04/05/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/05/2021 11:46
For weeks, the Biden Administration has turned a blind eye to the border crisis that their own policies have created. While the White House continues to downplay this situation and make false claims that surge of migrants flooding the border is 'cyclical,' new data shows just how serious the crisis has become.
In March, unlawful border crossings reached their highest level in 15 years, as more than 171,000 migrants were taken into U.S. custody last month. This includes nearly 19,000 unaccompanied minors, which represents a 99% increase from February and a figure far above the previous one-month high of 11,861 in May 2019.
These new numbers come after reports have detailed the significant overcrowding at government facilities along the southern border. Despite this, the Biden Administration refuses to take steps to solve this problem or slow the surge of migrants coming to the border. New estimates from the Customs and Border Protection find that 184,000 unaccompanied minors will reach the United States this year, which would nearly double the number of UACs who came to the border in 2019:
Even while this situation continues to worsen, President Biden and Vice President Harris have not committed to visit the border and the Vice President's staff has said that she is more focused on 'diplomacy' efforts with Northern Triangle nations than solving the crisis currently unfolding. In an editorial published this morning, The Washington Examiner shows why President Biden is directly responsible for what's taking place: