Biden administration enlists FEMA to help with surge of children at U.S.-Mexico border

Biden administration enlists FEMA to help with surge of children at U.S.-Mexico border

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Saturday ordered an emergency agency that usually responds to floods, storms and other major disasters to help care for a growing number of migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

FEMA to help with surge of children at U.S.-Mexico border

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in news release that he would deploy the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) “to help receive, shelter and transport the children” over the next 90 days.