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The Biden administration predicts the surge of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border — that is already overwhelming federal facilities — will smash record numbers and continue for the next six months, according to a report on Monday.
The White House said the number of minors could soar to 26,000 a month in September, dwarfing the 16,000 crossing into the US this month, Axios reported, citing leaked documents.
The administration is already scrambling to get a handle on the increase, readjusting estimates of roughly 13,000 for this May to between 22,000 to 25,000.
US Customs and Border Protection is predicting a similar range for September — from 22,000 to 26,000.
The escalating numbers will further strain federal border facilities and stretch beyond the seasonal migration patterns, the report said.
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