White House Considers Plan To Block Migrants From Leaving Texas

The Biden administration is reportedly considering a plan that would not allow migrants to leave Texas once they entered the country. The possible plan comes as a number of cities have protested actions by states such as Arizona, Texas and Florida to send border-crossers out of their states.

The news was first reported by the Los Angeles Times through an anonymous Biden administration official. The White House is considering a plan in which if the migrants do not appear for their first government screening, they would be retained in Texas, rather than to Mexico or other American states.

The plan would track migrants within the Lone Star State utilizing GPS units, which could include ankle monitors.

The flow of migrants has increased significantly since President Joe Biden took office in 2021. The increased wave of migrants is estimated to be around five million. Much of this number has come since earlier this year when the Biden White House announced that it would end the Trump administration’s Title 42 asylum program.

The possible program also comes as Texas is fighting an effort by the federal government to remove its border barrier along the Rio Grande. The state installed a number of buoys lining the river near Eagle Pass, Texas to deter illegal border crossings.

Earlier this week a federal judge ordered the removal of the barrier. However, a stay from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals means that the boundary can stay in place for now.

Texas has launched its own effort to deter illegal immigration, dubbed Operation Lone Star. The effort utilizes the state police and National Guard, as well as the border barrier.

The state has also sent thousands of migrants to other states, including those who declared themselves sanctuary cities. New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) recently stated that the city would not be able to withstand the waves of migrants entering the Big Apple.

“Never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to, I don’t see an ending to this,” the mayor said. “This issue will destroy New York City.”