As the migrant crisis along the U.S.-Mexico southern border reaches record levels, the Biden administration is allegedly considering flying migrants to states located near the Canadian border. However, it is not clear whether CBP will have the capacity to provide warmer clothing for families that will be transported to these colder states.
According to a report, the Biden administration considers bringing illegal migrants to states located near the Canadian border. This is allegedly in connection with the request made by the Customs and Border Protection, asking for plane support from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Friday.
@POTUS Biden administration considers flying migrants to states along Canadian border. Internal email shows 1,000 family members and children have crossed Rio Grande in recent hours and 1,000 more are waiting for intake process https://t.co/MxUzCkxg6I
Crisis number 2 now joe .
— linda gonzalez (@linda66305) March 20, 2021
Said request by ICE came after 1,000 migrant families and unaccompanied children crossed the Rio Grande in South Texas last Friday morning, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official. The report also stated that 1,000 more migrants were unable to be processed by border agents last night.
The bulk of migrants at the Customs and Border Protection are exacerbated by the nearly 4,500 unaccompanied children in detention centers and tent sites at the border, most of them staying beyond the legal three-day limit.
Despite the worsening situations at the border, the Biden administration contents that the situation at the border is merely a “challenge” and not a “crisis.”
Last 2019, under the administration of former President Trump, ICE flew immigrants to other border sectors that have the capacity to hold them. Said crisis happened during warmer weather conditions where families need not be provided with warmer clothing.
"1,000 members of families and unaccompanied minors crossed the Rio Grande on Friday morning, and border agents have another 1,000 migrants they have been unable to process since last night" https://t.co/8a9jDsQGAU pic.twitter.com/Te4WdOXCax
— Kristi L. Talmadge (I-CT) (@KristiTalmadge) March 19, 2021
However, the current situation under the Biden administration seems different as it is not clear whether the CBP will be able to give clothing to families sent to states like South Dakota, Michigan, and Montana. These facilities have far fewer resources to handle migrants.
According to an email seen by The Post, CBP has yet decided which facility will take in the migrants apprehended. By far, the CBP has already used ICE aircraft to transport migrants from the overwhelmed Rio Grande sector facilities to nearby El Paso.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said that it would donate $110 million to organizations providing food and shelter to migrants at the border.
Although most single adults are still being expelled under a CDC Coronavirus health order, the number shows in February that CBP allowed the majority of the migrant facilities it encountered on the southwestern border of the U.S. to stay in the country while they are waiting for the decision on whether they will be allowed to stay permanently.
Just left the border processing facility. 100s of kids packed into big open rooms. In a corner, I fought back tears as a 13 yr old girl sobbbed uncontrollably explaining thru a translator how terrified she was, having been separated from her grandmother and without her parents.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) March 19, 2021
In the month of February alone, the Customs and Border Protection encountered 100,441 individuals, a 28% increase over January, the agency said. Of those, 19,246 individuals were in family units, 9,457 were unaccompanied children and 71,598 were single adults.
Senator Chris Murphy then made an account that he “fought back the tears” when he visited the overcrowded child migrant facility.
Murphy wrote on Twitter, “Just left the border processing facility. 100s of kids packed into big open rooms. In a corner, I fought back tears as a 13 yr old girl sobbed [sic] uncontrollably, explaining thru a translator how terrified she was, having been separated from her grandmother and without her parents.”