CBS News and the Washington Post reported that immigration regulators caught more than 170,000 people on the American-Mexican border earlier month, a seventy-percent increase from Feb, tightening the capacity issued by the government and forcing alone children to stay in crowded situations.
According to primary March numbers found by the Post and CBS News Friday, the southern border’s arrest surpassed more than double digits during January and March. Moreover, it exceeded the Trump-era single-day record of 144,000 captures in 2019.
Around nineteen-thousands of those people were unaccompanied children, which is twice higher than February’s total. Moreover, above fifty-thousand children and parents traveled along with their families.
The huge majority of those people were purportedly single adults, and most of them were barred to the opposite side of the border in a few hours because of the pandemic-era policy. Furthermore, Customs & Border Protection rejected to confirm the numbers to a media company known as Forbes.
Since Joe Biden took office, the border crossings have ramped up intensely, which posing an arduous opening task as Joe Biden’s administration operates to inverse Donald Trump’s (former President) strict immigration rules. Besides this, this spike has been really challenging for unaccompanied minors.
Temporary shelters in sports arenas
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) doesn’t have sufficient shelter space to manage this rush of kids, and Joe Biden ceased Donald Trump’s policy of immediately expelling kids from the nation, pushing HHS to open temporary shelters in sports stadiums and convention points as children wait for a bunch of days in congested Border Patrol facilities made for adults.
According to numbers published by HHS, thus far Wednesday, 18,270 migrants were taken in the United States custody, around five-thousand of them were staying in provisional Border Patrol holding spots instead of HHS-operated shelters.
There are more arrests at Southern border crossings usually ramp up in the past spring before reducing during the hotter months. CBP has taken into custody around 450 accompanied minors on Wednesday, a little reduction from the previous month but still well higher than Feb’s average.
The GOP has slammed Joe Biden for the sudden rise in border crossing, saying that the pledge of a less tough immigration system prompted people to come toward the American border.
In the earlier month, Kevin McCarthy (House Minority Leader) said that this crisis is made by the presidential guidelines of this new administration.