WASHINGTON, DC- We’ve often heard old “lunch bucket Joe” wax poetic about the millions of miles he’s traveled on Amtrak…you know, a regular man of the people. Now, according to Town Hall, old Joe may be sharing his train car with an illegal alien or two.
The outlet reports that the Biden administration is poised to use the beleaguered rail system to transport illegal aliens from areas near the U.S-Mexico border.
Nineteen House Republicans claim the Department of Homeland Security has hatched a scheme to use taxpayer money to ship illegals from the border to the interior United States.
The Republicans lay blame squarely on Biden’s messaging and his push to end Title 42 restrictions as the reason for an unprecedented invasion of illegals at the southern border, which led the Republicans to expose Biden’s plot.
GOP lawmakers drafted a letter to Amtrak officials, in which they warned that Biden was planning on using the train service to process illegals if immigration checkpoints become overrun with new arrivals, which they say will exacerbate the current crisis at the border.
“We are concerned about the impact that a significantly greater border surge could cause to your services and the potential use of Amtrak in the Administration’s response to its self-created border crisis,” the letter warns.
“Such a situation would cause disruptions for Amtrak customers as well as interrupt freight traffic that could further exacerbate the supply chain crisis…would also constitute an unconscionable use of significant amounts of taxpayer funds and resources to aid in the vast movement of illegal migrants into American communities,” the letter continued.
The Republicans said they are “deeply concerned” that the railroad may be used to move illegals, in particular the Sunset Limited route.
“We are deeply concerned that Amtrak’s resources—especially those supporting the Sunset Limited route—will be used to transport these undocumented persons,” they wrote.
The invasion into the United States at the southern border is unprecedented, with Customs and Border Protection announcing earlier last week that some 200,000 illegal aliens have entered the U.S. in July alone, bringing the total in this fiscal year to over 1.9 million encounters.
Republicans on the House Transportation Committee are seeking a briefing regarding any discussions that may have occurred between Amtrak officials and the White House on the topic.
Things could get much worse if Title 42 is lifted as Biden attempted to do earlier this year, only to have a federal judge intercede and block the move. The issue is undergoing litigation at the moment, and if it is indeed lifted, even the White House admits illegal immigration into the U.S. will swell, which is unsustainable.
One group of individuals who are looking forward to Title 42 being scuttled are drug cartels and human smugglers south of the border, who “will seek to take advantage of and profit from vulnerable migrants,” admitted feckless Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, admitting the border will be overrun, Fox News reported.
As regards the letter to Amtrak, a spokesman for the railroad said they are currently reviewing the letter and would send a response to GOP lawmakers. Meanwhile, Fox News reached out to the White House and DHS, neither of which returned requests for comment.
For more on our border being overrun with the blessing of the Biden administration, we invite you to:
UNITED STATES – The Biden administration and its border czar, Kamala Harris, have essentially opened the southern border. Customs and Birder Protection have found themselves under resourced and overburdened.
If someone wants to come into this country, they can. And they can practically smuggle anything they want with them. Drugs, guns, people. The open border allows for all of that to be trafficked.
Now, a former Trump security chief believes that the next wave of potential terrorists seeking to inflict, harm, damage and death on American soil is already here and they are likely planning their next moves.
Mark Morgan, who was the Acting Commissioner of the CBP during the Trump administration, recently said on a podcast that he is concerned that the next terrorist attack on American soil will be perpetrated by someone who snuck across our southern border. Morgan has been pointing to the severe vulnerability that Biden’s immigration policies have created at the border since the 46th president has been in office.
"Almost everything that comes out of this administration about the southwest border is an absolute lie."
— Newsmax (@newsmax) January 26, 2022
He said that if current numbers hold steady, by the time Biden’s term in office (4 years) is done, we could see between 8-10 million illegal immigrants trying to cross our border.
“My worry is, is the next terrorist attack is already here being planned in the United States, and they got in through that 800,000 got-aways, because this administration has opened our borders wide open and handed operational control of our borders to the cartels,” Morgan said. “If you ask most Border Patrol agents, they’ll say that number is closer to a million.”
Alluding to state populations as a benchmark for the enormity of this situation, Morgan added:
“There are 9 states, nine separate states in this country that have 1 million or less citizens in its entire state. And more than that have gotten away under this administration.”
More disturbing than the sheer number of got-aways is the number among those that the FBI has information on.
