Biden administration allows camera inside border facility

Although access is still limited, media were allowed inside a border facility for unaccompanied migrant children after the administration faced bipartisan criticism.
2:14 | 03/24/21

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In the meantime, though, we do turn to the other news this Wednesday night, the surge of migrants at the southern border. President Biden tonight now asking vice president kamala Harris to lead the effort to stem the tide from central America. The president saying, when she speaks, she speaks for me. And for the first time tonight, the administration now allows cameras inside a facility for unaccompanied minors in Texas. ABC's Rachel Scott from Texas tonight. Reporter: Tonight, for the P first time, the Biden administration allowing cameras inside a facility for unaccompanied children. The access limited, only one camera allowed in. Reporters told not to speak with any of the 766 teenage boys sheltering inside.- the facility can hold up to 932 children. They say it has never been filled to capacity. But what our cameras are allowed to see, carefully controlled by the administration. These images. Children playing soccer, even a classroom. A stark contrast to the overflowing facilities in Donna, Texas, and El Paso. There, children sleeping on the floor. It was reopened last month to help house and care for the roughly 16,000 kids that are now in U.S. Custody. The influx on track to reach an all-time high. In part because their parents know that unlike the previous administration, children traveling alone aren't being sent back to their home countries. It is a crisis. It is a crisis that was created by the bide unadministration by their own policies. Reporter: It is a crisis faced by both the Obama and the trump administration, but both parties agree they are now seeing the worst numbers at the border in years. Biden facing growing pressure, today naming vice president Harris in charge of stemming migration from Central America. I think the best thing to do is to put someone who, when he or she speaks, they don't have to wonder about, "Is that where the president is?" When she speaks, she speaks for me. Reporter: Biden has signaled that he will go to the border at some point. And so has Harris, but no dates have been set. Vice president kamala Harris will be challenged with trying to find a long-term solution to address the situation here along the border, which in the short-term, David, is only expected to get worse. David? All right, Rachel Scott reporting from Texas for us tonight. Rachel, thank you.

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