Thousands of migrants are currently encamped across the southern border in Mexico, waiting to cross into the U.S. when the public health order known as Title 42 officially ends.
Title 42 was struck down earlier last month by a federal judge who ruled that the order violated the Administrative Procedures Act and was arbitrary and capricious. Title 42 was a public health order written by the CDC under the Trump Administration to quickly remove illegal aliens to slow the spread of Covid-19.
When the judge ruled against the order, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas declined to appeal the decision, instead asking the D.C.-based judge for just five weeks to prepare for the migrant surge expected when the program is wound down.
As a direct result of the Secretary’s failure to act, reports now indicate that thousands of migrants are waiting in makeshift camps in Juarez and Tijuana, Mexico, for Title-42 to end so they can rush the southern border.
Breitbart News reports,
Morgan Smith, reporting for El Paso Inc., traveled to migrant camps in Juarez and Palomas, Mexico, to find thousands waiting for Title 42 to end:
On a recent Saturday, I made my third trip to the tent camp set up by hundreds of Venezuelan migrants in Juárez, just across the Rio Grande from the Border Patrol processing center in El Paso.
On this same Nov. 19 trip, I visited the Respettrans shelter in Juárez, which was housing almost double the number of migrants it normally does. I also visited shelters in Deming, New Mexico, and Palomas, Mexico. Both are full.
Title-42’s authority to remove illegal aliens has already been drastically diminished by the Biden Admin. in the early stages of its tenure. Additionally, the administration has been expanding the practice of ‘Catch and Release,’ releasing an estimated 1.4 million illegal border crossers into U.S. communities.
Breitbart News concludes:
Without Title 42, Biden officials have previously admitted that up to half a million border crossers and illegal aliens — the equivalent of the population of Atlanta, Georgia — could arrive at the border every month.
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Updated: Thu, May 11th 2023 @ 3:23pm EDT