A surprising New York Times report says President Joe Biden is actually considering detaining migrant families as opposed to temporarily releasing them into the United States, as the end of Title 42 approaches.
“The administration will continue to prioritize safe, orderly and humane processing of migrants,” a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), told the New York Times in a statement.
But alas, the White House cannot ignore thee concerns centered around an inevitable border crossing surge as Title 42, which allowed for the immediate rejection of asylum claims, expires on May 11.
As National Review notes, “the news marks an abrupt reversal from Biden’s previous commitment to reject the border policies of former president Donald Trump, which Democrats have cast as inhumane, often referring to Republican efforts to put ‘kids in cages.”
“Children should be released from ICE detention with their parents immediately,” then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tweeted in June 2020. “This is pretty simple, and I can’t believe I have to say it: Families belong together.”
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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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