Responding to accusations that the administration is not taking the issue seriously, Jean-Pierre stated:
“We are offended by such claims. These accusations are unfounded. We are actively addressing the issue.”
The House Committee on Homeland Security reported a substantial increase in individuals apprehended for illegal border crossings, including those on the terrorist watchlist.
Additionally, there has been a surge in drug smuggling, further complicating the challenges faced by authorities in managing the crisis.