April 10th – The White House announced on the 9th local time that Roberta Jacobson, the White House Southern Border Coordinator, would leave at the end of April. Considering that the U.S. government is currently dealing with the record number of illegal immigrant children on the southern border, some U.S. media believe that the announcement is unusual at this time.
According to U.S. media such as Consumer News and Business Channel on the 9th, White House National Security Adviser Sullivan announced in a statement on the same day that Jacobson will resign as coordinator at the end of this month in accordance with his previous commitments. Jacobson was appointed as a special assistant to the President of the United States earlier and a key figure in dealing with the surge in immigration at the border.
Jacobson’s departure comes as the U.S. government is struggling to solve the immigration problem, including the record number of illegal immigrant children in March this year. It is reported that a total of 18,890 illegal immigrant children arrived in the United States in March, twice as many as February (9,457) and 60% higher than the record set in 2019. CNN believes that the announcement of Jacobson’s departure at this time is unusual, given the current problems.