During the transition period, career officials at U.S. Customs and Border Protection tried to issue sober alarms to the Biden team about the likelihood of a crisis at the border that could quickly overwhelm the nation’s capacity. Senior CBP officials delivered Zoom briefings to the Biden transition team that included modeling projections showing a steep increase in the arrival of unaccompanied minors if Trump’s policies were suddenly lifted, according to one current and two former Department of Homeland Security officials…Biden transition officials understood the risks, as well, identifying a surge of unaccompanied minors and a dearth of shelter space exacerbated by the pandemic as the most pressing problems.Yet Biden immediately embarked on an aggressive strategy to roll back Trump administration policies.
But no mean tweets are awaiting the 15,500 unaccompanied minors at the border.
On a side note: although I didn't see Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas on the Sunday news shows, it sounds like his attempts to blame Trump for the
challenges crisis on the border didn't go over too well. Of course, awful Chuck Todd who is terrible, called it a "political crisis" which is another way of saying "Republicans pounce."