A recent press release from city officials has revealed that the border city of El Paso, Texas is seriously considering plans to declare a state of emergency in response to the growing border crisis.
Deputy City Manager Mario D’Agostino expressed the concern that many city counsel members will expect to vote on in the very near future.
“We are extremely grateful to all our partners including the NGOs, the County, State and Federal leaders who understand the extraordinary collaborative lift that is required,” D’Agostino said in the statement.
This move is the latest in response to the growing number of illegal immigrants entering the community, in fact, almost 100 migrants were released into El Paso last week, rendering shelters and federal facilities completely full and overworked.
“The migrants were released before dawn, and some quickly made plans to travel on to other cities, while others lingered on the streets of El Paso or at the airport — too broke to leave or book a hotel,” the New York Post reported.
This also comes ahead of the upcoming planned end of Title 42 originally put in place by Trump. The reversal of this policy will only further increase the number of migrants crossing into the city.
The Daily Wire reported that the removal of Title 42 will give drug cartels full control of the southern border, as per a union leader representing U.S. Border Patrol agents warned.
National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd expressed his concerns on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” as well.
“That we just don’t have anybody in the field, that we just can’t patrol the border. When you look right now, we already start our shifts with 50% of our resources not even performing enforcement activities. They’re in administrative duties,” Judd said.
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it would be scrapping the Title 42 policy after determining that the rule is “no longer necessary.”
The consideration of a state of emergency comes after a record month of migrant crossings, where over 12,221 individuals made it across the southern border.
“In April, the average number of unaccompanied children in CBP custody was 478 per day, compared with an average of 582 per day in March,” according to the CBP.
CBP Nationwide Total Encounters for the current fiscal year to date through April are already at a mind-blowing 1,478,977.
The April numbers follow a March report that nearly 210,000 illegal immigrants were encountered during the month, which was the largest number for any one month during Biden’s presidency.
Now, 10 Democratic lawmakers have also joined Republicans in opposition to the end of Title 42. Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly told Fox News “it’s going to be a crisis on top of a crisis.”