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Governor Abbott critical of Biden Administration for supplying baby formula for illegal immigrants during nationwide shortage

Shelves typically stocked with baby formula sit mostly empty at a store in San Antonio, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Parents across the U.S. are scrambling to find baby formula because supply disruptions and a massive safety recall have swept many leading brands off store shelves. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — As parents of newborn babies across the country are struggling to find cans of baby formula, a Florida representative is bringing attention to a large quantity of formula being shipped to the Southern border.

Republican representative Kat Cammack says a veteran border patrol agent in McAllen, Texas has sent photos showing pallets of baby formula at holding facilities for illegal immigrants.

Cammack wanted to know why the formula was being reserved for illegal immigrants while stores are struggling to keep in in stock.

Her claim got the attention of Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Abbott released a statement saying President Biden has turned a blind eye to American parents facing the nationwide baby formula shortage.

“The Biden Administration is happy to provide baby formula to illegal immigrants coming across our Southern border. This is 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.”


 

Customs and Border Protection issued a statement as well:

“CBP takes seriously its legal responsibility to ensure the safety and security of individuals in our custody. Ensuring migrants, including children and infants, in our custody have their basic needs met is in line with this Administration’s commitment to ensuring safe, orderly, and humane processes at our border. CBP complies with all applicable regulations for the purchase of products used in CBP facilities.”

President Biden met with retail CEO’s Thursday to address the baby formula shortage.

The dilemma was caused by a major product recall when two babies died after consuming formula from the nation’s largest manufacturer.



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