The Illegal Immigration Crisis is About to Explode

Title 42 is a public health measure created in 1944 that allows the government to deport asylum seekers until they have a hearing.

At the time, it was titrated to curb outbreaks of cholera and yellow fever. However, Title 42 was brought back in 2020 by President Trump to keep our border secure under COVID.

It helped keep our border situation manageable under Trump. Biden has been forced to stick to it somewhat during his presidency, as well.

Trump’s administration invoked the use of Title 42 to immediately expel people arriving at the land border without a visa.

Under Title 42, expulsion is immediate; the deportation of immigrants to their countries of origin starts right away.

The Current Status of Title 42

Title 42 was set to expire on May 23.

Although, a district judge overruled the federal government’s decision to do so with a temporary injunction. However, the ruling is still running on borrowed time.

More than two million people have been expelled since implementation during the pandemic. Take into account that the expiry being allowed by the Biden administration did not comply with the regulations of the APA (Law of Administrative Procedure).

Yet, there’s no saying what they’ll do next, as we know loosening up border laws is a priority for the Democrat Party.

National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd is concerned about the end of Title 42. Currently, the daily seizure of illegal immigrants at the border is about 3,500 to 5,000.

With the end of Title 42, this number is expected to jump to about 18,000 per day.

Another relevant problem brought up by the vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, Chris Cabera, is many drug smugglers use groups of migrants to hide inside and get drugs across.

Fentanyl is killing our country; the last thing we need is more drugs, diseases, welfare-dependent people, and burdens on our services. Illegal immigration is bad news; the end of Title 42 would make it even worse.

Draining Our System

Another problem is how illegal immigration stretches our police too thin.

The role of police officers is to protect borders, but when there are a large number of illegal crossings, many of them have to leave their posts to prosecute illegal migrants.

This provides a great opportunity for smugglers to act because it is the time when police are too busy to catch them.

In an attempt to fill gaps, ease the work overload of patrolmen, and have greater effective control of the border, many former presidents have used National Guard troops.

Biden is not doing so because he doesn’t care. However, Texas Governor Greg Abbott deployed Texas National Guard troops.

There is also always the Posse Comitatus Act, which was enacted on June 18, 1878. It determines what can and cannot be done by U.S. presidents regarding the use of military forces at the border.

The Bottom Line

At the time Trump made use of the National Guard at the border, it was intended to help the patrol members in their administrative duties and strengthen air and ground patrols.

The Biden administration is apathetic and unprepared for the end of Title 42. We need Republicans in control of Congress ASAP.