AMAC Exclusive – By Louis J. Senn
On Friday, at the request of 24 state attorneys general, a federal judge blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, keeping the Trump-era border policy in place that allows law enforcement to quickly expel illegal border crossers back into Mexico. But instead of using the ruling as cover to save face with radical open borders advocates who are pushing to loosen border security even further amid the most dramatic surge in illegal immigration in decades, the White House has doubled down and announced that it will appeal the ruling. With border agents already overwhelmed, the White House has shown that it has no intention of reversing course on its disastrous border policy anytime soon.
In April, the number of encounters at the southern border reached its highest total ever: 234,088. That figure represents a nearly 24% jump from the already high 178,795 encounters in April of 2021 and a staggering 53% jump from the 109,415 encounters in April of 2019 (during the pandemic year of 2020, Customs and Border Patrol reported just 17,106 encounters in April).
While April was among the worst months in history for illegal immigration, border officials have voiced concerns that this summer could be far worse – particularly if the White House succeeds in its appeal to end Title 42. Each month of this year has seen a dramatic uptick in illegal crossings, a trend line that would mean border agents are soon completely overwhelmed, while the White House does nothing to help. Even the Biden Administration knows the end of Title 42 will result in greater crossings, with DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas saying recently that “When the Title 42 public health Order is lifted, we anticipate migration levels will increase, as smugglers will seek to take advantage of and profit from vulnerable migrants.”
Notably, of those crossings that took place in April of this year, almost half of them were expulsions under Title 42. Additionally, over 90% of the Title 42 expulsions were single adults, not families. Despite this being the highest number of encounters ever, CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus stated last week that “the fact is that our borders are not open.” Data from his own agency says otherwise.
Yet as with every other crisis facing the country, the Biden administration continues to suggest that the border isn’t their fault, when they will even admit it is a problem at all. Last month, Mayorkas wrote in a memo that “The Biden-Harris Administration inherited a broken and dismantled immigration system.” Never mind the fact that just a few months prior the Biden administration was insisting that the surge in illegal border crossings wasn’t a crisis at all, but just a seasonal increase – again despite what their own data said. They are still trying to sell both narratives: a seasonal increase and an inherited crisis.
The situation at the border is so bad that even Congressional Democrats are breaking with the White House.
In the Senate, incumbents and candidates have openly criticized ending Title 42. Mark Kelly (D-Az), a vulnerable senator whose race will go a long way toward determining the balance of power of the Senate, recently stated that “the Administration picked a rather arbitrary date to lift Title 42 without a plan in place.” He has good reason to be concerned – the citizens of Arizona will be increasingly unlikely to send a Democrat back to D.C. if the leader of the Democratic Party pursues policies that increase chaos at their very doorstep.
Fellow Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has also voiced her concerns, as have Catherine Cortez-Masto of Nevada and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, among others. In heated Senate battles in states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Ohio, Democratic candidates have mostly come down in opposition to ending Title 42, making clear just how out of step other Democratic leaders feel Biden’s policy is even with Democratic primary voters.
Over in the House, vulnerable Democrats are also asking the administration to do something about the border. Texas Reps Henry Cuellar and Vicente Gonzalez, for instance, have expressed concerns about the administration’s insistence on moving forward with the termination of Title 42. Cuellar likely spoke for many vulnerable Democrats when he said, “Some of the actions by the administration are not helping Democrats…when it comes to immigration policies. Who’s listening to the border communities?” Apparently, not Joe Biden.
Even without individual members and candidates of the President’s own party sounding alarm bells, the precipitous drop in approval rating among key demographics should cause the administration to rethink its approach heading into already difficult midterm elections. A recent poll by Quinnipiac University showed that only 26% of Hispanic Americans – many of whom still live in border states – approve of Biden. That’s an almost 30% drop from the same poll a year prior. A recent Fox poll also showed that a majority of Americans want to keep Title 42 in place. Most astonishingly, about 50% of Democrats want to keep Title 42 in place. With the majority of the country united behind one policy, even in a controversial issue like the border, one has to wonder who exactly Biden is listening to.
Friday’s ruling by District Judge Robert Summerhays offered an opportunity for the administration to accept a victory disguised as a defeat. However, Biden has once again snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, refusing to correct course even when all available evidence and incentive exists to do so.
Louis J. Senn is a lawyer living in Louisville, Kentucky. He previously served in the Trump administration.
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move joe’s houses to the border.
