McCarthy, GOP lawmakers visiting US-Mexico border amid immigration crisis

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will lead a delegation of Republican lawmakers on a tour of the US-Mexico border on Monday, turning up the heat on President Biden to act on the growing humanitarian crisis.

Thousands of Central American migrants have rushed the crossing since Biden’s inauguration. It has overwhelmed border security and created a logjam that includes thousands of unaccompanied children kept for days in cramped, jail-like detention facilities while awaiting transfer to federal shelters.

Many of the migrants are also testing positive for COVID-19, refusing to stay quarantined in hotel rooms afforded them in border towns — leaving locals on edge, according to a post on McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) government website previewing the trip.
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