President Joe Biden’s failed border policies continue to become apparent as, according to recent court filings, nearly 50,000 illegal immigrants were released into the US in January!
Newsmax is reporting that a new court document filed in Texas v. Biden reveals that of the 153,941 people who attempted to enter the United States illegally at the southern border in January, nearly 30% were released into the country. Of the approximately 75,000 migrants who were taken into custody, roughly 46,000 were released into the US on parole or after being placed in immigration court proceedings.
Rather than return people to Mexico, federal law enforcement released tens of thousands of migrants into the US, despite a pandemic public health protocol requiring they be returned to Mexico and a mandate that noncitizens entering the US at ports of entry be fully vaccinated, Newsmax reported quoting an original story in the Washington Examiner.
As if that was not proof enough of Biden’s fumbles on immigration, the number of migrants apprehended by authorities at the southern border last month was nearly double the number from January 2021, when President Joe Biden first took office.
Upon taking office, Biden proposed a 100-day freeze on deportations, halted border wall construction, and pledged to restore US asylum laws. This led directly to the caravans of migrants heading for the border from places other than Mexico. Prior to this action, most of those seeking to enter the country were young Mexican men seeking work in the States.
Now, CBS News says it is mostly families and unaccompanied minors coming from South and Central America. The flood of migrants coming from countries other than Mexico stems from worsening conditions globally because of the COVID-19 pandemic and because of the administration’s changes to immigration policy, CBS said.
Nearly 50 House Republicans called for Mayorkas to resign on Feb. 11, The Washington Times reported, accusing him of leaving the southern border “wide open” and making it difficult for border agents to do their jobs.
The lawmakers also referenced leaked audio from a meeting between Mayorkas and Arizona border agents wherein the secretary acknowledged that the administration’s policies “are not particularly popular” with Customs and Border Protection employees.