The Biden administration has begun to prepare for the massive influx of illegal immigrants pouring over the US-Mexico border following the reversal of a key Trump-era policy.
As the pandemic wanes, the Biden administration is destroying the last semblance of Trump’s influence over border laws. Title 42 was initially put in place as a public health measure, allowing ICE to immediately deport illegal immigrants due to the global pandemic.
Biden, on day one of his presidency, immediately began reversing or destroying all of Trump’s border policies, which just so happened to secure the border. As a result, the United States has undergone the single greatest demographic shift due to millions upon millions of illegals taking residency.
Additionally, known terrorists have also made their way into the United States — a point of contention between Republican lawmakers and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Majorkas, who doesn’t seem to mind the massive threat to national security.
Now the Biden administration must deal with the influx of illegals stemming from the abonnement of Title 42.
The Department of Homeland Security began construction of a soft-sided migrant detention facility in a remote part of Maverick County. This marks the first project of its kind as part of Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ Southwest Border Mass Irregular Migration plan. The facility is expected to be operational before June.
Increasing detention and processing capabilities is a key component of Secretary Mayorkas’ plan to address the anticipated surge in illegal migration as a result of the termination of the CDC Title 42 Emergency COVID-19 order. A judge issued a temporary restraining order barring the action, pending a hearing on May 13.
On Tuesday, construction crews moved quickly to erect the initial framing near a Cold War Air era radar outpost 10 miles north of Eagle Pass. The facility, according to a DHS source, will temporarily house up to 500 migrants.
Existing Border Patrol detention facilities have faced issues with overcrowding in recent months. The new facility still may not be sufficient if Title 42 ends.
The facility comes with a substantial price tag. Roughly $6 million per month will be required to fund basic operations. A similar facility was opened in April 2021. Once completed, the two facilities within the Del Rio Sector will result in a combined annual operating cost of $144 million.
That’s $144 million taxpayer dollars, mind you.
Author: Nolan Sheridan