The Washington Post reported this week that more than 171,000 migrants were taken into custody along the U.S. southern border in March, the highest monthly total since 2006, according to preliminary Customs and Border Protection data. The extraordinary increase highlights the magnitude of the Biden administration’s incompetence.
The failed policy has forced the Biden administration to frantically try to add emergency shelter capacity for an unprecedented number of teenagers and children crossing without their parents.
Last month CBP took in more than 18,800 unaccompanied minors, a 99 percent increase from February and a figure far above the previous one-month high of 11,861 in May 2019. The increase in the number of migrants arriving as part of family groups was even steeper last month, soaring to more than 53,000, up from 19,246 in February and 7,294 in January, the preliminary figures show.