(John McCann, Headline USA) The border crisis has remained in full swing as nearly 10,000 migrants streamed across the Texas boundary in the past week, while the Department of Homeland Security has projected that as many as 161,000 of these migrants will be unaccompanied minors.
In the past six days, the Texas border town of Eagle Pass has seen a swarm of humanity descend upon them, as nearly 10,000 migrants have been apprehended. The town, which was once a more quiet spot on the border, has become the epicenter for the current crisis.
According to Breitbart News, these Eagle Pass numbers dwarf the amount of interactions in the Rio Grande Valley Border Sector. This is over the same six-day period, ending July 9. The apprehension rate in and around Eagle Pass, which resides in the Del Rio sector, was 1,500 a day.
The migrants that make up these border apprehensions do not just hail from Latin America. While a large contingent were single adults from Venezuela and Cuba, more than 100 were identified as Iranians. Travel conditions have worsened, as summer temperatures sky-rocket, causing heat-related illness among the migrant population.
The volume of migrants has also put a tremendous amount of pressure on detention facilities. Overcrowding is a constant problem as 2,000 people are forced into a facility designed for 500.
Of the 10,000 migrants arrested, only 3,000 have been deported to Mexico. The rest have been processed and released to a non-government shelter where they are provided transportation to go deeper into the country.
While many of the migrant groups consist of young, single adults, a record amount of unaccompanied children have been taken into custody.
According to a report from Fox News, the DHS has projected that an average of 441 children will cross the border daily. They are expecting a maximum of 161,000 by the end of fiscal year 2022. These numbers are a major increase compared to last year when Border Patrol encountered 112,433 children.
The Biden Administration’s open border policy has received an ample amount of blame for the border crisis, as the surge of migrants has dramatically increased under his watch. Even Border Patrol agents and officials have called out their superiors for these disastrous policies.
When DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas visited the border in late January, things became heated as border agents bluntly excoriated the administration’s border agenda. While Chief Raul Ortiz sought to maintain order, one agent stated that, “”For evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. That’s exactly what’s happening here. Good men are doing nothing. You’re allowing illegal aliens to be dropped off in communities.”
When the chief tried to highlight the agency’s success at drug-busting, another agent interjected, “And under this administration, in the last year, we’ve got the highest fentanyl deaths in the history of our country.”
Moral has appeared to worsen among the rank-and-file and they blame their superiors for the impossible task they have before them. In their minds, if the policies do not change, the crisis will only get worse.