March 19, 2021
Health and Humanitarian Crisis: Immigration Issues Take Center Stage
A looming problem for the Biden Administration is the recent resurgence of activity at the U.S. southern border. Since the inauguration, an increasing number of undocumented immigrants have reached the U.S. border seeking asylum and a better life for themselves. Notably, there has been a rise in the number of unaccompanied minors arriving on American soil. The Biden Administration has signaled that they will not be turning away unaccompanied minors, which has raised concerns about minor detention centers being used in the same capacity as the Trump Administration. The U.S. is still struggling to beat the COVID-19 pandemic; some worry this increased border activity could exacerbate the situation and have long-term public health effects.
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