Biden’s border crisis will get a troubling number of people killed while his team continues to make a mess of the situation at the southern border. A report earlier this week detailing how a Texas farmer found several migrant children crying on the border is only a preview of what we can expect as this calamity continues.
RedState’s Brandon Morse reported on Tuesday on a story in which a farmer discovered migrant children who had been left to fend for themselves by the adults who were with them. “According to Fox News, the farmer found ‘baby girls’ alone and crying on the border, completely abandoned by adults. One was too young to walk and was crawling naked in the dirt,” Morse wrote.
“U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said the girls are now in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services once processed and noted their ages. The oldest was seven years old, the youngest was 11 months. Luckily, the girls were no worse for the wear and did not require medical attention,” he added.
These girls were some of the lucky few among others who have been placed in a similar position. The farmer who found them brought them out of the heat and gave them food and shelter until the authorities arrived. They likely would not have survived if he hadn’t found them.
Unfortunately, many children and adults who are making the dangerous trek to the southern border after President Joe Biden forcefully – and very publicly – promoted open borders policies during the campaign and after taking office will not be as fortunate as the girls in this story. Last year was the most perilous for migrants trying to enter the United States according to The Guardian, which reported, “Last year was the deadliest on record for migrants crossing unlawfully into the U.S. via Arizona, with the remains of 227 migrants found on the border according to Humane Borders.”
This year will likely be much worse as the number of migrants traveling to the border has jumped dramatically. U.S. Customs and Border Protection experienced a whopping 944 percent increase in encounters with migrants at the border in April. Breitbart News reported:
CBP officers and Border Patrol agents encountered more than 178,000 migrants in April 2021. This represents an increase of three percent over the record spike in March and a 944 percent increase over April 2020’s reported 17,106 encounters, according to a source operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection not authorized to speak publicly on the numbers.
Even the migrants who manage to make it into the country – legally or illegally – are still facing danger. I previously wrote about a Washington Examiner report detailing how small towns at the border have become overwhelmed with the number of migrants that Border Patrol has been releasing into their communities. Gila Bend Mayor Chris Riggs explained the problem: “To drop people in basically the middle of nowhere, it’s 30 miles to the next type of town, and that’s 30 miles of open desert,” he said. “So, especially come July and August, we’re going to be finding bodies.”
This scenario is being seen in several border towns in Arizona. The summer months are approaching, and anyone who has experienced the scorching heat in states like Arizona and Texas understands the severity of the issue.
Regrettably, the Biden administration still seems ill-equipped to handle this problem. After reversing most of former President Donald Trump’s policies, the president has pulled the nation back to the days of “catch and release,” which has shown to be an inefficient way of processing those who seek entry into the U.S.
After ending the “Remain in Mexico” program in which migrants stayed near the southern border as their asylum requests were adjudicated, the administration has been allowing large numbers of migrants to be admitted into the country. “The latest data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University reveals that a total of 8,387 migrants enrolled in Remain in Mexico have been released into the U.S. interior by the end of last month,” according to Breitbart News.
While the activist media has been somewhat critical of the Biden administration over its lack of transparency regarding the migrant crisis, they cannot be expected to report honestly on this matter. It is not likely that the deaths that result from the White House’s failure to address this issue in a rational manner will make national news. Unfortunately, the press and the Democratic Party are more concerned with importing as many migrants as possible than they are with safeguarding lives.