WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following reports that the Biden administration has lost contact with over one-third of migrant children released from its custody, leaving thousands of migrant children unaccounted for in the United States. For months, Senator Scott has called for President Biden and Vice President Harris to do their jobs, secure our border and address the national security and humanitarian crisis caused by their failed policies of amnesty and open borders.
In 2018, then-Senator Kamala Harris called reports of 1,500 migrant children not reporting to the administration “extremely troubling.” Now, with nearly 4,500 migrant children missing, it’s clear that under her tenure as ‘Border Czar’ the Biden-Harris administration is responsible for losing contact with triple the amount she criticized just a few years prior.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Joe Biden continues to show that he is woefully incapable of leading our nation and making decisions in the best interests of American families. In 2018, Biden’s ‘Border Czar’ Kamala Harris repeatedly criticized President Trump’s handling of the southern border. Now, under her ‘leadership,’ the number of migrant children the administration has lost contact with has TRIPLED. The Biden administration and Democrats in Congress don’t care about the border or protecting Americans—they’re playing games with the safety of our families. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ failure to uphold the law and insistence on implementing failed policies of amnesty and open borders aren’t working—it’s created the biggest border crisis we’ve seen in two decades. This administration is letting savage drug cartels control our border, carelessly allowing millions of illegal immigrants into our country and a flood of drugs that are killing Americans every day. And now, their dangerous policies are putting thousands of migrant children at risk. We must secure our border NOW and account for every missing child handled by this administration. We can’t allow our country to continue heading down this path of destruction.”