NBC: FEMA ordered to help with influx of migrant children at U.S.-Mexico border
"A Border Patrol facility is no place for a child," said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will help shelter and transfer a record number of child migrants showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Homeland Security secretary said Saturday.
While the administration of President Joe Biden has avoided calling the situation a national emergency as former President Donald Trump declared in 2019, it acknowledged a rising number of "encounters" at the border since April.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas said FEMA would help children found at the border avoid being treated as detainees of Customs and Border Protection and move them more quickly into the care of the Department of Health and Human Services.
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WNU Editor: After saying for weeks that there was no crisis or national emergency at the border, the White House is now singing a different tune.
But even FEMA's involvement is not enough.
Readers of this blog and friends that I know who live in the Americas are all telling me the same thing. The economic and pandemic situation is so dire for tens of million in Central and South America, that many are looking to flee. And when people like President Biden, Vice-President Harris, and House speaker Pelosi talk about granting amnesty to all those who come, do nto be surprised when millions decide to take them on that offer.
More News On The Crisis At The U.S. – Mexican Border
FEMA to help manage unaccompanied minors at US-Mexico border — AP
US immigration: Disaster agency Fema brought in to help with child migrant surge — BBC
Biden asks US disaster agency to help migrant children — DW
DHS Directs FEMA To Help With Surge Of Migrant Children At Southern Border — NPROriginal Article
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