Tens of thousands of migrants are heading towards the U.S. southern border as rumors swirl among migrant communiities that the border will soon be “open” with the potential ending of Title 42 in the near future.
As a result of the helplessness America’s border citizens feel, the Texas National Guard stationed in El Paso has installed over two miles of border fencing. There are plans to continue the build and build more, as migrants gather at the border waiting for a decision on Title 42.
Title 42 was set in place in 2020 by the Trump administration as the COVID-19 pandemic was rampant in order to allow border agents to quickly expel migrants at the border without hearing their asylum cases in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
Title 42 was set to expire under the Biden administration on December 21. However, on December 19, the Supreme Court led by Justice John Roberts put a temporary hold on the termination of Title 42 after 19 Republican-led states submitted an emergency request.
The policy will remain in effect while the legal challenges to the policy continue. ADN America reports, “In December, El Paso declared a state of emergency after it received thousands of migrants seeking asylum, overwhelming local shelters and leaving thousands sleeping on the streets in freezing temperatures.”
El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser says declaring an emergency will free up resources to help accommodate and shelter the migrants. “We wanted to make sure people are treated with dignity. We want to make sure everyone is safe,” Leeser told reporters.
Additionally, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent “400 National Guard troops to the city to assist in dealing with the crossing of undocumented migrants.”
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“No city should be left to handle a national humanitarian crisis largely on its own, and without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will only be the beginning,” said New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams about his decision to make budget cuts as a result of the overwhelming migrant crisis.
However, those who will suffer from budget cuts to the city’s services to offset the cost of dealing with the ever-increasing number of migrants are those that are in place to make the city better.
“The cuts will see police freeze hiring and bring the total number of police officers below 30,000. It would further slash the education budget by $1 billion over two years and affect a litany of other agencies” reports Just The News.
Albeit, Adams admitted: “In all my time in government, this is probably one of the most painful exercises I’ve gone through.” More than 110,000 migrants have arrived in New York City over the past year, including roughly 13,000 sent from Texas by GOP Governor Greg Abbott as part of his ongoing bussing plan to send new arrivals to the U.S. to sanctuary cities.
However, similar to other leaders of sanctuary cities, Adams is unwilling to put his money where his mouth is. In September, Adams warned that the crisis would “destroy New York City” and begged the federal government to pay for his mess.
“I’m gonna tell you something, New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” Adams said at the time. “The federal government needs to do its job. We need the federal government, the Congress members, the Senate and the president to do their job: close the borders,” said Adams’ advisor Ingrid Lewis Martin insisted in early October. “And until you close the borders, you need to come on with a full-on decompression strategy where you can take all of our migrants and move them through our 50 states.”
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