In a stunning clash, Rep. Jim Banks exposes the Biden administration’s willful disregard for the child labor crisis sweeping the nation. Brace yourself as we unravel the shocking truth behind the exploitation of innocent children forced into perilous jobs. Prepare to be outraged by the ineptitude of the Biden administration.
Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su faced intense scrutiny as she appeared before the House Education and Workforce committee to discuss the Department of Labor’s priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. However, what unfolded was a scathing rebuke of the Biden administration’s failure to combat the illegal immigrant child labor crisis.
Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana wasted no time in holding Su accountable for the administration’s neglect. He quoted a New York Times investigation that exposed thousands of children to grueling work in slaughterhouses and hazardous industries across the country. Banks demanded answers and questioned Su’s inaction, asking, “What the heck are you doing about it?”
Su stumbled and struggled to respond adequately, claiming that the Department of Labor’s investigations led to the exposure of these stories. But Banks was not satisfied with her deflection. He pressed Su further, asking if her department collaborated with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on issues related to illegal migrant children working. Su acknowledged the existence of an interagency task force but clarified that the Department of Homeland Security was not included.
Rep. Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin echoed Banks’ concerns, questioning whether Su’s department made an effort to contact the parents of illegal migrant children involved in exploitative industries. Grothman emphasized the importance of parental involvement and urged Su to take responsibility for reaching out to these families. Su evaded the question, shifting the responsibility to other agencies without providing a clear answer.
Moreover, Grothman challenged Su about her past comments regarding “white supremacy and racial subordination” made in 2005. Despite facing intense questioning, Su did not recant her statement, further fueling concerns about her nomination as Labor Secretary.
The confrontation between Banks and Su revealed a deep-seated issue within the Biden administration’s labor policies. The neglect of child labor laws and the failure to protect vulnerable children from exploitation demand urgent action and accountability.
The child labor crisis in America is an appalling stain on our nation’s conscience. The Biden administration’s lack of action and deflection of responsibility is a betrayal of our values. It’s time for the truth to be exposed, and for justice to prevail. Join us in demanding immediate action to protect our children from exploitation.