The U.S. Border Patrol has reportedly partnered with Mexican immigration officials to facilitate the orderly migration of hundreds of illegal immigrants into the U.S.
Border agents are communicating across the U.S.-Mexico border with Mexican authorities on encrypted messaging platforms to facilitate crowds of migrants entering the United States, according to Mexican officials. The U.S. officials have set up the “controlled-flow” system to keep Border Patrol processing centers from being overwhelmed, Mexican law enforcement told the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).
Border operations run by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are being overrun as Title 42, a Trump-era health policy, lapses. The policy officially expired just before midnight on Thursday. To combat the historic surge in migration, the Biden administration has reportedly resorted to unusual and drastic measures.
“Controlled-flow by the Biden administration’s DHS with Mexico also constitutes a highly unusual U.S. policy that demonstrates formal acquiescence to illegal immigration and an official willingness to accommodate mass illegal immigration rather than stopping, blocking, or deterring it, as required by law,” CIS reported.
The strategy has led to some conflict between federal law enforcement and the Texas Tactical Border Force, a special border response team of national guardsmen authorized by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, according to CIS’s Todd Bensman.
Looks like a looong Mexican standoff between Texas and the Biden DHS, which has been orchestrating immigrant swims in for two weeks now, according to exclusive @CIS_org reporting pic.twitter.com/yEDlNfj3jc
— Todd Bensman (@BensmanTodd) May 11, 2023
Abbott’s office said the reported coordination between DHS and Mexican law enforcement was effectively laying out a “welcome mat” for illegal immigrants.
“President Biden is actively undermining his own Border Patrol and refusing to allow them to act as law enforcement to secure our border,” Abbott spokesman Andrew Mahaleris told The Daily Wire in a statement. “While Texas is taking unprecedented action to respond to this crisis, President Biden is laying out the welcome mat for illegal immigrants by embracing even more open border policies like these and facilitating this record-level of illegal immigration rather than deterring and repelling.”
On Wednesday, Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz authorized the mass parole of migrants in sectors that are overrun with migrants attempting to apply for asylum. Parolees are released into the U.S. interior without a court date or tracking device. They are directed to report back on their own recognizance to an immigration official in the weeks after their release.
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BREAKING: Leaked Internal Memorandum From Customs and Border Protection Chief Raul L. Ortiz Dated May 10th, 2023 Confirms US Border Patrol Currently Averaging Nearly 9,000 Encounters Per Day With Illegal Immigrants
“For the past 7 days, USB has averaged over 8,750 encounters per… pic.twitter.com/vnSMSd5WJB
— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) May 11, 2023
A federal judge froze the parole program late Thursday, despite DHS protests that blocking the parole program would lead to “catastrophic” consequences at border facilities.
Migrant parole releases BLOCKED by a federal judge tonight as a result of a lawsuit filed by the state of Florida. The Biden admin argued that if the releases were blocked, CBP would have 45,000 migrants in custody by the end of the month & would be “catastrophic”. https://t.co/HydPaF5tsL
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 12, 2023
The Biden administration resurrected this week a Trump-era policy restricting asylum applications. A rule published in the Federal Register on Wednesday blocks migrants from applying for asylum in the United States if the migrant failed to apply for asylum in countries he passed through on the way to the U.S., such as Mexico.