Friday, June 28, 2024

42,000 Migrants Have Crossed the Border Since Biden’s Executive Order — and Thousands are Still Being Released into the US; Biden's 'smoke and mirrors' Executive Order Won't Curb Illegal Crossings, Experts Warn: 'A purely political play'

42,000 migrants have crossed the border since Biden’s executive order — and thousands are still being released into the US:
Some 42,000 migrants have illegally crossed the border from Mexico in the days since President Biden’s “crackdown” took effect, The Post can reveal.
Border Patrol sources say that most of the migrants are still being given court dates and released into the US — despite the Biden Administration’s claim that the new measure would stem the flow of illegal immigrants into border towns and major cities.
“Thousands are still released by the day,” a source said.
“They get their ICE appointment and they’re gone in the wind. You think they’re going to show up when they know they don’t have a legitimate claim? Of course not.”
The average number of crossings each day is about 3,200 since the order began June 5, according to internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data leaked to The Post.
The two weeks before that, there was an average of more than 3,900 crossings a day, suggesting that the policy hasn’t had a dramatic impact on illegal immigration at the southern border.
Crossings also tend to dip as the summer progresses and the scorching heat makes the trek more dangerous.
Biden’s order restricts migrants’ access to asylum when crossings average 2,500 per day and will only be overturned after crossings average 1,500 per day for a consecutive week.
Migrant crossings haven’t been that low since July 2020, when President Trump sealed the border due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the Biden policy is in effect, most migrants who cross the southern border illegally will be ineligible to pursue asylum in the US.
However, this doesn’t mean that they’re being immediately deported after being caught. --->READ MORE HERE
Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images
Blaze News original: Biden's 'smoke and mirrors' executive order won't curb illegal crossings, experts warn: 'A purely political play':
The order 'legitimizes crisis levels of illegal immigration.'
On June 4, President Joe Biden released a new executive order that the administration claimed would crack down on the influx of illegal aliens crossing the border, despite previously insisting that his hands were tied regarding the immigration crisis.
Border security and immigration experts told Blaze News that the administration's executive action will do very little, if anything, to actually reduce the number of illegal crossings into the United States.
About the order
The White House's executive order would only temporarily take effect if the number of illegal immigrants averages 2,500 over a seven-day period. The order also contains many exceptions, including for unaccompanied minors, those experiencing medical emergencies, and victims of a "severe form" of trafficking.
Simon Hankinson, senior research fellow at the Border Security and Immigration Center at the Heritage Foundation, told Blaze News, "Coming three and a half years, and nearly 10 million illegal arrivals into Biden's term, this order is a purely political play. This isn't shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted. It's closing the barn door half an inch, while inviting more horses into the barn so they can bolt too."
"Biden's belated and feckless executive action won't discourage anyone from coming illegally," he continued. "As long as they know from social media, smugglers, and friends that they'll almost certainly be released on arrival, people from 180 countries will keep on coming. As the daily crossing numbers and reporters at the border show, this 63-page executive action, riddled with exceptions, and without the will to enforce even its mild provisions, is having no demonstrable effect."
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas outlined the details of the order during a recent interview with ABC News' "Start Here" podcast.
'Asylum is very much still alive.'
"Individuals encountered in between the ports of entry at our southern border will be barred from seeking asylum," Mayorkas explained. However, he went on to note, "The way in which they can seek asylum now, with this order in effect, is by using the CBP One app and making an appointment to arrive at a port of entry in a safe and orderly way, or accessing one of our many other lawful pathways that we have established for people to receive humanitarian relief without placing their lives in the hands of smugglers."
Customs and Border Protection's CBP One application allows foreign nationals to schedule appointments at ports of entry along the border to file an asylum claim. --->READ MORE HERE
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