The border crisis created by the Biden administration is about to get a lot worse in the coming months.
According to documents that were leaked to Axios, the Biden administration is projected that the number of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border could spiral from more than 16,000 this month to as many as 26,000 in September.
So, the administration thinks the border crisis will continue to get worse month over month until at least September.
To give a sense of how out of hand the crossings are getting, the administration projected just a month ago the figure for May would be 13,000. The new estimate is 22,000 to 25,000.
The Customs and Border Protection range for September is 22,000 to 26,000. Under any scenario, projections include a peak month that would double the record that stood until this month.
Spokespersons for the White House and the Department of Homeland Security did not respond to requests for comment. A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services referred Axios to DHS.
Now, the government is planning for multiple months with more than 20,000 kids illegally crossing the border — and that’s not including those from Mexico, who can quickly be returned to their home country.
The documents also show the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has an immediate need for an extra 6,000 shelter beds. That would allow it to house the migrant kids already in government custody while remaining at a targeted cap of 90% capacity.
The agency is planning to open up space for more than 5,000 kids using sites on military bases.
It will need an additional 34,000 beds in September to prevent kids waiting in unfit border patrol stations if projections hold. The agency could have more than 53,000 kids in custody that month.
The administration already has asked federal workers outside the normal immigration agencies for volunteers to work on the problem.
Here’s the cherry on top: Axios reports that: “Even the low-end estimate is double the total number of kids who tried to cross during the crisis year of 2019. In 2014, the Obama administration struggled to care for just 69,000 kids who crossed illegally.”
Several officials have been sounding the alarm the past month over just how bad the border crisis has gotten under Joe Biden.
And according to a new report, it’s much worse than many thought.
The Department of Homeland Security has released at least more than 23,400 border-crossers into the United States interior since February.
Between February 1 and March 22, Biden’s DHS released nearly 23,430 border-crossers into the U.S. interior after apprehending them at the United States-Mexico border, the data shows.
For context, the totals indicate the Biden administration has released a foreign population into the U.S. via the southern border that is more than double the population of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
In a separate report from NBC News, almost 110 border-crossers that Biden’s DHS released ended up testing positive for the coronavirus between January 25 and March 1.
Many Republicans have criticized Biden’s immigration policies.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy went off after visiting a massive facility overflowing with illegal immigrants, saying it was “worse than we thought.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell did not mince his words either when discussing Joe Biden’s handling of the crisis.
During an interview on Fox News, McConnell flat-out said that Biden “owns” the border crisis, and that, “It is, by definition, an emergency.”
“The previous administration did an excellent job on border security; this administration is stopping funding for the wall, as an example. How is that helpful?” he asked, rhetorically.
“Stopping the agreement with the Mexican government to contain people on the other side of the border? How is that helpful? This is a crisis. I don’t care what the Secretary of Homeland Security wants to call it; it’s a crisis.”