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Number of Children Arriving at Border Higher Than Expected: White House

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border was higher than the Biden administration had anticipated. Psaki made the remarks at a briefing at which she was asked to clarify the administration’s position on maintaining a Trump-era refugee cap of 15,000 admissions until May […]

US Spending Tens of Millions Per Week on Unaccompanied Minors

President Joe Biden’s administration is spending roughly $60 million a week to shelter illegal immigrant children who cross into the country from Mexico. Known as unaccompanied children, caring for the minors has driven the price tag for immigration-related expenses up sharply as U.S. officials grapple with the surge that some experts and Republicans say stems […]

Biden Administration Opening Facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania to House Illegal Immigrant Children

President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday announced plans to open facilities in Michigan and Pennsylvania as officials struggle to care for the surging number of illegal immigrant minors crossing into the United States from Mexico. The emergency sites in Albion and Erie will together have a potential capacity of 888 beds. Both are designated for […]

Iowa Governor Says She Declined Request to House Unaccompanied Minors

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said her state can’t receive unaccompanied minors amid the unfolding border crisis, which she says was caused by President Joe Biden, adding that he has a duty to correct the situation. Reynolds, a Republican, told WHO radio earlier this week that she declined a request from the Biden administration to come up with foster […]

500 Unaccompanied Minors to be Housed in Houston Holding Facility

The Biden administration is moving another 500 unaccompanied children from border facilities under U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody to an emergency holding facility as part of efforts to reduce overcrowding. The children are scheduled to arrive at the National Association of Christian Churches site in Houston, Texas, which has been transformed into an Emergency Intake […]

GOP Senators Tour Border Area, Release Graphic Images of Children in ‘Cages’

A group of Republican senators on Friday visited the Rio Grande Valley—the busiest corridor for illegal crossings—and toured a holding facility, releasing graphic images of illegal immigrants and children packed into what Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called “cages.” Cruz, who along with 18 of his Senate colleagues took part in a congressional delegation that toured […]

More Than 16,500 Illegal Alien Minors in CBP and HHS Custody: Official Tally

A total of 16,513 unaccompanied illegal alien minors were in the custody of either Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as of March 23, according to the HHS Administration for Children and Families. CBP had custody of 4,962 minors and 11,551 were in the hands of the HHS. The administration […]

Biden Says He Will Visit Southern Border ‘At Some Point’

President Joe Biden said on Sunday that he will visit the U.S. southern border “at some point” as his administration continues to struggle with addressing the influx of illegal immigration. Biden made the comments to reporters after stepping off the Marine One at the White House. The United States is currently facing a significant surge […]

DHS Secretary: Border Is Closed but Children Won’t Be Expelled

Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Sunday said the border is closed but the United States will not turn back unaccompanied children who unlawfully cross into the United States. “We are expelling families. We are expelling single adults. And we’ve made a decision that we will not expel young, vulnerable children. I think we […]