“Remarkably, the child is ok!” Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz tweeted in a caption to a one-minute, 37-second video he posted on Twitter. “Do not trust smugglers!"
The coup-attempting former president lies as a matter of course, but his lie about the wall he promised he would build in 2016 may wind up costing him in 2024.
The child had been staying with family members at a facility in Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.
It’s still “too early” to say whether the number of crossings has peaked, said the secretary of Homeland Security who credited the drop to harsher penalties for unlawful entry.
Migrants rushed across the Mexico border hoping to enter the U.S. in the final hours before pandemic-related asylum restrictions were lifted.
Biden's use of Title 42 to immediately expel migrants without an asylum hearing, begun under the previous administration, ends Thursday under court order.
The troops will be tasked with administrative work, freeing up Customs and Border Protection to focus on the end of Title 42.
Opponents say GOP lawmakers want to wrest immigration enforcement away from the federal government.
Moderate Republican Rep. Tony Gonzales said he will oppose a debt ceiling deal if House Speaker Kevin McCarthy brings a strict immigration bill to the floor.
The agency's chief fact-checked the extremist lawmaker's claim that Border Patrol found a bomb planted by "the Cartel" near the southern border.