In 2022, 15 apprehensions were made by CBP agents of individuals on the FBI Terror Screen Database.
Let us say this again.
Fifteen individuals attempted to cross the border into the US that were on known terror watchlists. If those 15 were captured, how many weren’t?
At least 42 have done so since January of 2021, when Biden took the reins from a Trump administration that was tough on immigration and was working to restrict the flow across our borders. Of the 23 captured in 2021, nearly half of them crossed in Texas.
And elected officials in the Lone Star State took notice.
42 people on the TERROR WATCHLIST have been arrested at our border since Biden was sworn in.
More importantly: how many MORE dangerous suspects were in the over 600K known gotaways who evaded law enforcement because Biden and Mayorkas REFUSE to secure our border? https://t.co/tkJWaKT84g
— Rep. Chip Roy Press Office (@RepChipRoy) April 19, 2022
That figure rose more than 200,000 since Roy’s tweet, and it is anticipated to have another significant increase once the June figures are released.
The harsh reality is that we don’t know the actual numbers.
A letter penned by Roy and 21 other Republican members of Congress to the ICE director, Alejandro Mayorkas, shows that at the very least, the 2021 numbers reported by ICE to congress came 5 months after the close of Fiscal Year 2021.
The report was more of a summary and left out many figures, tables and details that were provided over the four years of the Trump administration.
“…the recently released annual report is likened to a narrative driven summary of the agency’s many focuses and missions in FY21 and does not include more granular data that allows for a more precise analysis of ICE’s immigration enforcement activities in FY21.”
The letter raises a fundamental point:
“The concerning decision to release a less than seven-page summary in lieu of an enforcement report begs the question as to what the Biden Administration is hiding from Congress and the American people.”
These figures from the CBP and the lack of transparency from ICE lend credence to Morgan’s hypothesis.
He believes that we need to treat the terror threat within the border crisis with the same resolve that we have on every other front, saying that we need to take that approach to the transnational organizations and the cartels that are assisting terrorists into the country.
“If we do it the same way, the same structure, the same commitment and same will and courage, we can have the same level impact, in my opinion, of the transnational cartels as we do with the terrorist organizations,” he said.
It remains to be seen if the Biden team will ever actually take the crisis at our southern border seriously. The current trend says that it is not likely.
Report: Biden’s DHS planning to use taxpayer dollars to bus illegal border crossers to cities like Dallas, Houston, LA
WASHINGTON, D.C.- According to a report from the Washington Examiner, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering paying to transport migrants from the border to cities like Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles.
— gcourtney (@gcourtney3) June 10, 2022
A report, which was published on Wednesday, June 8th, indicates that the Biden administration is moving forward with a plan that will pay to transport migrants who have been apprehended for illegally crossing the southern border to larger cities in an effort to provide aid to overwhelmed border towns.
Within weeks, federal homeland security and emergency management agencies will start using taxpayer funds to move migrants from federal facilities along the southern border to shelters in Albuquerque, Los Angeles, and Houston.
Since Biden took over in office, the U.S.-Mexico border has seen more people attempting to cross the border than any other time in history and as encounters have soared under his leadership, so have the number of migrants released into the U.S. interior.
Instead of being sent back to their countries, all of these migrants, who have entered the country illegally, have been told to show up for court proceedings about their unlawful entry. Unfortunately, due to the astonishing numbers, these court dates will not take place for at least three to five years.
— Donato Yaakov Secchi (@doyaksec) June 10, 2022
A DHS spokesperson told the Washington Examiner that “no decision has been made” regarding officially transporting migrants on taxpayer dollars. The spokesperson added:
“Should a decision be made, DHS will continue to closely coordinate with and support cities and NGOs to facilitate the movement of any individual encountered at the Southwest border who is placed into removal proceedings pending the next steps in their immigration proceedings.”
Since March of 2021, local and state officials have complained that local nonprofit and religious organizations could not keep up with helping, housing, and feeding the thousands of people being released into the U.S. interior daily.
This plan by DHS to bus or fly migrants to the largest cities in Texas, California, and New Mexico, comes shortly after Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) began busing migrants to Washington, D.C. in an effort to force the Biden administration to do more about securing the border.
Citing internal DHS documents, some agency officials have dubbed the scheme the “Abbott plan” after the Texas governor bused migrants to D.C. in an effort to protest the Biden administrations lax border policies.
