Tens of thousands of migrants cross the US-Mexico border every week. However, for the first time in the last few months, the number of minors crossing the border without adults has decreased.
According to official figures, the number of children and adolescents is less than 1,000, up from 5,000 a month ago. Earlier in the week, Alejandro Mallorca, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said the number of migrant minors had dropped by 88% in April compared to March 28.
This is the first sign of progress in the difficult situation on the American southern border. Mallorca called the result “dramatic” and vowed that his ministry would “remain committed to a critical mission.”
The administration of President Joe Biden has often been criticized by representatives of both parties for the sharp rise in immigration across the Mexican border. Among Americans surveyed, his ratings in this area were the lowest.