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Border guards are preparing for a COLLAPSE when Title 42 ends just days before Christmas 

U.S. Border Patrol agents and employees are preparing for utter chaos on the southern border when Title 42 ends on December 21, days before Christmas.  Pictured: Migrants are detained at Eagle Pass, Texas on November 8

Border guards brace for a migration system COLLAPSE when Title 42 ends days before Christmas

  • US Border Patrol workers prepare for utter chaos on the southern border when Title 42 ends on December 21 – days before Christmas
  • Officers say without the ability to deport migrants to Mexico, the system will become even more overwhelmed and flooded
  • Title 42 authorized deportations of migrants in the midst of a public health emergency
  • The first month of fiscal 2023 showed more than 230,000 encounters with CBP, the third highest month in recent history, all occurring under Biden

The impending end to a pandemic-era border policy is leading US Border Patrol workers to readiness for a massive wave of migration just before Christmas, according to six agents who spoke to the Washington Examiner.

Thousands of Border Patrol agents are bracing for a collapse of the migration system once Title 42 ends, which was a policy put in place at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic under President Donald Trump that allows the immediate deportation of asylum seekers during a public health emergency.

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The policy is set to end on December 21 – after President Joe Biden’s administration previously tried to scrap the program in May.

For years during the pandemic, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was able to deport migrants crossing the southern border into Mexico without first processing them through the US immigration system.

The end of the policy comes as figures show illegal immigration encounters on the southern border hit one of the highest numbers on record in October, the third after April and May earlier this year.

U.S. Border Patrol agents and employees are preparing for utter chaos on the southern border when Title 42 ends on December 21, days before Christmas.  Pictured: Migrants are detained at Eagle Pass, Texas on November 8

U.S. Border Patrol agents and employees are preparing for utter chaos on the southern border when Title 42 ends on December 21 — just days before Christmas. Pictured: Migrants are detained at Eagle Pass, Texas on November 8

The first month of fiscal year 2023 showed more than 230,000 encounters with CBP, the third highest month in recent history, all of which occurred under President Joe Biden

The first month of fiscal year 2023 showed more than 230,000 encounters with CBP, the third highest month in recent history, all of which occurred under President Joe Biden

The start of fiscal year 2023 came with CBP reporting encounters with 230,678 migrants at the southern border.

Border Patrol workers warn the crisis will only get worse once Biden completes Title 42 next month.

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‘When Title 42 ends, we will see an already broken immigration system become completely inundated across the board,’ an officer told the examiner, asking not to be identified by name, location or title .

“There will be no choice but to prioritize administrative/detained functions over actual enforcement,” they added, explaining that authorities will need to parole immigrants and release as many. as possible in order “to avoid another large-scale media event”.

A West Texas senior agent said, “Title 42 was a cracked dam. We all know that when it breaks out, a huge flood is coming. The flood of people entering immediately will cripple our already broken immigration system.

“Customs and Border Protection will have no choice but to release virtually everyone,” they added.

Officers say without the ability to deport migrants to Mexico, the system will become even more overwhelmed and flooded

Officers say without the ability to deport migrants to Mexico, the system will become even more overwhelmed and flooded

The six Border Patrol agents who spoke with the reviewer shared the same expectation that the agency will no longer be able to fully manage the extent of the southern border crisis once Title 42 is no longer a usable tool. .

A third agent said “everyone expects the flow to be crazy”.

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The senior Border Patrol headquarters official in Washington wrote, “People waiting in Mexico will already be eager to come as soon as possible.”

Even with Title 42 in place, migration has reached record levels under Biden as his administration dismantled much of what had been put in place to crack down on southern border crossings under the previous presidency.

On average, CBP has apprehended 6,000 migrants each day since Biden took office. Such a scale of crossings has already overwhelmed border officials and the entire US immigration system — especially as migrants are released into the country rather than detained.

Because the immigration court system is so congested, some migrants released into the country may not even have to appear in court until 2028.

A fourth Texas agent told the Examiner that the end of Title 42 would simply mean that Border Patrol agents would be stretched even harder.

‘All these people we can [Title 42] will now have to wait in police custody to be processed,” they said. ‘That means more officers off the pitch. Just more strain on agents and resources.

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