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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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Migrants refuse to go to Brooklyn cruise terminal shelter, return to Manhattan hotel

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It’s the details bleeding heart liberals fail to think about. Take New York City as a perfect example where the liberal city cannot welcome hundreds of thousands of migrants with open arms as it says the rest of the country should do.

Last week saracarter.com reported on how the Big Apple was turning a Brooklyn Cruise ship terminal into shelter for migrant families flooding into the city. That plan has already backfired.

More than 50 migrants camped outside the Watson Hotel in Manhattan in protest against the cruise terminal. On Sunday night over a dozen police officers responded to the hotel to provide crowd control.

One activist told the New York Post that the migrants feel the shelter is “not livable” after several migrants went to the Terminal shelter over the weekend but promptly returned to the hotel.

The migrants preferred to sleep outside the hotel saying that the shelter had no heat, privacy or blankets.

The migrants hung a banner demanding permanent free housing and to “cancel rent.”

A spokesperson for Mayor Eric Adams said the city continues to “surpass our moral obligations” in caring for the influx of migrants.

“More than 42,000 asylum seekers have arrived in New York City since last spring and we continue to surpass our moral obligations as we provide asylum seekers with shelter, food, health care, education, and a host of other services,” spokesperson Fabien Levy told the New York Post.

“The facilities at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will provide the same services as every other humanitarian relief center in the city, and the scheduled relocations to Brooklyn Cruise Terminal this weekend took place as planned,” Levy added. “We remain in serious need of support from both our state and federal governments.”

 

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