The Biden administration is moving forward with plans to end Title 42 this month in a change that could lead to even more dangerous levels of migrant crossings.
The Trump-era policy was struck down last month and will end on Dec. 21 unless an appeal stops the decision.
Report: Biden Moving ‘Full Speed Ahead’ with Ending Title 42, Inviting Flood of Illegal Immigration https://t.co/B9y8FodISP
— John 👽 (@JxhnBxnder) December 8, 2022
“Without Title 42, Biden officials have previously admitted that up to half a million border crossers and illegal aliens — the equivalent of the population of Atlanta, Georgia — could arrive at the border every month,” Breitbart News reported.
“Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) told Breitbart News in April that he expects 30,000 border crossers and illegal aliens every day at the border without Title 42. In Tijuana, Mexico, alone, Breitbart News exclusively reported months ago that up to 6,000 foreign nationals were waiting to rush the border when Title 42 ends,” it added.
— Rep. Tony Gonzales (@RepTonyGonzales) December 1, 2022
Overwhelming numbers expected
“A Washington Post report said in March that without Title 42, the Southern border could see as many as 18,000 people cross the border per day — almost triple current levels as people flee failing states in Colombia, Venezuela and other areas of central and South America,” the New York Post reported.
“Title 42 was primarily applied to migrants from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, but expanded to include Venezuelans earlier this year after they flooded over the border seeking asylum in their thousands. Asylum seekers overwhelmed the border cities where they arrived and shelter systems in the places they were bussed to, including New York,” it added.
The policy is currently used to expel about 40% of migrants seeking to cross the border.
Whether you live directly on the border, or hundreds of miles away – this crisis affects you.
Ending Title 42 without a plan will only make things worse. I am urging the White House to see the crisis at our southern border firsthand before abolishing this policy. pic.twitter.com/L0tvm04NTQ
— Rep. Tony Gonzales (@RepTonyGonzales) December 6, 2022
Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) shared his concerns during a recent Fox News interview and Twitter post.
“Whether you live directly on the border, or hundreds of miles away – this crisis affects you,” he tweeted.
“Ending Title 42 without a plan will only make things worse,” he wrote.
The concerning change is just days away, potentially leading to a Christmas crisis at the border.