So much for President Biden’s “compassionate” border policy. What a tragedy. Ironic that when Democrats sell their social welfare ideas, it’s always about “the children.”
According to the Washington Examiner:
More than 125,000 children traveling without parents have shown up along the U.S.-Mexico border to be taken into custody during the Biden administration, an astronomical figure far beyond precedent.
The child migrant crisis has dogged President Joe Biden throughout his tenure and dragged down his approval ratings. He has tried to overhaul border measures implemented by former President Donald Trump in an effort to more quickly process migrants and ensure that children are not held in inadequate facilities — even going so far as to fly them under the cover of night to states far from the border. Republicans charge that, in the process, he has created the aforementioned influx of unaccompanied children. The crisis is far from resolved.
From February through August, 112,433 unaccompanied children were found after crossing the southern border. The Department of Homeland Security has not released official numbers for child arrivals in September or in the first 15 days of October, but rough data from the Department of Health and Human Services reveals approximately 15,000 additional children were encountered by federal law enforcement in that period for a grand total of more than 125,000 children.
The 125,000 arrivals in less than nine months is higher than the 12-month record of 80,000 set in 2019.