Article originally appeared on amac.us.
One of the most tragic – and underreported – consequences of the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is the dramatic spike in the abuse and trafficking of children. Yet as part of their effort to downplay and ignore the horrific consequences of their immigration policies, the Biden administration has all but abandoned these children to the cartels and criminals.
While border crossing numbers for all demographic groups have increased sharply under President Biden, one of the most significant increases has been among unaccompanied alien minors. According to Customs and Border Patrol data, 152,057 unaccompanied children crossed the southern border in fiscal year 2022, up slightly from 146,925 in 2021. Through April of this fiscal year, 81,474 unaccompanied minors have crossed the border.
Those figures represent a drastic increase from the final years of the Trump administration. In fiscal year 2020, …
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