Hasn’t he already released our emergency fuel supply?
Arrest the whole biden administration for treason!!!!
I would personally welcome the opportunity to question DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas (at least hypothetically in this example):
So, which is it, Mr. Secretary? An uptick in massive illegal border crossings — according to your own statements — is just a “seasonal increase” or is it the result of a “broken immigration system”? Were you lying when you wrote in a DHS memo about a “seasonal increase” (which, if anyone looked hard at those numbers would have to conclude it’s mathematically unlikely). Or, were you lying about inheriting a broken immigration system? Isn’t it true that you lied when you stated the U.S. border with Mexico is closed when the facts prove otherwise? You were lying then and you’re lying now. Why should the American people believe ANYTHING you tell us?
My conclusion is that you should be impeached and tossed out of the Biden Cabinet. So should your boss, President Joe Biden, for gross dereliction of duty in failing to honor his oath of office. There can be no doubt about his High Crimes and Misdemeanors and both of you have blood on your hands for the deaths of thousands of innocent Americans from illicit drugs and human trafficking which could have been prevented. There must be justice for you, if not in this life, then in the next.
Biden will be impeached, he will finish his one & done term. As long as Biden is there in body if not in spirit, Mayorkas stays… A Republican president can & should REMOVE DHS Sec Mayorkas on day ( 1 ) in Jan. 2025…Look what has happened in a year in a half, they are far from over punishing America for voting in Trump as POTUS twice & winning by over 10 million more votes the 2nd time around, yet he loses…
Even over half of DICTATOR Beijing biden’s Twitter accounts ARE FAKE just like he is.
Yes, DICTATOR Beijing biden and his Party ARE GUILTY of TREASON and SENTENCE SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IMMEDIATELY.
If we had REAL AMERICANS in Congress and Senate they would have ALREADY FOLLOWED THEIR OATH and U.S. CONSTITUTION and DICTATOR Beijing biden and his FASCIST Party would be GONE.
Those that voted for DICTATOR Beijing biden were SOLD A BILL OF GOODS.
AND NOW, OUR WALLETS ARE EMPTY. THANKS FOR NOTHING.
Put out a few flags in my backyard,FJB and so on. All my neighbors are New York union management and school teachers. We’ll went away this weekend and now no more flags? That’s ok , I have 27 huge wooden piling poles in my backyard. Guess what there going to be looking at! How any American citizens that lives in this country could even stomach looking at this treasonous trader of the country is disgusting, everything they say and do is a planned strategy to ruin our republic and CHANGE AMERICA. Remember our former democrat president, change, change, etc? We’ll who do you think Is behind this entire attack on our freedoms and sovereignty as constitutional Americans. Hint he had a giant 60th birthday bash smack in the middle of the so called pandemic, all his leftist progressive socialist democrats flew in on there private jets, he basically shut down the entire town, yup, you guessed it, Barack Obama. Who’s actually the one completely behind the total destruction of our country and our constitutional freedoms and rights. The demented puppet is just being coddled along as a useful old swamp politician. We need TRUMP NOW!
Arrest the whole biden administration for treason and send them to GITMO for punishment!!!
Don’t let “vulnerable” democrats fool you. These Nazis want all the illegal aliens they can get! Just not in an election year.
It is clear that both parties are run by the UN open borders crowd. While I will continue voting for secure borders, I feel it is already too late and has been for quite some time.
Everyone, do you honestly believe that this completely demented and compromised cheat and hypocrite is even capable of making these calculated and destructive decisions on a daily if not hourly basis? If so I have a bridge you can get at a huge discount. It’s our great and arrogant leftist and past commander in chief Barack Obama! 100 percent guaranteed. All of this deception and racial tension is exactly what these progressive liberals socialist democrats are loving. From the very beginning, even prior to the election Obama and his socialist democrats were figuring out exactly how to steal the country from the people . Totally rigged and corrupt as ever! All of these happenings falling into place event after event is not by chance. Now baby food shortages, a complete and total disaster, $7 a gallon Diesel fuel, gas by mid summer $8-9 a gallon with fuel rationing! It’s guaranteed. Oh not to mention another virus (Monkey pox?) guess it’s all just by chance once again. Nope this is a planned strategy from the very beginning .The highly questionable WUHAN BAT VIRUS? Which we all now know was a man made virus founded by the NIH and dear DR FAUCI. They should all pay a price for this purposeful and hateful sabotage of our entire world. God bless America and help us all.And worst of all, there doing all of this and couldn’t care less about anyone, it’s simply unbelievable.
