The Biden Effect Continues at the Border

By Mark Krikorian on February 26, 2021

Axios reported yesterday that border officials were projecting “a peak of 13,000 unaccompanied children crossing the border in May.” A new Wall Street Journal report suggests even that might be conservative; the February number is expected to be 9,000, up 50 percent from January, which was itself up 18 percent from December; no growth rate can simply be projected into the future, but the number crossing by May could end up being a lot higher than 13,000.

That’s why the Biden administration has been forced to do exactly what the Trump administration did when faced with a similar surge, and has opened two detention centers for illegal-alien minors and families on the Texas border, with another one on the way; another in Florida, closed after Trump ended the flow, is slated to be reopened.

[Read the rest at National Review.]