More than 700 unaccompanied children were held in border protection custody without their parents
More than 700 children who entered the United States from Mexico without their parents were in border protection custody on Sunday, according to an internal customs and border protection document received from Axios.
Why it matters: The current backup is another sign of a Brewing crisis for President Biden – and a worsening dilemma for these vulnerable children. Biden finds it easier to talk about preventing child storage on the southern border than solving the problem.
- To make matters worse, border crossings usually peak in spring and it’s not until February.
Backstage: Of the more than 700 children waiting to be moved to shelters monitored by the U.S. Department of Health, more than 200 were detained in these border patrol stations to prevent more …