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illegal immigrant children surge slows to steady stream

Added 09-14-21 07:35:07pm EST - “The Biden administration appears to have finally stemmed the surge of migrant children who'd been pouring across the border illegally since the start of the year.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Slowing surge of illegal immigrant children doesn’t diminish flood of heartbreaking stories”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Biden administration appears to have finally stemmed the surge of migrant children who’d been pouring across the border illegally since the start of the year. 

They’re still coming, but their numbers have fallen this month from the summer’s catastrophic levels to merely overwhelming numbers, giving both the Border Patrol and Health and Human Services some breathing space.

Over the last five days of public records, only about 1,700 unaccompanied juveniles from beyond Mexico and Canada were caught by Customs and Border Protection agents. That’s the lowest since early June.

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And HHS had just 13,273 unaccompanied juveniles in custody as of Monday, the lowest it’s been since March when the surge was just picking up. At one point HHS had more than 22,000 children in its shelters.

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