Joe Biden Gets Ripped To Shreds By GOP Senators After Border Patrol Was Forced To Shutdown Highway Checkpoints To Deal With Migrant Surge

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Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley accused the Biden administration of neglecting the crisis at the Mexican-American border after Customs and Border Protection shut down highway checkpoints, according to Fox News.

The number of child migrants is up to 3,250 over the last two weeks.

“How much more will it take for the Biden administration to admit there is a crisis on the border?” Cruz wrote.

“The border is approaching full-blown crisis, and the Biden Admin’s response is … nothing,” Hawley said.

Since Biden entered the White House a surge of immigrants has been going on at the southern border.

“I don’t think we need to sit here and put new labels on what we’ve already conveyed is challenging,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.

“Tucson Sector has redirected manpower, based on operational needs in response to shifting traffic patterns, resulting in the closure of several tactical checkpoints in southeastern Arizona,” CBP said in a statement.

The agency said the checkpoints would reopen “as manpower and activity levels dictate.”

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Officials have noted a surge in immigration at the southern border since Biden entered the White House in January. CBP will release figures this week that are expected to show approximately 100,000 apprehensions in February alone, up from 78,000 in January.

Biden has reversed a series of Trump-era immigration policies in the first weeks of his administration. Despite the changes, Psaki said the “majority” of people who arrive at the border are turned away.

Earlier this week, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Monday asked staffers to volunteer to help CBP with what he described as “overwhelming numbers” of migrants.

CBP sources warned that the decision to shut down checkpoints could weaken anti-trafficking efforts and allow smugglers easier access to the border.

The agency confirmed the move in a statement to Fox News earlier Tuesday.