The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been called to help shelter and transfer the increasingly large groups of unaccompanied child migrants that are crossing the border illegally from Mexico into the United States,, DHS secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Saturday.
He said the agency will support and assist to “safely receive, shelter and transfer unaccompanied children” attempting to get into the United States. He added that there has been a “record number of individuals, including unaccompanied children, at the southwest border.“
President Joe Biden’s administration has refused to call the massive wave of migrants arriving illegally at the U.S. Southern border a crisis but critics say it’s Biden’s policies that have instigated the humanitarian and national security disaster.
Mayorkas said Saturday that FEMA would help children found at the border avoid being treated as detainees of Customs and Border Protection.
I recently spoke to and witnessed the wave of children and family units crossing into the United States on my recent trips to Texas and Arizona. It is certainly is a crisis.
DHS expects the number of unaccompanied migrant children to increase exponentially throughout the year. Officials are estimating that more than 117,000 will arrive to the U.S., making this the largest wave of children to have arrived since President Obama was in office. During the fiscal year from October 2013 to August 2014, more than 66,000 children arrived to the U.S. unaccompanied.
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“No city should be left to handle a national humanitarian crisis largely on its own, and without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will only be the beginning,” said New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams about his decision to make budget cuts as a result of the overwhelming migrant crisis.
However, those who will suffer from budget cuts to the city’s services to offset the cost of dealing with the ever-increasing number of migrants are those that are in place to make the city better.
“The cuts will see police freeze hiring and bring the total number of police officers below 30,000. It would further slash the education budget by $1 billion over two years and affect a litany of other agencies” reports Just The News.
Albeit, Adams admitted: “In all my time in government, this is probably one of the most painful exercises I’ve gone through.” More than 110,000 migrants have arrived in New York City over the past year, including roughly 13,000 sent from Texas by GOP Governor Greg Abbott as part of his ongoing bussing plan to send new arrivals to the U.S. to sanctuary cities.
However, similar to other leaders of sanctuary cities, Adams is unwilling to put his money where his mouth is. In September, Adams warned that the crisis would “destroy New York City” and begged the federal government to pay for his mess.
“I’m gonna tell you something, New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” Adams said at the time. “The federal government needs to do its job. We need the federal government, the Congress members, the Senate and the president to do their job: close the borders,” said Adams’ advisor Ingrid Lewis Martin insisted in early October. “And until you close the borders, you need to come on with a full-on decompression strategy where you can take all of our migrants and move them through our 50 states.”
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