Ashley Maddox feeds her 5-month-old son, Cole, with formula she bought through a Facebook group of mothers in need Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Imperial Beach, Calif.

Gregory Bull, Associated Press

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judge released a joint statement on Thursday lambasting the Biden administration for providing baby formula to migrant children in U.S. holding facilities.

The issue, the men said, is that American parents are scrambling to find formula for their babies and “deserve to be put first,” the statement said.

“Yet President Biden has turned a blind eye to parents across America who are facing the nightmare of a nationwide baby formula shortage. While mothers and fathers stare at empty grocery store shelves in a panic, the Biden administration is happy to provide baby formula to illegal immigrants coming across our southern border,” they wrote.

The statement called the provision of baby formula “yet another one in a long line of reckless, out-of-touch priorities from the Biden administration when it comes to securing our border and protecting Americans. Our children deserve a president who puts their needs and survival first — not one who gives critical supplies to illegal immigrants before the very people he took an oath to serve.”

Critics were quick to blast the statement, which KERA, a news organization in North Texas, characterized as “the latest in Abbott’s efforts to portray himself as a border and immigration hardliner leading up to his November election contest with former El Paso U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke.”

Joshua Rubin, of the migrant advocacy group Witness at the Border, …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Utah News


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