Surge of Unaccompanied Illegal Migrant Children Along Southern Border

A surge in unaccompanied illegal migrant children along the U.S.-Mexico southern border is reaching alarming levels.

According to CBS News, the number of unaccompanied illegal migrant children “has nearly tripled in the last 2 weeks,” and are in the custody of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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In an effort to avoid overcrowding conditions in facilities, children are being bussed to other communities.

Breitbart reports:

Law enforcement sources report that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is busing hundreds of unaccompanied children (UACs) from the Rio Grande Valley to other border communities to alleviate overcrowding.

However, child migrant centers are expected to reach capacity limits.

Axio reports

The Centers for Disease Control is allowing shelters handling child migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border to expand to full capacity, abandoning a requirement that they stay near 50% to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus, Axios has learned.

While the U.S. continues to implement COVID-19 guidelines, over 100 illegal aliens released by the Border Patrol have tested positive for COVID-19 in Texas.

Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee are demanding a hearing over the response from the Biden administration about the surge in unaccompanied illegal migrant children.

Former President Trump issued a statement, saying, “Our country is being destroyed at the Southern border, a terrible thing to see!”

The surge in unaccompanied illegal migrant children along the southern border puts the children in a dangerous position and is a significant cause for alarm.

President Biden sent a signal that our border is open and desperate migrants are jumping on the opportunity to improve their lives by gaining access to the U.S. illegally.

The result of Biden’s failed policy is a glaring humanitarian and health crisis.