The Associated Press reports:
The Biden administration is turning to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help managing and caring for record numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children who are streaming into the United States by illegally crossing the border with Mexico.
FEMA will support a governmentwide effort over the next three months to safely receive, shelter and transfer minor children who arrive alone at the U.S. southwest border, without a parent or other adult, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Saturday.
Government figures show a growing crisis at the border as hundreds of children illegally enter the U.S. from Mexico daily and are taken into custody.
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Amid a growing border crisis, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin safely receiving, sheltering and transferring minor children who arrive alone at the U.S. southwest border, without a parent or other adult, the Homeland Security chief said. https://t.co/k0yqRnQws3
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 14, 2021