By John and Andy Schlafly
A record 1.7 million illegal aliens had encounters with our courageous border patrol agents in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021. In addition, the number of known gotaways has exceeded 2,000 per day in recent months, plus many more who evade detection.
Amid this crisis, Biden opens the floodgates further to double or triple the influx, by terminating Trump’s Title 42 policy. Section 265 of Title 42 of the United States Code authorizes the federal government to exclude persons at the border whose admission would endanger the public health from a communicable disease.
Last Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that Trump’s proper use of this law to stem illegal immigration would end on May 23. That throws our border wide open by repealing Trump’s only remaining border security policy that was still being enforced by the Biden Administration.
Senseless liberal logic welcomes Covid-infected illegal aliens, while imposing burdensome vaccination requirements on Americans and those who enter our country lawfully. When asked about this contradiction, Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki absurdly responded last year that the illegals do not intend to remain here for a long time.
They certainly do plan to stay, and consume billions of dollars in benefits while they are here. The strain of Ukrainian refugees on Europe dominates the media, while it ignores similar hordes of illegals here.
In the last month alone, our border agents had 165,000 encounters with illegal aliens. Many additional illegals are never caught. The numbers this year are far higher than the record-breaking totals of last year. Democrats see a new voter for their side in every new illegal alien, no matter how much harm that causes to the United States.
The illegal drugs they bring into our country are enough to kill every single American. These drugs imported by illegal aliens include 634 pounds of lethal fentanyl and 12,500 pounds of life-threatening methamphetamine that were seized in February alone.
To put this in perspective, merely one kilogram of fentanyl amounts to 500,000 lethal doses. The monthly seizure at our border of fentanyl exceeded 100 million fatal doses, while far more probably slipped through.
Biden, wanting illegals as future Democrat voters, vastly increases the illegal border crossings by allowing the Title 42 restrictions to expire. A thousand miles from our southern border, even Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is shocked, calling this “a frightening decision.”
“Title 42 has been an essential tool in combating the spread of COVID-19 and controlling the influx of migrants at our southern border,” objected Sen. Manchin. “We are already facing an unprecedented increase in migrants this year, and that will only get worse if the administration ends the Title 42 policy.”
Arizona’s Democrat senators are complaining too. “Today’s decision to announce an end to Title 42 despite not yet having a comprehensive plan ready shows a lack of understanding about the crisis at our border,” Kyrsten Sinema stated candidly about her own party’s president.
To make room for this massive increase in illegals, Biden ordered ICE to dismiss up to 700,000 or 40% of the 1,700,000 cases that are pending for deportation orders by immigration courts. This means nearly a million of these illegals will also get a free ticket to stay and collect benefits here.
Already Biden’s Justice Department is refusing to honor a judge’s order to reinstate President Trump’s most successful border policy, which required all illegal migrants to “remain in Mexico” until their bogus claims for asylum are heard and rejected. That case, Biden v. Texas, will be argued in the Supreme Court on April 26.
ABC News reports that DHS has prepared a 16-page strategic plan that includes frightening projections for post-Title 42 southwest border encounters. “Based on these projections,” the document says, the newly established Southwest Border Coordination Center “is currently planning for 6,000, 12,000 (high) and 18,000 (very high) encounters per day.”
Let those numbers sink in. 18,000 per day is more than 500,000 per month, and more than 6 million per year.
The flood of people crossing our southern border is not some natural disaster beyond anyone’s control. The reality, as stated by U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) yesterday, is that “This is deliberate, this is intentional.”
It is intentional, to replenish the shrinking number of liberal voters.
On Tuesday, the 4th of the 10 House Republicans who voted with liberals to impeach Trump, Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), announced he would not run for reelection.
The entrenched, 18-term incumbent Rep. Upton’s announcement comes three days after Trump held a massive rally in Michigan which attracted 10,000 conservative supporters. The sports arena booked for Trump’s rally quickly overflowed.
At this Michigan rally Trump predicted we will be “deluged by illegal immigration” amounting to “10 to 12 million” new illegal aliens, because of Biden ending Title 42 restrictions.
John and Andy Schlafly are sons of Phyllis Schlafly (1924-2016) and lead the continuing Phyllis Schlafly Eagles organizations with writing and policy work.
These columns are also posted on PhyllisSchlafly.com, pseagles.com, and Townhall.com.
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