moment this started to happen to try to find additional access for children to be able to safely-- not just children, but particularly children, to be able to safely be housed while we follow through on the rest of what's happening. That is totally unacceptable.