More and more children once again are being captured crossing the border from Mexico into Texas. Numbers for the last two months confirm a trend Breitbart Texas has been reporting on for over a year.
The White House expressed surprise in September when the numbers of unaccompanied minors and incomplete families again began to surge in numbers, Breitbart Texas reported. The White House tried to downplay the numbers as “lover than last year.” “We have seen, just in the last month, in the month of August, a surprising uptick,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest in a press conference at the time. “That is something that is concerning.”
That the White House would be “surprised” by this uptick in the numbers of children crossing the southern border is quite surprising in its own right. In April, Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) warned the White House about the coming surge of children and broken families, as Breitbart’s Caroline May reported. She reported that in the first part of this fiscal year the number of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) was already more than 12,500. While that number was lower than the 2014 numbers at that time, it is still a substantial increase over normal years.
In November, May reported that over 81,000 UACs had been placed in homes across the U.S. 53,518 of those were placed during the current fiscal year. The number of UACs that were captured crossing the border for FY2015 was 39,970, mostly from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.