Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is currently holding over 4,000 illegal aliens children in its custody after they came across the border unaccompanied by adults, according to CNN.
The thousands of children are still being held in border facilities as the illegal immigration crisis worsens, with approximately 4,200 being held in such centers as of Sunday. Normally, such children would eventually be handed over to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). However, with ongoing coronavirus protocols and restrictions still in place, the transfer process has been much slower and has led to overcrowding at some border facilities.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist border patrol with the process of receiving and transferring such children to the appropriate agencies.
“I am incredibly proud of the agents of the Border Patrol,” Mayorkas said, “who have been working around the clock in difficult circumstances to take care of children temporarily in our care. Yet, as I have said many times, a Border Patrol facility is no place for a child.”
An anonymous DHS official was much less optimistic about the ongoing immigration crisis, saying that meetings to discuss the crisis were taking place “at the highest levels,” and that “it’s going to be very difficult to stop this.”
The surge in illegal aliens, both adults and children, is widely attributed to Joe Biden’s promises on the campaign trail that he would grant amnesty to millions of illegals, along with taxpayer-funded benefits such as healthcare, education, and other forms of welfare. With the dramatic shift from the stricter and pro-America border policies of the Trump Administration, Biden being in office has led to a flood of illegals pouring over the border hoping to be given amnesty and benefits, with many of them even wearing Biden campaign shirts.