More than 60,000 undocumented Mexican migrants were apprehended by border patrol in March, an unusually high number. According to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data, 172,331 undocumented migrants were intercepted in March. Of these, 62,325 were Mexicans.
In January and February, the number of Mexicans was 40,822 and 44,247, respectively.
An influx of undocumented Mexican migrants
Gustavo Banda Aceves, a pastor at the Ambassadors of Jesus Church, pointed out that they are currently sheltering 100 migrant families, including some undocumented Mexican migrants, most of whom are still waiting to reach the U.S. territory in search of a better life. Or who have already done so and are looking for a second chance to cross.
In total, this shelter currently houses some 800 people, 400 of whom are minors. And this, denounced Banda Aceves, without receiving support from the authorities.
“For a week now we have been experiencing the arrival of 100 migrants deported under Title 42,” he told Efe on Thursday.
During the Donald Trump administration, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued, in March. (CDC) issued, in March 2020, Title 42 as part of the government’s response to the covid-19 pandemic.
This provision states that CBP can turn back across the border migrants who have entered the United States irregularly, without giving them the opportunity to apply for asylum or protection.
Biden’s rhetoric is to blame
During the years of the Trump administration, the most prominent members of the Democratic Party criticized the construction of the wall and the immigration measures implemented by the Republican administration. This, added to the speech of President Biden, in which he promised to accommodate migrants in the country has driven thousands of people to leave their lives behind and cross the border, causing a serious immigration crisis due to lack of resources to handle so many migrants.
Vice President Kamala Harris was appointed by Joe Biden to address the border crisis, however, since her appointment about a month ago, she has yet to make her first trip to the border.
Thousands of children and adults are currently crowded at border checkpoints due to the lack of logistics to process the cases of all the people who have moved to the United States in recent months.