PSAKI’S SMARTPHONE DEFENSE: Doocy Pushes Press Sec. on Migrant Smartphone Handouts

Fox News’ pushed White House Jen Psaki for an official White House response on reports that smartphones are being handed out to illegal migrants at the southern border. Psaki says it’s “all part of our effort as individuals come into the United States and individuals who are entering who will proceed to immigration proceedings to monitor and track where they are.”

Doocy asked Psaki the obvious: what if migrants take the phones and “toss them.”

“Do you have a record people throwing phones away,” she responded.

“I’m just asking if that’s a concern,” Doocy said.

“Our concern is ensuring that individuals who irregularly migrate to the United States proceed through our process of, you know, of course, being monitored, but also participating in hearings to determine whether or not they will be able to stay,” Psaki said.

Fox News’ Bill Melugin shared the smartphone story originally on Twitter, saying “Sources tell me w/ parole releases, the migrants are asked to turn themselves into ICE in a city of their choice. I’m told many of them are given these phones by the government to track them and allow them to communicate w/ ICE, but there’s no way to stop them from being tossed.”

The Biden Administration’s recent decision to end Title 42 will guarantee things get worse down south.