U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) spoke at a roundtable in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday about the failures of the Biden administration's Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program.

The roundtable of senators and whistleblowers discussed the deficiencies of the Department of Health and Human Services' management of the UAC program, which has allowed thousands of vulnerable children to be lost or handed over to potential criminals.

"At the end of the day many of the problems that we are seeing with the UAC program are yet another consequence of the immigration policies of this administration that have encouraged extremely high levels of migrants to come here in the first place," Britt said on Tuesday.

"I mean, the moment that President Biden took office in the first 100 days he issued 94 executive orders, he immediately said we're going to halt deportations, we're going to stop construction of the border wall, and we're going to give amnesty to millions. That encourages more and more people to come here, more and more people to take that risk, and more and more children to be put in these vulnerable situations," she added. "The higher the levels of illegal immigration that we have seen, obviously they're going to put strains on every program, every policy, every procedure that was designed to deal with individuals including these children at our southern border."

Britt continued, "Today's roundtable is a great reminder that Congress needs to act. We must close these loopholes, we can't continue to kick the can down the road, and when we take back control I expect us to do something about this."

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