Biden administration faces surge of unaccompanied kids at US-Mexico border

A U.S. border patrol agent looks out over Tijuana, Mexico from the U.S.-Mexico border wall in San Diego, California, U.S., February 2, 2021. Photo by REUTERS/Mike Blake

An increasing number of unaccompanied minors have been trying to enter the U.S. via the Mexico border. More than 400 of them were arrested today alone, and thousands are now in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The surge has forced the White House to push back on criticism from former President Trump and other Republicans that Joe Biden is soft on border security, and that reversing Trump’s hard-line immigration policies is creating a crisis at the border.