Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan told Fox News Thursday night that campaign promises by Joe Biden “explain the most recent rush to the U.S. border by tens of thousands of people attempting to come here illegally.”
The former vice-president has promised, if he becomes president, to undo many or all of the immigration control measures enacted by President Trump over the past four years. Those promises include creating a pathway to citizenship for all illegal aliens, enforcing no deportations in the first hundred days, providing health care coverage for illegal aliens, and abolishing the Migrant Protection Protocols, which require asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases are adjudicated.
Morgan told Fox News host Laura Ingraham: “There is now a belief and a presumption . . . that with a new administration coming in, if that happens, is that our borders are going to be wide open. That’s what’s driving this new wave of illegal immigration.”
CBP figures show that 69,237 people were apprehended or deemed inadmissible at the U.S.-Mexico border in October, a 53-percent increase from the 45,139 caught or turned away in October 2019. That number also represents a 20-percent increase over the 57,674 people caught or turned away in September 2020.
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