House Republicans urge Biden to act on growing ‘crisis’ at US-Mexico border: ‘It is critical’

The growing number of unaccompanied migrant children showing up the U.S.–Mexico border is no national emergency — at least, not in the eyes of White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

According to Fox News, Psaki and others in the Biden administration — including the president himself — have refused to describe the growing problem as a “crisis” on multiple occasions, though they were happy to use that terminology when discussing then-President Donald Trump.

It’s a development that has Texas Republican Rep. Lance Gooden and others in his party crying foul.

“There is a crisis at our southern border,” Gooden, joined by more than two dozen other members of the House GOP, wrote in a letter to President Joe Biden on Friday, according to the Washington Examiner. “It is critical that our leaders recognize the severity of the circumstances and respond accordingly.”

“An immigration crisis is underway”

In their letter, the group of House Republicans revealed that upwards of 117,000 unaccompanied minors are expected to cross the U.S.–Mexico border in 2021 alone, a dangerous trek that the GOP members suggested could expose the children to sex traffickers and drug smugglers.

“Following a surge of migrants crossing our border in January of this year, U.S. Customs & Border Patrol (CBP) announced that they ‘faced a growing number of individuals attempting to cross the southwest border, averaging about 3,000 arrests per day in January 2021,'” the House Republicans wrote Friday, according to the Examiner. “Their latest estimates approximate that 117,000 unaccompanied children will cross our border this year. They will travel amongst human traffickers and drug smugglers to get here.”

The House Republicans also charged that Biden’s administration has “encouraged” the surge in immigration by refusing to enforce existing immigration laws.

“Your administration’s refusal to enforce immigration laws has encouraged countless migrants to make the treacherous journey across our border,” they wrote to Biden. “We urge you to recognize that an immigration crisis is underway and reinstate a national emergency concerning our southern border.”

“I’ve seen this before”

According to The Epoch Times, Gooden’s admonition comes in the wake of a similar warning from a member of Biden’s own party, Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, who predicted that a full-blown humanitarian crisis is in the making.

“I can tell you this, those numbers of people that are being released, they’re purposely withholding that information,” Cuellar said in an interview with Fox News on Saturday, according to the Times.

“They’ve been told not to withhold that information,” the border-state congressman explained. “I now know that they’re bringing people from McAllen over to Laredo, processing them in Laredo, and they’re going to release them in my community… I’ve seen this before.”

The controversy comes as President Biden recently moved to shift the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency’s priorities regarding deportation, a move even the left-leaning American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has called a “disappointing step backward,” as Fox News reports.

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  2. Biden and Harris need to be impeached for insurrection as well as Nancy, GOD HELP US she would be next in line after Kamala. The next two years, will we have a nation left?

    1. We can thank all the anti-Americans that voted and the Rigged Election, Dementia, Criminal, Puppet DICTATOR biden/harris for this critical crisis at our border AND THE THOUSAND OF JOBS THAT WERE LOST AT THE KEYSTONE PIPE LINE AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR JOBS WHO WERE BUILDING THE BORDER WALL.

      biden/harris are releasing all these Illegals free, who many have the Covid-19 Virus and maybe other diseases into our Cities and Communities. The next crisis will be an increase in the spread of COVID-19 in every city in the America.
      biden/harris and their cartel team, are destroying America…and MUST BE ALL IMPEACHED FOR DESTROYING AMERICA.

      WE MUST START A PETITION TO GET BIDEN/HARRIS & THEIR TEAM THROWN OUT OF OFFICE ASAP, OTHERWISE THERE WILL NO LONGER BE THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD “AMERICA”

      1. Well said..I agree!! Why is buden allowed to do this to America!! I don’t understand how they can hate America! I think they are all Americans well they were born American! They definitely are Not Americans!

      2. Anthony Manzo
        I agree it is time for a recall to Kick these ILLEGAL Phony CreepAAs out and get AMERICA back on track to BEING AMERICA.This Election was really a COUP dressed in ELECTION Clothes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. SCOTUS must get a backbone and stop Biden from destroying this country. That includes director Wray to bring charges against the Biden family. Trump is the lawful winner of the election!

  4. Maybe all the folks who are advocating for the illegal immigrants should be required to take a minimum of 5 of them home to live with them. No choice allowed, just the next in line. I wonder how long before they’d find a solution or revert back to the one under Trump. They also need to pay for their support.

  5. This is one more fiendish plan from the far left /deep state/corrupt democrats
    to sewer this nation.

  6. Finish the Damn wall. The decision to open the border is not the governments right to make , it is the American peoples. If tax payer money is used to fund this crisis , we must demand a voice in that decision. Someone has to stop this madness, that someone is all of us. Call and E mail Congress and Senate members. This will not stop unless We do it.

  7. Say we need to all start a movement declaring that Biden and his administration are not living up to the oath to defend the country by opening the borders to illegals outing the people in jepordy. They need to be brought to justification for their neglect of responsibility.

  8. Nancy’s wall had to have been bought and paid for before the Election since there is no way it could have been designed, produced and erected in such a short time.
    The democratic take over of the country is a crime in itself and they all including those not elected but hired and appointed should be shown the way out of Washington and the Government. If not, the real conservatives in Washington should get out and Nancy’s wall closed around the rest,

  9. The border is where the military is needed! They are needed to psh these illegals back across the border! These illegals because of Biden are pouring fuel on the Covid fire!
    We don’t need troops in Washington, we need them on the border!

  10. Might as well wait till kamala kills Biden, maybe add some more surveillance , and not tell her .probably catch her pushing him down the stairs when a SS

  11. Biden does not care, he WANTS a crisis going on so he can destroy our country! He knows full well our economy cannot support that many illegals coming in! And he doesn’t care what diseases they are bringing with them, or what crimes they may commit! He is killing jobs, our fossil fuel industry, small businesses, and bankrupting us! Impeach him, Harris, Piglosi and stop this insanity!

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