Joe Biden’s administration “hastened a massive immigration crisis.” So says a House Republican report on the continuing rise in illegal migration amid an unprecedented border crisis.
The report accessed by Fox News states that the Democratic administration “have ignored repeated warnings from Republicans to the detriment of our safety, health and the rule of law” of the country.
The document notes that Biden not only reversed Donald Trump’s immigration measures, but also instituted “permissive policies” that encourage migration through “non-legal” channels and means.
“While this crisis rages on in real time, Democrats have no plan – and apparently no intention – of acting to stop the Biden border crisis,” the report notes.
It also describes the border crisis as multifaceted. It refers to a security crisis due to the number of criminal migrants, including sex offenders and suspected terrorists, in detention. It warns of a public health crisis due to the risk of COVID-19 and a humanitarian crisis that includes an increase in unaccompanied children.
The document comes days after Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the detention of 188,829 illegal migrants in the month of June alone. A higher figure than those found in May (180,034) and the highest in at least a decade.
According to the border authority, there is also an increase in family units and unaccompanied children, as well as an increase in border seizures of fentanyl, a deadly drug.
“In just six months, President Biden has ignited the worst crisis at the border in decades. Starting on day one in office, President Biden in both word and action has put illegal immigrants first and Americans last through his radical open borders agenda,” said James Comer (R-KY).
“Congress must conduct oversight of this gross mismanagement, but Democrats have refused to hold a single hearing. It’s past time for the Biden administration to take the actions needed to restore order at our nation’s border,” he said.
Illegal migration: more than 300 people cross at a single point overnight
The southern border of the United States became a kind of sieve where migrants, mostly from Central and South America, pass through illegal paths to reach American soil.
In a special coverage by El American to get an up-close look at the severity of the border crisis, reporter Anthony Cabassa arrived to Rome and La Joya in Texas, where he was able to observe how more than 300 illegal migrants crossed in a single border crossing.
Along the way they leave rafts and bracelets used by human smuggling cartels.