A Customs and Border Protection staffer told top administration officials Thursday the agency is projecting a peak of 13,000 unaccompanied children crossing the border in May, sources directly familiar with the discussion told Axios.
Why it matters: That projection would exceed the height of the 2019 crisis, which led to the infamous “kids-in-cages” disaster. It also underscores a rapidly escalating crisis for the Biden administration.
“We’re seeing the highest February numbers than we’ve ever seen in the history of the [Unaccompanied Alien Child] program,” a Department of Health and Human Services official told Axios.Axios, “Scoop: Border officials project 13,000 child migrants in May”, 2/26/21
So what do you get when you announce to the world that you will no longer deport people and unaccompanied children dropped at the border will be taken in and shuffled off to relatives in the United States without any effort made to send them back to the relatives which sent them on their journey? This is what you get.