When Emma Lazarus wrote in 1883 that the US should accept those “yearning to breathe free” she probably didn’t connect that yearning with a Covid respiratory infection.
But such things are no matter to the Biden administration, as they throw open the door of our southern border to anyone regardless of whether they have a communicable disease. I guess Covid is out and an open border is back on top. Wesley Hunt, a Republican congressional candidate from Texas, takes it from here.
Joe Biden's reckless border policies have allowed 2+ million foreigners to enter our country illegally via the southern border. Revoking Title 42 will supercharge the skyrocketing flow of illegal aliens, increasing drug, human and sex trafficking.
This is a dereliction of duty!
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 4, 2022
Hunt: Title 42 will be the last pillar to fall before a historic flood of migrants sweeps across our southern border. Since Joe Biden was inaugurated, roughly 3 million illegal immigrants have crossed into our country and over 1 million illegal immigrants have arrived in the past 6 months. Despite these record numbers, President Biden will repeal the last tool Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has to expel illegal immigrants: Title 42.
Among the hundreds of Trump issued executive orders Biden repealed in his first year as president, the repeal of Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy has arguably caused the most damage to our country. In 2021, the United States had a 379% increase in illegal migrant encounters compared to 2020, in large part due to the repeal of Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy.
The numbers for 2022 are even more alarming. Under Biden’s leadership, we have more than doubled the number of migrant encounters in the first 5 months of this year, compared to the first 5 months of 2021.
As a Texan, I’ve watched this catastrophe unfold first hand since Biden took office. It’s almost as if he has a goal of hitting 10-times the number of illegal border crossings compared to President Trump.
Terminating Title 42, a tool CBP uses to deport illegal immigrants migrating from a region where public health efforts continue to struggle, will force CBP agents to accept every single immigrant who crosses our border, regardless of their health status.
Biden forced the firing of tens of thousands of first responders and health care workers who were stripped of their jobs and their dignity because they made a personal health decision and refused the vaccine. Meanwhile, at our southern border, millions have crossed into the country illegally without a single mask, test, or vaccine requirement. This double standard is a slap in the face to the American people.
It’s not just public health that is at risk. Biden is empowering the Mexican cartels to run our border. Biden’s encouragement to Mexican drug cartels to ramp up their efforts across our border can only be outdone by Biden’s weakness in dealing with Putin and Ukraine.
An increase in illegal border crossings will also result in the death of tens of thousands of Americans due to the illegal drug trade happening at our southern border. In 2021, CBP’s Laredo field office seized 588 pounds of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl during the 2021 fiscal year, an eleven-fold increase over the 50 pounds detected in 2020. Is Biden unaware of the fact that Fentanyl is the leading cause of death in Americans ages 18-45?
…We must keep Title 42, re-enact Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy, heavily invest in our CBP officers and technology down at the border, and commit to enforcing our existing immigration laws. A country without borders cannot be a sovereign nation, and Joe Biden is making sure this happens to the United States of America.