Almost 19,000 Migrant Children Stopped At U.S. Border in March, Most Ever In A Month

The number of migrants encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border in March was the most in at least 15 years, as agents for U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended nearly 172,000 people, according to Biden administration officials. This included nearly 19,000 children and teenagers traveling without a parent — double the levels from February and the… Continue reading Almost 19,000 Migrant Children Stopped At U.S. Border in March, Most Ever In A Month

Despite ‘Ample Warning,’ U.S. Was Unprepared For Latest Surge Of Migrant Children

FILE - In this March 1, 2021, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. Legislation creating a bipartisan panel to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is stalled, at least for now. Democrats and Republicans are split over the scope and structure of a review that could force Congress and the American people to reckon again with the violent attack (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

President Biden’s administration is scrambling to deal with an increasingly difficult challenge on the Southwest border that’s become one of the first big political firestorms of his nascent presidency. A growing number of migrants are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, many to seek asylum, and the government wasn’t prepared for a huge influx of children… Continue reading Despite ‘Ample Warning,’ U.S. Was Unprepared For Latest Surge Of Migrant Children

Deaths Of Migrant Children Haunt Former Official As Border Surge Increases

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: Customs and Border Protection acting Commissioner John Sanders listens during a news conference where Lindsey Graham, (R-SC)., is proposing legislation to address the crisis at the southern border at the U.S. Capitol on May 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. Senate Republicans met with Vice President Mike Pence and White House Advisor Jared Kushner yesterday to discuss President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the immigration system. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Seeing the growing number of minors held in jail-like facilities near the U.S.-Mexico border, John Sanders can’t help thinking of Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez. The 16-year-old boy from Guatemala died in the care of U.S. Customs and Border Protection during the last record-breaking detention of unaccompanied minors during the Trump administration, when Sanders led the… Continue reading Deaths Of Migrant Children Haunt Former Official As Border Surge Increases