Of President Joe Biden’s countless failures on the job, perhaps the most dangerous for Americans is the crisis he’s created on the southern border.
Voters are longing for a return to Trump’s common sense immigration policies.
And now one of the nation’s foremost immigration experts just dealt the Biden administration another blow.
President Joe Biden made massive waves when he announced his administration was reversing the Trump Era Title 42 policy, sending asylum seekers back to Mexico.
The move is widely expected to make a crisis on the U.S. Southern Border far more unstable.
Already under President Biden, the number of illegals crossing our border and then let free into the country has increased more than 11-fold.
Immigration expert, Mark Morgan, is now raking President Biden over the coals for the administration’s latest and perhaps most dangerous move.
Morgan was the Chief Operating Officer and acting Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection under Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
Former President Trump then promoted him to Director of ICE.
He was recently interviewed on Newsmax, when the ICEman was asked about Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s move sending asylum seekers on buses to Washington, D.C.
“Many Republicans these past 14-months have stood in the shadows, stood in the background and not come out against aggressively to push back on this administration’s open-borders policies – which is jeopardizing every aspect of our nation’s health, public security and national security,” Morgan said.
Morgan credited Governor Abbott, along with Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, as being the two Governors who’ve done the most to advance America First immigration policies.
But he is incredibly concerned about the removal of Title 42.
Former President Donald Trump instituted Title 42, which used pandemic health concerns to prevent asylum seekers from staying in America while waiting, potentially, years for their status hearing.
While Biden is now allowing so-called “asylum seekers” into the country on one hand, on the other his administration tried extending mask mandates on public transit before being smacked down by a federal judge.
“I just returned from the Southwest border a couple days ago, I had to take a plane down there, I had to wear a mask for nine hours,” Morgan said. “When I got off the plan and to the border, I saw the thousands of illegal aliens – who cross every single day – of course, they’re not wearing masks. There’s no testing requirement. There’s no vaccine requirement. Yet they’re releasing them into the interior of the United States every single day.”
Morgan pointed out there are 157 different countries who send migrants to the U.S. southern border to break in.
“When we talk about illegal immigration, we’re talking about individuals who come here illegally, first of all,” Morgan said. “And two, they’re filing – which we know the majority of them – fraudulent asylum claims.”
Morgan says the Biden administration doesn’t seem to understand “asylum” requirements.
“Looking for a better job – while we may have compassion for that and while we may understand that – that is not, by definition, a legal claim for asylum,” Morgan said. “Yet we heard these migrants who were dropped off, what did they say, ‘I’m coming here looking for a better job.’ That’s not a valid asylum claim. That’s illegally entering the United States and it absolutely reduces area ability to secure our border.”
According to the Homeland Security Lifecycle Report, 87% of Central Americans that claim they’re seeking asylum when they’re apprehended at the border are denied status because they either don’t qualify for asylum – because they’re not being persecuted in their home country, they just don’t like living in the third world – or they don’t show up to their scheduled court dates.
The report also finds fewer than 10% actually leave the U.S. once ordered.
In Biden’s first year in office, U.S. Border Patrol apprehensions reached a 20-year high – agents encountered 2,033,863 migrants at the border in 2021.
Comparatively, there were only 341,519 southwest border apprehensions in 2017, Trump’s first year in office.
In January of this year alone, Border agents encountered 153,941 illegals – more than any January figure since the year 2000.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in February, the Border Patrol caught 164,973 illegal aliens at the southern border.
That is more than a 60% surge from February 2021, which saw 101,099 encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Meanwhile, incidents of unaccompanied children spiked 37%, with 12,011 encounters in February compared with 8,760 in January.
That’s an average of 520 unaccompanied children in CBP custody per day.
US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.