Despite an onslaught of criticism from Republicans and calls to travel to the scene of the U.S. migration crisis, Harris said top aides have been delegated to oversee the issues at the southern border.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended nearly 172,000 people last month—the highest number in at least 15 years.
Immigrants do not arrive at our borders wishing to abuse our welfare system, scam Social Security, or establish drug cartels.
Los Angeles County officials announced on Friday that the Pomona Fairplex would temporarily house "thousands of young people" who are crossing the southern border alone. The site will become at least the third major facility of its kind in Southern California
"This is out of control. It's the middle of the night. We've seen dozens of children flow freely across the border in just the past few minutes," Scalise tweeted.
The number is at least 60 percent higher than the previous record of 11,494 in May 2019.
"We need to reinstitute the 'Stay in Mexico' policy. We need to make sure that the border wall is constructed. We need to start building it again," the congressman from Georgia said.
"While construction remains paused, there is a review underway, taking a look at the funds that had been allocated," said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
The El Chaparral migrant tent city in Tijuana is less than half a mile from the U.S. border. It hosts more than 2,000 migrants who are trying to enter the United States legally through the asylum process. About 500 are children.
Democratic Texas congresswoman said the Biden administration is doing a better job at taking care of asylum-seekers than previous administrations.
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The vice president has been asked by President Joe Biden to oversee the diplomatic efforts to engage Mexico and Central American countries to address root causes of migration and oversee the flow and use of U.S. aid.
The pair had been waiting in Mexico since December to cross the border into Roma, Texas.
The organization said it is anticipating the arrival of as many as 2,400 unaccompanied children.
The Texas congresswoman who shared the video described the center as a "processing plant" during an appearance on "Fox & Friends."
"This is not a 'surge,' these are children, they are not insurgents. And we are not being invaded. Which, by the way, is a white supremacist idea—the idea that if 'an other' is coming in the population, that this is like an invasion of who we are," she said.
The former congressman slammed the senator for not providing help to Texas' border towns and offered him tips on how to address the border situation.
The girl died last week after attempting to cross the Rio Grande River alongside family, according to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
CBP said that migrants who don't have a notice to appear in court must take it upon themselves to show up at an ICE office within 60 days.
"The hurricanes, with the violence on top of that, are the sort of tipping point that makes life untenable," Meghan López of the International Rescue Committee told Newsweek. "People are not running to the U.S.—they are running away from the situations that they are living in Central America."
"Border Patrol is overwhelmed, overworked, & discouraged by new policies," Collins tweeted on Friday morning, after spending a night shift with the agency.
In a recent press release, Kelly underlined his point that the federal government is responsible for taking care of the challenges at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Republican lawmakers are urging Biden to let journalists tour the migrant facilities at the border, but the president said he's not sure when that will happen.
"If it's an emergency, why isn't the money just readily available to us?" Douglas Mayor Donald Huish told Newsweek.
Migrant deaths in the state reached a seven-year high last year, which critics of the former president said were linked to stricter border policies as well as harsh weather and COVID restrictions.
The poll, which was conducted by Morning Consult, found 50 percent of Americans saying that illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border is a "crisis."