July 3, 2014

THE HILL: WH: No change in immigrant surge strategy ‘at this point.’

The White House is not planning to reassess its strategy for handling thousands of unaccompanied minors streaming across the border amid mass protests.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said he had not spoken to President Obama about protests in California that blocked buses full of immigrant detainees from reaching a processing station. But Earnest said there was no expectation of changing strategies to deal with the flood of minors “at this point.”

“At this point, what we’re focused on is making sure that we can ramp up the resources that are necessary to meet this growing need,” Earnest said.

On Tuesday, more than 100 protesters blocked three buses with immigrant detainees who had recently crossed the Texas border from entering a processing facility in Murrieta, Calif. The government had planned to process the immigrants before releasing them to family members throughout the country, ahead of a deportation proceeding.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice told the Los Angeles Times the agency was seeking to address concerns raised by the protesters but declined to say whether the Murrieta facility would still be used.

Remember when they called him “no drama Obama?”