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WASHINGTON DC, March 18, 2021 ~ The surge of unaccompanied minors at the U.S. / Mexico border is becoming problematic for the Biden Administration. While Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas insists that migrant treatment is “fair and humane,” the White House press corps wants to know why reporters have not been given access to independently evaluate the situation.
Republicans have already begun capitalizing, running digital ads that criticize President Biden’s role in the situation, more than a year ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
March 17, 2021 ~ U.S. Congressman Peter Meijer (R-Grand Rapids), talks with Guy Gordon about the evolving situation at the US/Mexico Border.
In an interview Tuesday with ABC News, Biden attempted to clarify his administrations border policies in the hopes of curbing the influx. “Yes, I can say quite clearly, don’t come over” … “Don’t leave your town or community.”
Meanwhile, Republican Senate Minority Leader Lindsey Graham called out both Biden and Mayorkas.
“It is clear to me the Biden Administration has lost control of the border. Under its current leadership, it doesn’t have either the will or capability to fix the problem,” said Graham. “The situation is bad and only going to get worse. Unless there is immediate and drastic change, the worst is yet to come — by far.”
This week, the number of minors in Border Patrol custody number more than 4,200, with an additional 8,800 assigned to the Refugee Resettlement Office.
US House Lawmakers debate the American Dream and Promise Act.