5 undocumented children abandoned at the U.S.-Mexico border, the oldest is only 7 years old
China News Service, May 12, according to the US “World Journal” report, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said on the 9th in Normandy, about two and a half hours southwest of San Antonio, Texas, five were found. Undocumented immigrant children crossed the border, including a 2-year-old child. They are from Honduras and Guatemala, and the oldest is only 7 years old.
p > The police officer who found them, Skyro, said: “It’s really sad for such a small child to be left where there is nothing.” CBP said that the five children were sent to the placement center of the Ministry of Health. Currently, it is being properly taken care of by CBP.
In response to the issue of undocumented children crossing the border, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jorkas stated that the number of unaccompanied children protected by CBP at the U.S.-Mexico border in March 2021 hit a record high in 20 years. With hard work, as of May 7, the number of unaccompanied children still protected by CBP has dropped from 6000 to 700, and the average stay in the placement center has also been reduced from 139 hours to 24 hours.
Yorkas pointed out that the initial solution to the problem of a large number of refugees entering the border is because the Department of Homeland Security optimized the procedures for handling undocumented immigrants and abolished the Trump era ” The “zero tolerance” policy allows unaccompanied children to be reunited with relatives in the United States as soon as possible.
Compared with the tough policies of the Trump era, the Biden administration’s immigration policy is more relaxed. In addition to the repatriation of adult immigrants and children who immigrate with their families, unaccompanied children are allowed to stay in the United States temporarily. However, the Biden administration also knows that this is only a stopgap measure, not a long-term solution to the problem of immigration.
US Vice President Harris recently stated that Central and South American countries have chronic food shortages. Coupled with the hurricane in 2020, many people have to travel far away. Therefore, Harris said that he hopes to provide technical support to Central and South American countries to help them solve problems.