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“Illegal Crossings Continue to Surge to Record Highs Ahead of T42 Drop in 2 Days”

“Illegal Crossings Continue to Surge to Record Highs Ahead of T42 Drop in 2 Days”

“With the ending of Title 42 on Thursday, President Biden is laying down the welcome mat to people across the entire world”

Illegal border crossings are surging as we approach the expiration of Title 42 on Thursday.

The number of crossings are expected to skyrocket after Thursday and leaders at the border are taking steps to deal with it.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has activated the state’s National Guard.

FOX News reports:

Abbott activates ‘Texas Tactical Border Force’; 545 more National Guardsmen deployed before Title 42 expires

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday announced a new Texas Tactical Border Force ahead of the expiration of the Title 42 public health order, which helped block migrants from entering the U.S.

In response to “Joe Biden’s reckless border policies,” the Texas National Guard is loading Black Hawk helicopters and C-130s to deploy specially trained National Guard members to “hotspots along the border to intercept, to repel and to turn back migrants who are trying to enter Texas illegally,” Abbott said at a press conference from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

In a statement, the Texas National Guard said it activated 545 more service members at locations around the state Monday to “reinforce the border mission in anticipation of the end of Title 42 immigration restrictions.”

“These additional forces will bolster the thousands of Texas National Guard service members already assisting local and state law enforcement agencies to secure the border; stop the smuggling of drugs, weapons and people into Texas; and prevent, detect, and interdict transnational criminal behavior between the ports of entry,” the Texas National Guard said in a statement Monday. “We have expanded our capabilities to include boat teams that patrol hundreds of river miles, drones and helicopters that detect illicit activity from the air, and brush teams, security points and roving patrols that block and interdict illegal smuggling (drugs, weapons and people) into Texas.”

Abbott’s office put out a press release:

Governor Abbott Deploys New Texas Tactical Border Force

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the deployment of the new Texas Tactical Border Force to the Texas-Mexico border to respond to the growing border crisis at Austin Bergstrom International Airport in Austin. With President Joe Biden ending Title 42 this Thursday, the Governor is enhancing Texas’ unprecedented border security efforts with the tactical deployment of hundreds of Texas National Guard soldiers to join the thousands already deployed as part of Operation Lone Star and serve on the new border force for targeted responses as the nation braces for an expected spike in illegal immigration.

“With the ending of Title 42 on Thursday, President Biden is laying down the welcome mat to people across the entire world, but Texas is deploying our new Texas Tactical Border Force,” said Governor Abbott. “The Texas National Guard is loading Blackhawk helicopters and C-130s and deploying specially trained soldiers for the Texas Tactical Border Force, who will be deployed to hotspots all along the border to help intercept and repel large groups of migrants trying to enter Texas illegally. The Texas Tactical Border Force will bolster our Operation Lone Star efforts to secure the Texas border amid the chaos caused by President Biden’s elimination of Title 42.”

Abbott has also put up a barrier, including barbed wire:

The number of illegal border crossings in the coming days could make the number from the last few months seem small by comparison.

Thousands of people have camped on Mexico’s side of the border.


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2smartforlibs | May 9, 2023 at 1:12 pm

It’s like Title 8 doesn’t even exist

Nothing to worry about and nothing to see. It’s all going according to plan.

CommoChief | May 9, 2023 at 1:29 pm

Gonna get spicy as the activists within Biden Admin get their wish on ending Title 42. The problem is the majority of the Public is opposed to open borders. The border Cities and States are already overwhelmed by sharp increases of the last two years.

The Biden WH has had 30 months, including the transition, to develop a plan for the end of using Title 42 authority. This is 100% their show and they have set themselves up for a massive failure. The vocal activists in their party won’t let them crack down (even if they wanted to which they don’t) and the photos and videos documenting the daily failure along the border are going to be devastating to anyone who isn’t a fool.

    gonzotx in reply to CommoChief. | May 9, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    Lol, what videos, what news media

    We are so screwed

    We are not a Country anymore!!!

