President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has crafted a plan to more quickly and easily transport commuters to American communities in response to the president’s drive to end Title 42, the public health authority used to deter illegal immigration.
Titled “DHS Plan for Southwest Border Security and Preparedness,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas details an effort to continue the administration’s transformation of the U.S.-Mexico border into a mere checkpoint for border residents.
The plan is specifically designed to be implemented sometime after Biden ended the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Title 42 authority that allowed federal immigration officials to quickly remove illegal aliens. in their country of origin for two years. A federal judge said he plans to block the administration from ending the authority.
“When the Title 42 public health order is lifted, we expect migration levels to increase as smugglers seek to take advantage of and take advantage of vulnerable migrants,” Mayorkas writes in the plan.
Biden officials admit that up to half a million cross-border commuters and illegal aliens — the equivalent of the resident population of Atlanta, Georgia — could arrive at the border each month after Title 42 ends.
To relieve DHS officials of the potentially record illegal immigration that is expected, Mayorkas writes that the agency will increase taxpayer funding to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) such as Jewish Family Services and Catholic charities that help cross-border commuters. by bus and by air to the United States. communities.
By May 23, we will be ready to hold approximately 18,000 non-nationals in CBP custody at any one time, up from 13,000 at the start of 2021. and we have doubled our capacity to transport non-nationals daily, with the flexibility to further increase. [Emphasis added]
We build the capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to receive non-citizens after their treatment by CBP and are awaiting the results of their immigration removal process. And we are ensuring appropriate coordination and support with state, local and community leaders to help mitigate increased impacts on their communities. [Emphasis added]
Our goal is to help communities alleviate the pressures they face by expanding the capacity of NGOsthrough communication and coordination with all relevant partners, and other forms of assistance such as the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant program that complements and expands the ongoing work of local NGOs to meet the needs of local agencies. [Emphasis added]
Mayorkas also details in the plan the step-by-step process where DHS ends up releasing tens of thousands of cross-border commuters into U.S. communities each month. In March alone, DHS released more than 80,000 cross-border commuters inside the United States — a population larger than the president’s hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
“By meeting individuals who have entered between [Ports of Entries]Border Patrol agents transport them to train stations for processing,” Mayorkas writes:
This includes verifying their identity through a review of their documents and biographical information, as well as collecting biometric records. Each individual treated by [Customs and Border Protection (CBP)] is screened against many registration systemsincluding the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database, to determine whether or not they pose a threat to national security or public safety. After initial verification of identity and verification of records, CBP officers and agents determine the appropriate processing path from the available options, which are determined on the basis of nationality, age, marital status and the results of security checks and verifications. This process, including the final processing for each die, takes an average of one to two hours per individual. [Emphasis added]
After CBP processing is complete, some non-nationals may be expeditiously deported and others may be transferred to ICE for continued detention. Unaccompanied children should be transferred to HHS. Non-nationals not transferred to other government agencies are processed for release for the duration of their removal process. This often includes enrolling in an ICE Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program and coordination with NGOs to help plan trips away from the border and the provision of other basic services. [Emphasis added]
As part of the plan, Biden’s Department of Defense is expected to “provide, as needed, rapid contract support for air and ground transportation” to border commuters transported to U.S. communities.
DHS is also seeking NGOs to provide legal assistance to cross-border commuters and illegal aliens so they can fight deportation orders and gain asylum in the United States.
“NGOs will also be present to provide legal referral services and onward transportation to low-risk individuals who will ultimately be released on ATD,” Mayorkas writes.
As Breitbart News exclusively reported this week, DHS sources said they simply serve as an “Uber service” for border commuters and illegal aliens – releasing most of those arriving at the southern border in American communities with the help of NGOs.
“We’re like a full-service travel agency,” a source said.
In a privately released plan reported and published exclusively by Breitbart News, the Biden administration details “large-scale release mechanisms” for border commuters and illegal aliens.
Biden’s Catch and Release Network has released foreign populations inside the United States in numbers greater than the population of many major American cities.
For example, from January 2021 to February 2022, Biden released more than 765,000 cross-border commuters and illegal aliens into American communities, not counting illegal aliens who successfully crossed the border undetected or unaccompanied alien children (UACs). who were resettled by the federal government.
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