In this photo taken by a drone, migrants are seen in custody at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing area under the Anzalduas International Bridge, Thursday, March 18, 2021, in Mission, Texas. A surge of migrants on the Southwest border has the Biden administration on the defensive. The head of Homeland Security acknowledged the severity of the problem Tuesday but insisted it's under control and said he won't revive a Trump-era practice of immediately expelling teens and children. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Senators from two border states are pushing President Joe Biden to use his full authority to get control of the ongoing surge on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Texas Republican John Cornyn and Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wrote a letter to Biden and called the situation a growing crisis. They argued immediate and aggressive action is required to deal with a surge of unaccompanied migrant children since Biden’s election.
The White House has declined to call the border surge a crisis.