Documents obtained by the New York Times indicate that the issue has been moved to other institutions
Washington— Officials in the Biden administration insist that they have better control over the crowded immigrant children at the US-Mexico border detention facility.
However, documents obtained by the New York Times indicate that the problem has been transferred to other facilities, such as the San Diego Convention Center in Dallas and the Convention Center in Long Beach, California. These centers are already full and there is little funding to raise more space.
According to officials from the Department of Homeland Security, migrant children receive much better care in the new facilities operated by the Department of Health and Human Services than in the overcrowded prisons operated by the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection. Security management.
However, it takes an average of about a month for US Department of Health officials to transfer children and adolescents from government custody to family members or guardians.
According to an internal document dated May 6, the White House this week allowed the Department of Health and Human Services to transfer $850 million to care for immigrants. There will be more than $850 million available in the next few weeks. The document said that before the move is completed, the US government estimates that it may require another $4 trillion before the end of the fiscal year on September 30.