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BORDER CRISIS: GOP lawmakers demand answers from DHS for giving migrants ‘public health’ exemptions



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Ranking members of the House Judiciary Committee wrote a letter Tuesday demanding to know why the Biden administration is letting illegal migrants crossing the southern border into the country, further infracting on Title 42.

Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), John Katko (R-NY), and James Comer (R-KY) penned the letter to Mayorkas, asking for his cooperation. “As the Ranking Members of the House committees of relevant jurisdiction, we are entitled to know what criteria you believe to warrant a humanitarian exception,” they wrote. After all, details surrounding the exemptions “are necessary for Congress to know to perform our oversight of the Biden Administration’s immigration enforcement,” they went on.

Mayorkas has until May 28th to provide them with the criteria for these asylum seekers and also the list of non-governmental organizations DHS has teamed up with lately.

During President Trump’s term, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention enacted Title 42, a public health order that precluded asylum seekers from entering the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas even previously claimed that he had no power to undo the order. Already, migrant children and some families were considered exceptions to the rule. But, DHS faced backlash, namely from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The American Civil Liberties Union was also demanding action, calling for as many as 250 aliens a day to be granted asylum.

So, on May 12, a DHS spokesman corrected the record: “we are working to streamline a system for identifying and lawfully processing particularly vulnerable individuals who warrant humanitarian exceptions under the order.” Then, that following first week 50 people were given an exemption to Title 42 and let in the country anyway. But the very next week, DHS made 40-50 exceptions a day.

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Trump, Rep Biggs: invoking the Alien Enemies Act to enable widespread deportation will ‘be necessary’



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At a recent rally in Iowa, former President Donald Trump promised that if elected again in 2024, he would invoke the Alien Enemies Act to enable widespread deportation of migrants who have illegally entered the United States. Since President Joe Biden took office in January of 2021, over 6 million people have illegally entered the country.

Republican Representative Andy Biggs from border state Arizona, which is among the states suffering the greatest consequences from the Biden administration policies, lamented that Trump’s suggestion will be “necessary.”

Speaking on the Just the News, No Noise” television show, Biggs stated “[I]t’s actually gonna have to be necessary.” Biggs then added his thoughts on how many more people will continue to cross the border under Biden: “Because by the time Trump gets back in office, you will have had over 10 million, in my opinion, over 10 million illegal aliens cross our border and come into the country, under the Biden regime.”

“And so when you start deporting people, and removing them from this country, what that does is that disincentivizes the tens of thousands of people who are coming,” Biggs went on. “And by the way, everyday down in Darién Gap, which is in Panama… over 5,000 people a day. [I] talk[ed] to one of my sources from the gap today. And I will just tell you, those people that you’ve seen come come in to Eagle Pass, over 7,000 in a three day period, most of those two weeks ago, were down crossing into the Darién Gap.”

“And those people… make their way up and they end up in the Eagle Pass [Texas], Del Rio area,” he continued. “So if you want to disincentivize them, you remove them from the country, which is why they remain in Mexico policy was so doggone effective at slowing down illegal border crossings.”

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