More than a million migrants at USA border

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Facilities near the border are still overcrowded. "They are living in squalor, they are living like nobody has ever seen", Trump said, referring to conditions on the border.

"We are now working with our law enforcement partners in Mexico and attempting to identify these ruthless human smugglers so as to hold them accountable to the fullest extent of the law", she added.

An estimated 15,000 migrant children or teenagers are in federal custody, roughly a third of them in facilities meant for adults.

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki again defended the administration's approach, which Mr Biden had vowed would be more humane than that of his predecessor.

Trump also repeated his baseless claims about voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election and called Biden's win a "strange thing".

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In the NPR report, Wolf told NPR, "There is no effect anymore", since the Biden administration has dismantled a system that worked under Trump.

The AP said most of the youngsters being dealt with were unaccompanied children processed in tents before being taken to facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services and then placed with a family member, relative or sponsor. Numerous pods had more than 500 children in them.

During the tour of the Donna facility, reporters visited an area for young children, who sat inside a playpen, used coloring books and watched a movie.

More than 2,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been held there for longer than a legal limit of 72 hours, Border Patrol official Oscar Escamilla said.

Arrington said "Congress has a lot of work to do" to address the growing migrant crisis at the Southern border and "can't put it all on any one administration, but you got to start with securing the border and enforcing the laws".

"What's happening to the kids, they're living in squalor".

The March total edges out the highest month in 2019, during the most recent border crisis.

"What happened? It went down to a 45 year low, because nobody's going to pay $20,000 to come to Mexico and wait for four years", he said.

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