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Number of unaccompanied minors at border hits all-time high in March

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Nearly 19,000 unaccompanied migrant children entered the U.S. border custody in March, authorities said Thursday — an all time high.

March’s number was double the amount of unaccompanied children encountered by the Border Patrol Agents in February and more than five times the number in March 2020.

Sara Carter spoke with Rep. Jim Jordan on “Hannity” Thursday about the largest monthly number of unaccompanied minors that entered the country last month.

“This is truly chaos,” Jordan said. “40% of the agents’ time is spent processing, not doing the job that the taxpayers expect them to do and that they want to do.”

The federal government called on all federal workers to help process the children, and normal background checks might be waived, according to a March 25 letter obtained by Border Report.

They are requesting workers to help in Dallas, San Diego, San Antonio and Fort Bliss, Texas.

“The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) needs current Federal government civilian employees for up to 120-day deployment details to support ORR at facilities for unaccompanied children,” read the letter by OPM Acting Director Kathleen McGettigan.

Because of the 100% increase in unaccompanied migrant children arriving on the Southwest border, traditional “child care check investigations that normally are required for federal workers to assist children, can be waived this time,” McGettigan wrote in the letter.

Jordan said the overcrowded facilities are not able to abide by Covid protocols.

Jordan saw a pod, where unaccompanied children are housed, with 527 children inside.

According to Covid protocols, the pod is only suppose to house 33 kids.

“You feel for those kids and those families who want what we enjoy — they want to be in the greatest country ever. But you have to do it in a legal way, you have to do it in an orderly fashion. You can’t have this surge,” Jordan said.

“These families who are trying to get here, particularly the children, what they have to go through is just heartbreaking,” Jordan said. “You can see it on some of the kids’ faces when you’re in the facility.”

Border Patrol Agents said this is the biggest surge they’ve seen yet. Last month was the busiest month in the history of Border Patrol, Jordan noted.

“There’s no other way to describe it — it’s chaotic.”

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Migrants sick of waiting, surge border after judge temporarily blocks Biden from revoking Title 42

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Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens tweeted recently, on May 17, that agents under his command apprehended 2,849 migrants last weekend. However, as migrants no longer want to wait for Title 42 to end, they have surged the border.

In a Breitbart exclusive, the media outlet reported the “number will be eclipsed as it appears the total could approach 4,000 this weekend.” Unfortunately, “the migrants did not appear to know or understand that the Title 42 will not end on Monday due to a federal court order. They expressed they were simply tired of waiting” the report adds.

Between April 1st and May 15 of this year, approximately 513,000 migrants illegally crossed the southern border.

On Friday, Louisiana Judge Robert Summerhays issued a preliminary injunction, and ordered to temporarily block the Biden Administration from revoking Title 42.

Breitbart notes “whether Title 42 ends or not, migrants say they are tired of waiting and surged across the Rio Grande into the Eagle Pass, Texas, area of operations. As many as 3,600 crossed so far this weekend — eclipsing last weekend’s total of just over 2,800 migrant apprehensions in the Del Rio Sector — according to a source operating within U.S. Customs and Border Protection.”

In just a couple of hours on Sunday evening, agents apprehended more than 700 migrants. Agents identified majority of the migrants as Honduran nationals, and some as Colombian.

One source told Breitbart resources were not available to transport migrants from the border to the processing station. It also appears the NGOs who regularly shelter the migrants are overloaded as migrants are reportedly being dropped off at an Eagle Pass Stripes convenience store.

“The crossings are not without danger. On Saturday, seven migrants were swept off their feet in the middle of the night forcing Border Patrol agents to jump into action to save their lives” Breitbart Texas reported. Those seven were lucky, whereas the bodies of three migrants were recovered at the Del Rio Sector.

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