China News Service, November 27th. According to U.S. media reports, statistics provided by the U.S. government to the Federal Court show that the U.S. detained nearly 1,000 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border from November 18 to 23. The number of minors illegally crossing the border continues to rise.
Data map: Mark Morgan, Acting Director of the US Customs and Border Protection.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Mengtong
On the 25th local time, US Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Morgan stated in a court statement that from November 18 to November 23, the bureau handled 997 cases involving unaccompanied illegal immigrant children.
Morgan added that since September 8, more than 9,900 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children have been detained.
According to reports, according to a court statement, the US Customs and Border Protection expects that the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border illegally will increase by 50% in the next 120 days.
In March 2020, the White House issued an emergency statement banning most illegal border crossings from staying in the United States on the grounds of fighting the new crown epidemic.
On November 18, Judge Sullivan of the Federal District Court ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling illegal immigrant children who crossed the southern border alone on the grounds of causing the spread of the new crown virus.
In response, the Trump administration asked the Washington Circuit Court to suspend the lower court order.
Morgan said that concerns about the surge in the number of unaccompanied illegal border crossings are related to the district court judge’s ruling last week, which he believes will “be a pulling factor”.