The Department of Homeland Security now believes that close to a million people will attempt to cross the United States-Mexico border in the upcoming months as part of a wave of “family groups” that are seeking asylum here in America, a brand new issue that could be the “second wave” of the current border crisis.
The Biden administration is already struggling to handle an ever-increasing number of child migrants and it is believed the United States government is now holding around 15,000 unaccompanied minors, captured trying to cross the US’s southern border, in detention facilities across California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. The numbers are so great that the Biden administration is calling on volunteers from DHS to help staff the facilities and, over the weekend, reportedly waived a requirement mandating that child migrant caregivers pass an FBI background check so that new Health and Human Services (HHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) facilities can open quickly.
But the “child migrant crisis” may just be the first immigration crisis in 2021. The Washington Post reports that DHS now expects a second wave of “migrant families” — and it may mean that Customs and Border Protection could be processing nearly a million newcomers to the United States.