Former President Trump slammed President Biden over the surge in migrants seeking illegal entry into the U.S.
Trump issued a statement on the crisis at the southern border.
Fox News reports:
“The spiraling tsunami at the border is overwhelming local communities, depleting budgets, crowding hospitals, and taking jobs from legal American workers,” he said. “When I left office, we had achieved the most secure border in our country’s history. Under Biden, it will soon be worse, more dangerous, and more out of control than ever before. He has violated his oath of office to uphold our Constitution and enforce our laws.”
The surge includes a significant number of children.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reporting a surge in unaccompanied illegal migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico southern border.
The US Department of Homeland Security has detected large groups of illegal immigrants attempting to enter the country at the southern border, including a spike in the number of unaccompanied children.https://t.co/IMTwoPMBh3
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) March 6, 2021
Child migrant centers are expected to reach capacity limits.
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.
“Sharp increase in unaccompanied alien children.”
A group of House #Republicans is demanding a hearing on the White House’s response to unaccompanied illegal immigrant children found near the U.S.-Mexico #border, according to a letter sent Thursday.https://t.co/6IU0SO7gEi
— NTD News (@news_ntd) March 5, 2021
On Friday, House Republicans sent President Biden a letter urging him “to recognize that an immigration crisis is underway and reinstate a national emergency concerning our southern border.”
Republicans implore Biden to reinstate national emergency at the border, as migrant numbers spikehttps://t.co/YXekrulM71
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 5, 2021
The spike in illegal border crossings is a consequence of President Biden replacing some of the immigration policies under former President Trump.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the Biden administration’s actions about the southern border, saying, “We don’t take our advice or counsel from former President Trump on immigration policy.”
Thomas Homan, former Acting Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), blamed President Biden for creating the crisis.
Former acting Director of ICE Thomas Homan says the Biden administration has "manufactured" and "created" a crisis at the border. pic.twitter.com/PAFlzyUsGU
— MRCTV (@mrctv) March 3, 2021
President Biden’s policies are a result of the uptick in illegal migrants trying to gain entry into the United States.
The surge in illegal migrants at the southern border, including unaccompanied children, is a crisis that will continue to get worse.