Border Crisis Worsened in May, and the Worst May Be Yet to Come May continued this disturbing trend, as the Border Patrol apprehended 180,034 people entering along the southern border– the highest total recorded for any month in more than 20 years. The May 2021 apprehension numbers represent a 700 percent increase over May 2020, when the Border Patrol nabbed 23,237 at the southern border.
Unanimous rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court are exceedingly rare these days. But twice, in June, the high court handed down 9-0 decisions giving the government clear leeway to remove aliens who are in violation of our laws.
In the case of Sanchez v. Mayorkas, the Court was unanimous in its decision that illegal aliens who have benefited from protections granted under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) have not gained legal status in the United States and therefore cannot use that status to obtain a green card and eventual citizenship.
More than two months after Vice President Kamala Harris was tapped by President Biden to address the crisis at our southern border (which the administration still refuses to acknowledge as a crisis), she made her first public effort to solve the problem that she and the president created. In early June, the vice president paid a visit to Guatemala and Mexico. It could not have gone worse.
On the eve of Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico, a visit designed to convince the American public that the administration is trying to address the border crisis, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the U.S. was officially withdrawing from the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). The MPP, also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, was implemented by the Trump administration in response to the 2019 border crisis.