Migrants are not overrunning U.S. border towns, despite the political rhetoric

March 17, 2021 ☼ bordermigrantsmigrationpseudo-crisis

Source: The Washington Post - Link

Former president Donald Trump accused Biden of “recklessly eliminating our border, security measures, controls, all of the things.” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) says Biden has rushed to implement “open border policies.” Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) says the new president “sent a message around South and Central America that our border is open.”

But many of those who live along the border in Texas say that while there has been a dramatic increase in the number of migrants caught crossing illegally, the border itself has been heavily restricted for nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Not a crisis yet, except for PR. The 2019 surge under Trump and was just as bad and extreme controls were in place them. Keeping children in Mexico is not a solution to migration.