Two top Republicans are demanding an investigation into the Biden administration’s handling of the migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Turns out Biden’s lax immigration policies have welcomed tens of thousands of migrants at the border, and there’s literally nowhere to put them.
And the Biden administration is not telling them to turn around, they are letting them into the U.S.
In a scathing letter, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan and House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Ranking Member Tom McClintock want a hearing to question top homeland security and health officials about the situation.
“We write to request that you schedule a hearing of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship to examine the Biden Administration’s response to the sharp increase of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) arriving at the southern U.S. border. Proper oversight requires that Subcommittee Members have the opportunity to hear directly from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials, and to question them about the escalating crisis and whether they have plans to stop the surge,” the lawmakers wrote.
“Last Congress, the Committee and Subcommittee held several hearings ‘to hold the Administration accountable for its failure to effectively manage the humanitarian crisis at the border and its continued mistreatment of children,’” Jordan and McClintock said. “Your silence on this issue in the last five weeks unfortunately suggests that you do not plan to hold the Biden Administration to the same standard to which you held the Trump Administration.”
“Members of your own party have raised concerns about the Biden Administration perpetuating a policy of housing children in containers—something Democrats renounced during the prior administration,” Rep. Comer stated in part.
“This Committee must schedule a hearing to conduct oversight of the welfare of migrant children being held in these container facilities,” he added.
🚨BREAKING🚨@JoeBiden's open border policies have led to thousands of unaccompanied children being held in nearly overflowing container facilities. We’ve sent a letter to @RepMaloney demanding a hearing on how the Admin plans to mitigate this crisis of their own making. pic.twitter.com/LrZP83k915
— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) March 4, 2021
This follows a report from earlier this week from Axios, who found that an average of 321 children were being transferred from Border Patrol custody to the Department of Health and Human Services each day during the final week of February, a rate that is six times higher than the first week of January.
Axios also notes that leaked documents reveal the Biden administration knows they have a huge problem on their hands.
At the same time, Biden has reversed a Trump administration policy of using the public health order to quickly turn away unaccompanied children.
The source who provided the internal Biden administration documents expects to see family migration rise over the next months, as well.
Everyone knows that this was self-inflicted. Biden and his team of lefties spent so much time welcoming migrants and telling them America was open to anyone and now they literally have accepted so many migrants that U.S. facilities are almost maxed out.
And Biden has only been in office for less than two months.
Imagine how things could look in four years.