The crisis at the border continues to haunt President Joe Biden’s young administration — with no end or improvement in sight.
Illegal border crossing attempts hit another high in May, exploding to more than 180,000, making it the biggest migration surge in two decades. The total for the fiscal year, beginning last October, is nearing 1 million.
Vice President Kamala Harris, who has been tasked with this issue, flubbed a predictable question in a friendly interview about why she had yet to travel to the border. The standard response from her allies is that her real portfolio is addressing the root causes of illegal migration rather than border security. But her first trip to Central America was widely panned and she did not even visit two-thirds of the Northern Triangle countries.
There has also been an increase in drugs coming across the U.S.-Mexican border.
“Record amounts of opioids, and along with them, deadly consequences,” CBS News’s