(RepublicanPress.org) – During the week of March 15, a bipartisan group of legislators toured a border sector near El Paso, Texas, and observed the horror of the mounting migrant crisis. Children have been streaming across the border for weeks, and the lawmakers observed hundreds of them crammed into large holding facilities.
On March 19, The Washington Examiner reported that US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials had requested airplanes to transport incoming migrants to facilities located near the Canadian border.
Senators see dire conditions in packed border stations, as officials consider flying migrants north https://t.co/nbPbJmgYKK
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 20, 2021
Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI) called the plan to fly migrants “deeply troubling” and urged Biden administration officials not to go ahead with the plan due to concerns about the further spread of COVID-19. She said border patrol agents are already releasing untested migrants into Texas communities, and added, “We cannot let this happen in Michigan.”
Biden administration officials have been hesitant to call the situation at the nation’s southern border a crisis. There’s no denying a crisis now with the looming prospect of transporting migrants to northern states.
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