(CNSNews.com) - Unaccompanied children and families from Central America continue to pour across the U.S. border illegally because they know they will be released into the interior of the country, Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan told Congress on Wednesday.
He said the Border Patrol is devoting "a tremendous amount of resources" to process and care for these people. He called it a humanitarian mission.
He also said the humanitarian mission, which includes burritos and baby wipes, is detracting from the national security and law enforcement mission.
"A lot of resources are dedicated to being professional child care providers at this point," Morgan told the Senate Homeland Security Committee.