(FamilyConservationPAC.com) – The number of daily appointments for asylum seekers at the several southwest border ports of entry has increased, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
CBP states this will increase from 1,250 daily migrant admissions through the application to 1,450 daily migrant admissions.
NEW: 1,450 migrants a day now being accepted through @DHSgov #CBPOne app at certain ports of entry, “CBP is expanding the number of available appointments at ports of entry for the second time in less than two months, through scheduling enhancements and operational efficiencies,”… pic.twitter.com/aHfu7Q1dXd
— Ali Bradley (@AliBradleyTV) July 1, 2023
The amount marks a nearly 50% increase over the total daily appointments available from May 12, when CBP officers started processing 1,000 appointments daily, according to an announcement by CBP on June 30.
The CBP promotes the application as a “safe, orderly, and humane” process for migrants to enter ports of entry, giving CBP agents advanced knowledge for screening and vetting to determine admissibility individually.
Casa Grande Station agents arrested a U.S citizen and two smuggled migrants at the FR-15 Checkpoint Saturday afternoon. The migrants were in the trunk.
Casa Grande's high on Saturday was 99°, enhancing the dangers migrants face in a trunk. The smuggler faces criminal charges. pic.twitter.com/MMO3kuIe1d
— John R. Modlin (@USBPChiefTCA) June 14, 2023
Express Consequence Delivery!#SantaTeresa Station Anti-Smuggling Unit agents along with @TxDPSWest intercepted a smuggling scheme involving 26 smuggled migrants. Of the 3 vehicles involved, 2 were cloned FedEx vans. The smugglers will face charges!@cbp pic.twitter.com/kCP5tvtgR4
— Anthony “Scott” Good (@USBPChiefEPT) June 14, 2023
35 MIGRANTS LOCATED INSIDE A BOX TRAILER! As temperatures begin to rise, ruthless smugglers continue place the lives of people in danger. Incredible job by our agents in identifying & intercepting the smuggling scheme. @CBP pic.twitter.com/1xVgOkHVQd
— Anthony “Scott” Good (@USBPChiefEPT) June 8, 2023
Some members of Congress who think the admission of migrants through ports of entry is essentially an effort to conceal the problem at the southwest border from the public are criticizing the use of the application for this purpose.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ usage of the application, according to House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Mark E. Green, MD (R-TN), was an attempt to hide the figures in a recent interview on Fox News’ “Your World” with Neil Cavuto.
The numbers aren’t decreasing, Green informed Cavuto. Mayorkas is playing a shell game there.
“They had another month of 200,000 plus migrant [encounters],” Green continued. And since Title 42, he has started masking the numbers using the CBP One software.
The Tennessee congressman said, “So, a person gets to the border, and they’re urging them to return to Mexico willingly, fill out the app, and then come in.”
He added, “They are immediately released, in violation of the Immigration and Naturalization Act, and given parole to enter the country. Therefore, those figures are concealed in another count.”
The agency raised migrant admissions through the application for the second time in less than two months on Friday with the notification of the rise in appointments available.
EXCLUSIVE: Border Hawk traveled deep into Piedras Negras, Mexico, to investigate the migrant pipeline being operated by activists, NGOs, and the U.S. government
There we visited one of many shelters where migrants gather to apply for asylum via the CBP One app under the… pic.twitter.com/YNwWV84Xt8
— Border Hawk (@BorderHawkNews) June 29, 2023
By utilizing the app, crossings between ports of entry, where Border Patrol agents are responsible for apprehending the migrants, are changed to ports of entry, where CBP Office of Field Operations officials handle the screening and processing.
Eight ports of entry—Brownsville, Paso Del Norte in El Paso, Eagle Pass, Hidalgo, and Laredo in Texas; Calexico and San Ysidro in California; and Nogales in Arizona—are sharing the appointments that are open to migrants.
According to a CBP spokesman, the increased workload placed on CBP agents may prevent them from finding and seizing illegal drugs like fentanyl, turning some frontline law enforcement officials into clerks for asylum petitions, as was reported by Breitbart Texas.
Due to the most recent spike, frontline CBP agents will have to process and accept around 45,000 migrants through the CBP One application every month.
Recent reservations at one port of entry in Laredo, Texas, were halted over worries that Mexican immigration officials were blackmailing migrants.
On CBP One, CBP officially stopped processing asylum requests on June 3 and transferred those individuals to Brownsville, San Diego, and El Paso.
As of Thursday, the organization reportedly began processing immigrants at the Laredo Bridge One pedestrian crossing.
Eagle Pass agents encountered two children who were previously found by a group of migrants in Mexico abandoned on the side of the road. Thankfully, the children were unharmed during their journey, and they were brought to safety by our amazing Border Patrol agents. pic.twitter.com/EE22Pu9KHr
— Acting Chief Patrol Agent Juan G. Bernal (@USBPChiefDRT) May 21, 2023
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