According to official figures, more than two million illegal immigrants will be deported to the Mexican border in 2021. According to figures released on Monday, 180,000 people were arrested in December alone, bringing the annual total to an all-time high.
The Republican Party, which is widely opposed to tight border security, immediately accused Democrat leader Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris of creating a “historic humanitarian crisis.” “Under their leadership, cartels and kidnappers are on the rise, border guards are on the rise and our communities are less secure,” Republicans said.
Migration flows, which had been drastically reduced at the start of the epidemic, began again a year before Biden took office, but have since risen sharply again.
Biden initially talked about a seasonal event. But with about 200,000 migrants detained in July and August, these summer record visits have proved them wrong.
The relocation poses a significant human, logistics and financial challenge to the US government, which has promised not to deny unsupported minors. This was in response to the worsening situation under former Republican President Donald Trump. Back then, small children traveling without adults were sometimes imprisoned in groups in prisons.
Attempts to change the migration system are currently stalled in Congress. The issue is expected to play a key role in the November by-elections.
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