“同伴者なしでここに子供を送っている人々, 幼い子供たち 6, 7 年, coming here with no adult who are sent on a dangerous journey — I don’t think that is because of a speech Joe Biden gave,” Klain told “フェイス・ザ・ネイション.” “I think it is because of horrible conditions in El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras.”
“We’re working hard to get those children reunited with family members here in the U.S.,” 彼は言った. “The number of children we have stuck in our border patrol stations are down 84% in the past month. We’re making progress on resolving this problem ….”
今月上旬, 税関と国境警備局 projected that as many as 184,000 unaccompanied children could reach the border in fiscal year 2021.
The Biden administration is reportedly spending at least $ 60 百万 per week to house the more than 16,000 migrant minors in its care. That funding, which amounts to $ 3.1 billion per year, is used to care for children in facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) after they’ve been transferred from Border Patrol. Those costs are expected to rise dramatically in coming months, によると Washington Post analysis.
最近のインタビューで, Biden claimed that his administration has “now gotten control” of the high number of migrants surging at the southern border — while again blaming the Trump administration for the crisis that has overwhelmed officials in recent months.
“It is getting urgent action now,” Biden said in an interview with NBC News. “例えば, a month ago, we had thousands of young kids, in custody in places they shouldn’t be and controlled by the Border Patrol. We have now cut that down dramatically.”
Critics have hammered Biden for his handling of immigration in the early days of his administration, pointing to moves that narrowed interior enforcement and slashed Trump-era border controls, which they say increased the pull factors that drew migrants north.
Biden has ended construction of the wall at the southern border, ended the Migrant Protection Protocols and limited Immigration and Customs Enforcement enforcement priorities, while paying for migrant travel costs and releasing some family units into the interior of the U.S.
フォックス・ニュース’ Adam Shaw, Morgan Phillips and Griff Jenkins contributed to this report.