Psaki, this time (I’m glad she’s on her way out, headed to a network I don’t watch).
WATCH: White House says it’s ‘morally right’ that pallets of scarce baby formula are being sent to the border
“There’s something called the Flores settlement, which you may or may not be aware of that’s been in place since 1997. It requires adequate food and elsewhere, specifies age appropriateness. Hence formula for kids under the age of one,” Psaki told reporters on Friday.
“CBP is following the law, that law that has been in place, and been followed, by the way, by the past — every administration since 1997,” she said.
“So this has been a law in the United States for a quarter century.
The Flores settlement is not, and never has been “law.” This was never codified in statutory law. It isn’t even a judicial ruling.
It is a consent decree: an out of court settlement between the parties of the lawsuit to avoid further court maneuvering and a judicial ruling. At most, the judge looked at it and said, Well, if both of you will settle for this, let’s stop wasting time and money on the trial.
There isn’t even “international law” to support this, if you pretend these illegals are “refugees.” The Convention relating to the Status of Refugees makes that pretty clear.
Article 7, 1: Except where this Convention contains more favourable provisions, a Contracting State shall accord to refugees the same treatment as is accorded to aliens generally.
Nothing special; the same treatment.
Article 20: Where a rationing system exists, which applies to the population at large and regulates the general distribution of products in short supply, refugees shall be accorded the same treatment as nationals.
The same treatment. If formula is in short supply, they get the same chance at it as lawful citizens and residents. They don’t get pallets of baby food delivered to their current residence, free of charge, while citizens are driving across cities trying to find a few cartons to purchase at inflated prices.