Biden, who was having a bike ride near his vacation home in Rehoboth, Delaware, also told reporters he was satisfied that Title 42's expiration had not led to an immediate surge in asylum seekers at the border. The president added that he has no immediate plans to visit the border because doing so would "just be disruptive."
The president instead spent the weekend at his beach home along with first lady Jill Biden and their daughter Ashley.
As per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Mayorkas, border patrol agents have seen a 50 percent drop in the number of migrants crossing the border since May 11. "The numbers we have experienced in the past two days are markedly down over what they were prior to the end of Title 42," Mayorkas said on CNN's "State of the Union" program. According to him, there were 6,300 border encounters on May 12 and 4,200 on May 13.
Mayorkas credited the criminal penalties for migrants who illegally enter the country, which resumed under existing law after Title 42's expiration, for the decrease in crossings. The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic-era rule adopted under former President Donald Trump allowed officials to expel migrants quickly.
However, Biden cautioned that more work needs to be done.
Figures from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reflected a much higher number of immigrant arrivals per day prior to the expiration of the pandemic-era health policy. According to records, CBP has stopped over 10,000 immigrants per day last week, the highest level ever.
After May 11, Biden reverted to decades-old immigration policy under a section of code known as Title 8. The policy requires migrants to schedule an immigration appointment through the app CBP One, or seek protection from countries they passed through on their way to the U.S. border. If they do not follow the process and are caught entering the U.S. illegally, they are not allowed to try again, even through legal means, for five years. There are prison terms for other violations. (Related: PLANNED OCCUPATION: Biden regime ensuring that illegal migrants released into American interior will never come back for asylum hearing.)
Many immigrants said they crossed the Mexico border before Title 42's expiration to avoid facing these concerns. This would explain the lack of a mass stampede at the border after the pandemic-era rule ended, the Washington Examiner reported.
"Despite the highly anticipated post-Title 42 surges not materializing, the situation at the southern border is far from secure," it noted.
Meanwhile, an intoxicated Spanish-speaking driver rammed his Range Rover into a group of people waiting for a bus outside Ozanam Center, a migrant resource facility in Brownsville, killing eight people and injuring 10. He allegedly attempted to flee from the incident, but bystanders kept him detained until the police arrived.
George Alvarez told the police in Spanish: "They got in my way." He has been found to have a lengthy criminal history, with charges including assault, an aggravated assault charge and additional charges for burglary, theft, driving under the influence and resisting arrest.
Police Chief Felix Sauceda said Alvarez was charged with eight counts of manslaughter and 10 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Later on, the police announced that blood screens from the hospital where Alvarez was being treated showed he had drugs in his system. Cocaine, benzodiazepines and marijuana were all detected, but his level of intoxication is currently unclear.
The victims were all male and several of them were from Venezuela, Sauceda said. "Go back to your country," a witness recalled the driver telling the group after they confronted him.
In a recent episode of the "Alex Jones Show," independent journalist Alex Jones shared his thoughts about the illegal immigration crisis at the U.S. borders. "We got lunatics running around killing everybody. We [Conservatives] know we're not doing that," he said, adding that he got information from high-level federal officials saying they will have people smuggling a busload of immigrants who are convicted criminals from their countries.
His guest Scott Bennett, a psyops counterterrorism expert added that the border invasion of military-age-men from Central America, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama is bringing in the dregs.
"You will see an explosion of crimes and horrors that, unlike any other time in history, every veteran group, national guardsmen and every militant component of a state’s authorities need to be mobilized to defend against this and say, in a sense 'to hell with what the federal government says or does,'" he said.
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