Number of migrant kids in US custody up 25% since last week, administration in crisis

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17 March 2021
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There are now 4,276 children in custody, up from about 3,400 earlier in the week. It is a 25% increase, which sources tell ABC News is troubling and could lead to the kind of environment last seen during the 2018-2019 surge, in which six migrant children died in U.S. custody.

Overcrowding, measured in pre-pandemic levels, has spiked, various sources who reviewed recent government data told ABC News. Rio Grande Valley is at 363% capacity and all the major Border patrol sectors are at well over 100% capacity...


Mexican President: Biden Is ‘Migrant President’, Trying To ‘Incentivize Migration’ National File, March 14, 2021.

Tom Cotton: By Sending FEMA to the Border, the Biden Administration Is Admitting It’s a Disaster, Breitbart, March 15, 2021.

Border Patrol Currently Has Over 4,000 Illegal Alien Children in Custody, by Eric Lendrum, American Greatness, March 15, 2021.

Biden Border Crisis Worse Than Previously Reported: More Than 13,000 Unaccompanied Migrant Children Now in US Custody: CBS, Gateway Pundit, March 16, 2021.

Biden's Migrant Blackout, by Byron York, Townhall, March. 17, 2021 .