The transport plan would allegedly take place alongside flights organized by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, which has been transporting unaccompanied children to suburban New York for several months.
According to GOP candidate Rob Astorino, the flights, which have been occurring under the cover of the night since October of 2021, have transported dozens of young children along with adult males. He said in a statement:
“I can tell you and we have video, that this is not just the little kids with backpacks being reunited, reunified with their families … it is an expansion of this program and what’s happening is we’re having on video, clearly seeing many teenage boys, late teen, early 20s, who are single adult men, who are getting off these flights.”
— Just Michelle (@MaryMichelleNay) June 10, 2022
In May, Doug Nicholls, the mayor of Yuma, Arizona, told the Washington Examiner that he personally asked the Biden administration in a closed-door meeting to halt all border patrol releases of migrants in cities and town that have populations of less than 1 million.
Yuma’s main nonprofit organization has already begun busing migrants to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix because regional airports cannot accommodate as many migrants who are in need of flights in addition to the general public.
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Caravan of illegal immigrants heading through Mexico to US southern border, up to 15,000 expected to arrive and overwhelm CBP
June 9th, 2022
TAPACHULA, MEXICO – Another human caravan of migrants is making its way from the Mexico-Guatemala border. At its starting point of Tapachula, the caravan was already estimated to be 11,000 strong.
Officials believe that by its third day, it had already reached 15,000 and could continue growing before reaching the southern border of the US.
The largest-ever migrant caravan of 15,000 people is heading to the U.S. border.
Politicians in Washington just sent $40 billion to Ukraine.
A fraction of that could have finished President Trump's border wall.
— Kimberly Guilfoyle (@kimguilfoyle) June 7, 2022
As President Biden and the leaders of 31 nations that make up Central, North, and South America gather in Los Angeles for the Summit of the Americas conference to discuss numerous aspects of multi-national relations, immigration is high on the list of planned topics.
The Daily Mail said it has namely been the issue that has been a drag on Biden’s popularity.
There were 1.7 million illegal crossings in 2021. That was a 379% increase over the last year of Trump’s presidency. In fact, the four months of Trump’s term that fell in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, the monthly average 74,113. In the time since taking office, Biden’s open border policy has seen 182,276 average monthly encounters.
The Biden administration has four months that saw well over 200,000. The May numbers have yet to be released, but they are estimated to top the 200K mark as well. Assuming that Biden’s average number of monthly encounters is met, that would add an additional 911,380 to the FY2022 books.
With FY2022 nearly 4 months from closing out and May’s numbers unreleased, we have already seen close to 2 million encounters with illegal immigrants. This growing caravan and others like it will likely push the totals for this year well beyond the 2.2 million mark.
Let’s not forget that the White House is appealing a federal court ruling that temporarily halted their efforts to lift the Title 42 protection of quick expulsion under COVID-19 restrictions.
Title 42 has facilitated the expulsion of close to 2 million migrants.
And what needs to be recognized is that these numbers are capturing only the number of crossings in which CBP agents encounter the immigrants. How many people are able to clear the border undetected?
According to CBP estimates, roughly 1,000 people manage to reach the interior of the US with no encounter with law enforcement, every day.
As reported by the Washington Post, CBP recognizes that “got aways” are a growing issue, but they are not equipped to be able to make contact with everyone who enters the US in remote areas.
“There are maybe 20 groups a day that are observed, but there’s nobody to try to go after them,” an agent told the Post on the condition of anonymity. “They just keep walking until they’re out of sight.”
So, what does Biden’s border Czar intend to do? Vice President Harris has committed $3.2B in aid to Honduras, Guatemala, Venezuela and El Salvador to address the “root cause.”
Those are words that she has failed to define or identify, although she has alluded to things like climate change, violence, poverty and economic insecurity.
In addition to these economic investments, to make progress in northern Central America, we also must combat corruption, promote rule of law, reduce violence, support labor rights, and empower women. These remain important priorities of our Root Causes Strategy.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) June 9, 2022
Ironically, the delegates from those nations are not in attendance at the Summit. Some were not invited, others chose not to attend because the others were not invited.
When caravan members are interviewed, they always point to dictators, oppression, government corruption and abject poverty as the primary reason they are making the trip to the US.
So, if that is the root cause Harris is referring to, does that mean that $3.2B is going to be handed over to corrupt dictators, who force their citizenry into abject poverty, to help battle abject poverty.
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