The Biden administration is seeking more funding for a temporary housing program for migrant families illegally crossing the border.
Axios reported that the plan is intended to give the families more freedom than traditional detention.
Biden is now asking for more funds as part of a $40 billion emergency funding request to Congress.
The request includes a whopping $2.7 billion for the Department of Homeland Security’s various border efforts.
As Just The News reported:
Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) recorded more than 130,000 arrests along the southern border in July, compared with 99,545 in June, reported the Daily Mail citing a source close to the Border Patrol.
“The spike is greatest in southern Arizona in the region around Ajo. The Tucson sector recorded 40,000 arrests last month, making it the highest monthly total in 15 years. (The numbers were first reported by the Washington Post.)”
“Migrant advocacy groups condemned the practice of caging arrivals, but officials said they were forced to use outdoor facilities as they struggle to manage the surge,” according to the outlet.
“It is bad news for the Biden administration. The pictures of people held inside wire fences provide a visual echo of families caged under the Trump administration,” the Washington Post says.
However, the DHS wants the ability to use funds to set up new facilities to hold migrant families while they go through the asylum process.
“Migrant family members would be able to come and go as they please during the day but would be required to check in and stay the night on the campus,” a DHS official told Axios.
“We do not view this as family detention,” the official said.
Meanwhile, New York City Mayor Eric Adams is demanding Joe Biden declare a national emergency at the border.
As The Daily Fetched reported, In a Wednesday briefing about the city’s finances, Adams warned the influx of migrants could cost the city $12 billion.
“So we continue to do an average of twenty-five hundred a week, five thousand every two weeks, ten thousand a month,” Adams said.
“You don’t have to be a mathematician to understand what this is doing to our city,” he said.
There are 57,300 migrants in the city, with an estimated 100,000 that will need services by June 2025.
Adams admitted that the massive increase in migrants could cost the city as much as $12 billion over the next three years.