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Secretary Azar on HHS shelters at the border
Congress must act to resolve the crisis at the southern border, and the “false narrative” must stop work on the Department of Health and Human Services’, according to Secretary Alex Azar.
Azar characterized the situation on the US-Mexican border as terribly, but said some of the allegations against his Department in the area of work, isn’t it, in a Monday interview on “The Ingraham angle.”
“It is just incredibly disturbing,” he said.
“We have a humanitarian crisis on our border. We have families and children flooding over our borders in unprecedented numbers,” he said.
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Azar said HHS shelters are at capacity and the budget is not there to increase unless Congress acts.
“We are full and we are running out of money. We need this money to take care of these children,” he said. “I can’t have a child in a bed that doesn’t exist, and I can’t bed that the Congress Fund.”
Host Laura Ingraham asked Azar about comments 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro out on the financing of the border shelters.
“I would give you.not a penny more for these types of conditions,” Castro told CNN anchor Jake Tapper
“I don’t have the confidence that if you give them more money now, if you have a plan to actually, you know, other conditions…”
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Azar pushed back on the Housing and Urban Development secretary’s comments.
“What conditions are we talking about?”, he asked.
“We offer these children some of the safest, most secure environments, some of these children have unfortunately had at all.
“There is this false narrative that we are trying somehow to these kids with us for a long time. Our goal at HHS is that these children we could with us for zero days when. We do not want the children in our care. We have, in fact, the average number of days decreased, the children stay with us over 90 days to 44 days.”