<img src = "https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/12/21/gettyimages-1073345054_sq-075c179e18246bf2bde7ec6249d9f06cf9ad8014-s100 -c15.jpg "data-original =" https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/12/21/gettyimages-1073345054_sq-075c179e18246bf2bde7ec6249d9f06cf9ad8014-s100.jpg "class =" img lazyOnLoad "alt =" For Asylum seekers waiting in Mexico offer medical help to volunteers  "The fact that they are now trying to get an exact number of employees is very worrying," Correa told NPR. "You might think someone is in custody and then your head is numbered."
"In the age of high-tech interconnectivity, why do not we have an exact staffing level?" he asked. "There are quite a few red flags."
Correa supported CBP's announced move to begin a comprehensive review of its policy on "the care and custody of children under the age of 10 years on receipt and then 24 hours in custody". It is long overdue to find a broader mindset regarding the perception of migrants by Border Patrol agents and politicians.
"CBP and Border Patrol have not found out that this is a refugee and humanitarian crisis and they are still in a mentality of zero tolerance and deterrence when in reality they are families fleeing violence and needing doctors and social services When they apply for asylum in the US, Correa said.
The congressman said promises that more medical staff would not sufficiently address the systematic system and management issues within CBP that made the death of Jackelin and Felipe possible.
Im Case of the boy "he was taken to a local medical facility, then released and then he di Ed," Correa said. "That tells me that we still have many gaps in the system that we need to tackle . "
Andrew Meehan, CBP's Deputy Public Affairs Officer, told NPR that it had" a dramatic increase in Za hl the families and children given approach the border.
According to CBP, 48,287 family units were arrested in October and November, in contrast to 11,852 family units arrested during the same period of the previous financial year.
Unaccompanied minors are also on the rise, in October and November alone 10,265 children were trafficked during the same two months of the previous year.
Meehan said that the demographic shift among incoming migrants had built up existing reception systems and heavily incriminated detention centers 20 to 30 years ago "They are intended for individuals who normally travel for seasonal reasons" from Mexico, he said.
Secretary Nielsen blamed the parents for the influx of young children, suggesting that America has an immigration system involving parents rewards their children across the border alone A system that prevents parents who take their children on dangerous and illegal journeys, with consequences for their actions, an asylum procedure that is not able to help the asylum seeker quickly.
Under current law, unaccompanied Mexican children can not be released from the US or be released from the US – they are transferred to Health and Human Services for mediation While family units are usually released inside while awaiting asylum procedures, Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas, the incoming chairman of the Hispanic Congressional Committee, told NPR his recent plan to address congestion problems at checkpoints and checkpoints in El Paso officials said they "consider all options" to reduce the number of people in detention by working with local non-governmental organizations to provide temporary housing.
"I hope that [CBP] Congress on medical resources The supplies and equipment and personnel they need to properly treat the migrants arriving on the US-Mexico border, "Castro said.
"It should be noted that the lack of training and equipment and personnel also poses a threat to the staff of CBP who work there," he added.
He added that it was "noteworthy" that the Congress did not receive an official count of the number of children who died in CBP prison last year, and urged the agency to publish the information immediately.
"As the President has taken on such dehumanizing and criminal attitudes towards asylum seekers and migrants, I believe it is important to have an answer to this question," he said. "And until we get an official count, I think that anything is possible with this administration."
Joel Rose of NPR contributed to this report.