Border Patrol Not Sending Majority of Adult Illegals Back, Despite Biden Claims
13% of the nearly 13,000 migrants were immediately returned
The Biden administration recently stated that the majority of adults who illegally cross the border are being sent back to Mexico, yet top officials are now claiming otherwise.
Axios reported that 13% of the nearly 13,000 migrants were immediately returned to Mexico or their home country.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated they are expelling most adults and families under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation.
“Families from Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries are expelled to Mexico unless Mexico does not have the capacity to receive the families,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement Tuesday, referring to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
“Families from countries other than Mexico or the Northern Triangle are expelled by plane to their countries of origin.
"Exceptions can be made when a family member has an acute vulnerability.”
But new data is not in line with his claim, however.
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Though migrant rights groups are pressuring Biden to end the immediate expulsions, it seems that what the Biden administration is saying and what they are doing is entirely different.
On Monday, the former chief of staff of the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) for the Trump administration filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration for their disastrous open border policies.
Brian Harrison's lawsuit argues that Biden's decision to ax the order is known as Title 42 Order, violates the Administrative Procedure Act.
Trump's order was meant to protect public health amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Administrative Procedure Act requires that policy changes are justified by government agencies.
With over 13,000 unaccompanied minor children immigrants currently in custody, the Biden administration is now scrambling to manage the migrant families.
Axios noted that the “growing numbers of migrant families trying to come to the U.S. — in addition to already overwhelming numbers of kids crossing the border without their parents or legal guardians…appear to be straining government resources."
Trump also warned that Biden's border policies are “destroying our country” and predicted the current crisis would worsen.
“My policies were working better than they’ve ever seen on the southern border."