The Biden administration continued to sharpen its propaganda skills on Sunday by claiming that the southern border is “closed.”
Illegal immigrants are overwhelming the border so fast, in fact, that officials are reportedly starting to let them into the country without requiring them to show up in court ever again.
If this isn’t open borders, it’s hard to say what it would look like.
Releasing migrants with no court date
Under it, agents have “prosecutorial discretion” to let migrant families enter the country after a brief background check, without giving them the formal charging document to start deportation, called a Notice to Appear. Basically, it puts the burden on migrants to deport themselves.
Migrants are called to show up in court in their self-reported destination city, all but ensuring they will settle in the country illegally. It’s like “catch and release” on steroids: migrants are literally funneled into America without any expectation that they follow a legal process.
An anonymous Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official with knowledge of the plan described it to Breitbart as “insane” and an obvious incentive for illegal immigration.
“This is insane, it is another pull factor that will overwhelm us,” the official said. “We are creating another entirely different class of aliens we will have to deal with years from now. We will never find most of these aliens once they are released.”
Biden’s border blunder
As of Sunday, the policy was being enacted in the Rio Grande Valley, but its effects could easily ripple through the system. “If they are not doing this in the Laredo or Del Rio Sectors, guess what, their traffic will come here to benefit from the immediate release, this plan will likely backfire,” the source told Breitbart.
The vulnerabilities exposed by this policy contrast sharply with Biden’s “not a crisis” messaging. A top CBP source told Fox that Border Patrol has “no choice but to release people nearly immediately after apprehension because there is no space to hold people.”
Biden has attempted to blame Donald Trump while impotently pleading with migrants not to come, but his team seems to be doing everything possible to make a vicious cycle even worse. Masses of migrants view Biden as a benevolent patron because of his far-left policies, policies he is only doubling down on.
Still, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that the “message is quite clear, do not come. The border is closed, the border is secure.” Um, really?