Following the announcement of the end of the Title 42 immigration policy, the United States-Mexico border has seen a record level of crossings by illegal immigrants. Recent documents reveal that the Biden White House is attempting to coordinate the difficult situation with Mexican officials.
The Biden administration is coordinating its response to the recent surge of migrants at the border with the Mexican government.
American officials are cooperating with Mexico’s version of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to determine when to send over groups of dozens of migrants across the Rio Grande.
The Center for Immigration Studies revealed the extent of the cooperation between the two sides, rather than one policy to prevent migrants from entering the United States illegally.
Sen. @tedcruz on the worst humanitarian crisis at the border in U.S. history:
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The end of Title 42 weakens pandemic-era asylum rules have led to a sharp increase in attempted crossings, with last week breaking an all-time high.
The Biden administration may take at least one step back from what many Republicans are calling an open border policy.
The White House is preparing a regulatory change that would allow law enforcement to deport migrants that did not claim asylum in the first nation they arrived in. At least on paper, many migrants who enter Mexico from other Latin American nations or overseas would be rejected at the southern border.
However, the last week has shown the extent of the attempted entries. About 60,000 migrants waited near the U.S.-Mexico border in anticipation of the end of Title 42.
Many states attempted to stem the effects of the migrant surge.
Several predominately-Republican states such as Texas and Florida have sent migrants northward, often to areas that have declared themselves sanctuaries for illegal immigrants. The efforts by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) received significant media attention.
Interestingly, it has not solely been Republican officials who have been sending migrants to other states. Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) continued the policy of her Republican predecessor, former Gov. Doug Ducey (R).