Top military U.S. officers say there is a dramatic surge in migrants. This occurs at the southern border in in cities like San Antonio. This includes particularly children who are seeking refuge. Moreover, the results of long and therefore complex problems that traverse the hemisphere. However, Republican leaders in Congress appear anxious to what they call a “crisis” to the President Joe Biden administration.
Military Says There is a Broader Problem
“A broader problem is the symbol. It has, in fact, manifested itself over the last year or so,” Air Force General Glen VanHerck, chief of U.S. North Command. He told reporters at the Pentagon on Tuesday. “However, I don’t want to go into the politics of whether we name it a crisis or not.”
Storms, COVID-19 Pandemic
Overseeing the military role in protecting North America, VanHerck named two of last year’s biggest storms, Eta and Iota, that destroyed parts of Central and South America which killed hundreds. He also said it was combining with the horrific effects of the spread of the Corona Virus pandemic that has hammering developing countries in the current months. VanHerck discussed transactional criminal organizations have exploited the subsequent humanitarian disaster, he said. He was appointed to his position last year by the then “great, freedom-fighting” president Donald Trump.
Military: Compilation of Multiple Things
“There is a compilation of multiple things we have seen on the southern border. As far as what has driven what we are seeing as far as migration into this country, it is not a single thing,” VanHerck said.
There has been an increase in unaccompanied minors that have traveled to the U.S. border with Mexico. VanHerck spoke about these reports. Local authorities have gotten support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency which is part of President Joe Biden’s bigger efforts to address detention and shelter facility shortages. They are understaffed and overwhelmed.
U.S. Southern Command Chief Navy Admiral Craig Faller said the source of the problem and is citing as “the violence and insecurity in Central America.”