Biden puts the country in danger yet again by proposing to end Title 42 restrictions. Brandon Judd, head of the CBP agents union, knows what this does at the border.
Today I activated the Joint Border Security Operations Center.
Texas will not stand by as Biden puts our state & nation in danger by ending Title 42.
We're ramping up every available strategy & resource in response to President Biden's ongoing border crisis. pic.twitter.com/hqIQdvQ7pu
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 20, 2022
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Judd: Against his will, President Joe Biden got a small reprieve from his self-inflicted border crisis by U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays when he issued a temporary injunction on Friday, May 20 against Biden’s order to end Title 42, which was supposed to happen Monday, May 23.
To the consternation of not a few of his fellow Democrats, Biden’s administration issued the order to end the CDC’s public health order meant to protect Americans from infectious diseases and viruses such as COVID-19 by allowing CBP to immediately expel illegal border-crossers back to Mexico or country of origin in early April.
Upon issuing the order, more than 20 states including Arizona and Texas which share a border with Mexico filed a lawsuit challenging President Biden’s authority to end Title 42 at this time. Judge Summerhays considered the lawsuit on its merits and determined irreparable harm could be done to the states and issued his injunction.
But now that President Biden has been given a reprieve from his ill-conceived order, will he do right by the American public and capitalize on this ruling by making a course correction on his failed border security policies? Or, will he exercise his executive powers to defy the judiciary, a co-equal branch of government?
If history is a guide and as we rely upon the following evidence, we must conclude the answer is the latter.
First, President Trump applied Title 42 to all countries uniformly. Under his leadership nearly 98 percent of all illegal border-crossers were expelled upon apprehension, which was one of the reasons he was able to keep criminal cartels in check and illegal border crossings to relatively low levels.
But under President Biden, the percentage of Title 42 expulsions dwindled month over month until last month in April he expelled less than 50 percent of those who crossed the border illegally. While President Trump applied Title 42 to all countries, President Biden has given carve-outs to nearly all countries except for a few like Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
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Second, President Trump ended the catch-and-release program which got rid of the magnet that draws so many people to our borders and allows the cartels to generate billions of dollars in profit. In other words, Trump stopped rewarding people for violating our laws by releasing them into the U.S. and instead delivered a consequence for all who crossed our borders illegally. But upon taking office, President Biden immediately reversed President Trump’s policies and brought back catch-and-release on a scale never before seen. In fact, last month, President Biden released more than 110,000 illegal border-crossers into the U.S. while only expelling approximately 95,000.
Because the Biden administration is actually encouraging people to cross our borders illegally by rewarding them with a free pass into the U.S., is there any wonder why illegal immigration has exploded?