DHS Warns of 117,000 Unaccompanied Children at Border in 2021

DHS Warns of 117,000 Unaccompanied Children at Border in 2021 BY RICK MORAN for PJ Media

It’s being called the “first crisis” of the Biden administration. And the irony is, it’s a crisis of the president’s own making.

DHS, the agency responsible for caring for unaccompanied minor children who show up at the border, says that as many as 117,000 children will try to enter the United States in 2021.

During the humanitarian crisis at the border in 2019, 80,000 kids crossed the border into the U.S.

The burgeoning crisis is a direct result of Joe Biden’s border policies that have ended deportation; restarted the “catch and release” program for illegals; ended the “Remain in Mexico” policy that kept asylum seekers in Mexico while awaiting their hearings; lifted several restrictions on immigrants imposed by Donald Trump due to the coronavirus; and promised a “welcoming attitude” that already has migrants massing on our southern border.

He asked for it. And he’s going to get it.

Washington Examiner:

“I actually think that’s an undercount,” Victor Manjarrez, Jr., a former senior Border Patrol agent who teaches about law and human behavior at the University of Texas at El Paso, told the Washington Examiner.

Manjarrez pointed to the Biden administration’s decision to discontinue the 10-month practice of returning all unaccompanied children to Mexico rather than bringing them into U.S. custody as a leading factor for smugglers sending 2,000 children over the border each week this month. After taking office in January, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas directed border officials not to send any single child south of the border, choosing instead to stick along the lines of a 2007 trafficking law that protected most single children from being deported.

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