The Biden administration is playing the blame game after having the latest figures on the record of people illegally crossing the border at the southern border.
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According to the latest data released by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Thursday (April 8, US time), US officials have detained more than 172,000 illegal migrants on the southern border in March – the highest one-month arrests level in two decades.
Of the more than 172,000 migrants arrested, the majority were single adults, and 18,890 unaccompanied children – a 100% increase from February and the highest since arrests data was available. Illegal immigration to the US.
“CBP has experienced an increase in encounters and arrests [người di cư]. this is not [vấn đề] new“CBP acting commander Troy Miller said. “Encounters have continued to increase since April 2020, and the experience has helped us better prepare for this year’s challenges. We are committed to balancing the need to maintain border security and care for those caught in [cơ sở tạm giam] to keep our people and our workforce safe“.
Instead of taking responsibility for what was happening, however, the Biden administration played the blame again, continuing to accuse the previous administration of causing a surge in migrants on the current southern border.
During a press conference on Wednesday (April 7), an unidentified Biden government official said: “We are continuing to try to get out of the hole left by the previous administration“. The official accused Trump’s officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for not planning a wave of unaccompanied children flooding the US-Mexico border, according to the site. News Spectrum’s NY1.
The official added that the Biden administration has been making “significant progress” since January 20, but also warned that: “No one should have hope [chuyện này] will be resolved overnight“. The Biden administration official also urged the federal Congress to work to revise the immigration legal system.
Last month, President Joe Biden also blamed former President Donald Trump. Mr. Biden told Fox News: “He [Trump] removed all established factors to deal with what was the problem and continued to be the problem for the long term“.
“He [Trump], indeed, had bed mats. He did not give money to HHS to help people remove children from Border Patrol facilities, where children should not and cannot stay beyond a few short days. But he canceled all of those”Mr. Biden said.
The Biden’s Homeland Security Minister Alejandro Mayorkas, in an ABC News interview on March 21, also used the same argument as Mr. Biden to blame the Trump administration.
“Why does it take time now? Why are you now [gặp] challenges and difficulties? Because the entire system under US law that was in effect throughout the administrations of both parties was completely abolished by the Trump administration ”Mr. Mayorkas said on ABC News.
But Republican lawmakers say what is really driving a large number of migrants to the United States is their perception now that Mr. Biden is welcoming immigrants and to tackle the border crisis. policies must be resumed under Trump.
Republican Rep. Steve Scalise (Louisiana), on Fox & Friends of Fox News recently, urged Mr. Biden to re-implement policies under Trump such as “Keep Mexico”. He also pointed out that the opening of new child migration facilities is proof that the Biden government cannot handle the large number of immigrants, especially unaccompanied minors. Are flocking to the US and continue to increase day by day.
“They can’t handle the skyrocketing migrants, they’re using the military bases, the Dallas convention center, and the people in the field are talking. [chính quyền Biden] can not control [khủng hoảng biên giới], [nhưng] it has to stop. Joe Biden needs to reverse this deadly devastating policy”Mr. Scalise said on Fox & Friends.
According to the Associated Press / NORC survey, less than a quarter of Americans currently agree with President Biden’s handling of unaccompanied minors at the border, and 56% of Americans disapprove. how Mr. Biden deals with immigration in general.
Nhu Ngoc (T / h)