If you need more proof that President Joe Biden is still keeping the border wide open to illegal immigrants, check out the latest depressing numbers.
The Post’s Andy Tillett and MaryAnn Martinez report that 150,578 migrants received summonses to appear before an immigration judge in July; that’s more than 3 times The 45,000-strong Team Biden claimed admission through its special “parole” program for “asylum seekers” from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba and Nicaragua.
Biden’s 45,000 claim is bad enough: it means more than half a million per year permitted entry (with a two-year work permit), beyond the limits set by Congress for legal immigration.
Biden had no authority to set up such a program.
Worse, it’s a sham: These 45,000 migrants are supposed to make appointments at the border and meet certain requirements through Customs and Border Protection’s CBP One app.
Under the original (twice-enhanced) policy, all other individuals are subject to “expedited deportation” and lose the ability to reapply for the next five years.
Apparently there were around 105,000 migrants (in addition to the 45,000). not reported in July. Instead, they were told to appear before an immigration judge – so the number 45,000 is pure nonsense.
And how many of those later ordered to see a judge will actually do so?
That monthly total of 150,000 adds up to a whopping 1.8 million illegal immigrants per year; Last July, the number was 820,500.
It also doesn’t count the hundreds of thousands of migrants who are never caught or accepted into the system.
No wonder New York is accepting 10,000 new migrants each month (120,000 a year), forcing Mayor Eric Adams to keep looking for shelters for them.
No wonder El Paso’s emergency shelters are packed to capacity. And now Tucson is becoming a hotspot.
The President would like everyone to believe his border policy “worked,” but the numbers don’t lie.
The realities cities face and the costs they have to pay are also not clear.
Americans shouldn’t be afraid to trust their own eyes more than Biden’s words.