Two-Month Border Surge Brings Nearly 11,000 New Illegal Alien Minors to U.S.
A two-month border surge has brought nearly 11,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) across the border into the United States from Mexico. The numbers of children crossing without parents is double that of the same period from 2014.
In October and November of 2015, 10,588 UACs have crossed the border, mostly from Central American countries, the Daily Mail reported. Family crossings are also spiking and nearly tripled the previous year’s numbers for the same period.
The massive surge of children fleeing their Central American homes and mostly crossing the Mexican border into Texas has overwhelmed federal authorities’ ability to house the children leading to the relocation of hundreds of young illegal aliens to two counties in northern Texas, as reported by Breitbart Texas.
A resort-like camp in Ellis County began receiving some of the children on Saturday, as reported by the Dallas Morning News. The children are expected to be between the ages of 12 and 17. They are expected to receive 700 children who will be processed and either returned to their country of origin or resettled with family members in the United States within three weeks.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Refugee Resettlement has begun the process of expanding the number of beds available to house the children. The number of beds rose by 500 from 7,900 to 8,400 in November, the Daily Mail reported.