Mark Morgan, former Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, told Fox News host Neil Cavuto late last week that the Biden administration is “facilitating illegal immigration” and that border authorities are already seeing crisis-level numbers under the new administration.
“Look, back in 2019, one of the driving factors behind the unprecedented crisis was the fact that we have these significant loopholes, one of them being if you made it to [our] border, you’re going to be released to the United States, never to be heard from again, that’s not Right or Left thing, facts support that,” Morgan said.
“Under the Trump administration, that was cut off in large part due to the Migrant Protection Protocol, the remain in Mexico program as most know it, and now, not only has that program been rescinded, but those that were already enrolled in the program, those are the people now that are being actively allowed in the United States, that all they’re doing is they’re coming to a port of entry and now they’re being allowed in — and real quick, what’s important to that is, it’s not just what’s [happening] on the front end that they’re being released. But he’s also on the back end removed the ICE’s authority to remove them lawfully once they stay here illegally.”
Morgan noted that once the illegal immigrants enter the U.S., if they don’t show up for their court dates then there is nothing that will happen to them because ICE is “going to be prohibited … from going after them and detaining them and trying to remove them.”
Morgan said what the Biden administration is doing represented a “new era” where the administration “is facilitating illegal immigration in this country.” Morgan noted that Obama’s CBP head, Jeh Johnson, once said that if there were 1,000 illegal immigrants apprehended at the border per day, that was a “bad day,” and then noted that the current numbers under the Biden administration are “3,500 a day.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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