Crisis as Migrant Detention Centers Overflow With Up to 500% COVID-Capacity
Detention center becomes havens for the spread of the coronavirus
Massive overcrowding at Border Patrol facilities is now being reported with figures showing 500% occupancy over the COVID-19 adjusted capacity.
According to sources, via Breitbart, the detention capacity recommendations are used to provide front-line agents and migrants with a safe environment during the pandemic.
Until Biden took office, illegal migrants were swiftly returned to Mexico under a CDC emergency order.
Many migrants, including family units, were returned within two hours of crossing.
Biden's watering down the application of the CDC order is now resulting in overcrowding.
This month, Neon Nettle reported that illegal border crossers tested positive for COVID-19, despite Biden denying there was “a crisis” at the border.
Under Biden, detention times are stretching, particularly for families with young children, unaccompanied minors, and pregnant females.
There are more than 6,700 migrants in Border Patrol custody across the United States as of Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Border Patrol has made attempts to mitigate the overcrowding by busing UACs from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to other border communities with available bed space.
80% of all migrants detained are UACs, according to sources in El Paso, Texas.
According to HHS, “Reunification with most parents is in the best interest of the child, but proper and careful vetting for child safety is essential.”
This helps explains the purpose and length of detention, officials say.
“Some parents have been found unsuitable for reunification because of issues discovered during a criminal background check, including child cruelty, child smuggling, narcotics crimes, robbery convictions, and a warrant for murder,” according to HHS.
Earlier this week, Joe Biden ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to limit any media communication about the growing crisis at the border.
A senior-level law enforcement source told Breitbart they had received verbal orders on speaking to reporters.
The official, who spoke under the condition of anonymity due to not being authorized to speak on the matter, said:
“The situation with media relations now is night and day compared to the last administration."
“We have been advised not to speak on immigration issues at the border and to rely on DHS’s Office of Public Affairs and the Whitehouse Press Office to handle messaging.”
Sheriff Mark Dannels of Cochise County, Arizona, spoke out against Biden's boder policies, saying it is "wide open for cartels," putting Americans in danger.
"When President Biden rescinded the emergency order on the southwest border, it stopped resources and stopped construction on our border," the sheriff told "Fox & Friends" on Friday.
"As a result of that one area where the fence is not complete, we get five or six groups a day coming across there."