Just two weeks into his administration, President Joe Biden is being forced to open a new “overflow” facility – i.e., more cages! - to contain a new surge of unaccompanied minors at the Southwest U.S. Border.
According to CNN, the facility, opening in the next two weeks in Carrizo Springs, Texas, will initially hold 700 kids and “can be expanded if necessary,” according to border officials. The building will only be used to house children over the age of 13 (read: teenagers and adults posing as teenagers, not innocent toddlers carrying teddy bears).
In the first three months of Fiscal Year 2021, which began on Oct. 1, more than 214,000 illegal aliens were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border. That’s nearly half the total number who arrived in all of FY2020 combined.
Multiple reports indicate that this latest surge is only expected to increase as thousands of Central American migrants have formed large caravans bound for the U.S. border, largely due to President Joe Biden’s campaign promises to relax and, in some cases eliminate, immigration enforcement efforts put in place by the Trump administration. One migrant openly told reporters that Biden "has given us 100 days to get to the U.S.," where illegal aliens believe they will be allowed into the country thanks to the new president's pro-amnesty agenda.
Biden has already signed an executive order halting any new border wall construction and promised to stop “putting kids in cages” – a vow that seems to run counter to this new border facility being opened to detain minors who come across the border illegally.