Local Southern region officials are getting ready for what could be the largest swellings of migrants ever to attempt to enter the country illegally from Mexico. This is weeks after thousands of Haitians have already done so.
Local Southern Region and Biden Administration
The Biden administration has significantly reined in the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Border security does fall under the federal government’s responsibility. This act does result in fewer deportations. There are many people being releasing into the U.S. after illegally crossing the border. It would potentially incentivize more illegal migration. The overwhelming Border Patrol agents have been pulling from the border. This would be to process people in custody. Thus leaving the border unguarded in many regions.
In fact, the Texas government and law enforcement leaders are stepping up efforts to make up for the federal government’s absence. In fact, the leaders are spending the weekend preparing for a potential rush of more than 60,000 Haitian migrants. Most Haitians are travelling from South America to cross the border rather than traveling to a port of entry.
It seems the number of Haitian migrants is heading to the U.S. They could be four times the size of the group that made it across in Del Rio last month. It would lead to chaos as 15,000 people did camp out under an international bridge thus waiting to be taken into federal custody.
Thousands of National Guard and Department of Public Safety troopers have been deployed to the border over the past seven months. This is according to Renae Eze, spokeswoman for Governor Greg Abbott. Moreover, she did not state how many are currently on border duties. In fact, more than 1,000 DPS officers were sent to Del Rio in late September for the first surge. A DPS official did reveal this during a press conference last week.