(The Center Square)
The US Supreme Court canceled oral arguments scheduled for March 1 in a case filed by Arizona and 18 other states against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and several federal officials and agencies.
President Joe Biden said the national public health emergency declared by former President Donald Trump over COVID-19 will end on May 11. Once a national public health emergency ends, so does Title 42 enforcement. The Public Health Authority has been enacted to reduce the spread of the coronavirus by expanding the deportation of illegal foreign nationals.
On February 16, the court removed the March 1 case from its calendar after the Biden administration argued the lawsuit was moot.
Last December, Chief Justice John Roberts granted an administrative stay of the lower court’s ruling, which required the termination of Title 42 pending the court’s decision after hearing oral arguments scheduled for March 1. This is after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tried last May. to end Title 42 but a federal judge stopped short of doing so after Arizona’s attorney general filed a lawsuit. Although Title 42 is a tool used by Border Patrol agents to deport foreign nationals, critics have argued that it was never designed to enforce federal immigration laws.
US Representative Carlos Gimenez, R-Florida, pointed out that Title 42 is not really effective in preventing illegal entries, as a record number of people have been released to the US illegally by the Biden administration since 7. 1. He is Said Last December Fox News said, “For every person returned under Title 42, you’ve released seven people into the United States.” Title 42 is “better than nothing,” he said. “But the whole problem is actually the policies put in place by the Biden administration, and that has led to this tremendous influx of illegal aliens into the US.”
Gimenez, like members of Congress from Texas and Arizona, has called for Mayorkas to be impeached.
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CBP officials have said they are preparing for an unprecedented influx of Border Patrol agents arriving at the Southwest border after Title 42 expires. His plan includes releasing illegal immigrants into the US en masse into local communities. Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Gloria Chavez said she is working with local NGOs to facilitate the move north to Texas and the US.
Since Biden has been in office, more than 5 million foreign nationals have reportedly been detained or evaded capture by law enforcement, up from 3.3 million in fiscal year 2022. While Mayorkas has repeatedly claimed the “border is closed,” he has announced plans to process and release even more people to the U.S. after Title 42 expires. The president said he plans to make it easier for people to get here by using the “Ashraya” phone app.
When he met with the presidents of Mexico and Canada in early January, he said his administration was working to “make it easier for people to get here.”
In a speech in Mexico City, he He said“Right now the cartels make a lot of money, which they also use for drug trafficking. People make it through the jungle and … a long journey to the border. Many are victims, not only in terms of what they have to pay, but in other ways, physically. We’re trying to make it easier for people to get here, the ability to get here.” Will open, but they won’t go through with it…horrible process.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott immediately proposed five policies for the president to secure the border and called for the designation of Mexican cartels as foreign terrorist organizations. Abbott says he never heard back.
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In the absence of the federal government, Abbott launched Operation Lone Star, a border security operation in Texas, in March 2021, and the state legislature appropriated more than $4 billion for border security efforts. Abbott has made border security an urgent legislative item this legislative session, including allocating nearly $5 billion to border security over the next two years.
Measures include passing legislation to impose mandatory minimum prison sentences for people caught smuggling people in Texas, raising the minimum penalty for operating stash houses to a third-degree felony, and increasing penalties for foreign terrorist organizations operating in Texas.
Texas, which shares the longest border with Mexico, bears the brunt of cartel and illegal activity stemming from the border. Texas law enforcement officers working through OLS are interdicting the smuggling of people and drugs north from Mexico, as well as the smuggling of weapons, cash and other contraband. They seek to prevent, detect and deter international criminal conduct between ports of entry.
Since Abbott launched OLS, Texas law enforcement officials have arrested more than 350,000 illegal aliens and made more than 24,000 criminal arrests, reporting more than 22,000 felony charges, according to state data. They have seized 362 million lethal doses of fentanyl, enough to kill more than anyone else in the US.
Syndicated with permission from The Center Square.