A Texas Democrat from the border city of Laredo knocked the Biden administration Monday for not effectively handling overcrowded, overloaded migrant processing centers in the U.S.
“They’re not moving fast enough, with all due respect,” Rep. Henry Cuellar stated. “They should move these kids as soon as possible to Health and Human Services.”
Cuellar launched images taken inside a Border detention center in Donna, Texas, to accentuate the wave of unaccompanied migrant kids going into the U.S. in the 2 months considering that Biden took workplace. The photos reveal numerous young migrants loaded within camping tents, sleeping on mats with thin foil blankets, and seeing little Television Set in the corners.
Nearly 16,000 migrant kids remained in U.S. custody since Sunday, and more than 800 unaccompanied migrant kids have actually remained in Border Patrol custody for more than 10 days, far longer than the legal limitation of 72 hours, according to reporting from NBC News.
Cuellar informed CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” that the Biden administration should “work with Mexico and Central America…to make sure that those countries are helping us.” The White House did not right away return ask for remark.
President Biden has actually appointed 2 members of the National Security Council, Roberta Jacobson and Juan Gonzalez, to resolve the growing increase of migrants at the border. Jacobson and Gonzalez will consult with authorities from Mexico and Guatemala.
Cuellar informed host Shepard Smith that the conferences are an appealing action, however “they should have done that a long time ago.”
Department of Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas safeguarded the White House’s handling of the border scenario on Sunday, stating the border is closed. He did not supply a timeline for when brand-new centers would open to assist with overcrowding.