Biden Pulling Agents From Border Despite Post-Title 42 Migrant Influx
Migrants wait along a border wall Aug. 23, 2022, after crossing from Mexico near Yuma, Ariz.InternationalIndiaAfricaWASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the Biden administration is pulling agents from the southern border less than 24 hours after a Trump-era expulsion policy ended and a record number of migrants are trying to enter the United States. Title 42, a pandemic-era immigration restriction, expired at midnight as hundreds of migrants amassed at the border hoping to get into the United States. The number of illegal crossings at the US border by migrants surged over 10,000 daily this week, an all-time record, reports have detailed.”The Biden Administration is actually PULLING Border Patrol agents off the line. Texas is stepping up to fill the gap. Thank you to Texas Dept. of Public Safety troopers & Texas National Guard soldiers who are working night and day to hold the line,” Abbott said in a tweet on Friday. US President Joe Biden said earlier this week that the administration expects the situation near the border to be chaotic. The state of Texas and the Pentagon have both sent service members to the border to conduct support operations. An all-time record number of migrants have arrived at the US southern border under the Biden administration, hitting two consecutive records in 2021 and 2022, totaling over 2.3 million people. Americas’They’re Everywhere’: Hundreds of Migrants Arrive on US-Mexico Border Ahead of Title 42 End6 May, 01:35 GMTIn fiscal year 2023, which began on October 1, the US authorities said they have already encountered more than 1.2 million migrants.