The lines are long and continuous…..
Congress, thru it’s polical parties, is unwilling to deal with immigration policy that changes from President to President, and is used as a Republican politcal hammer against Democrats by Republicans….
Walls will NOT stop this and American business’s thirst for the imported labor….
Neither will piled trailer containers ….
Most of those who arrived on Sunday turned themselves in to federal authorities for processing. Soon, most of them would join the thousands of others who have crossed in recent days, many of whom have been released to seek help and food, some clustering at the downtown bus station, some sleeping on cardboard during a night when temperatures dipped toward freezing.
“I’m going to Nashville,” said Gabriel Moreno, 21, who left a poor-paying job in a textile factory in Nicaragua, was robbed as he crossed Mexico and, on Monday, was among those at the bus station in El Paso looking to keep going farther into the United States.
Because of strained diplomatic relations with the authoritarian regime in Nicaragua, the United States is limited in its ability to expel Nicaraguans under the public health authority and cannot repatriate the country’s citizens. And so far, Mexico has not agreed to accept them if they are expelled from the United States.
As a result, most of the Nicaraguans apprehended are released on a short-term parole with a tracking device or sent briefly to Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention where they are typically released after a few days. All will eventually be called to immigration court to face deportation orders.
Over the weekend, a huge number of people arrived in El Paso, roughly 2,000 each day, according to officials. The group of about 800 to 1,000 people that crossed on Sunday night appeared to have been the largest….
The scenes — of the mass nighttime river crossings, of migrants sleeping on city streets — provided a potential window into the situation that border authorities have been bracing for as early as next week, when the Title 42 pandemic health policy is set to expire. The policy, put in place by the Trump administration and continued under President Biden under a court order, has allowed U.S. authorities to rapidly expel migrants, even those seeking asylum, in order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
However, the United States is limited in its ability to expel citizens of certain countries, like Nicaragua, with which the United States does not have repatriation agreements. Eventually, those citizens will face removal proceedings in immigration court….
An administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly, said the federal government had been responding to the migration spikes on a country-by-country basis and had not yet developed an overall strategy….
image…Credit…Paul Ratje for The New York Times