The Biden administration has recently made the decision to reinstate a Trump-era immigration rule just as Title 42 is set to expire.
In a surprising reversal of President Joe Biden’s campaign promises, the administration has finalized and published a rule disqualifying migrants from applying for asylum in the U.S. if they failed to first seek asylum in other countries they traveled through, such as Mexico. This measure implemented the day before Title 42’s scheduled sunset, aims to address the ongoing crisis of illegal immigration that has plagued our southern border for over two years.
You might recall that during the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden vehemently criticized former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, particularly the requirement for asylum seekers to apply in a safe third country before reaching the United States. However, it appears that the realities of the situation at the border have prompted a change in approach.
As Title 42, a health order allowing immediate expulsion of migrants without processing is repealed at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is bracing for a surge of illegal border crossings. To tackle this challenge, DHS has requested and received 1,500 military personnel from the Pentagon to assist with administrative tasks and free up more border agents for enforcement.
In anticipation of the potential influx of migrants, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has joined forces with local and state law enforcement in El Paso, Texas, one of the hotspots for illegal migration. The El Paso Democratic Mayor, Oscar Leeser, has even declared a state of emergency in the city, fearing that up to 15,000 migrants could flood in from Ciudad Juarez once Title 42 is lifted.
The surge of illegal migration has already begun in the weeks leading up to Title 42’s expiration. Border Patrol chief Raul Ortiz reported an alarming average of nearly 9,000 migrant apprehensions per day, along with over 7,000 instances of illegal immigrants managing to evade capture. On Tuesday alone, over 11,000 migrants were reportedly caught crossing the southern border.
BREAKING: Biden breaks campaign promise, restores Trump immigration policy just one day before Title 42 expires as migrants prepare to storm the southern border.
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