The immigration policy invoked by former President Donald Trump, called Title 42, is set to expire tonight without intervention by the Supreme Court.
Since its inception in March 2020, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Title 42 has been an integral part of the border policies and management techniques of both the Trump administration and the Brandon regime.
Illegals have been gathering on the border in anticipation of the expiration and the US Border Patrol in El Paso is preparing for as many as 5,000 illegals a day.
A massive tent, larger than a football field, has been erected at the border in El Paso, Texas to handle the influx.
In the middle of the West Texas desert, a giant tent — bigger than a football field — is being thrown up by the US Border Patrol as El Paso prepares for a human tidal wave to cross the border with Mexico as soon as the Title 42 health policy comes to an end.
The makeshift facility northeast of downtown will serve as an overflow processing center when Title 42 expires — which could happen as soon as this week, depending on whether the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Brandon administration from 19 Republican-led states who want to keep the policy in place.
The Border Patrol already has a Central Processing Center in El Paso, but it will not be able to meet the demand post-Title 42 – when as many as 5,000 migrants per day are anticipated to enter the city.
“It’s still going to get worse before it even gets better, and that’s what we’re preparing for,” El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser said Friday. “That’s what I call the unknown.”
“As we know [Border Patrol’s] CPC, central processing center, has a capacity of 1,400; we know that their breaking point is 5,000,” El Paso Deputy City Manager Mario D’Agostino said at a public meeting the same day. “With this surge, they know that they will not be able to hold it.”
El Paso officials have previously said as many as 20,000 migrants are waiting in Mexico, hoping to gain entry into the US after Title 42 goes away.
This morning, service members deployed to El Paso, Texas constructed a triple-strand concertina barrier near the border to secure the area from illegal crossings. pic.twitter.com/X6JUkr9iQV
— Texas Military Dept. (@TXMilitary) December 25, 2022
NEW: U.S. Customs and Border Protection is looking to set up a temporary tent facility in El Paso to assist with the migrant crisis, a CBP spokesperson confirmed Wednesday.https://t.co/r0OluZweyP
— KFOX14 News (@KFOX14) December 21, 2022