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Border Crisis Surge: DHS Expects 500,000-800,000 Family Group Illegal Migrants in 2021

Border Crisis Surge: DHS Expects 500,000-800,000 Family Group Illegal Migrants in 2021

Biden admin said they expel families. But the CBP data shows officials turned away “only about 10 to 20 percent” of the families at the border.

According to The Washington Post, phase two of the migration surge at the border could contain a lot of families:

DHS expects approximately 500,000 to 800,000 migrants to arrive as part of a family group during the 2021 fiscal year that ends in September, a quantity that would equal or exceed the record numbers who entered in 2019, according to government data reviewed by The Washington Post. Officials are racing to find facilities to house these families ahead of their release, along with additional staff to process an increase in humanitarian and asylum claims.

The estimate is based on what has already been a vertiginous increase since President Biden took office Jan. 20. This month, the number of family members taken into U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP] custody is on pace to reach nearly 50,000, up from 7,000 in January, the latest government data show. The highest one-month total, 88,587, was recorded in May 2019, during a year when more than 525,000 migrants arrived as part of a family group.

President Joe Biden’s administration claims it expels families back to Mexico due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the CBP data shows officials turned away “only about 10 to 20 percent” of the families.

The paperwork has overwhelmed the agents. They issue the rest of the families “a notice to appear in court.” CBP has never done that before on such a large scale.

Do you think many will follow through? I’m not getting up my hopes. Retired Border Patrol Chief Roy Villareal agrees:

Villareal, who was Border Patrol chief in Arizona’s busy Tucson sector, said agents are especially concerned that the practice of releasing families with blank paperwork and without a notice to appear in court will generate more illegal crossings.

He said the Biden administration is right to look at the root causes driving people to leave Central America, but cautioned that a more “holistic approach” is needed.

“You need an enforcement aspect, and you need an investment aspect,” Villareal said. “We have to recognize this is one large system, and piecemeal efforts only undermine one aspect.”

“If you’re securing and investing in Central America, and giving people the ability to apply for asylum in their home countries with increased immigrant visas, there is a long-term benefit to be had, because not only will it help secure the border, it’ll better formalize legal migration,” he added. “But if you want to further legal migration, you just can’t do that part and parcel. You have to maintain border security to have more humane and robust legal-migration framework.”

The administration also puts some families on flights to other parts of the border:

The Biden administration has placed some families arriving to South Texas on flights to other sectors of the border, including El Paso, then returning them to Mexico from there. But there appears to be no formal determination as to who is allowed into the United States and who is selected for the expulsion, sowing confusion and anguish among the families unlucky to be turned away.

It turns out Mexico does not take back some of the families:

In late January, just days into Biden’s term, Mexican authorities stopped accepting some families rejected by U.S. agents, primarily in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, citing a new child protection law that has limited their shelter capacity. The rule has applied mostly to families arriving with children under the age of 7, so parents with small children have rushed to that span of the border over the past two months, hoping to be quickly released into the United States.

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Not to worry – Kamala is on the case! (/sarc)

Oh God

Is there really that many people left in Central America?

Define “migrant”.

They are not going to do anything. It’s de facto open borders followed by legal status. This was the plan all along. Later they will say they have been here too long to send back.

Close The Fed | March 29, 2021 at 8:10 pm

Infuriating. A dementia patient killing America, and his wife is all too happy to see it done.

Close The Fed | March 29, 2021 at 8:11 pm

All of the officials who permitted this – judges that wouldn’t hear cases, legislatures that wouldn’t stop the fraud – they all contributed to this.

How do they sleep at night? HOW? We don’t have to wait for history to judge them. The judgment is already complete. They are accessories to the murder of America.

The ‘family group’ in the phot0 are out of uniform — they aren’t wearing their official ‘Biden’ t-shirts!

Did they not get the memo?

So all these mostly Hispanic minority migrants are risking their lives, paying exorbitant fees to traffickers, clamoring to get into the hopelessly, systemically racist USA, where they can be discriminated against by all our white supremacists. Do I have this right?

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