Children without friends on the U.S.-Mexico border have set a record
U.S. authorities received nearly 19,000 unaccompanied children in the southwestern border in March, the highest number ever recorded.
New data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency has been advanced pressure on President Joe Biden Donald Trump’s harsh immigration policy is pushing back the number of immigrant immigrants to be increasingly humanized and processed.
CBP said earlier this month that more than 172,000 people had been found on the U.S.-Mexico border in March. This includes nearly 18,890 assisted children, up from the previous high of 11,475 in May 2019.
With the growing number of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border, the U.S. has made efforts to find suitable farms to reactivate the conflicting temporary facilities managed by CBP.
Photographs of centers with children before being taken into care by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have shown that they sleep on the ground in nearby areas, despite the danger of Covid-19 transmission.
Republicans have blamed the Biden administration for encouraging migrants to make a dangerous journey north, dismantling some of the previous policies.
Wednesday’s data sparked criticism, with Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz calling the increase “a reminder that the border crisis failed Joe Biden is the right result of policies”.
The White House said it was working to fix the rupture immigration The system left by the Trump administration.
The Biden administration has repeatedly stressed this The southern border of the United States remains closed, He overturned the public health rule of Trump’s time, which allowed the immediate expulsion of unaccompanied minors. However, it has continued to expel other migrants.
Last month, Biden appointed Vice President Kamala Harris Responsible The U.S. has made every effort to stop the flow of migrants from Central America to the southern border. Many people who want to cross the border are fleeing poverty, violence and corruption, such as Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
The U.S. also sent three senior diplomats to Mexico last month to work on developing an “effective and humane plan of action to manage migration,” according to the White House National Security Council.
The administration has also sent federal disaster agency to help manage the thousands of children and adolescents in detention facilities and shelters.
Images shared on social media of a small child walking alone in the Texas desert, sobbing and traveling with a group but told “alone” brought a dramatic situation home when they confirmed the increase in U.S. arrests. minors.
“Can you help me?” Cried the child, weeping, wearing anorak in a video. “I was coming with a group of people and they threw me out and I don’t know where they are,” he said in Spanish.
According to media reports, the images were recorded by an official U.S. border patrol on April 1.
In a phone call with Harris on Wednesday, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stressed the need to protect migrant children from human traffickers. “We are ready to join forces in the fight against human trafficking and protect human rights, especially of children,” he tweeted.
However, he did not say how the authorities planned to provide “adequate” protection to unaccompanied minors.
López Obrador said on Thursday that he and Harris would talk about the issue of migration “from time to time to assess how we are”.
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