House Democrats including Speaker Nancy Pelosi are not happy with Joe Biden’s disastrous handling of the border specifically Title 42 and they think his admin’s incompetence will cost them the Congress in the midterms.
According to a report by Punchbowl News, “Pelosi’s concern about the way the White House has handled the Title 42 controversy is that she believes this debate has put politically vulnerable Democrats at risk.”
A judge temporarily blocked Biden from lifting the rule but the Dems fear if it comes to a vote in Congress they will lose and Biden will be humiliated. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will unveil a new plan to deal with the surge but it will do nothing to help the Dems in the midterms according to the report.
Mayorkas said: “Our outdated immigration system was not built to manage the current levels and types of migratory flows that we are experiencing and is already under strain.
“This is true at the federal level, as well as for state, local, and NGO partners. However, we have been able to manage increased encounters because of prudent planning and execution, and the talent and unwavering dedication of the DHS workforce and our state, local, and community partners.
“Despite these efforts, a significant increase in migrant encounters will substantially strain our system even further.
“We will address this challenge successfully, but it will take time, and we need the partnership of Congress, state and local officials, NGOs, and communities to do so. We are operating within a fundamentally broken immigration system that only Congress can fix.
The new plan from DHS will see the admin “surging resources, including personnel, transportation, medical support, and facilities to support border operations.
“By May 23, we will be prepared to hold approximately 18,000 noncitizens in CBP custody at any given time, up from 13,000 at the beginning of 2021, and we have doubled our ability to transport noncitizens on a daily basis, with flexibility to increase further.”
DHS will bolster “the capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to receive noncitizens after they have been processed by CBP and are awaiting the results of their immigration removal proceedings.”
DHS will increase the “targeting and disrupting the transnational criminal organizations and smugglers” who try to bring migrants – and drugs – into the country illegally,” according to the new plan.
“It endangers the whole Congress. It just doesn’t endanger the Frontliners,” House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn told Punchbowl News about the administration’s current Title 42 policy.
“It’s a big problem.”
From The Daily Mail:
A memo from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas outlines a more robust effort to enforce U.S. immigration law without the use of Title 42, which was invoked at the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
The plan is to add 600 members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. There would be additional transportation and medical support as well.
The plan includes increasing the number of personnel in the border region from Customs and Border Protection and other federal agencies, expanding detention capacity with the use of temporary facilities and aggressively deploying a process known as expedited removal to deport migrants who do not qualify for asylum or some other relief under U.S. law.
The agency is planning for increased capacity by May 23, with 18,000 non-citizens in CBP custody.
That is an increase from 13,000 in early 2021.