Former President Donald Trump attempted to stem the tide of illegal immigration. However, President Joe Biden is rolling out the red carpet for the next great wave.
Migrants celebrated news that the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy has been nixed by the current administration, Breitbart reported. The Supreme Court upheld the Biden administration’s right to end the policy.
In 2019, Trump ended the usual practice of “catch and release” for illegal border crossers and instead required asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their requests were processed. This kept border crossers out of the U.S. until their cases could be properly adjudicated and histories properly vetted.
Trump’s program was a smashing success as the data bears out the truth that the vast majority of these asylum seekers had no cause. Of the 45,000 Remain in Mexico seekers, just 750 illegal immigrants had valid asylum claims.
Still, the Biden administration dispensed with the effective rule in favor of using the honor system when it came to court hearings. Predictably, illegal immigrants were happy to hear about this fortuitous change.
“In this moment, I am free,” an unnamed border crosser, who had just been released because of the program’s end, told the Union-Tribune in his native Spanish. “Before, I was not free,” he said.
“Knowing that I will be able to be here is huge,” the man added. “It’s magnificent.”
This change comes at a time when the administration has shattered five records on illegal immigration, Fox News reported. Among those include a whopping 2 million encounters with migrants in the period from Oct. 2021 to June 2022, a record 207,000 illegal immigrants apprehended in June, and a high of 609 deaths among migrants at the border.
It’s understandable why people would break the law to come to America for the opportunity to a better, safer, more prosperous life. However, Democrats routinely exploit those desires to import a permanent underclass of people who work cheaply and often vote Democratic when given the chance.