More than 14,000 illegal migrants arrived at the southern border of the United States, most of them are Haitians, and many of them come from South America and intend to seek the “American dream.”
As immigration authorities are overwhelmed by the massive wave of migrants, journalists at the border are finding relevant information to understand what is happening with this crisis.
On Wednesday, September 22, reporter Todd Bensman, a member of the Center for Immigration Studies, a right-wing organization, published a photograph revealing that many of the Haitians who arrived in the country had Chilean identity cards or IDs issued by Brazil.
“The reason Haitian migrants discard their Chilean and Brazilian ID cards over here on the Mex side is to obscure from asylum reviewers that they were already safely and prosperously situated for years and years before coming for the American upgrades,” explained Bensman.
Fox News journalist Bill Melugin also published photographs of documents discarded by the migrants, and among the findings, he discovered that some of them had already been processed by the United States.
The migration crisis seems to have no end, as it was also reported on Wednesday that some 19,000 migrants are stranded on the coasts of Colombia, from where they had planned to cross to Panama and then find a route to the United States.
The Biden administration applies “revolving door” to Haitian migrants
A DHS source confirmed to Fox News that some Haitian migrants are being released in the United States.
According to Melugin “the idea is, they want to get these migrants processed and gone as soon as possible. When those migrants never show up to immigration/court dates, there is no more law enforcement interaction, no way to track them. They are gone into the shadows in the US.”
For Haitians hoping to reach the United States, the administration’s decision to release many is a relief.
In fact, a Border Patrol source revealed that the releases favor family units and couples who claim their wives are pregnant, so knowing this detail seems to be an incentive for those still waiting to reach the country.
Neither President Biden nor Vice President Kamala Harris have offered solutions to the crisis; meanwhile, governors such as Republican Greg Abbott of Texas denounce that immigration officials are not able to cope with the situation.
It should be recalled that according to the Daily Mail, a recent report by the DHS Office of Inspector General found that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) does not have the resources to assess the health of migrants entering its custody and relies on public health systems in surrounding cities to do so.
“Without stronger COVID-19 prevention measures in place, DHS is putting its workforce, support staff, communities, and migrants at greater risk of contracting the virus,” wrote the DHS Office of Inspector General.