Southern border coordinator to step down

Biden, officials

Southern border coordinator to step down. Surge in migrants across the border.

Where: Washington, DC

The Facts

▪ Southern border coordinator Roberta Jacobson will retire at the end of April.

▪ The former ambassador to Mexico has been at the forefront of efforts to handle the surge of migrants at the border.

▪ US Customs and Border Protection data shows that in March, authorities encountered more than 172,000 people attempting illegal entry along the southwest border – a 71% increase over February 2021.

▪ Over 20,000 migrant children are now housed in the Department of Health and Human Services, and Customs and Border Protection.

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