Supreme Court mandates return to Remain in Mexico policy. Biden regime ignores the court
The Washington Examiner reports on the Supreme Court’s decision to return to the Remain in Mexico policy; however, Biden has ignored the court again (after his mocking them by ignoring their ruling on his rent moratorium).
Former President Donald Trump’s “remain in Mexico” immigration policy will be reinstated after the Supreme Court refused a Biden administration request Tuesday night to block a lower court ruling requiring the restrictions be put back in place.
The Justice Department sought to have the court stay a recent decision by a federal judge in Texas that ordered the Biden administration to “enforce and implement” the policy, known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, until it could be lawfully suspended.
U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee, ruled on Aug. 13 the administration violated federal procedural law when it first suspended the border policy in January and when it fully rescinded the policy on June 1. The rescission, Kacsmaryk determined, was arbitrary and capricious in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act, which governs the administration of federal regulations.
The Justice Department asked the high court to block Kacsmaryk’s order, saying it would “severely disrupt” the administration’s operations at the border and that it threatened “to create a diplomatic and humanitarian crisis.”
The Supreme Court determined the government would not likely succeed on appeal on the merits of its claim that the administration’s rescission of the policy complied with the law.
“The applicants have failed to show a likelihood of success on the claim that the memorandum rescinding the Migrant Protection Protocols was not arbitrary and capricious,” the court said in its order.
Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan granted the Justice Department’s stay application.
The Homeland Security Department said it plans to continue with its appeal of Kacsmaryk’s reinstatement order — the Supreme Court ruled narrowly on whether to pause the order as the government seeks a victory on the merits of its rescission of MPP — but will “comply with the order in good faith.”
“Alongside interagency partners, DHS has begun to engage with the Government of Mexico in diplomatic discussions surrounding the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP),” the agency said in a statement.
The original complaint was filed on April 13 by Texas and Missouri, which claimed financial injury due to the rescission of the policy. The policy was first implemented in January 2019 and directed immigration authorities to return certain migrants to Mexico as they awaited their removal proceedings.
Missouri claimed the end of the policy forced it to direct more state resources to initiatives, including its Human Trafficking Task Force, stressed by the influx of migrants from the southern border.
Kacsmaryk said the Biden administration “failed to consider the main benefits of [the Migrant Protection Protocols]” and to adequately consider how states would be affected by the release of thousands of migrants into their jurisdictions.
(Read of the record number of crossings and response by Mayorkas at the Washington Examiner)
I don’t know whether Joe has decided to further ignore the border in order to distract us from his Afghanistan disaster or whether this is just full-scale invasion
In the end, nothing about the Biden border policy helps America for these reasons:
- It opens us up to more fentanyl when we are already experiencing an opioid epidemic.
- It allows more diseases (many of which we once had eliminated within our borders) back into our states (not to mention new variants of the ever-hyped COVID-19).
- It provides a pipeline for illegal guns to run both north and south of the border
- It strengthens the hand of human traffickers (especially those who sex traffic children and women).
- It opens our population to terrorists
Texas Rep. Pfluger visits Del Rio migrant camp as numbers spike, warns ‘worst is yet to come’
Fox News points out the conditions observed by Representative Pfluger at Del Rio as the Haitian invasion began.
Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, on Saturday spoke to Fox News as he visited the site of the migrant surge in Del Rio, Texas, saying that the number of predominantly Haitian migrants camping there in squalid conditions is approaching 15,000 — and warning the situation could get much worse.
“Speaking to Border Patrol agents, the worst is yet to come, they’re worried about what is behind here, they’re worried about co-ordination with Mexico,” he told Fox News from Del Rio.
Officials have described an “out of control” situation as they scramble to cope with a flood of migrants that has spiked from 4,000 on Wednesday to now what Pfluger said was 14,878 as of Saturday afternoon. Fox News images have shown migrants streaming across the border by their hundreds for days.
“It’s worse than you could imagine,” Pfluger said, whose office also provided images of the chaos to Fox News.
