El jefe de Seguridad Nacional ordena a FEMA que ayude a albergar a niños migrantes no acompañados

El secretario de Seguridad Nacional, Alejandro Mayorkas, ordenó a la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias que ayude y apoye los esfuerzos “para recibir de forma segura, refugio, y trasladar a niños no acompañados” crossing the country’s southern border in a Saturday statement.

The announcement comes on the tail of a week that saw the number of unaccompanied migrant children in US Border Patrol custody rise to unprecedented heights — más que 3,200 unaccompanied migrant children were in CBP custody, according to documents obtained by CNN and dated Monday.
De aquellos, alrededor 2,600 were awaiting placement in shelters suitable for minors, but there were just more than 500 beds available to accommodate them.
    I am incredibly proud of the agents of the Border Patrol, who have been working around the clock in difficult circumstances to take care of children temporarily in our care,” Mayorkas wrote Saturday. “Todavía, as I have said many times, a Border Patrol facility is no place for a child. We are working in partnership with (the Department of Health and Human Services) to address the needs of unaccompanied children, which is made only more difficult given the protocols and restrictions required to protect the public health and the health of the children themselves.
      El viernes, the Biden administration announced the termination of a Trump-era agreement that had allowed DHS and HHS to share information on potential sponsors for migrant children with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which a Biden administration official said had had achilling effecton undocumented family members coming forward.
        A principios de este mes, CNN reported migrant children crossing the US-Mexico border alone are on average staying in Border Patrol custody for longer than the three-day limit, abrumadora capacidad en las instalaciones fronterizas e indicando una crisis que está tomando forma, according to internal documents.
          Pero, at a press briefing at the White House, Mayorkas declined to describe the situation at the border as a crisis, instead calling ita challenge.
            With Saturday’s announcement, FEMA will work with HHSto look at every available option to quickly expand physical capacity for appropriate lodging.

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