The surge in children at the border has faded — and so has the attention paid to it on the right

May 4, 2021 ☼ migrationchildrencrisis

Source: The Washington Post - Link

Anecdotal reports, later bolstered by official government data, pointed to a surprising surge in apprehensions at the U.S. border with Mexico. There were debates about the scale of the surge and its likely duration, but — driven in large part by conservative media outlets such as Fox News Channel — the drumbeat was consistent. President Biden, less than two months into his job, had a veritable crisis on his hands.

There are still record numbers of apprehensions but the child migration has slowed considerably. Seasonality is one explanation. I suspect the numbers will continue to go down this summer and swing back up in winter like they always do.