Biden-administrasie beplan om nog 'n tentfasiliteit vir migrante aan die grens van Texas te open

Die Biden-administrasie beplan om 'n ander fasiliteit in Del Rio te open, Texas, om die verwerkingskapasiteit vir kinders en gesinne wat by die VS-Mexiko-grens aankom, uit te brei, a Department of Homeland Security official confirmed to CNN.

It’s the latest move by the administration to address the growing number of migrant families and unaccompanied children at the US southern border. Vroeër vandeesmaand, US Customs and Border Protection also aangekondig the opening of a “sagte kant” struktuur in Donna, Texas, to help with intake.
In Januarie, meer as 5,800 onbegeleide kinders en byna 7,500 gesinne is in hegtenis geneem deur Doeane- en Grensbeskerming aan die grens tussen Amerika en Mexiko, volgens die agentskap se mees onlangse maandelikse data. And numbers are expected to continue to rise.
Op Donderdag, Brian Hastings, the Border Patrol sector chief in Rio Grande Valley, getwiet about the volume of migrants approaching the border. “In less than a 24 hour period, this area alone saw more than 500 illegal entries,” he said in a tweet, adding that the majority were families and accompanied children.
    Border officials are taking more than 300 unaccompanied children into custody daily at the border on average, according to another Homeland Security official.
    The expected facility in Del Rio, first reported by The Washington Post, is separate from the shelters intended for children who arrive alone at the border. Those shelters are operated by the Health and Human Services Department and designed to care for migrant children until they’re placed with sponsors, like parents or relatives, in die VSA.
    CNN has reached out to Customs and Border Protection for comment.
      Laas jaar, as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the US, the Trump administration invoked a public health law allowing border officials to turn away migrants apprehended at the border, kinders ingesluit, resulting in a low number of unaccompanied children and families being admitted to the US.
      A federal judge eventually blocked the administration from subjecting unaccompanied children to the policy, but that ruling was later reversed by a federal appeals court. Die Biden-administrasie, egter, has said it will not expel children, though the policy still applies to single adults and some families.

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