Migration crisis on the border with Mexico clouds Joe Biden’s honeymoon period

Detentions skyrocket and the inflow of thousands of unaccompanied minors overwhelms reception capacity and challenges the president's plan.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vaccination progresses at a pace exceeding his own pledges. The US president is touring the country, along with the vice president and their respective spouses, selling the benefits of the big economic stimulus package he has managed to push through.

Opinion polls favor him. Only one issue seems capable of souring Joe Biden's political honeymoon: the crisis on the border with Mexico. Thousands of people, many of them minors, attracted by the shift toward a more humane discourse, are overwhelming the reception structures, despite the Administration's appeals against these migrations.

The situation is affecting . . .

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