President Trump enacted strict border security to prevent the spread of infection. The southern border, an obviously vulnerable point of entry, continues to see migrants trying to sneak in. The country cannot afford a sudden flood of potentially infected migrants. So, DHS has reached this new milestone.
It’s no secret that closing the border has dramatically slowed the spread of this virus. You don’t have to wonder why, it’s simple. By closing the border to countries like China, it prevents infected people from reaching our country. It can be considered a delaying tactic, giving us time to treat those infected and develop permanent measures.
But an obvious sore spot is Mexico. Even during the best of times, migrants have rushed the border illegally. Imagine how many illegal aliens would want to enter our country during a pandemic? Recently, Trump has warned of the danger of millions of migrants from around the world rushing to get into the U.S. As more countries see a rise in infections, many would rather be in America.
That’s all well and good, but you can imagine the risk of spreading the disease. States and communities largely unaffected by this virus could explode with cases, if we just let anyone into our country.
President Trump has battled Democrats for years to secure our border. But in light of this crisis, the left has little ammunition to stop him. The president has ramped up measures to prevent migrants from breaking into our country. And now, DHS is removing them at record speeds.
“Migrants who cross into the United States illegally are being expelled to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes under emergency coronavirus measures now in force across the U.S. southern border, according to three U.S. officials with knowledge of the latest government statistics…”
Under the new rules, U.S. agents are processing migrants from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras “in the field” before they are able to set foot inside a U.S. Border Patrol station. The migrants are then whisked back to the border and sent into Mexico.
The flow of unauthorized border crossings has plunged since the emergency measures were implemented on March 21, down from more than 1,000 per day to fewer than 600 on Sunday, the latest statistics show. [Source: Breitbart]
Funny how all those immigration activists are no longer listened to, when a deadly virus is spreading around the world.
Without the roadblocks and lawsuits from the left, Border Patrol and DHS can literally remove illegals in a matter of hours. In used to take months, even years, for an illegal immigrant case to be processed. But, in light of the current crisis, Border Patrol is able to apprehend a migrant and send them back before they even reach the border.
Earlier in the month, the government emptied out detention centers at the border. They sent back all migrants awaiting asylum, over obvious concerns about the virus. Now, Border Patrol has the authority to quickly process migrants and send them home—without the snares laid by Democrats that typically slow them down.
We don’t know how long this will last. Once the threat of the virus begins to wane, expect immigration activists to rush to the courts. But at least for now, bogus liberal schemes aren’t getting in the way of protecting border states (and everyone else) from an explosion of infections.
Not much good has come from this outbreak. Millions of Americans have had their lives upended by this crisis. But at least we can see a small silver lining in all this, in the form of a more secure border.
All we need now, is a wall.