The southern border crisis continues to escalate under the Biden administration, with alarming consequences for our national security. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat from Texas, has joined the chorus of voices raising concerns about the Biden administration’s mishandling of the situation.
In an interview with Fox News, Cuellar revealed that in just two days, a staggering 10,000 people crossed the border illegally into the United States.
The impending expiration of the Trump-era Title 42 policy has only added fuel to the fire. Cuellar warned that the number of illegal crossings is expected to skyrocket in the coming weeks. Border Patrol, already stretched thin, has been instructed to release migrants onto city streets if NGOs and border communities cannot accommodate them.
This is a disaster waiting to happen. Border Patrol facilities are operating at over 124% capacity in almost every sector.
If NGOs and border communities cannot handle the influx, migrants will be released at bus stops, gas stations, supermarkets, and various towns and cities along the border. This not only puts a strain on our local resources but also creates a dangerous situation for American citizens.
The termination of Title 42 sends the wrong message to migrants. It is a signal that there are no consequences for illegally crossing the border. Cuellar estimates that 150,000 migrants from Mexico border states are already planning to make their way into the United States once the policy is lifted.
The powerful image of migrants entering our country without consequences will undoubtedly serve as a magnet for even more people considering illegal migration.
We cannot ignore the consequences of this misguided policy. Without immediate action, the border patrol will be overwhelmed, and our national security will be compromised.
The Biden administration must reverse its decision to end Title 42 and take decisive measures to secure our borders.
Cuellar proposes a solution that involves immigration judges stationed at the border towns and cities to expedite the asylum process and ensure swift deportation of those not eligible for asylum.
This approach would prevent unnecessary strain on our system and discourage fraudulent claims.
It’s time for the Biden administration to acknowledge the severity of the crisis at our southern border. The safety and security of American citizens must be the top priority.
We cannot afford to turn a blind eye to the growing threats and the potential for an unmanageable migrant wave. It’s time for strong leadership and decisive action to restore order and protect our nation.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the situation and hold the Biden administration accountable for its failures on border security. Our country deserves better.
Source Fox News