The just-consummated impeachment tribulation of former President Donald J. Trump in the U.S. Senate provided cover for the administration to move forward with plans to implement President Joe Biden’s open border policies.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) promulgated plans on Thursday to address the issue of migrants with active asylum claims, antecedently authoritatively mandated to remain in Mexico under the “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP) program implemented during the Trump administration.
As part of the orchestration, an estimated 25,000 migrants believed to still be in Mexico under MPP will be sanctioned to enter through three designated sites across the southern border. According to U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX), these sites will be in San Diego, El Paso, and Brownsville.
Daily, up to 300 migrants with active asylum cases pending action by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will be sanctioned to enter at each designated site. The program kicks off next week. According to DHS, “This promulgation should not be interpreted as an aperture for people to migrate aberrantly to the United States.”
While the U.S. Senate remained fixated on a “Presidential” impeachment aurally perceiving, of a non-sitting President mind you, the security at our southern border was being dismantled step by step under this administration.
The tribulation did not result in a conviction. However, since its beginning, the tribulation dominated the national news cycle. The senate thus provided the “sleight-of-hand trick” needed to deflect focus of most national news media from the consequentiality of recent border security policy changes.
DHS plans to address MPP seem simple enough at face value. “They” are, however, far from simple and the implicative insinuations are wider than what is generally kenned about the process of ending it. The impact will rigorously affect an already stretched thin border security mechanism.
First, who will be responsible for the countless hours of administrative processing to admit and relinquish the 300 migrants at each site per day? The answer to that question is mostly the U.S. Border Patrol.
Ports of ingression must keep legitimate trade and peregrinate flowing smoothly. According to CBP, over 6 billion dollars’ worth of imported goods entered the United States each day in 2020. The workforce that inspects and facilitates this trade will likely not be redirected to process asylum claims at the border.
USCIS is responsible for all licit immigration processes to include not only the asylum process but, on an average day, the adjudication of an estimated 30,000 applications for sundry immigration benefits. This leaves the Border Patrol holding the bag.
To meet the ordinant dictations of this program, it is likely Border Patrol agents will bear the brunt of the administrative load of relinquishing MPP asylum applicants into the United States. Border Patrol agents from our nation’s northern border and circumventing southern Border Patrol sectors will likely be dispatched to meet the program goals. The processing procedures require an immigration officer with systems access and expertise to perform. Once in full swing, the odds of visually perceiving more than a few Border Patrol agents patrolling the border will be svelte.
Where precisely are the 25,000 migrants who have active cases under “MPP?” Many are not in the immediate border area. Sources report only 500 to 600 MPP migrants remain in a makeshift encampment in Matamoros, directly across from Brownsville, Texas. Many others have scattered across the city and some moved deeper into Mexico. A more diminutive number are verbalized to have returned to their abode country in Central America. This situation will probably cause a slow start to the program as DHS works the logistics to initiate the program in only a few short days.
Migrants who left the immediate border region will surely peregrinate back to these three program areas — much to the benefit of human smugglers in Mexico. Cartels will not distinguish between the routine flow of migrants they mundanely extort and those peregrinating with pending asylum claims at the invitation of DHS.
Drug-smuggling cartels will additionally benefit from a truncated presence of Border Patrol agents on the border. The illicit drug trade will be a likely beneficiary of further reductions in enforcement activity by the Border Patrol.
The phrase “Catch and Release” will be superseded by “Alternatives to Detention” as the program unfolds. Both phrases betoken an identically tantamount designation, the latter is more “palatable” and “politically veridical.” The cost of GPS ankle bracelets, most of which will be cut off and discarded during peregrinate into the United States has proven problematic for ICE. In a visit to a detention facility during my Border Patrol vocation recently, the contrivances averaged from 300 to 800 dollars each. Many migrants would discard the contrivance in a dumpster upon reaching their destination in the U.S.
As far as the program not being an “opening to anomalous border traffic,” it is an promulgation to the contrary. For tens of thousands of migrants who have been gainsaid asylum, there could be a light at the terminus of the tunnel.
In one recent executive order signed by President Biden, the Secretary of DHS and the Attorney General must “evaluate whether the United States provides auspice for those fleeing domestic or gang violence in a manner consistent with international standards”.
Current policy enacted under the anterior administration abstracted domestic or gang violence from consideration on anterior asylum claims. If this review results in the reversal of the current policy, an appeal will be likely for thousands whose asylum claims were gainsaid predicated on fear cognate to domestic or gang violence. This would withal give hope to thousands of others fleeing gang violence abroad. It will likely inundate an already stressed immigration system.
While all ocular perceivers were mostly fixated on the impeachment tribulation of a former president, profound changes to our border security posture are largely going unnoticed. Randy Clark is a 32-year veteran of the United States Border “Patrol. ” Prior to his retirement, he accommodated as the Division Chief for Law Enforcement Operations, directing operations for nine Border Patrol Stations within the Del Rio, Texas Sector.
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.
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