After a natural disaster, it is common for governments to open shelters to house people impacted by a hurricane, earthquake, or wildfire. The Biden Administration is taking that approach as record numbers of unaccompanied minors are showing up at the US-Mexico border.
From The Washington Post (paywall):
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will use a Dallas convention center as a temporary shelter for thousands of migrant teenage boys, an emergency measure the Biden administration is taking to alleviate extreme overcrowding at border facilities in South Texas, according to two Homeland Security officials with knowledge of the plans.
And still, the Biden Administration won't admit the flood of unaccompanied minors and record numbers of immigrants is a crisis. Nope.
First, it was a challenge.
Now, it's a 'big problem.'
Meanwhile, the White House continues to say,
“I would say it’s clear we need to work more on getting the message out and being very clear, now is not the time to come,” said Psaki, before reiterating the Biden administration’s claim that “the majority of people who come to the border are turned away.”
In other words, don't come now...come later.
This is a crisis of Biden's own making as he attempting to appeal to voters during the 2020 campaign. In doing so, he's created this mess. It's a mess with an easy fix. President Trump proved that.
- Don't only encourage migrants to come to the border.
- Keep asylum seekers in Mexico while their claims are processed.
- Don't allow migrants to stay in America pending a court date.
- Continue building the wall.
President Biden isn't a problem solver though. He never has been. So keep your expectations low.