    But remember, there’s lots of sweet illegal aliens in those millions, one of them might just end up a cowboy like his father I’m so sick of this crap

    We have lost this Country

    Spent 180-200 billion already in ukraine

    And billions on illegals

    How screwed are we and we just do nothing, absolutely nothing

      CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | May 9, 2023 at 3:55 pm


      What news media you ask? The ones such as the videos and photos in the article about which you are posting. New media, Twitter as the prime example, allows individuals to post videos and they are very widely shared and disseminated. Even legacy media has been upping their coverage of late.

      Will MSNBC be sending down a dedicated crew and a reporter to do daily updates like Bill Melugin does at Fox? Probably not long term but very likely gonna get someone down there in the short term, even a stringer, to cover the story.

      I typed in Title 42 just now to my search engine and got results back on the following media outlets running stories about the the end of Title 42; CNN x4, Reuters, Houston Chronicle,, Detroit Free Press, NY Post, Washington Post, CBS, NBC, NPR, US News, PBS. Fox had another 3 stories. Most of these
      Media stories had video embedded.

      That’s on one page mind you. Seems like more coverage than we might have though exists. Temporary? Maybe/Maybe not. Depends on if particularly horrific high visibility crimes or tragedies occur as time goes by. Unfortunately there will almost certainly be a number of these b/c of Biden’s recklessness.

        gonzotx in reply to CommoChief. | May 9, 2023 at 4:22 pm

        I’m talking about the 7-10 million already come across these past 2 years and mostly crickets


        Amd don’t tell me the media will be blazing Biden and demanding the border to be closed and the aliens sent back

        Dear God

          CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | May 9, 2023 at 4:57 pm

          If you were talking about arrivals prior to end of Title 42 perhaps you should think about differentiating that in your comment, which to be clear, were in response to a post at LI re the end of Title 42 authority. but we can shift to that as well. Happy to oblige.

          Another quick search of ‘polling about border crisis’ once again shows pages of articles from all the major media outlets many from last Summer. This data is from NPR of all places showing that as of Aug ’22; 54% of all Americans (D/R/I) believe an invasion is underway at the Southern Border.

          This NPR story from last Aug goes on to list the historic levels of illegal immigrants crossing the border, the challenges and costs faced by Border Communities. It then discusses the drop in support for Dreamers and the rise in support for a border wall and increased enforcement.

          When even the extraordinarily lefty NPR is covering the issues about illegal immigration we can’t honestly proclaim there was a blackout amounting to ‘crickets’ or suggest people don’t know the border is a mess. The average person might not know how much worse it is gonna be very soon but they do know it isn’t sunshine and roses at the border.

          alaskabob in reply to gonzotx. | May 10, 2023 at 12:06 am

          What’s an additional 1 to 2 million when about 1 in 12 people in US is illegal? “Replacement Theory” in action… but rest assured none are set to replace anyone at CNN or NPR… that is what counts. Petty soon…. English as a second language. Imagine if by magic all those who crossed over were conservative? Just dreaming.

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and they’re probably going to build a section 8 migrant housing commnunity tower right in your suburban neighborhood.

well, it’s been fun, folks. enjoy. I’m glad we voted hardder.

Someone should push Abbott into the Rio Grande

stevewhitemd | May 9, 2023 at 2:17 pm

Coming in buses, are they? How convenient — it’s easier to transport them from the border to New York that way.

“ It’s a full scale invasion. Not only that, a raid on your tax money, community services, schools and health care system”


How stupid do you feel
Being pro military when we left the boarder open?

We are never going to protect our own Country

henrybowman | May 9, 2023 at 4:51 pm

“That means a population size equivalent to an approx full capacity AT&T Center (San Antonio Spurs) was able to sneak into the U.S. without capture in a *single week*.”

I’m a big believer in measuring asteroids in camel-equivalents or meteorites in squirrel-equivalents, because often the visualization helps.

The only problem with this particular comparison is that it illustrates only the gotaways.

It should have been accompanied by additional stadium-equivalents to depict the TOTAL number of illegal immigrants (processed and gotaways) in one week. That would have opened some eyes. This one is too easy to misinterpret.

They will be welcomed here in Arizona by Governor Katie Hobbs. She has vetoed any attempt by the AZ legislature to protect our border. But it’s getting hot here — in the high 90s by next week, and typically by mid-May over 100 every day until October. No one talks about the number of illegals who try to cross the desert in that heat and eventually die from exposure and dehydration. It’s a big desert.