It comes as no surprise people have figured out that 2021 is a pretty good time to cross into the United States illegally.
- $1,400 COVID relief checks will be provided to illegal immigrants (Sen. Cruz amendment would have prevented American taxpayer dollars from being handed out to illegal immigrants in the form of stimulus checks that were voted down by Democrats. 49-50 Amendment #968 in relation to H.R. 1319, FY2021 Budget reconciliation)
- Election “reform” that forbids states from seeking proof of citizenship to vote. (Pelosi seeking passage of HR1)
- Democrats in Congressional committee meetings chastising Republicans for daring to suggest that we prioritize US citizens over illegals when it comes to vaccine distribution.
- Trump administration policy of “Remain-in-Mexico” during application for asylum reversed.
- “Catch and Release” immigration policies reinstated.
- The promise of amnesty if proof of arriving before January 2021. (Coyotes’ smuggling industry can backdate documents and forge new identities. The 1986 amnesty of roughly 3 million illegals included much evidence of pre-computer fraud and a rejection rate of only about 12%, according to a government-sponsored study.)
- Biden’s nominee for Attorney General, Merrick Garland, refusing to state that illegally crossing the border is a crime.
- Biden ending the Trump program that targeted sex offenders in the US illegally.
- Construction of the border wall halted.
WHAT THE ILLEGAL CROSSING NUMBERS LOOK LIKE
The 78,000 arrivals January 2021 were “nearly double the figure for the same month last year and the highest for January in a decade,” Juliette Kayyem wrote in a January 18 article for the Atlantic. “If the current pattern holds, the U.S. is on track for more than 1 million encounters in 2021.” https://www.breitbart.com/…/obama-official-more-than…/
That adds up to roughly one migrant for every four Americans who turn 18 this year, increasing the competition for jobs during a time of ongoing high unemployment due to the shutdowns of the past year. ICE officials have told staff that the number of families and minors arriving is expected to be highest in “over 20 years” and the government will use hotels in McAllen, El Paso, and Phoenix if it runs out of space for families at ICE rapid-processing hubs. As a result of the promise of amnesty, more unaccompanied children are being put into the custody of human traffickers and facing horrific abuse. Report after report from individuals actually in Texas that a border surge of illegal aliens is now in full effect with thousands pouring into Texas since Biden took office and reinstated “catch and release.” The Biden administration is reportedly planning to allow child migrant shelters (the exact same facilities the media and Democrat politicians called “cages” under the Trump administration) to fill to full capacity as they scramble to handle the border crisis, dropping a previous requirement that they limit capacity to just 50%. (Of course, Churches, schools and businesses still have to comply with capacity restrictions.)COVID-19 POSITIVE ILLEGALS WELCOMETo add insult to injury, illegal immigrants crossing the southern border who test positive for COVID-19 are being allowed to move freely into the United States. While businesses have been forced to close in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Biden administration is releasing illegal immigrants into the country without even testing for the virus. Those with symptoms are referred to local health officials, but there is no requirement to be tested or quarantine if testing positive. Though Texas has sent test kits to the border, Brownsville officials say they cannot stop COVID-positive migrants from getting on buses bound for the U.S. interior. The city administers these rapid tests at the bus station AFTER migrant families are released by the Border Patrol. A spokesperson for Brownsville confirmed that, since they began doing these tests Jan. 25, 108 migrants have tested positive for Covid-19, (*Updated to 185) which is 6.3% of those who took the test.https://thenationalpulse.com/…/1-in-20-asylum-seekers…/“[The administration is] only listening to the immigration activists, and they’re not listening to the folks on the border,” Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, complained last Wednesday. The loose and ad-hoc process at the border stands in contrast to longstanding COVID regulations in the U.S., where business and other activities remain restricted in most states.While Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was having conversations with the CDC about requiring negative COVID-19 tests for domestic air travel, the Biden administration was approving the release of illegal migrants into the interior of the country with no testing requirements. “BIDEN” CARAVANS A large group of migrants arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday, many of whom were photographed wearing Biden campaign T-shirts also adorned with a plea: “Biden, please let us in!” We have individuals wearing Biden campaign T-shirts showing up at the border and demanding that the president of the United States keep campaign promises he should never have made, allow them into the country, and ease law enforcement policies that are already too lax.Non-citizens are demanding that a U.S. President keep his promises to THEM. This is the epitome of America Last vs America First policy implementation. (I’d like to know who bought the t-shirts and their printed signs.) https://redstate.com/…/large-group-of-migrants-arrive… WHAT IS TEXAS DOING IN RESPONSE? In response to the border crisis, Texas has launched Operation Lone Star, sending National Guard, DPS, and other forces to deny Mexican Cartels and smugglers the ability to move drugs and people into Texas. Representatives from both parties are speaking up decrying the devastation being unleashed by the ill-advised immigration policies of the Biden administration. Texas State Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Canton) introduced a bill proposing the border wall construction initiated under former President Donald Trump be completed by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).Elections have consequences. Policy matters. And the policies being unleashed on the American people by the Biden administration are disastrous. Joe Biden took office, dismantled our agreements with Mexico and stopped the enforcement of our immigration laws. Control (or lack of control) of our border has been delegated to Biden’s team of ethnic advocacy groups, open-borders progressives and corporate allies. And they have no plan on how to deal with the crisis their policies have created.