America may be taking its time edging toward a vague idea of normal, but the southern U.S. border is wide open for business.
More than 70,000 illegal immigrants are being detained a month—the most for this period in more than a decade. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which oversees the detention of children, is nearing capacity and has already re-opened its “overflow facilities” (you may remember them as “the cages” just a few years ago).
“We’re seeing the highest February numbers that we’ve ever seen in the history of the [Unaccompanied Alien Child] program,” an HHS official told Axios last week.
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control permitted shelters housing children (formerly known as cages) to expand to maximum capacity, abandoning a requirement to stay near 50 percent to inhibit the spread of COVID-19.
They’re Trying to Shut Us Down
Over the last several months, I’ve lost count of how many times the powers-that-be have tried to shut us down. They’ve sent hackers at us, forcing us to take extreme measures on web security. They sent attorneys after us, but thankfully we’re not easily intimidated by baseless accusations or threats. They’ve even gone so far as to make physical threats. Those can actually be a bit worrisome but Remington has me covered.
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