The migrants have set up a de facto camp under the bridge to shelter from the 100 degree heat as their numbers swell and they wait to be processed by Border Patrol. Officials have rushed toilets, water, medical supplies and other humanitarian aid to try and help.
(Read accounts of attempted border shutdowns and staffing arrangements at Fox News)
The more I think of this situation, all of this seems to be going as planned by the White House
The more I think about this invasion, this seems to fit into the plans of the socialists who run things in the White House. They want to “fundamentally change America” by importing as many socialists as possible. It does not matter that they will bankrupt the nation. They will get these little socialists on handout programs as soon as possible and, thereby, have a new class of devoted Democrat voters.
Democrat Del Rio Mayor calls for help from Biden and Harris
The Epoch Times reports the words of Democrat Mayor Mayor Bruno Lozano as he called on members of his own party for help.
Democratic Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano has called out President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for failing to make an appearance at his town as it battles with an overwhelming illegal immigrant crisis that has left Border Patrol agents struggling to process thousands of people.
More than 15,000 illegal immigrants, including Haitian, Cuban, and Venezuelan nationals, have illegally entered the United States in recent days and taken shelter underneath the border bridge connecting Del Rio, a Texas town of about 35,000 people, to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico.
While numerous official figures and congressmen, including Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), have visited the town, shared images, and urged the Biden administration to take action, both Biden and Harris have been noticeably absent.
Del Rio now: US on the left, Mexico on the right. Constant stream back and forth as the illegal immigrants get sup… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Charlotte Cuthbertson (@charlottecuthbo) September 18, 2021
On Sept.18, as Pfluger warned that the situation has “reached boiling point,” Harris made an appearance at Howard University where she led a coin toss at the university’s football event.
(Read more at the Epoch Times about the Democrat non-response)
This should be the message to working-class Democrats in America: “You have been abandoned for the illegal alien socialists.”
As has become evident by the acts of the Democrats at the border, working class Democrats have now been abandoned by the party in favor of illegal alien socialists. Although an imperceptibly small minority of illegal aliens are being sent back, the majority that the Biden CBP encounter are being spread across America.
Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano (D) desperately trying to get the president's attention on the accelerating crisis at th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) September 17, 2021
Democrat mayor of Del Rio slams Biden, Harris over absence at border: 'Where are you?' thepostmillennial.com/democrat-texas…—
Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) September 20, 2021
Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 16, 2021
The Biden regime continues with unequal application of the law
As illustrated by the tweet below, Biden has chosen to continue with an unequal application of the law even when dealing with illegal aliens.
NEW: U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz says there are currently 12,600 migrants under the bridge in Del Rio. Told… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 19, 2021
Texas law enforcement takes action over migrant crisis in Del Rio
The Blaze reports that Texas Rangers have started picking up the slack where the federal agents under Joe Biden have slacked off.
Texas law enforcement took action late Saturday over the growing migrant crisis unfolding in Del Rio, Texas, a small town situated on the southern United States border with Mexico.
What are the details?
Gov. Greg Abbott said Saturday the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas National Guard were working together to secure the area of the border where thousands of Haitian migrants have poured into the U.S. in recent days.
“The Texas Department of Public Safety is in full force along the border around the Del Rio area. They have built a barricade with their squad cars and State Troopers,” Abbott said. “The National Guard is working with them to secure the border.”
The Texas DPS shared images on social media showing a massive fleet of vehicles parked on the banks of the Rio Grande river.
Texas DPS (@TxDPS) September 18, 2021
(Read how Texas forces plan to act at The Blaze)
At least Abbott is trying to do what Biden will not do.
Because Biden has abandoned the border, Governor Abbott has been forced to use Texas resources to stem the flow of illegal aliens into Texas.
In contradiction to Biden claims, the majority of Haitians are released into America
The Associated Press report that (of the 16,000 Haitians amassed at Del Rio) many are being released into America.
Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said, undercutting the Biden administration’s public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion.
