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
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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.