REPORT: Key Takeaways on Biden's Handling of the Border Crisis during His First Six Months in Office

Biden's presidency has primarily consisted of undoing his predecessor's policies, leading to disastrous results. Biden's first 100 days in office have been a complete and utter failure, starting with the crisis at the border. The Biden administration has shown no transparency regarding the crisis at the border- despite even Democratic lawmakers in border states calling it just that- a crisis. If anything, the Biden administration blames the last administration for their shortcomings regarding the current border crisis. Immigration is already a hot-button issue to all Americans from all sides of the political spectrum but dismissing that there is "no crisis" at the border is blatantly ignorant and dangerous to our country.

Key takeaways on President Biden's handling of the border crisis during his first six months in office:

January 2021

  • In one of his first acts in office, President Biden halted the border wall's construction by rescinding an emergency order imposed by Donald Trump along the U.S.–Mexico border via executive order.

  • Department of Homeland Security, David Pekoske, issued a memo calling for a "halt on all deportations" for 100 days.

  • Times reported that in January, border agents encountered migrants at the border approximately 78,000 times—more than double the rate at the same time a year ago and higher than that in any January in a decade.

  • According to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, more than 5,700 unaccompanied minors crossed the border, up from 4,850 in December and 4,500 in November.

  • ICE memo, ordering the release of all illegal aliens in custody. Fox News host Tucker Carlson first reported it. More than 14,000 illegal aliens in custody to be released. According to Breitbart News, 71.45% of illegals in custody were convicted criminals and dangerous to society.

  • President Joe Biden discusses his plans to reverse Donald Trump's immigration policies with the Mexican president.

  • Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that Biden told him the U.S. would send $4 billion to help development in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala — nations whose hardships have spawned tides of migration through Mexico toward the United States.


  • President Joe Biden's administration signaled its intent to reopen a detention facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, that can accommodate about 700 children and can be expanded if necessary.

  • The Biden administration announces their plans to reopen Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children located in Homestead, Florida — a jail facility for migrant children with a notorious history of abuse. The Homestead detention center was closed in August 2019 and has since reopened under a new name —the Biscayne Influx Care Facility.

  • Nearly 100,000 migrants have been detained at the Mexico border.

  • President Biden ends the program known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), which forced migrants seeking asylum to wait in Mexico. The Trump administration launched the program back in 2019; the initiative forced more than 65,000 non-Mexican asylum seekers back across the border to wait for their U.S. court hearings.

  • Senator Bob Mendez and Congresswoman Linda Sanchez introduced the bill (U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 ) to the Senate and House. If passed, it would create the most extensive legalization program in U.S. history.

  • Criminal organizations that professionally smuggle people across our Southern border reportedly made nearly 14 million dollars every day during February, anonymous border patrol sources revealed to Fox News.

  • From January to February, the number of unaccompanied children illegally entering the country jumped to 60%.

  • President Biden issues an executive order to increase refugee admissions and allow the U.S. to set a goal of providing a haven to 125,000 refugees fleeing violence, conflict, and persecution.


  • Biden seeks help on the border crisis from Mexican President, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

  • Illegal crossings have soared to about 6,000 per day, six times the level that the Obama administration considered to be a crisis.

  • Reception centers" to quickly process and release illegal migrants.

  • In Brownsville, Texas, a number of migrants seeking asylum and released by Border Patrol tested positive to Covid-19 tests.

  • Senator. Manchin ( D- W.V.) becomes the first democrat to label the border situation a crisis.

  • Border patrol agents report that they're under "gag order" from the Biden administration- restricting them from communicating with the media.

  • Photojournalist John Moore blasts the Biden administration for giving "zero access" to the media to observe Customs and Border Protection operations at the southern border.

  • Border patrol holding more than 4200 unaccompanied migrant minors in cages, which CBS describes as "jail-like" stations unfit to house minors. Nearly 3,000 of the unaccompanied children in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody had been held longer than 72 hours.

