As the surge of migrants continues to flood the U.S./Mexican border, the Biden administration is struggling to provide basic accommodations for thousands of unaccompanied migrant children being held in multiple holding facilities along the border.
As of March 17, a record total of more than 13,000 children were in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody - often being detained days past the 72-hour legal holding limit.
Watch the video below and see the living conditions within these facilities for yourself. Massively overcrowded holding cells, limited access to sinks and showers, and a lack of floor space for beds just top the list of the unfortunate conditions.
Leaked footage from the inside of a Biden migrant detention facility. pic.twitter.com/fqHSF4Uaaf— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 23, 2021
Is this the best the Biden administration can do after pledging to end “kids in cages” throughout their campaign? What they're doing is most likely worse considering the COVID-19 pandemic. And the worst part is, if nothing is done, the surge will continue and the kids will be the ones suffering most.