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Biden Administration to Reimplement Court-Ordered ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy in November

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In August the Supreme Court declined to block a Texas lower-court ruling requiring the Biden administration to reinstate former President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy for illegal immigrants attempting to cross the southern border.

The U.S. District Court in Texas ruled that the Biden administration’s attempt to eliminate the “Remain in Mexico” policy violated the Administrative Procedure Act, requiring them to reinstate it.

Thursday the Biden administration told courts the policy will be reimplemented in mid-November if it can get Mexico’s support, as it requires asylum-seekers who cross the southern border illegally to remain in Mexico before their appearance in immigration court.

Although the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has appealed the case and plans to overhaul the program, it is still required to reimplement the policy which was formally called the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).

In a statement Thursday, DHS said “Mexico is a sovereign nation that must make an independent decision to accept the return of individuals without status in Mexico as part of any reimplementation of MPP. Discussions with the Government of Mexico concerning when and how MPP will be reimplemented are ongoing.”

The Hill reports:

DHS officials said it has a “general commitment” to deciding new asylum cases within six months and plans to construct “tent courts” near Laredo and Brownsville, Texas.

It also plans to expand the types of asylum-seekers who will not be subjected to MPP, but the filing doesn’t provide details on who that would include, such as families with children. Mexico has argued that the sick, elderly, as well as those in the LGBT community, should be exempt from MPP.

Both the vulnerability of those returns and the timing for hearing were issues raised by Mexico, along with a demand the U.S. provide “better coordination” on when migrants would be expelled into the country.

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Texas City Considering State Of Emergency Due To Border Crisis

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The border city of El Paso, Texas, is considering declaring a state of emergency over the worsening border crisis, city officials announced Wednesday.

“We are extremely grateful to all our partners including the NGOs, the County, State and Federal leaders who understand the extraordinary collaborative lift that is required,” Deputy City Manager Mario D’Agostino said in a statement.

Just days before the announcement, nearly 100 illegal immigrants were released into downtown El Paso as border facilities reached capacity.

“The migrants were released before dawn, and some quickly made plans to travel on to other cities, while others lingered on the streets of El Paso or at the airport — too broke to leave or book a hotel,” the New York Post reported.

The news comes as border officials brace for a further surge in illegal immigration as a result of President Biden administration’s plan to end Title 42, a Trump-era border security policy. According to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) document obtained by ABC News, the end of Title 42 will result in as many as 18,000 migrants attempting to illegally cross the southern border each day.

“The DHS Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) produced projections for post-Title 42 Southwest Border encounters describing low, medium, high, or very high encounter scenarios,” the document says. “These scenarios underpin planning assumptions that generate requirements which in turn drive operational execution. Based on these projections the SBCC is currently planning for 6,000, 12,000 (high) and 18,000 (very high) encounters per day.”

The border is already undergoing the highest levels of illegal immigration on record. Last month, “234,088 migrants encountered at the Southern border in April, per a DHS court filing today. That’s the highest number in DHS history. 117,989 migrants were released into the U.S. in April. 113,248 were removed, including 96,908 expelled via Title 42,” Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin announced on Twitter.

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Border Patrol Union Leader Warns Biden Ending Title 42 Will Give ‘Control To The Cartels’

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On Wednesday, a union leader representing U.S. Border Patrol agents warned that the Biden administration’s plan to end Title 42 next week will give the cartels full control of the border.

“That we just don’t have anybody in the field, that we just can’t patrol the border. When you look right now, we already start our shifts with 50% of our resources not even performing enforcement activities. They’re in administrative duties,” National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd said during an appearance on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”

“Once this explodes, we’re going to have nearly 100% of our people doing administrative duties rather than enforcement duties. That’s going to give complete control to the cartels. That’s a scary situation to be in,” he added.

Judd’s comments come as “234,088 migrants encountered at the Southern border in April, per a DHS court filing today. That’s the highest number in DHS history. 117,989 migrants were released into the U.S. in April. 113,248 were removed, including 96,908 expelled via Title 42,” according to Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin.

If the Biden administration successfully ends Title 42 on May 23, the number of migrants encountered at the southern border in a month is expected to surge to over 500,000, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) document obtained by ABC News. The document warns that the end of Title 42 will result in as many as 18,000 migrants attempting to cross the southern border each day.

“The DHS Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) produced projections for post-Title 42 Southwest Border encounters describing low, medium, high, or very high encounter scenarios,” the document says. “These scenarios underpin planning assumptions that generate requirements which in turn drive operational execution. Based on these projections the SBCC is currently planning for 6,000, 12,000 (high) and 18,000 (very high) encounters per day.”

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