As President Joe Biden sends top officials to the southern border with Mexico, vice chairman Kamala Harris conceded on Monday that the surge of migrants there's "a huge problem."The White House has repeatedly pushed back against labeling the surge in migrants, which topped 100,000 apprehensions in February, a "crisis."
The Biden administration and lots of other Democratic lawmakers have described the surge as a part of a long-term trend, while also stressing that there have been several months in 2019 that saw quite 100,000 migrants apprehended under President Donald Trump.
"Look, it is a huge problem. I'm not getting to pretend it isn't . it is a huge problem. Are we watching overcrowding at the border especially of those kids? Yes," Harris told CBS This Morning in an interview Monday morning.
The surge has included thousands of unaccompanied migrant minors, which the Biden administration has declined to deport. While most single migrant adults and families are still being expelled—as they were under Trump the new administration has asserted that it'll not be deporting vulnerable children. Instead, these minors are being detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) until they will be united with relations already within the U.S. or transferred to raised facilities managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Although the transfers should happen within 72 hours, many of the youngsters are detained for up to 10 days. Harris admitted the shortfalls but stressed that the White home is working to deal with the difficulty ."Should we be processing the cases faster. Yes," the vice chairman said. "This is, however, not getting to be solved overnight."
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