U.S. authorities have now caught more than 171,000 illegal immigrants at the U.S. border with Mexico in the month of March, according to new data from Reuters, which is the highest monthly total our country has seen in the last two decades, which is yet another sign that we’re headed for an unprecedented humanitarian crisis thanks to the lack of true leadership from President Joe Biden.
It was the highest monthly total since 2006, according to The Washington Post. The massive increase — up from 78,442 in January — has shaken the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
The total includes about 19,000 unaccompanied migrant children and 53,000 family members traveling together, the preliminary figures show. Single adults made up roughly 99,000 of the total.
The Biden administration is struggling to find housing for unaccompanied children who have been backed up in crowded border stations and processing centers for days. The shelter system that houses the children has been overwhelmed and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has scrambled in recent weeks to open emergency shelters, including sites in conventions centers in Dallas and San Diego.
Many folks are able to sneak across the border without being identified or taken into custody because the border patrol agents in the area are so overwhelmed, according to three U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.
All of this is the result of President Joe Biden tossing out the immigration policies of former President Donald Trump, who had to deal with a similar crisis, though smaller in scale, while he was in office.
Trump, however, managed to take the right steps to get things under control. All Biden has managed to do is make things worse.
We do not have the resources to take care of all of these individuals. We barely can take care of our own citizens. How are we supposed to take in millions of people from other places around the world and provide for all of their needs?
We simply cannot manage it.