Biden Border Crisis Comes to Erie as HHS Says Hundreds of Migrant Children Arriving this Week

Apr 12, 2021

Erie, Pa. - U.S. Representative Mike Kelly just received word that 150 migrant children will arrive in Erie tomorrow to be housed at the old sports park, which has been designated an emergency intake site by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More may arrive in the coming days. Kelly, who was not involved in the decision, issued this statement on the news:

"The fact that President Biden is now sending migrant children almost 2,000 miles away from the border to Erie, Pennsylvania for shelter shows how serious this crisis of his own making has become. The Trump administration had this situation under control, but Biden rolled out the welcome mat for migrants and illegal immigrants by ending the 'remain in Mexico' policy and not finishing the border wall. I want to know the Biden administration’s long-term plan for these migrants, because communities across the country, including Erie, already have a lot of American children waiting to be adopted or find a foster home."

Representative Kelly did not facilitate the transfer of migrant children to Erie. This was a deal between a local member of the Erie community, the Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security, and the Biden administration.