(ConservativeSense.com) – Thousands of migrants seeking asylum lined up north of the border of Guatemala and Tapachula, Mexico, on Tuesday, attempting to make their way to the United States, with thousands closer behind them according to government officials.
The migrant surge expected ahead of the termination of Title 42 is playing out just as many warned would happen. Those flooding into Mexico are applying for 45-day visas to stay there as they prepare to make their way to the US as their final destination, although the Mexican government is imposing certain travel restrictions.
In preparation for the end of Title 42, the emergency pandemic order that enabled migrants to be quickly expelled to stop the spread of the virus, President Joe Biden sent about 1,500 active-duty troops to the border to perform administrative and transport jobs in order to free up Border Patrol and law enforcement.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas assured the public that the border “is not open” and that it isn’t going to open after Title 42 ends. Meanwhile, as thousands line up along the border of Guatemala and Mexico, there are already thousands waiting on the Mexican side of the southern US border, with over 80,000 attempting to cross legally over the last two weeks. Another 25,000 snuck into the US, according to Border Patrol.
Biden said there’s been “overwhelming cooperation” from the Mexican government in processing migrants for asylum claims, that offices are being set up in other countries, and that they will prioritize those fleeing from persecution or violence more rapidly. He also said that any migrants who don’t go through the initial screening process will be sent back to their home countries immediately and barred from coming into the U.S. for five years or more.
Recent footage out of El Paso, Texas, shows a dire situation as the streets are flooded with migrants in sleeping bags and tents, many of whom will be shipped off to other states and cities. Thousands of these migrants will end up in New York City, which is preparing to take drastic measures as shelters run out of space, such as possibly shutting down some streets to place portable homes.
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