The Biden administration is facing a crisis at the border with a surge of migrants – unaccompanied minors, in particular, according to reports.
The Wall Street Journal reported that in February alone, 9,297 of these children were recorded at the border, which represents a 63-percent increase. The report said there have been 97,000 arrests in the month, and the number of families arriving at the border has doubled.
There is a confluence of reasons why the numbers at the border continue to rise, from worsening economic conditions in many Central American countries and a view by many migrants that a Biden administration is more welcoming than the previous White House.
The Washington Post reported that the surge at the border is creating a humanitarian emergency. The paper said the Department of Health and Human Services has been caring for 8,500 in shelters last week, and 3,500 additional minors have been held in stations operated by Border Patrol until beds begin to open up. The report stated teenage boys from Mexico and Central America account for the largest group.
FEMA announced on Sunday it would assist with caring for the overflow of migrants.
“Our goal is to ensure that unaccompanied children are transferred to HHS as quickly as possible, consistent with legal requirements and in the best interest of the children,” said Alejandro Mayorkas, the head of DHS.
TREND FORECAST: As economic conditions continue to deteriorate, the border crisis in the United States and across the globe will escalate. We maintain our forecast for the growth of anti-immigration, anti-tax, anti-vax, anti-establishment political parties. 

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