Biden Pushes Border Problem Deeper Into U.S.

Attempting to soften bad optics at the southwest border, the Biden administration is dispersing illegal aliens into the U.S.

Walking free under catch and release policies, rising numbers of migrants have been congregating in South Texas cities along the Rio Grande. This month, the besieged mayor of Del Rio begged Washington for relief, saying, “We do not have the resources available to house and accommodate these migrants.”

The New York Times reported that more than 1,000 illegal aliens were released into Texas in recent days. Hundreds more were given their walking papers after crossing near San Ysidro, Calif.

Since Texas has no quarantine requirement, migrants released by Border Patrol are being allowed to board buses and travel to other destinations, The Times stated. On one day, agents released 47 families in Kingsville, Texas, (125 miles from the border) and then notified an advocacy group in Houston (250 miles deeper into the U.S.) that the migrants would need assistance.

Quoting federal law enforcement sources, Breitbart News reported that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents are now relying on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to conduct migrant releases into the U.S. interior.

In something of an understatement, The Times speculated that incoming waves of migrants during a pandemic could trigger a public backlash for Biden as he works to dismantle immigration enforcement programs. Upon taking office, the new president rescinded Donald Trump’s 2017 order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.”

As more migrants are moved around the country, former CBP Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan says the Democratic administration’s “message is very clear.”

“Our policies on the front end are our borders are wide open. We’re gonna release you into the interior United States, and then while you remain here illegally, we’re gonna remove all ability for law enforcement to enforce the law,” said Morgan, now a senior fellow at FAIR.

About Author


Bob Dane, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s Executive Director, has been with FAIR since 2006. His deep belief is that immigration is the most transformational determinant of where we are heading as a nation and that our policies must be reformed in the public interest. Over many years on thousands of radio, TV and print interviews, Bob has made the case that unless immigration is regulated and sensibly reduced, it will be difficult for America to reduce unemployment, increase wages, improve health care and education and heighten national security. Prior to joining FAIR, Bob spent twenty years in network radio, marketing and communications after an earlier career in policy and budgeting within the Reagan Administration. Bob has a degree from George Mason University in Public Administration and Management.

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