On Wednesday, April 7, more than 130 illegal immigrants surrendered to border patrol agents near San Miguel, Arizona.
According to John Modlin, interim Chief Patrol Agent of the U.S. Border Patrol for the Tucson area, the group included people from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. They were given face masks and transported to Tucson for processing.
#BorderPatrol agents encountered over 130 illegal aliens that surrendered near San Miguel, #AZ. The group consisted of citizens from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Masks were provided and the group was transported to #Tucson for processing. @CBP pic.twitter.com/0zb4k4MTD0
— John R. Modlin (@USBPChiefTCA) April 7, 2021
Also, on Wednesday, more than 750 unaccompanied minors crossed the border, bringing the total number of unaccompanied children in U.S. custody to over 20,000.
Kamala Harris was appointed a few weeks ago to counter mass migration, but she has yet to discuss the crisis or travel to the border, reports the Gateway Pundit.
Instead, Harris traveled to Northern California this week to promote Joe Biden’s controversial “infrastructure” plan.
After government agencies received allegations of child violence, including sexual harassment, on Wednesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called on the Biden administration to shutter a San Antonio-based facility that houses migrant children.
“The Biden administration caused this crisis and has repeatedly failed to address it,” Abbott stated at a press conference Wednesday. “The administration failed to plan for the influx of children that they invited to come. Now they face allegations of despicable child abuse and neglect.”
Biden opened the borders & failed to plan for the influx of unaccompanied minors.
Now he must respond to allegations of child abuse & neglect on his watch.
DPS & TX Rangers are investigating.
The administration must close the facility & protect these children. pic.twitter.com/s1chzDQYlx
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 8, 2021
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) on Monday, February 22, expressed his concern about President Joe Biden’s immigration policies, which are causing an exponential increase of illegal aliens entering the United States through the southern border, but particularly called attention to a large number of children under 17 years old unaccompanied by their parents trying to enter.
“We’re also seeing a massive increase in unaccompanied minor children, many of whom right now are in the age 15- to 17-year-old category, which tells us that we’re starting to see the reintroduction of MS-13 and other gang members into the country. That’s what’s happening, real time, at the border.” Biggs said.
During the Trump administration, there was a concrete policy of eradicating gangs within the United States and enhancing efforts to prevent their entry.
Former President Trump signed an executive order in 2017 to direct the federal government to fight transnational criminal organizations, including MS-13.
Attorney General Barr said in a statement at the time, “In 2017, the President directed the Department of Justice to go to war against MS-13, and we did just that.”
According to official data, thanks to the construction of the wall on the southern border, the flow of illegal underage immigrants from Central America was reduced between 2019 and 2020 by up to 77%, and this impacted the possibility to recruit new MS-13 gang members inside the United States, taking into account that children without families are the gang members’ favorite target to incorporate into their ranks.
Unfortunately, the new progressive guidelines lead to a reversal of all the progress made in immigration matters during the last four years. The goal was to receive controlled, legal immigration with guarantees.
In recent polls, the majority of Americans oppose Biden’s immigration stance.
Just 44% of Americans approve of Biden’s border protection initiatives, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Monday, while 55% do not.
And about a quarter of Americans say the president’s treatment of the migrant children at the border is satisfactory.