A new report from CBS News exposes just how bad the border crisis is under Joe Biden — and it is worse than most people may have thought.
During a segment on CBS News, host Norah O’Donnell revealed that the number of unaccompanied migrant children in Customs and Border Protection’s custody has nearly tripled in the last two weeks.
“CBS News has learned that the number of unaccompanied migrant children in @CBP custody has nearly tripled in the last 2 weeks,” journalist Norah O’Donnell tweeted Monday.
“The current number of children in CBP custody is the highest in the agency’s history, a former DHS official tells CBS,” she added in the tweet.
O’Donnell also shared a video clip of a segment covering the crisis.
There are more than 3,200 unaccompanied minors in CBP’s care, with 1,400 who have remained in custody past the 72-hour limit.
“DHS has continued our close coordination with HHS as it increases its capacity to care for unaccompanied minors and place them with sponsors,” a CBP spokesperson told the Washington Examiner in an email. “Our goal is to ensure that CBP has the continued capability to quickly and efficiently transfer unaccompanied minors after they are apprehended to HHS custody, as is required by U.S. law, and as is clear in the best interest of the children.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott also announced deploying National Guard troops to combat the “smuggling of people and drugs into Texas.”
“The crisis at our southern border continues to escalate because of Biden Administration policies that refuse to secure the border and invite illegal immigration,” said Abbott. “Texas supports legal immigration but will not be an accomplice to the open border policies that cause, rather than prevent, a humanitarian crisis in our state and endanger the lives of Texans. We will surge the resources and law enforcement personnel needed to confront this crisis.”
Earlier this week, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels slammed Biden for the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that Biden’s reversal of the Trump administration’s policies has caused serious problems.
“It’s, it’s a product of politics within policing. And I’ve always said this, they have no business in our business, in the business of policing what we do on this border in our communities. When President Biden rescinded the emergency order on the southwest border, it stopped resources, and it stopped construction on our border,” Dannels said.
“This administration owns this decision. And what it’s doing is it’s forcing us back to 2019, where we had the largest what I call crime scene in the country to include the largest humanitarian situation going on,” he added.
Dannels added: “This is a crime scene. And this is what we just put together, we had it, we had it under control, this is frustrating. And now it’s going back to 2019. It’s frustrating.”