Homeland Security Chief Says ‘Worst Is Over’ In Border Kid Crisis
In what’s being spun as good news, the U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says “the worst is over” for the border kid crisis, with the number of child migrants picked up at the southern borders dropping to the lowest levels in a year and six months.
The New York magazine was among those scoffing at the downplaying of the crisis, writing that “… that’s right, only — only?! — 3,141 desperate Central American children found their way to the U.S. last month, down from the 10,000 our borders saw each month in May and June. Over 132,000 undocumented immigrants total have entered the U.S. in the last year.
The immigration courts backlog for the children is believed to be around 400,000 cases and advocacy groups are protesting both the lack of legal representation for many of the migrants along with a “rocket docket” policy that moves the children ahead of others awaiting their day in the Justice Department courts.
Read the New York Mag report here: DHS Chief: ‘Worst Is Over’ in Border Crisis