When Joe Biden assumed the role of President, many on the right side of the aisle feared the worse as far as the immigration situation in this country is concerned. Where Donald Trump had pushed for the nation of remain vigilant in enforcing the immigration policies that we already had on the books, there were worries that a Democratic President, backed by a Democratic majority, would simply undo all the progress made under the previous administration.
Some of those fears appear to be coming to fruition, as the migrant surge at the southern border has become so intense that Border Patrol is now considering flying these would-be Americans to the Canadian border for processing.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have requested airplanes to fly migrants to the U.S.-Canadian border for processing amid a surge in illegal crossings at the southern border, the Washington Post reported on Friday.
Border officials asked CBP to make the request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after 1,000 migrants, including unaccompanied minors, crossed the Rio Grande into South Texas on Friday morning, while another 1,000 who crossed on Thursday night were still waiting to be processed, according to an email reviewed by the Post.
The agency has not determined which northern states would receive the migrants. Two Department of Homeland Security officials confirmed that the action was under consideration.
The numbers are simply staggering.
The influx of at least 2,000 migrants into the area through Thursday night and Friday morning came as CBP struggled to receive new arrivals, with many migrants waiting hours outdoors before processing.
A record number of over 4,500 unaccompanied minors are currently being held in Border Patrol detention facilities. As of Wednesday, over 9,500 migrant children were held in shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Some lawmakers have suggested that the surge in border crossing has occurred on account of a general feeling that Joe Biden would be a more favorable President for immigration overall.
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