Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Biden Admin: Borders ‘Are Not Open’ — 200K Migrants Show Otherwise; Migrant Encounters Hit New High in April, Nearly 97K Removed Under Title 42

U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector
Biden Admin: Borders ‘Are Not Open’ — 200K Migrants Show Otherwise:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials declared the borders of the United States “are not open” while releasing a report showing the apprehension of more than 200,000 migrants illegally crossing the border with Mexico.
“The fact is that our borders are not open, and we will continue to remove those who enter our country unlawfully and have no legal basis to stay,” CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus said in a written statement on Tuesday releasing the April Southwest Land Border Encounters report. “After many months of planning, we are executing a comprehensive strategy to safely, orderly, and humanely manage our borders.”
In reality, the southwest border with Mexico is anything but safe, orderly, and humane as nearly two dozen migrants drowned in the Del Rio Border Patrol in April. Video reports from Eagle Pass and the Rio Grande Valley continue to show migrants crossing at will. Other reports show the inhumane and life-threatening circumstances that take place in human smuggling operations along the border.
Border Patrol agents set an all-time record for migrant apprehensions during the month of April. Agents along the nine southwest border sectors apprehended more than 201,000 migrants, Breitbart Texas reported on May 2. CBP officials confirmed this report on Tuesday, stating agents apprehended 201,800 migrants last month. --->READ MORE HERE
James Keivom
Migrant encounters hit new high in April, nearly 97K removed under Title 42:
The surge just keeps on coming.
The number of reported migrant encounters along the US-Mexico border soared to a new high of 234,088 in April — the most in the history of the Department of Homeland Security — with just under 97,000 people summarily expelled under the Title 42 health authority and more than 110,000 released into the US, according to new data from the Biden administration.
The number of encounters in April represented a 5.8% increase from the 221,303 migrant encounters in March. That figure had represented the highest number during the Biden administration, outstripping the 213,593 stops from July of last year.
The new information serves as a warning to border states as officials brace for a massive spike in border crossings once Title 42 is lifted, with some fearing that ports of entry and border processing centers will not have enough capacity or staff to accommodate the potential historic influx of migrants.
According to the government, Border Patrol facilities were at 203% capacity in April while Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities were using approximately 68.5% of their capacity.
The updated information was included in a court filing responding to a lawsuit by the attorneys general of Texas and Missouri supporting the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy toward asylum-seekers. As a result of the lawsuit, a federal judge has required the government to report the total monthly number of encounters and other data since September. --->READ MORE HERE
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