Haitians have been freed on a “very, very large scale” in recent days, according to one U.S. official who put the figure in the thousands. The official, who has direct knowledge of operations, was not authorized to discuss the matter Tuesday and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Many have been released with notices to appear at an immigration office within 60 days, an outcome that requires less processing time from Border Patrol agents than ordering an appearance in immigration court and points to the speed at which authorities are moving, the official said.
The Homeland Security Department has been busing Haitians from Del Rio to El Paso, Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas border, and this week added flights to Tucson, Arizona, the official said. They are processed by the Border Patrol at those locations.
A second U.S. official, also with direct knowledge and speaking on the condition of anonymity, said large numbers of Haitians were being processed under immigration laws and not being placed on expulsion flights to Haiti that started Sunday. The official couldn’t be more specific about how many.
U.S. authorities scrambled in recent days for buses to Tucson but resorted to flights when they couldn’t find enough transportation contractors, both officials said. Coast Guard planes took Haitians from Del Rio to El Paso.
The releases in the U.S. were occurring despite the signaling of a massive effort to expel Haitians on flights to Haiti under pandemic-related authority that denies migrants an opportunity to seek asylum. A third U.S. official not authorized to discuss operations said there were seven daily flights to Haiti planned starting Wednesday.
Accounts of wide-scale releases — some observed at the Del Rio bus station by Associated Press journalists — are at odds with statements a day earlier by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who traveled to Del Rio to promise swift action.
“If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned, your journey will not succeed, and you will be endangering your life and your family’s life,” he said at a Monday news conference.
The releases come amid a quick effort to empty the camp under a bridge that, according to some estimates, held more than 14,000 people over the weekend in a town of 35,000 people. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, during a visit Tuesday to Del Rio, said the county’s top official told him the most recent tally at the camp was about 8,600 migrants.
The criteria for deciding who is flown to Haiti and who is released in the U.S. was unclear, but two U.S. officials said single adults were the priority for expulsion flights.
The Homeland Security Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment late Tuesday night.
(Read more at the Associated Press)
For those Haitians who got into America, some revolted
As reported by Kingsville CBS affiliate KIII, Haitians in CBP custody attempted escape and take-over of a CPB bus.
New images have come to light of Monday’s incident just south of Kingsville, Texas, involving some Haitian migrants and the Department of Homeland Security.
The group of migrants were being transported by bus to Brownsville when there was a revolt. The Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office said the migrants fought with agents, forced the bus to stop, and then escaped. Footage of the incident was brought to Governor Greg Abbott’s attention during a news conference Tuesday.
“We saw something yesterday that we knew was going to happen,” said Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council.
Judd was in Del Rio at the news conference with Governor Abbott spotlighting the Haitian migrant crisis there.
“If you are targeting Texas to come to, we are going to show up in force and shut down the border,” Abbott said.
“When those people who were in buses south of Kingsville, Texas, when they found out they were going to be sent back to Haiti, they took the bus over and they fled,” Judd said.
Kleberg County Sheriff Richard Kirkpatrick was one of a number of lawmen who showed up to the scene to help out the ICE agents.
“These illegal migrants assaulted the federal agents on the bus and somehow they managed to escape custody for a brief moment in time, and agents then had to chase them down again and get into another scuffle on the side of the road with these individuals to try and detain them,” Kirkpatrick said.
The desperation seen in the Haitian migrants trying to cross the border is partly due to a recent earthquake that destroyed or damaged nearly 130,000 homes. Haiti’s president was also assassinated earlier this year. The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory telling Americans not to visit Haiti because of the civil unrest, crime and COVID-19.
Eddie Canales, a South Texas immigrant rights activist, said those Haitians acted in desperation because they are fearful of returning to their country. He believes the Haitian migrants at our state’s border should be welcomed into the country and not deported back to Haiti.
“There needs to be immediate humanitarian parole given to the Haitians in this country or you know, temporary protected status, or as refugees,” Canales said. “Figure out what’s going on. Did any actions take place in Haiti to keep people from leaving in terms of relief after the earthquake? I doubt it very much.”
(Read more at KIII)
The statement “There needs to be immediate humanitarian parole given” provides all the proof we need that this situation is insane. The inmates have taken over the asylum.