More than 20,000 children and teenagers are currently in detention
Washington state -This week, desperate requests for help hit the email inboxes of employees of government agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security and NASA: Are you considering taking a four-month vacation to help care for immigrant children in the government, operating shelters, and crowding with new Immigrate to the border?
Most of the requirements for the federal labor force come from the Department of Health and Human Services. This is the center of the Biden administration’s efforts to keep up with the surge in the number of young people crossing the southwest border, hoping to reunite with relatives is already in the United States.
These numbers are overwhelming. In March, border agents encountered nearly 19,000 children at the border, a record high in a single month, most of whom fled poverty and violence in Central America. It is expected that the flow of immigrant children will only increase in the coming weeks.
According to the intelligence materials of Operation Artemis, more than 20,000 children and adolescents are under the supervision of the government system. The capacity of the system has reached its “103%”, including nearly 17,000 shelters operated by the health department. The crisis is led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Government forecasts obtained by The New York Times show that more than 35,000 immigrant children may be serving in June. This is what former senior health and public service officials have called a “horrible” prospect.
The ability of the Department of Health and Human Services to build shelters in the United States, quickly transfer children, and then connect them with their families and other customers is the first major test of the Biden administration’s ability to respond quickly and effectively to growing population growth. . Crisis: Immigration brings far-reaching political and human impact.