Through promises of amnesty and open borders, the Biden Administration has created an out-of-control surge of illegal immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. President Biden and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas refuse to take responsibility for their actions and acknowledge the reality of the situation. Will House Democrats support these reckless policies that are creating a massive humanitarian and health crisis in our country?
At the beginning of the year, less than 500 family units per week were attempting to cross the border. Now, we are seeing nearly 2,500 family units per week.
Customs and Border Protection is currently encountering more than 3,000 individuals per day. Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security under President Obama, said at the time that 1,000 encounters per day were “a bad number.”
The Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the detention of children, is expected to hit capacity this month as more migrants are expected to surge across the southwest border. CBP is projecting a peak of 33,000 unaccompanied minors crossing the border per month by October 2022.