US Secretary of Homeland Security Majorca said that the number of illegal immigrants at the border between the United States and Mexico has reached the highest level in 20 years. The United States has expelled most single adult illegal immigrants and illegal immigrant families, but will not expel unaccompanied immigrants. Illegal immigrant children.
Xinhua News Agency reported that Majorca issued a statement on Tuesday (16th) that the U.S. government is building new shelters for illegal immigrants and children, cooperating with Mexico to help them receive illegal immigrant families deported by the United States, and formulating plans for asylum applicants.
He said that the goal of the Biden administration is to establish a “safe, legal, and orderly immigration system” that not only protects border security, but also solves the plight of illegal immigrant children in accordance with the law, and promotes their family reunion.
US Customs and Border Protection data show that in February this year, US law enforcement officers arrested or deported more than 100,000 illegal immigrants at the US-Mexico border, the highest in a single month since 2019.
US media reported on Tuesday that there are currently more than 4,200 illegal immigrant children detained at the US-Mexico border. Nearly 3,000 of them have been detained for more than the 72-hour legal time limit, and both figures set a record high.
According to reports, illegal immigrants at the US-Mexico border mainly come from Mexico and the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Facing the renewed wave of immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Republicans accused the Biden administration of relaxing immigration policies and causing a “crisis” on the U.S.-Mexico border; the Biden administration attributed the immigrants to the “poverty, poverty, and poverty” of the countries where illegal immigrants came from. Violence and corruption”, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the Trump administration’s actions.