Over 18,000 Unaccompanied Migrant Children Released Into U.S. Interior in August
The month of August saw the Biden administration release 18,000 unaccompanied migrant children into the interior of the United States, while an additional 16,000 remain detained and are waiting to be released.
According to a report from Breitbart News, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released close to 605 unaccompanied migrant children to sponsors throughout the country every single day last month. Concurrently, Border Patrol agents apprehended a daily average of 518 illegal border crossers.
Compared to last year’s totals, the number of unaccompanied migrants children who’ve illegally entered the United States in the fiscal year of 2021 has risen by a shocking 250 percent, with nearly 114,000 apprehended between the months of October and July, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agency.
Presently – based on the number of migrant children detained and the estimated per day detention cost – the HHS estimates that working Americans pay more than $6 million every day to house unaccompanied migrant children.
CBP sources say illegal migrants are using children to game the country’s charitable immigration system. Often, parents and relatives send children into the United States so that they themselves can avoid expulsion after arriving illegally into the country. As soon as an unaccompanied migrant child is under the care of the HHS, the parent or relative will cross the border illegally, claim the child, and begin family reunification procedures.
Under the Biden administration, illegal migration into the United States has skyrocketed.
So far this fiscal year, U.S. authorities have apprehended over 1 million migrants at the southern border.
Last month alone, the U.S. Border Patrol reported some 200,000 encounters with illegal migrants along the U.S.-Mexico, the highest monthly total in 21 years.