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Illegal immigrants apprehended by border patrols at the southern border are reportedly evading the shortage of baby formula that has reached U.S. warehouses, according to reports.
In a live broadcast through her social networks, Florida Representative to Congress Kat Cammack denounced that the Biden administration would be “allets of baby formula to the border” to feed infants entering the country illegally held by their parents.
“They’re receiving pallets and more pallets of baby formula at the border,” said Cammack, who got the information from one of the Border Patrol agents.
The congresswoman posted on Twitter a photo the agent sent her from the border together with another of an empty shelf at a supermarket. “The first photo is from this morning at the Ursula Processing Center at the U.S. border. Shelves and pallets packed with baby formula,” reads Cammack’s tweet. “The second is from a shelf right here at home. Formula is scarce.”
While the representative acknowledges that it is not the immigrant children’s fault nor criticizes their plight, she hurled harsh criticism at the Biden administration for prioritizing those shipments over American mothers facing food shortages for their babies.
“It is not the childrens’ fault at all. But what is infuriating to me is that this is another example of the America last agenda that the Biden administration continues to perpetuate,” Cammack said.
Baby formula shortages reminiscent of Venezuela
According to a Datasembly analysis, the shortage of baby formula reached 31% during April 2022, although it has been increasing since January. The CEO of the company responsible for the study, Ben Reich, warned that the shortage of the product could worsen in the coming days.
In Florida, Cammack’s hometown, some stores have begun regulating the sale of baby formula by limiting the number of units allowed per customer. For Congressman Carlos Giménez, the situation evokes images of the crises in Venezuela and Cuba.
“You’d think this is in Cuba or Venezuela, not a Walgreens in South Florida. That’s Biden’s America — broken supply chains, rationing of baby formula, and rampant inflation,” the congressman wrote on Twitter, where he posted images of nearly empty shelves.