To alleviate overcrowding at Border Patrol facilities, President Joe Biden's administration seeks to transfer children to HHS centers. In addition, authorities are seeking to reduce the time it takes to release the children to a family member residing in the U.S.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki acknowledged that the number of children arriving at the border exceeds the capacity of the facilities to accommodate them.
The Biden administration is reviewing the files of thousands of families that were separated during the term of former President Donald Trump (2017-2021). In these files, however, there are numerous errors and contradictions that make it difficult to reunite the children with their families.
More than 2/3 of all undocumented immigrant workers serve in frontline jobs in essential industries.