World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 18 Mar, 2021 04:00 am

Biden administration continues to jail record number of immigrant children

Biden administration continues to jail record number of immigrant children
The conditions for children in the detention camps are worsening as well as for families that are being deported back to their countries of origin.

The number of immigrant children detained by the Biden administration continues to grow as two officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Monday plans to hold thousands of teenage boys at a convention center in downtown Dallas.The Biden administration is now pushing all adult immigrants, including those with children, back to Mexico on the grounds that they pose a health risk due to the coronavirus.In response, the Biden administration opened a new camp in Carrizo Springs, Texas for up to 700 immigrants.The new facilities are being sold by the Biden administration and its political supporters as a temporary means by which to decrease the time spent by immigrant youth in the camps.

A DHS document obtained by NPR revealed that 4,276 unaccompanied migrant children were being held by the government.Most of the children are being held in COVID-19 quarantine for 10 days in camps around the country, creating overcrowding at facilities like in Donna.

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