A horrifying 834 unaccompanied migrant children were detained at the southern border on Wednesday according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services. It is the highest daily total apprehensions that have been recorded since the Biden admimistrati0n began reporting daily numbers earlier this year.
The Department of Homeland security estimated roughly 210,000 migrants crossed into the United States’ southern border in July alone, roughly 19,000 of which are unaccompanied minors. Currently, there are 14,523 children being held by the Department of Health and Human Services.
2,784 children are in the custody of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after Wednesday’s apprehensions. “Unaccompanied children are typically held in CBP facilities before being transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees care for unaccompanied minors” reports National Review.
On Monday of this week, the Biden administration renewed a Title 42 policy that allows border agents to expel migrants directly back into Mexico without a court hearing. The administration used the spread of coronavirus as its justification for renewing the policy.
Border agents have already encountered 188,829 migrants in June, 180,641 in May, 178,850 in April and 173,265 in March.