President Joe Biden is quietly building new shelters on the southern border to house illegal migrants as the border crisis continues unabated without any acknowledgment from the White House.
New, temporary “military-style” tents are set to go up in Laredo, Texas, Breitbart reported Sunday.
A source within Border Patrol told Breitbart that Laredo has been absorbing some 100 migrants every day from Del Rio, Texas, where large numbers of Haitian and Venezuelan nationals are being apprehended.
Biden scrambles to expand capacity
There currently are no plans to fund staff at the new Laredo shelters, which can house up to 60 people apiece, Breitbart reports.
The frantic construction is another sign that the White House is struggling to handle stubbornly high rates of immigration, even as it refuses to accept responsibility for the disaster.
The border crisis isn’t getting as much publicity as it was in March, but it’s very much in full swing, with border apprehensions surpassing 180,000 in May for the first time in 20 years, according to the New York Post.
The rate of unaccompanied child migration has broken records, with 45,000 unaccompanied minors apprehended between February and April alone, CBS News reported. May was the third-highest month on record, the Post said, despite a drop of 17%.
WH ignores the root of the problem
Rather than remove the incentives his administration has given for migrants to rush the border, Biden seems to be scrambling to simply build more shelters for an influx that shows no signs of subsiding.
The long-term success of this strategy is dubious as Biden faces pressure to end one of the last remaining Trump-era restrictions, Title 42, which allows migrants to be rapidly expelled. The Border Patrol source told Breitbart that the construction in Laredo suggests that Biden is preparing to nix that policy.
For months, the Biden administration has blamed the disaster on so-called “root causes” in Central America and former President Donald Trump, but most Americans agree that the crisis is self-inflicted.
The White House helped reinforce that message last week when Vice President Kamala Harris dismissed the notion of touring the southern border as a “grand gesture,” even as she told migrants not to come to the United States.
In the meantime, migrants continue to flout the nation’s immigration laws, fully expecting that the new administration has no intention of enforcing them.