Biden Admin Sends FEMA to Border Amid Influx of Unaccompanied Children

The Biden administration on Saturday announced that it has directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the U.S. southwest border in response to the arrival of “record numbers” of illegal immigrants, including unaccompanied children. The emergency management agency will support the federal government over the next 90 days to receive, shelter, and transfer unaccompanied children who cross the border illegally, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). “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. Yet, as I have said many times, a Border Patrol facility is no place for a child,” DHS Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas said in a statement. “We are working in partnership with HHS to address the needs of unaccompanied children, which is made only more difficult given the protocols and restrictions required to …

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