Former Officials Say Fixing America’s Border Crisis Doesn’t Require Trump-Era Policy

One of the main factors that contributed to the illegal immigration crisis in the US was the implementation of Title 42, which was a policy that the Trump administration tried to keep in place.

In May, the Biden administration tried to rescind Title 42, which was an executive order implemented by the Trump administration to remove certain illegal immigrants from the country. However, the order remained in place, and the court battle between the states and the Trump administration is still ongoing.

According to Rodney Scott, a former US Border Patrol official, Title 42 is only a bandage that will do little to address the larger issue of illegal immigration.

According to Scott, Title 42 is a distraction that will only make things worse for the illegal immigration situation in the US. He noted that the policy will only encourage more people to cross the border illegally.

In fiscal year 2022, the southern border encountered over two million migrants. The same year saw a monthly surge of over two hundred thousand migrants. In fiscal 2023, the situation continued to worsen as more than two hundred thousand individuals crossed the border.

According to Mark Morgan, a former US Border Protection official, the country is in the midst of a serious crisis regarding its border security. He noted that the policies of the Trump administration have resulted in over 6 million encounters with illegal immigrants.

Morgan noted that the removal of Title 42 will only make the situation worse, as it will affect the country's national security and safety. He also stated that the Trump administration's assault on the rule of law and the constitution will endanger the country's security.

Scott stated that the Biden administration should focus on addressing the root causes of the illegal immigration issue instead of helping those who are already in the country. He cited various factors such as the recent rule that allows people to receive approval for an asylum without an immigration court.

According to Scott, the officers who are tasked with handling asylum claims are not only there to determine if a person should be granted asylum, but they also tend to favor those who are in the country illegally.

In March, the Biden administration started hiring more asylum officers to process the claims of illegal immigrants before they face an immigration judge. The goal of this rule was to speed up the process and reduce the backlog. Scott suggested using the funding for the officers to detain more illegal immigrants.

According to a database maintained by a university, there were over 787,000 asylum cases in the US in fiscal year 2023. The average wait time for people who have applied for asylum is over a thousand days.

Scott noted that the money the administration is currently using to fund various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for the processing of asylum claims could be diverted to the detention facilities. He said that about 80% to 90% of these cases are fraudulent.

One of the main factors that prevented people from obtaining asylum was the Trump administration's decision to change the rules regarding the application process. According to Scott, the new rules will only make the process worse. He noted that the officers will now make rulings that are not in the best interest of the individual.

The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Daily Caller.

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