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Sen. Hagerty, during southern border visit, says US is facing 'a crisis beyond measure' as numbers rise

Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., during a visit to the southern border, is warning that Border Patrol agents are facing a "crisis beyond measure" as the Biden administration moves to roll back Title 42 -- while stressing that the impacts of the crisis are felt well beyond the border states.

"It is a crisis beyond measure," Hagerty told Fox News Digital from Texas, where he had visited the border along with a group of Tennessee mayors and sheriffs.

"The border agents are so overwhelmed right now that they are spending more time processing than they are doing their job defending the border," he said. "That’s the goal of the cartels, to get the Border Patrol distracted and overwhelmed so they can move the high value cargo -- the fentanyl, the methamphetamine, the ‘high value’ people, meaning those who are on the terror watch list, and things of that nature who would otherwise suffer terrible consequences if they're caught."

Hagerty is visiting the border just as the Biden administration on Friday announced that it is ending the use of the Title 42 public health order to quickly expel migrants at the southern border in May. The order was implemented by the Trump administration in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020 and has since been used by both the Trump and Biden administrations to expel a majority of migrants at the border.

While it is a public health order, not an immigration policy, it has become one of the central border policies in place as the U.S. faces a continuing crisis of numbers at the border. In February, approximately 55% of the more than 164,000 migrants encountered were returned due to the order, rather than being released into the U.S.

Democrats and Republicans, as well as law enforcement officials at the border, have been sounding the alarm about a potential surge on top of the already high numbers being encountered at the border. The Biden administration has said it has a plan in place to deal with what it has said will likely be an "influx" of migrants.............

Arizona sheriff ‘very concerned’ about move to end Title 42: ‘We’ve been abandoned’

An Arizona sheriff says he is "very concerned" about the Biden administration’s move to end the use of the Title 42 public health order to expel migrants at the border, saying that the migrant situation there is already beyond crisis level

He accused the Biden administration of abandoning law enforcement with its border policies.

"Well, it scares me," Sheriff Mark Dannels told Fox News Digital in an interview Thursday.

Dannels, chair of the National Sheriffs Association Border Security Committee, was reacting to reports that the Biden administration was planning to end Title 42, which has been used to expel more than half of migrants encountered at the border.

The Biden administration on Friday confirmed it will terminate the policy at the end of May despite fears from both Democrats and Republicans and officials within the administration of a massive migrant wave in the coming months.

Border officials have been warning that the border is already at crisis levels, with 7,000-plus encounters a day, more than 164,000 encounters in February and that number expected to rise in March. Dannels said where he is, "we're already beyond a crisis."....

62,000+ illegal immigrants got past Border Patrol agents in March
There have been 300,000 gotaways this fiscal year, sources said.

More than 62,000 illegal immigrants evaded Border Patrol agents in March, averaging about 2,000 a day, according to multiple Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sources – showing the extent to which Border Patrol agents are already being overwhelmed by the massive number of migrants trying to get into the United States.

Per those same sources there have been more than 300,000 known "gotaways" -- migrants who were not apprehended or turned themselves in and who got past agents -- since fiscal year 2022 began on October 1st. For comparison, former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott said there had been approximately 400,000 gotaways in the entirety of FY 2021..................

Don't Worry....

I got this thing covered...... (/s)

No need to worry, Kamala's got this.


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