Biden’s bor­der sees near­ly half a mil­lion immi­grant chil­dren arrive with­out a par­ent

Biden’s border sees nearly half a million immigrant children arrive without a parent

Near­ly half a mil­lion immi­grant chil­dren have arrived with­out a par­ent at the nation’s bor­ders dur­ing Pres­i­dent Joe Biden‘s tenure, a mile­stone no oth­er admin­is­tra­tion has come close to hit­ting.
In the three years since Biden took office and stopped return­ing to Mex­i­co unac­com­pa­nied minors, a whop­ping 464,922 chil­dren have been encoun­tered by U.S. Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion police nation­wide, accord­ing to a Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er analy­sis of fed­er­al data from Feb. 1, 2021, through Jan. 31, 2024.
“The increase start­ed when the Biden admin­is­tra­tion announced they were exempt­ing chil­dren from Title 42 and announced that we would not be remov­ing chil­dren,” said Rod­ney Scott, the for­mer Bor­der Patrol chief under the Trump and Biden admin­is­tra­tions who is a dis­tin­guished senior fel­low for bor­der secu­ri­ty at the Texas Pub­lic Pol­i­cy Foun­da­tion, a con­ser­v­a­tive think tank in Austin.

A lead­ing aid orga­ni­za­tion for child immi­grants, Kids in Need of Defense, said the su …