You know things are bad when DHS Secretary Mayorkas makes a trip to the southern border. The man does everything he can to ignore what is going on with the Biden border crisis.
The last couple of weeks have been so bad at the border that CNN and some legacy networks sent reporters to cover the situation. That very rarely happens. Viewers tuned in and saw illegal immigrants slithering under razor wire or walking across the Rio Grande River with impunity. Border Patrol were instructed by DHS to cut the razor wire so illegals can enter Texas without injury. The numbers are astronomical again, just as they were before the June lull after Title 42 ended. Biden was warned. While the administration was boasting that their predictions that it wouldn’t be so bad at the border when Title 42 ended, and June’s numbers dipped, the predictions that the cartels and smugglers were re-grouping and would come back stronger than ever were true.
The numbers don’t lie. 232,972 migrant encounters are being reported in the month of August. That number may be updated. The number of illegal migrant encounters for Fiscal Year 2023 is the highest number ever.
BREAKING NEWS: Biden makes border history with highest illegal crossing attempts and paroles ever recorded in a month: 304,162 https://t.co/dgnUZeHlLh
— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) September 22, 2023
There is Tuberculosis coming into the country via the El Paso sector.
BREAKING: CBP sources confirm to FOX News that there are ** three confirmed cases of Tuberculosis ** among migrants in the El Paso sector… further complicating the already daunting task of managing an overwhelming number arriving daily @FoxNews
— Griff Jenkins (@GriffJenkins) September 22, 2023
Now we have a public health crisis on top of the humanitarian crisis and the national security crisis at the southern border.
El Paso’s mayor says his city is at a breaking point. The city is opening a new shelter for illegal aliens. It has chartered five buses to transport some to New York, Chicago, and Denver. Now we’re talking, Mayor Oscar Leeser. He gave a press conference on Saturday and reported that 2,000 people are seeking asylum every day. The city’s shelter capacity has been exceeded. “The city of El Paso only has so many resources and we have come to … a breaking point right now,” the mayor said.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has had nearly 2,000 migrant encounters daily in El Paso over the past few days, city data shows. Meanwhile, in Ciudad Juarez, which is opposite El Paso in Mexico, hundreds of migrants crossed the Rio Grande river and waited in a line to be processed by U.S. officials, according to Reuters.
The surge in migrants has exhausted several services and resources along the border, prompting Eagle Pass to sign an emergency declaration on Tuesday for funding for more resources, and rail operator, Union Pacific, said it had to halt service to Mexico.
Mayor Leeser is a Democrat. He pointed out that all the El Paso buses are filled with illegals voluntarily being transported to other cities. Critics like to accuse Governor Abbott of forcing illegals on migrant buses but the truth is they ask to go to whatever city they are trying to get to. Why not? It’s free transportation for them. Food and water is provided for them on the buses. They sign forms saying they are leaving Texas voluntarily. “I think it’s really important to note that we have a broken immigration system,” Lesser said. “It’s the same thing over and over again.”
Mayorkas and Honduran President Xiomara Castro went to McAllen, Texas on Saturday. Why didn’t he go to El Paso or Eagle Pass, the current epicenter of the crisis? That would require him to do his job and he went to McAllen for show. If the Biden administration wants to call Abbott’s migrant buses as political stunts, then Mayorkas bringing the socialist president of Honduras is a political stunt, too. Abbott’s migrant buses have done what they are supposed to do – draw attention to the Biden border crisis and the disaster to border communities.
“In addition to discussing our continued cooperation with Honduras on reducing irregular migration in a safe, orderly, and humane way, the Secretary will oversee southwest border enforcement operations and highlight lawful pathways as an alternative to smugglers,” DHS said in the press release.
Governor Abbott’s migrant buses will not stop. A press release from the governor’s office explained his actions.
“President Biden’s continued refusal to secure our border invites thousands of illegal crossings into Texas and our nation each day,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas communities like Eagle Pass and El Paso should not have to shoulder the unprecedented surge of illegal immigration caused by President Biden’s reckless open border policies. I have directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management to deploy additional buses to send these migrants to self-declared sanctuary cities and provide much-needed relief to our overrun border towns. Until President Biden upholds his constitutional duty to secure America’s southern border, Texas will continue to deploy as many buses as needed to relieve the strain caused by the surge of illegal crossings.”
The buses in El Paso and Eagle Pass are being activated in addition to the ongoing state bus operations in Brownsville, Del Rio, Laredo, and McAllen.
Keep those buses rolling, Governor Abbott. Enough is enough.