Surge In Migrants At Southern Border

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A child peeks through the U.S.-Mexico border metal wall
In this March 21, 2021, file photo, a migrant child peeks through the U.S.-Mexico border metal wall as a group of migrants is processed and taken into custody while trying to sneak across the border in Abram-Perezville, Texas. For the third time in seven years, U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic spike in children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone, leading to a massive expansion in emergency facilities to house them as more kids arrive than are being released to close relatives in the United States. AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File

In March and April, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported detaining more than 350,000 people along the nation’s southern border. That’s more people than the previous four months combined. We discuss the recent surge with a professor and then hear from Republican U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • S. Deborah Kang Guest
  • Glenn Grothman Guest