(TeaParty.org Exclusive) – Now that Joe Biden has changed US immigration policy to allow for unaccompanied children to cross the border at will and be immediately taken in and cared for by the US government, border crossings by children are reaching record numbers.
Facilities along the border are becoming absolutely overwhelmed with the influx of child migrants that the Biden administration has started using facilities that were demonized by bleeding heart liberals when Trump took office in 2017.
One of those facilities is a gated migrant facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, which will hold up to 700 illegal immigrant children. The facility was used for exactly one month under Trump before it was closed down amid outrage from unhinged liberals who literally ignored Obama’s use of the facility.
It’s not keeping kids in “cages” now, however, that Joe Biden is president. It was only a human rights abuse under Trump. It was OK for Obama, who built the “cages,” then was a violation of human rights under Trump, and now it’s OK again under Biden. Funny how that works, isn’t it?
CBS News reported Tuesday that the increasing number of migrant children being taken into custody at the southern border has put a severe strain on the US government’s ability to house them.
The outlet reported that just last week alone, “border agents apprehended more than 1,500 migrant children, according to government statistics reviewed by CBS News. On Sunday, an additional 300 minors were taken into custody.”
That is a lot of children.
CBS further reported that the influx in unaccompanied minors at the border has resulted in nearly 90% of the 8,000 available beds with the federal agency in charge of housing the children being occupied.
“On Monday, the number of children housed by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), reached 7,100, leaving fewer than 900 empty beds.”
Thanks to COVID-19 social distancing policies, there are only 8,000 out of 13,200 taxpayer-funded beds available for use but the influx of unaccompanied minors is threatening to max out facilities, forcing the refugee agency to look for ways to expand bed capacity.
The children placed at the refugee agency are then placed with vetted sponsors who are usually family members that are in the US.
The HHS claims that “It’s within their legal right to seek protection.” The left routinely claims that immigrants from all around the world have “rights” in the US. The HHS official also added that “We need to treat these kids how we would want our own kids treated.”
Immigrant children are, apparently, all of our responsibilities.
New from me: The Biden team is struggling to deal with a rise in unaccompanied migrant children in their custody. As of Friday, HHS shelters were at 93% capacity, and more than 700 children had backed up in border patrol custody https://t.co/DAGZBKt39A
— Michelle Hackman (@MHackman) February 22, 2021
The Biden administration needs to be held accountable for their dangerous and reckless policy of allowing unlimited numbers of migrant children across our border. It puts the children in danger as they are often brought here by dangerous, predatory criminal cartels.
Then they’re oftentimes enslaved once released into the US as their families are usually indebted to these criminal cartel organizations for bringing the children to the border.
Not only that but these children will require the care of the US government which ultimately takes money away from US taxpayers and their own families.
Why are we opening the border to migrant children when we still have American children who are suffering as a result of the COVID-19 situation?
Just another “America Last” policy from the abysmal Biden administration.
Featured image credit: US Customs and Border Protection – flickr.com/photos/cbpphotos/15183734066/
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