  • CBS News reports that the Biden administration and DHS have been falsely reporting the number of unaccompanied illegal alien minors being held in border facilities from the general public. More than 13,000 unaccompanied migrant children in U.S. custody.

  • The south TX migrant facility reaches 729% of its legal capacity; children are hungry and only shower once a week. Biden administration still refuses to admit that they have a border crisis.

  • Unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S. border reach an average of 550 per day. According to HHS data, about one in 10 youth are testing positive for the coronavirus upon arrival.

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blames former president Trump for the growing crisis at the southern border.

  • In his first few months in office, the Biden administration was reported to cut deportations for illegal aliens at 53%.

  • The Biden administration enlists FEMA to help with the surge of unaccompanied minors at the border.

  • CBP officials confirmed to CIS that border patrol agents have been finding discarded color-labeled wristbands coinciding with a migrant surge spawned by President Biden's open border policy.

  • The Biden administration restricts senior DHS officials from sharing border crisis info with reporters.

  • Biden admin asks Congress for four billion for the next four years to send foreign aid to private sectors to combat driving migrants to the USA.

  • DHS secretary states no crisis at the southern border despite 3-4x the number of migrants arriving at the border, overwhelming system and facilities.

  • Illegal crossings have soared to about 6,000 per day, six times the level the Obama administration considered to be a crisis.

  • Biden's message to migrants: "Don't come over."

  • President Joe Biden announces that Vice President Kamala Harris will lead U.S. efforts to stem migration.


  • According to an analysis of government data obtained by The Washington Post, The Biden administration appears to be spending at least $60 million per week to care for the more than 16,000 migrant teenagers and children in shelters operated by the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • On an NBC News' Today interview President Biden admitted that his administration is unable to locate many of the children separated at the border.

  • The Biden administration orders agencies to stop using the term "illegal alien" and choose a more inclusive language.

  • According to the latest Fox News survey, by a stark 46-15 percent margin, voters say U.S. border security is worse today than it was two years ago.


  • Biden administration has resumes border wall construction to prevent "catastrophic flooding."

  • More than 180,000 migrant reported encounters at the southern border. Republicans blame the border crisis on the Biden administration's policies, such as ending border wall construction and rolling back Trump-era border protections like the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).

  • Biden administration diverts $2B from COVID, health spending to care for migrant children that have entered the country unaccompanied and illegally.

  • As first reported by WRCBtv in Tennessee: The Biden Administration is flying unaccompanied minors and family units to cities around the country in the middle of the night.

  • A proposal plan presented by open borders activists with the corporate-backed National Immigrant Justice Center to have the Biden Administration bring back previously deported illegal aliens back to the U.S.

  • The Biden administration allows illegal aliens to access federal housing aid.

  • The Biden administration reverses Trump-era policy that barred undocumented college students from receiving federal relief grants. The reversal will allow undocumented college students to access federal coronavirus relief aid.

  • Federal law enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border stopped 180,034 people who tried to enter the country illegally in May, the highest number in more than two decades.

  • A report by FOX 29 in San Antonio, Texas, reveals that aside from local counties having to release criminal illegal aliens onto the streets, the U.S. Marshals have released illegal alien sex offenders from their custody due to the Biden administration "sanctuary county" orders.


  • Trump accepts Governor Abbott's offer to visit the border on June 30th.

  • Following former President Trump's announcement to visit the border Vice President Kamala Harris announces she will visit the border.

  • Former President Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico border and slams the Biden administration's lack of immigration policies that led to the border crisis. Gov. Greg Abbott's announces plan to construct a state-funded border wall.

  • NEW POLL: 68% percent believe Biden White House encourages illegal immigration

Final notes

The Biden administration's failure to contain the border surge has been disastrous. The situation at the border — is the result of an administration that was forewarned of the coming surge yet still ill-prepared for it.

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