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Obama’s DHS Secretary Warns Of Political Cost For Biden Lifting Title 42

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Jeh Johnson, former Secretary of Homeland Security for the Obama administration, warned during an interview on Sunday that President Biden was going to pay “a political cost” for his administration’s decision to lift Title 42 in May – a Trump-era border security policy – as the southern border faces record high levels of illegal immigration.

CBS News host Margaret Brennan asked Johnson if the Biden administration was prepared to deal with the surge in illegal immigration resulting from lifting Title 42, which is expected to nearly triple once Title 42 is no longer enforced.

“Numbers at these levels are difficult to handle on the southern border,” Johnson responded. “Communities on the southern border, catholic charities, the volunteers, difficult to absorb these types of numbers under almost any scenario. It’s challenging for the Border Patrol, for ICE to properly process and track these individuals. And, obviously, the Biden administration is paying a political cost for these.”

Johnson said that if he were still in office, he “would have argued that we should keep it in place just a little while longer, until perhaps July, when these numbers do tend to slow down in the hotter weather,” and pointed out that “March, April, May tend to be the peak seasons for migration on our southern border.”

“And so DHS will have a challenge. And I heard the current secretary the other day say at present they have something like 7,000 a day,” he added. “That’s a high number.”

As a result of the Biden administration’s decision to lift Title 42, the DHS expects as many as 18,000 migrants attempting to illegally cross the southern border each day, according to an agency document obtained by ABC News.

“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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  1. John

    April 13, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    Way to go Biden and company !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SCOTUS Rules Federal Courts Do Not Have Power To Decide If Illegals Will Be Deported

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On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that federal courts do not have the jurisdiction to decide whether noncitizens will be deported or allowed to stay in the country.

The case involved a couple from India — Pankajkumar Patel and his wife, Jyotsnaben, — who illegally entered the United States in the 1990s. They applied for “adjustment of status,” which would have made them both lawful permanent residents. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) denied their request after finding out that Patel intentionally falsely claimed he was a United States citizen in a Georgia driver’s license application.

Justice Amy Coney Barrett wrote the majority opinion for The Court and Justice Neil Gorsuch joining the three leftist justices in dissent.

“Congress has comprehensively detailed the rules by which noncitizens may enter and live in the United States. When noncitizens violate those rules, Congress has provided procedures for their removal,” Barrett wrote. “At the same time, there is room for mercy: Congress has given the Attorney General power to grant relief from removal in certain circumstances.”

“Federal courts have a very limited role to play in this process,” Barrett continued. “With an exception for legal and constitutional questions, Congress has barred judicial review of the Attorney General’s decisions denying discretionary relief from removal. We must decide how far this bar extends—specifically, whether it precludes judicial review of factual findings that underlie a denial of relief. It does.”

The Court ruled that “Federal courts lack jurisdiction to review facts found as part of discretionary-relief proceedings.”

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Texas AG Sues To Block Biden DHS Rule On Asylum Seekers At Border

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

As the border crisis continues, Texas is seeking to permanently block a new Biden administration rule that allows asylum seekers to avoid deportation at the border.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the lawsuit on Thursday, requesting the rule be blocked and be declared unconstitutional.

“The last thing TX needs is Biden to make it easy for aliens to break into USA through false claims,” Paxton wrote in a tweet, along with a Fox News article obtaining the lawsuit. “We know what’ll happen when the rule goes into effect: new waves of illegals claiming ‘asylum.’ I’m suing to stop it.”

“Unsatisfied with releasing over 836,225 illegal aliens into the United States within fifteen months—not counting the number of unaccompanied alien children released separately, and aliens who have evaded apprehension—on March 29, 2022, the Defendants promulgated an Interim Final Rule to release even more illegal aliens into our country,” the lawsuit states. “The Interim Rule violates the Administrative Procedure Act (‘APA’), the Homeland Security Act, and the Immigration and Nationality Act (‘INA’), and it violates the Appointments Clause in Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution.”

“The State of Texas respectfully requests that this Court issue declaratory, preliminary, and permanent injunctive relief,” the lawsuit adds.

The news comes the same day that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) that he did not know if some of the 42 illegal immigrants on the terrorism watch list that were in the custody of border officials had been released into the United States.

“Have any of the 42 illegal migrants on the terrorist watch list or no-fly list encountered on our southwest border been released into the United States?” Jordan asked.

“I will provide that data to you with respect to the disposition of each one,” Mayorkas responded. “I do not know the answer to your question.”

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