Biden Detaining More Minors Than Trump

( )- It’s official: President Joe Biden is guilty of imprisoning roughly seven times as many children in detention centers at the border than we ever saw under the Trump administration.

Just look at what The Washington Post said back in March. The outlet said that “more than 8,500 migrant teens and children who crossed the border without their parents are being housed in Department of Health and Human Services” and that “nearly 3,500 more are stuck at Border Patrol stations waiting for beds in those shelters to open up.”

That was almost a month ago, and those numbers keep increasing. Some reports indicated that as many as 17,000 children were being held in migrant detention facilities as of a week ago.

So how does that compare to former President Donald Trump’s administration?

It’s much higher.

The biggest number of unaccompanied children to be held in facilities at the border – where border officials perform checks to ensure that they are safe or if any known family members can be contacted – was only 2,600.

Incredibly, the data was also revealed by The Post, which explained how the young people are “spending an average of 107 hours awaiting transfer to an HHS-run shelter, well over the 72-hour legal limit.”

It also said that the “largest number of unaccompanied minors held this way during the Trump administration was about 2,600 in June 2019, according to a congressional testimony and two former Customs and Border Protection officials who were involved in handling that crisis.”

President Donald Trump was routinely attacked and criticised for his border policy, which included a “Remain in Mexico” requirement that stopped illegal aliens from being released into the U.S., and a border wall that made it difficult to cross. Under President Joe Biden, however, the construction of the wall has ended and the Remain in Mexico policy stopped – meaning the number of illegal border crossings is rising.

What’s more, the conditions that these unaccompanied minors are forced to endure are significantly worse than under the Trump administration, when the facilities were largely empty and had plenty of room for anybody staying there.

By contrast, detention facilities designed to fit only dozens of people are now housing hundreds and even thousands.

Which president is putting children in “cages,” again?