While Americans were focused on commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve and were in church or at home with their families, the number of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border of the United States rose. Flow did not diminish throughout the holidays, and data provided on Friday before the holiday weekend indicated an increase in flow.
233,740 illegals crossed the border in November – the most ever reported.
BREAKING: In a blatant Friday evening news dump going into Christmas weekend, the federal government has released the November border numbers.
CBP reports 233,740 migrant encounters, the highest November ever recorded, and a large increase over last November (174,845).@FoxNews
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) December 24, 2022
The difficulties are legion.
In Texas, immigrant groups and volunteers in El Paso are working hard to aid the large flood of migrants and asylum-seekers to weather the arctic winter that has spread over the nation and is detaining unprepared persons in frigid temps and below. Instead of staying in warmer areas, the migrants are headed directly into the frigid conditions, and the unprepared communities along the southern border are unprepared to accept them.
This year looks like a record December for border crossings in El Paso, fueled in part by the potentially imminent end of Title 42, the Trump-era pandemic policy that allowed border officials to quickly expel migrants. There have been roughly 12,800 border Patrol encounters in El Paso in just the past seven days, according to city data. The mayor of El Paso declared a state of emergency on Saturday, and Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) sent the National Guard to the El Paso border area.
As CNN says, better late than never, “Everyone can now agree that the United States has a border crisis.”
Governor Abbott of Texas continues to send excess migrants to “sanctuary cities” and “sanctuary states” that have proclaimed they are willing and able to accept the influx. Three busses carrying around 130 immigrants from Central and South America had departed Texas and was supposed to arrive in New York on Christmas Day, were redirected toward Washington, D.C.
Last week Abbott had issued a letter to President Biden saying, “You and your administration must stop the lie that the border is secure and instead immediately deploy federal assets to address the dire problems you caused.” Abbott added, ” You must execute the duties that the U.S. Constitution mandates you perform and secure the southern border before more innocent lives are lost.”
The federal government published a statement on Saturday, ostensibly in an effort to prevent migrants from crossing the border, particularly in light of the frigid temperatures that spread from the southern border to the rest of the nation.
“As temperatures remain dangerously low all along the border, no one should put their lives in the hands of smugglers, or risk life and limb attempting to cross only to be returned.” According to a statement from the Department of Homeland Security, “anyone attempting to enter without authorisation is liable to deportation” under Title 42.
It appears that the illegal aliens were not discouraged, and the flow continues.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The busses carrying migrants from Texas that were scheduled to arrive in New York on Christmas Day were rerouted to Washington due to the even worse weather in New York and arrived in Washington a day sooner on Christmas Eve. Some of the busses that arrived in Washington this past weekend were expected, so the New York busses added to those numbers. CONTINUE READING…