Border crossing numbers have begun to decrease at a steady rate after the Trump Era Title 42 executive order expired on the 11th of May. Officials believe they know why: rumors about the outcome of attempting to cross after the executive order ended.
Ron DeSantis, Florida governor, has once again made an enemy of the Florida population, given that the population is made overwhelmingly of immigrants; and the Florida legislature made it happen. DeSantis has announced the approval of a new immigration bill by GOP lawmakers in the state, and today on May 10th of, 2023, the bill was signed by him. The bill aims to enhance the state’s cooperation with federal immigration authorities and impose stricter penalties on individuals and organizations that violate immigration laws.
The White House issued a veto threat on Monday against a House Republican bill addressing immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. The introduction of Secure the Border Act 2023 comes as Title 42, which allowed the governments to expel migrants who might otherwise qualify for asylum, is set to expire on Thursday.
The US and Mexico are scrambling for tighter, meaningful border restrictions as the end of Title 42 looms.
U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed on a five-point plan on new immigration policies meant to deter illegal border crossings while also opening up other pathways ahead of an expected increase in migrants following the end of pandemic restrictions. The COVID-19 restrictions have allowed U.S. officials to turn away tens of thousands of migrants crossing the southern border, but those restrictions will lift May 11, and border officials are bracing for a surge.
In the most recent battle of wills between border states and inland blue states, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has sworn to continue sending busloads of migrants to NYC; and NYC Mayor Eric Adams hints at a possible racial motive for these gestures.
The House GOP is gearing up, once again, to enter bills to clamp down on the woes America faces at its southern border. In the midterms that led to the slim Republican majority in the house, the messaging was clear about border and immigration reform.
According to two administration officials, the Biden Administration is considering reinstating the policy of detaining migrant families who cross the border illegally. This was a practice that originally ended when Joe Biden came into office.
Today Wednesday, Republicans used their first opportunity in the new Congress to highlight what they claim is a persistent migrant catastrophe across the southwest border brought on by the Biden administration’s too-permissive tactics. Republicans are anticipated to continue criticizing the government over its most recent initiatives to combine border enforcement with new, constrained routes for certain migrants to seek refuge.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has agreed to deconstruct the makeshift border wall his administration has been building out of shipping containers for several months. Court records show the governor and federal officials reached an agreement to “remove all previously installed shipping containers and associated equipment, materials, vehicles, and other objects from the United States’ properties in the U.S. Border Patrol Yuma Sector, including from lands over which the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation holds an easement on the Cocopah Indian Tribe’s West Reservation.”
The Red Sox will be returning to the States through a two hour bus trip instead of the plane. They will be crossing the Canadian and American border, and this is important to them because flying in different countries requires a negative result in COVID testing, but this is not required for border crossings. The Red Sox don’t want to leave anyone behind, and they are willing to commit more time on the road to make sure that happens.
Republicans on Capitol Hill are reviewing Biden’s immigration policies as the midterm elections are getting closer. Homeland security secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas was blamed for causing a spike in migration. Representative Clay Higgins, Republican of Louisiana, said, “I feel that America needs you to own this thing, good sir. Speak to the American people and own this thing. We’re losing our country down there. We need you to resign.”