A newly leaked email exposes just how bad the border crisis is under Joe Biden — and it is worse than most people may have thought.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asked DHS staff to “volunteer” to help deal with what he conceded was an “overwhelming” number of migrants at the border.
“Today, I activated the Volunteer Force to support Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as they face a surge in migration along the Southwest Border,” Mayorkas wrote in an email to DHS staff, according to Fox News.
“You have likely seen the news about the overwhelming numbers of migrants seeking access to this country along the Southwest Border,” Mayorkas continued.
“President Biden and I are committed to ensuring our Nation has a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system while continuing to balance all of the other critical DHS missions,” he added in the letter
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Senior administration officials, including Alejandro Mayorkas and Susan Rice, traveled to the Southwest border to visit a Border Patrol facility and an HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement facility yesterday. Readout of their meeting and attendees: pic.twitter.com/xEarbsHE0f
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) March 7, 2021
Clearly, there is a crisis at the border with apprehensions currently surging.
A new report from CBS News exposes just how bad the border crisis is under Joe Biden — and it is worse than most people may have thought.
During a segment on CBS News, host Norah O’Donnell revealed that the number of unaccompanied migrant children in Customs and Border Protection’s custody has nearly tripled in the last two weeks.
“CBS News has learned that the number of unaccompanied migrant children in @CBP custody has nearly tripled in the last 2 weeks,” journalist Norah O’Donnell tweeted Monday.
“The current number of children in CBP custody is the highest in the agency’s history, a former DHS official tells CBS,” she added in the tweet.
O’Donnell also shared a video clip of a segment covering the crisis.
BREAKING: CBS News has learned that the number of unaccompanied migrant children in @CBP custody has nearly tripled in the last 2 weeks.
— Norah O'Donnell 🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) March 8, 2021
There are more than 3,200 unaccompanied minors in CBP’s care, with 1,400 who have remained in custody past the 72-hour limit.
“DHS has continued our close coordination with HHS as it increases its capacity to care for unaccompanied minors and place them with sponsors,” a CBP spokesperson told the Washington Examiner in an email. “Our goal is to ensure that CBP has the continued capability to quickly and efficiently transfer unaccompanied minors after they are apprehended to HHS custody, as is required by U.S. law, and as is clear in the best interest of the children.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott also announced deploying National Guard troops to combat the “smuggling of people and drugs into Texas.”
“The crisis at our southern border continues to escalate because of Biden Administration policies that refuse to secure the border and invite illegal immigration,” said Abbott. “Texas supports legal immigration but will not be an accomplice to the open border policies that cause, rather than prevent, a humanitarian crisis in our state and endanger the lives of Texans. We will surge the resources and law enforcement personnel needed to confront this crisis.”
Earlier this week, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels slammed Biden for the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that Biden’s reversal of the Trump administration’s policies has caused serious problems.
Dannels added: “This is a crime scene. And this is what we just put together, we had it, we had it under control, this is frustrating. And now it’s going back to 2019. It’s frustrating.”