US President Biden announced on the 24th that he authorized Vice President Harris to lead the handling of illegal immigration at the border between the United States and Mexico. This long-standing problem that has plagued the US government has become more and more serious after entering the White House. The number of illegal immigrants trapped at the border has reached a 20-year high.
According to a report from the Associated Press on the 25th, Biden said that he gave Harris a “difficult job”. “She is the most qualified person to do this job. She will lead the U.S. team with Mexico and the Northern Triangle of Central America. (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador) and other countries in need of help work together to prevent the influx of immigrants into our southern border.” Biden added that Harris had served as California’s attorney general, so she is very suitable to lead this work.
Harris said on the 24th that the US government is facing a “huge problem” at the US-Mexico border, and this problem will not be resolved overnight. The United States needs to solve the problem from the root cause of illegal immigrants flocking to the U.S.-Mexico border. According to reports, this is the first time that Biden has assigned a major specific task to Harris since she became vice president.
According to US media reports, the number of illegal immigrants at the US-Mexico border has surged due to the implementation of the Biden administration’s more lenient illegal immigration policy. US Secretary of Homeland Security Majorcas said in a statement issued on the 16th that the number of illegal immigrants at the US-Mexico border has reached a 20-year high. Faced with the rush of immigrants, the United States is taking tough measures. According to a report by the US “Capitol Hill” on the 21st, Majorcas said that the southern border has been closed and he hopes that immigrants will not try to enter the country again.
According to Reuters, the United States has expelled most single adult illegal immigrants and illegal immigrant families, but will not expel unaccompanied illegal immigrant children, which has led to the increasing number of the latter and stranded at the border. Many children seem to be trapped in prison. The border post in China is waiting to be placed in government-run shelters, and those shelters are already overcrowded. According to statistics from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, as of the 20th, the U.S. federal government has detained approximately 15,500 unaccompanied minor immigrants, of which 5,000 have been placed in border facilities with poor conditions. U.S. Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar released photos of the internal facilities of an immigration shelter in Texas last weekend. The photos showed hundreds of unaccompanied children crowded in plastic tents, sitting or lying in plastic sleeping. Mat on. Cuellar said these photos show that the living environment of children immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border is “very terrifying.” “The design capacity of the tent is no more than 260 people, and at least 400 unaccompanied children are crowded in the tent.”
On the other hand, the new crown pneumonia epidemic is also exacerbating the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. The British “Metro” said that as of the 23rd, 319 unguarded immigrant children had tested positive for the new crown virus in shelters on the southern border of the United States. Causes concerns about the spread of the virus. The US Department of Defense issued a statement on the 24th stating that it has approved two military installations in Texas as temporary homes for receiving unaccompanied illegal immigrant children.