For the second consecutive month, more than 200,000 migrants were encountered at the U.S.-Mexico southern border in August — as illegal crossings remained at decades-high levels despite the scorching summer heat, according to data released Wednesday by Customs and Border Protection.
President Biden announced two vocal Trump critics he is slated to nominate Monday to oversee the Department of Homeland Security agency, as well as a slew of others for several top immigration roles, as the new administration struggles to contain a homemade crisis they are facing with having the largest increase in migrants arriving at the southwest border in over two decades.
The Biden administration is projecting the number of unaccompanied children crossing the border which has already overwhelmed detention facilities will continue to spiral over the next six months with numbers projected to smash records every month, according to a new report.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has now released its first official photos and B-roll videos from inside two large temporary facilities in Texas where unaccompanied migrant children and families are being held and processed by the Border Patrol, images the Biden Administration has tried to keep in secrecy from letting American public from seeing the surging crisis.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday maintained to characterized the situation at the southern border as a “crisis,” insisting “children presenting at our border who are fleeing violence” is a “circumstance,” despite devasting leaked images showing an overcrowded detention center packed with young migrants.
Former President Trump seized on President Joe Biden’s stumbling several times when attempting to board Air Force One Friday morning, mocking him by wondering how did he ever “lose to him” following this week’s tumbles and gaffes from his successor.