The Biden administration has brought back a Trump-era immigration rule the day before Title 42 is scheduled to sunset and encourage a wave of illegal immigration into the U.S.
The rule, finalized and published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, disqualifies migrants from applying for asylum in the U.S. if they neglected to first apply for asylum in other countries they traveled through, such as Mexico. Hundreds of asylum officers were trained in how to enforce the rule on Tuesday ahead of Title 42’s expiration, according to CBS News.
The new rule, a reversal of President Joe Biden’s campaign promises, comes as the administration has failed for more than two years to control historic levels of illegal immigration into the U.S. The ongoing crisis at the southern border is widely expected to worsen later this week when Title 42, a health order authorizing border officials to immediately expel migrants without processing, is repealed at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday.
When former President Donald Trump implemented the rule to contain illegal immigration, Biden was one of his most vocal critics. Biden used Trump’s immigration policies as a club during the 2020 presidential campaign.
“This is the first president in the history of the United States of America that anybody seeking asylum has to do it in another country,” Biden said during the final debate of the campaign. “That’s never happened before in America.”
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has scrambled to prepare for the surge, which has already begun to materialize days before Title 42 expires. DHS requested and received 1,500 military personnel from the Pentagon to help perform administrative tasks on the border and free up more border agents for enforcement.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection partnered with local and state law enforcement to begin sweeping thousands of illegal migrants off the streets of El Paso, Texas, one of the hotspots for illegal migration. El Paso Democratic Mayor Oscar Leeser preemptively declared a state of emergency in the city. He has previously estimated that 15,000 migrants could be in position to flood into the city from Ciudad Juarez when Title 42 is ended.
Immigration officials have seen a steady surge in illegal migration in the weeks leading up to Title 42’s end. Border Patrol chief Raul Ortiz reported on Monday that Border Patrol averaged nearly 9,000 migrant apprehensions per day and tallied over 7,000 gotaways, illegal immigrants who were seen entering the U.S. but could not be apprehended. On Tuesday, more than 11,000 migrants were reportedly caught crossing the southern border.
Now I may be wrong here but, I am betting that the intelligentsia in DC have been quietly doing some polling around the country and are finding that “Lo’ and Behold” there are millions of Americans who are getting very angry at the wreckage of our borders and the millions of illegal immigrants that we find ourselves footing the bill for.
Could be that in 2024 maybe things won’t look so rosy for the democrats who are riding tall in the saddle at present. They have a multitude of sins to answer for, not the least of which is our open borders.
By the way, we had open borders way back at the turn of the last century as so many dems hasten to remind us. You know, back when every immigrant went through Ellis Island and was blessed off by an Immigration inspector. They were NOT welcomed with open arms and they certainly didn’t come in by the millions, rushing illegally across our southern border. They were vetted and then allowed to assimilate into American Society. ( The Irish, The Germans, the Italians, the French….and so on. There were those, just like now, who didn’t assimilate and who were unable to delight in full Americana. They lived with that decision and no one bothered them for it. Just like today.
Were this deal left up to me I would utterly shut off all forms of welfare that all of our Southern illegal immigrants now enjoy and watch all of the relatively instantaneous self deporting back to their home countries that would commence overnight. Not self deport? Oh well…then you don’t get to enjoy life in America to the fullest extent possible. Like living is some kind of shadowland, I guess.
Well I guess we shall see. I hope Gov. Abbott keeps his hold on things with the National Guard.
Now we should focus on rounding all of the ones who got in and send them back.
What BS. The orders are to just let them go without any responsibility of registering for anything.
The lies and slight of hand coming from the US Govt is astounding.
America has surrendered. You can thank the Communist Globalist Uniparty currently in DC. And Texas thanks to the Texas GOP needs to stop the lies and just secede. Drop the Texas Flag and raise the Mexico one. Same with AZ, CA, NM.