Over the last year, America’s southern border has been under siege from constant illegal border crossers. The numbers have been historic ever since Biden took office.
Now it’s going to get even worse.
The Biden administration is lifting a measure called Title 42, which was put in place by the Trump administration early in the pandemic, to slow the spread of COVID from illegal border crossers.
Without this rule in place, the number of people at the border is expected to explode.
A source within CBP who has worked in law enforcement for 20+ years – who is familiar with the process – who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity tells me DHS is bracing for as many as 500,000 migrants in the six weeks following Title 42 being lifted.
— Hillary Vaughn (@hillary__vaughn) March 31, 2022
FOX News reports:
Border Patrol agents bracing for new migrant wave if Title 42 lifts: ‘We are expecting to get wrecked’
Border Patrol agents are fearing that they are going to get hit by an enormous surge in migrants at the southern border if the Biden administration ends Title 42 in May – on top of the already massive numbers they are already facing.
“We are expecting to get wrecked,” one Border Patrol agent told Fox News.
Multiple outlets reported Wednesday that the Biden administration is planning to announce that it will end Title 42 on May 23, giving the Department of Homeland Security time to prepare for an expected increase in migrants at the border.
The order was implemented by the Trump administration in March 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and has since been used by both the Trump and Biden administrations to expel a majority of migrants at the border. In February, approximately 55% of the more than 164,000 migrants encountered were returned due to the order.
The ending of the order is something that has been demanded by left-wing activists and top Democrats for months, but also raises fears not just about a larger number of illegal migrants being released into the U.S., but also that it will encourage even larger numbers of migrants to try to get into the U.S.
This administration absolutely refuses to defend America’s southern border.