Some officials from President Joe Biden’s National Security Council (NSC) are privately warning that the end of former President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program at the US-Mexico border will spur a wave of illegal immigration.
In June, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the Biden administration could terminate the Stay in Mexico program, but also referred the matter to lower courts. Following the decision, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas pledged to end the program when the agency is legally authorized to do so.
Some NSC officials, who spoke anonymously to the the wall street journalsaid they were privately warning administration officials that ending the Remain in Mexico program is likely to spur an even larger flow of illegal immigration to the United States while crippling negotiations with Mexico.
The Log reports:
NSC officials cited a number of reasons for their distrust, including that they fear publicity around ending the program could encourage more people to cross the border illegally, the people said. Specifically, the program remains one of the only deterrent tools the administration can use to deal with migrant asylum seekers from Cuba and Venezuela, countries that do not take back any citizens deported from the United States. [Emphasis added]
They also fear that ending the program entirely could upset continued immigration negotiations with the Mexican government.who would prefer the program stay in place, they said. [Emphasis added]
NSC officials also argued that ending the program could immediately lead to more litigation from Texas and other Republican-run states. that could force the government to quickly relaunch the program, the people said. An initial lawsuit by Texas and Missouri prompted the administration to restart the program last fall while the case was pending before the Supreme Court. [Emphasis added]
At DHS, however, agency officials are reportedly all in favor of ending the Remain in Mexico program — saying it’s too expensive to operate even though illegal immigration costs U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year. in direct costs.
The Biden administration’s drive to end stay in Mexico comes even as the program has significantly helped eliminate asylum fraud where border commuters and illegal aliens, who were knowingly ineligible to asylum, were nevertheless released inside the United States.
The latest federal data, as reported by Breitbart News, reveals that of more than 45,000 cases of stay in Mexico adjudicated, only 1.6% of migrants enrolled in the program made legitimate asylum claims.
Meanwhile, more than 70% of migrants enrolled in the program have been deported after failing to prove they have valid asylum claims. More than 10,000 migrants terminated their asylum procedures before going to court, suggesting they also did not believe they would have valid asylum claims.