Friday, June 9, 2023

Biden’s Migrant Mobile App Frees 80K Foreign Nationals into U.S. in 4 Months; What’s Biden Doing with Migrants at the Ports of Entry? Regardless, his mass-release scheme isn’t legal

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Biden’s Migrant Mobile App Frees 80K Foreign Nationals into U.S. in 4 Months:
President Joe Biden’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) One mobile app, which allows users to schedule appointments at the United States-Mexico border, has now helped release nearly 80,000 foreign nationals into American communities in less than four months.
For more than two years, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has implemented a number of programs in its expansive Catch and Release network, including the CBP One mobile app.
The mobile app entices foreign nationals in Mexico who are pregnant, mentally ill, elderly, disabled, homeless, or crime victims to schedule an appointment with DHS officials at the border in the hopes of being released into American communities.
DHS data published by the Associated Press reveals that close to 80,000 foreign nationals have been admitted to the U.S. interior through the mobile app from January 12 to the beginning of May. On average, more than 1,000 foreign nationals are scheduling appointments at the border and subsequently being released. --->READ MORE HERE
What’s Biden Doing with Migrants at the Ports of Entry?
Regardless, his mass-release scheme isn’t legal
As my colleague Todd Bensman and I have both recently explained, much of the focus on what a federal judge has referred to as the Biden administration’s “overarching non-detention policy” for migrants at the Southwest border has shifted to the ports of entry — where the president is attempting to funnel those migrants into the country and hide the resulting disaster from the public. That raises the question how Biden is releasing tens of thousands of such migrants monthly through the ports — because it’s not legal.
The CBP One App Interview Scheme. Key to Biden’s latest border plans is his CBP One app interview scheme. Here’s how it works, and where it came from.
In a January 5 fact sheet titled “Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Border Enforcement Actions”, the White House proclaimed that:
When Title 42 eventually lifts, noncitizens located in Central and Northern Mexico seeking to enter the United States lawfully through a U.S. port of entry have access to the CBP One mobile application for scheduling an appointment to present themselves for inspection and to initiate a protection claim instead of coming directly to a port of entry to wait. This new feature will significantly reduce wait times and crowds at U.S. ports of entry and allow for safe, orderly, and humane processing.
There are many misstatements of fact in that excerpt, beginning with the assertion that would-be illegal migrants could only schedule appointments for interviews at the border ports of entry once “Title 42 lifted” on May 11.
That program had already been ongoing for months when that fact sheet was issued, as Bensman revealed last November.
Codification in the CLAP. I will return to other fallacious aspects of that announcement below, but note that this CBP One port interview scheme was codified in a final regulatory rule captioned “Circumvention of Lawful Pathways” (which my colleague George Fishman helpfully shortened to “CLAP”), which was published in the Federal Register by DHS and DOJ on May 16, backdated to May 11. --->READ MORE HERE
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