You don’t have to worry about the monkeypox unless you or your spouse have been cheating on one another, and I understand it’s mainly from messing with somebody from Africa, or having been in Africa. If you’ve had the chicken pox vaccine, your supposed to be safe from getting monkeypox. But good luck anyway, as we sure as heck don’t know that the info provided to the public from our government is even accurate any more.
What can State of Texas, New Mexico,
Time for Joe to go!
Not only has DICTATOR Beijing biden VIOLATED OATH of OFFICE since January 20, 2021, but has COMMITTED TREASON CONSTANTLY AGAINST the UNITED STATES of AMERICA.
All he and the FASCIST liberals care about is POWER and CONTROL and the hell with AMERICANS.
Just look how fast we went from #1 in World under PRESIDENT TRUMP to LAST under DICTATOR Beijing biden.
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“the White House has shown that it has no intention of reversing course on its disastrous border policy anytime soon.”
of course not!!! the communists(they are not democrats, liberals, or left wing!) are so close to their goal of total domination they can taste it and are going for broke! They know there are enough “useful idiots” to get them over the goal line. I talk to people all the time that you would think are “normal, freedom loving”, americans, but they dont get it.
we are at that point in the titler cycle, next stop will be the oppression stage. I remember the jimmy carter era, and ALL the idiots that voted for him. two years in to his “administration”, the country was in a mess, (remember the malaise?) and it was hard to find ANYONE who would admit they actually voted for him. I dont think we have Ronald Reagan out there to save us this time. the communists have already shown us they can cheat elections right in front of us and they have and are doing everything to subvert donald trump.
It both saddens me and actually hurts my heart to see what is and has been happening here in my country, The United States of America. From the time my siblings and I started attending school, beginning with kindergarten until our high school graduation, we were taught about the founding of our great nation, and learning all along the way through high school, about our Founding Fathers; the writing of the Bill of Rights and our US Constitution; all the many brave men and women and how they put their own lives and the lives of their families into harms’ way; as the United States of America was being developed and all that that entailed. As a child, not only did we learn about our country in school, in our church; and at home by our parents, too. There was such great pride and respect for our Nations’ leaders and recognized that our progress in becoming the greatest Nation in all the world, was led and guided by God Almighty himself. In many ways, to me, it doesn’t seem like that was all that long ago. But, look at us now. Until or unless major changes come about here in America, I fear this great nation of ours will fall apart; as it seems to be doing as we speak. When I go into my prayer closet each and every day, I pray our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to intervene; that He make it plain so that no one can say “they didn’t know”; and that He restore the greatness of these United States of America, so that we will once again be the beaken of hope and light to the rest of the world. I would encourage each and every one of us fall on our knees, ask the Lord’s forgiveness in the many ways we have failed Him; that He forgives us; and reunite us as the proud Americans of yesterday. Amen.
The only thing missing in joe biden’s America is physical abuse of our citizens by the government.
What about the Jan 6th political prisoners in the DC gulag?
I completely agree with you. He has done nothing good for our country
you will see that happen if/when they get guns outlawed.
This administration along with each and every decision it makes is catastrophic to our nation. We had an amazing president that while not perfect, he perfectly looked out for our nations best interest. I am so over this clown show and hope everyone that is waking up to this circus wakes up and votes and supports the red white and blue in every way that they can.
There was no security checks at the White House….look where that got us.
When and if the Republicans take control of both the House and Senate in November, they should pass a law making it illegal for ANY PERSON WHO ENTERED THIS COUNTRY ILLEGALLY TO EVER BE ALLOWED THE RIGHT TO VOTE!!!
Jackass Joe and the Dumicrats shouldn’t be rewarded with potential voters for NOT enforcing our borders!
Or citizens either!
This is the most lawless administration I’ve ever seen. They will continue to bend the laws and ignore judges’ rulings in order to pursue the destruction of America. In the meantime, some school systems want to bring back masking for children! If in fact, Title 42, can be dropped, then you can’t have mask mandates again. This administration continues to pervert truth or apply logic consistently.
Biden no longer knows what he’s doing or what’s going on. Somebody is telling him do this, do that, say this, say that. Then he denies what he said, he doesn’t have a clue. I quit believing what he would say long ago as I knew he was going to do or say the opposite. He needs to go home and be a grandpa to ALL his grandchildren and stay out of politics. Period.