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.
Vice President Kamala Harris snapped at a Univision reporter when pressed as to when exactly will make a trip down to the U.S.-Mexico border, visibly showing irritation towards this one question that has dogged her repeatedly this whole week.
Vice President Kamala Harris issued a stern warning to migrants, saying they should not make the dangerous trek to the U.S.-Mexico border and claiming that they would be “turned back” if they tried to do so.
Former President Donald Trump blasted President Biden for his handling in creating chaos at the southern border that “could destroy our country,” saying his successor could have prevented the massive border crisis failure if all he did was just “leave it alone.”
The White House on Monday walks back remarks President Biden made over the weekend in referring to the influx surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border as a “crisis,” arguing that he misspoke and that he actually was implying the conditions in Central America that have led to migrants to flee, not the situation regarding minors being held in cramped jail-like detention facilities at the border.