Crisis at The Border


Nathalia Valdez, Editor-in-Chief

“If you take a look at the number of people who are coming, the vast majority, the overwhelming majority of people who are coming to the border crossing are being sent back,” Biden said, during his first news conference. Although this statement is true, President Joe Biden proceeded to say the U.S. is “sending back the vast majority of the families coming.” That is not true for the month of February. Less than half the nearly 20,000 apprehensions of family units were returned under Title 42, according to CBP data.

From January 1st – February 1st there has been a 30% increase in children stopped by CPB (Customs and Border Protection). “The truth of the matter is, nothing has changed. As many people came — 28 percent increase in children to the border in my administration. Thirty-one percent in 2019 before the pandemic in the Trump administration, it happens every single solitary year. There is a significant increase in the number of people coming to the border in the winter months of January, February, March — it happens every year,” claims President Joe Biden. Although the president is correct about more people crossing the border during the winter months, he is incorrect about children crossing alone.

Image: Migrant families with children take refuge at a processing center under Anzalduas International Bridge in Granjeno, Texas

Carrizo Springs, Texas, is holding up to 700 teens the White House says came to the country unaccompanied. The term “kids in cages” can be applies here, Harris called Trump’s treatment of immigrants a “crime against humanity,” back in 2019; however, her and Biden are currently doing the same thing, and now limiting the media to talk about it. Border Patrol officials have been told to deny all media requests for “ride-alongs” with agents along the southern land border; local press officers are instructed to send all information queries, even from local media, to the press office in Washington for approval; and those responsible for cultivating data about the number of migrants in custody have been reminded not to share the information with anyone to prevent leaks, the officials said.

A reoccurring argument between many tax payers and the government continues, what about the homeless? “Should we not be providing more resources for them?” and “Why do illegal immigrants have higher priority than our homeless?” are just some of the few questions many have been asking since the Obama administration.