Homeland Security launches app for migrants to schedule time to cross border into U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched a mobile app that will allow migrants to schedule an appointment to cross the border into the U.S.

The use of the new app was announced by DHS officials to help better organize efforts by those seeking to cross the southern border.

The concern

“Instead of trying to stop an unprecedented flow of migrants, they’re encouraging even more fraudulent asylum claims, while finding innovative ways to process them en masse,” RJ Hauman with the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) said.

“If they wanted to actually end the crisis, the solution is simple: enforce our laws, don’t create an app to make circumventing them even easier,” he added.

The background

The new effort comes after President Joe Biden met with leaders in Mexico along with visiting the border in El Paso, Texas, for the first time earlier this month.

“These are included in the broader topic of achieving ‘humane migration’ in the region. These steps including building on past initiatives to give migrants the information they need to come to the U.S., measures that seek to speed up the asylum-seeking process for ‘eligible’ individuals while quickly removing those with ‘unmeritorious protection claims,'” Fox News reported.

“The leaders will also discuss coordinating actions to combat arms and drug trafficking and human smuggling,” it added.

Instead of better protecting the border, Biden’s new plan actually makes it easier for migrants to cross the border.

The new change, two years after entering office, comes as the nation has experienced record levels of migrant crossings under the Biden administration including more than 4.3 million migrants and an unknown number of gotaways.

Republicans have recently taken back power in the House and have vowed to investigate the issue to help restore law and order at the border.

The introduction of a new DHS app is not going to help stop illegal immigration but instead adds another government layer to make it appear like action has been made to increase safety for Americans.