Fiscal Year 2022 started in October of last year. In just six short months, the Biden Administration has logged more than one million migrant encounters at the southern border. 2021 was a record-setting year at the border (the bad kind). Now, Biden wants to outdo himself.
The first 6 months of fiscal year 2022 are up 79% over the first 6 months of fiscal year 2021, according to Fox News’ Bill Melugin. Melugin has been doggedly reporting on the border crisis.
“Several hundred migrants have been mass released from federal custody to a NGO here in Eagle Pass, TX today,” Melugin reported. “We’ve seen 7 buses so far, and sources tell us up to 500 will be released here today. This is an everyday occurrence in multiple areas of the border.”
“NGO vans then transport some of the migrants, briefly stopping at a Border Patrol checkpoint, then free to travel elsewhere into the interior of the U.S. Others are taken to San Antonio airport where they are also free to travel. DHS released 80,000 + in March alone,” Melugin adds.
Nearly all migrants that weren’t expelled by the soon-to-be-lifted Title 42, gained access to the United States —some were even escorted to San Antonio airport to take a flight around the country on the taxpayer’s dime.
Yes —Biden Air is back in the sky. From the New York Post:
“The White House has quietly resumed its after-dark charter flights of underage migrants to a suburban airport north of New York City — after a Post expose led to their suspension last year.”
“The Post watched as a group of migrant teens got off an Avelo Airlines plane that arrived at the Westchester County Airport near White Plains at 9:25 p.m. Thursday. The group then boarded three waiting buses that drove off about 50 minutes later.”
“The resumption of flights is a big middle finger to hard-working New York taxpayers,” former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said.
“It’s frustrating. It’s outrageous.”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has written a letter to President Biden, pressing him on the lowering of security standards at the border and the elimination of Title 42.
“CBP’s Title 42 authority to expel migrants is necessary both to protect public health and to adequately manage the challenges the agency continues to face due to exponential increases in border encounters at the Southern border. I have deep concerns that this Administration may attempt to lower security standards and divert resources away from the Department of Veterans Affairs… specifically, medical personnel, to deal with the consequences of this self-inflicted border crisis.”
“Self-inflicted” is exactly right —it didn’t have to be this way, Joe.