The city of El Paso, Texas made quite the odd choice prior to Biden making his way down to the border city in his first personal look at the border crisis. The city chose ot take strides to have illegal immigrants officially arrested, a number of them deported and most of their camps torn down and removed.
As the primary point of the ongoing border crisis, El Paso was forced to deal with close to 2,500 illegal aliens crossing the border each day throughout mid-December. Video clips of the incident highlighted police officials arresting a large number of illegal migrants that had been sleeping out in the streets of the city near bus stations and outside of the Sacred Heart Church shelter as they patrolled, stated a report from NBC.
“People are saying that if you are out in the streets the Border Patrol will get you and deport you because the President is coming to El Paso and they don’t want to show him the reality of things,” explained Maria Rodriguez, a native of Venezuela that had been living inside of a dumpster for close to three days, expressed the New York Times. “I hope we get shelter tonight because it took us a lot of courage to go out of that dumpster after three days…We just don’t want to keep running. All we are asking is for one chance.”
An agent of the Border Patrol explained to The Post that roughly 200 Illegal immigrants had been officially deported back to Mexico this past Saturday. President Biden was expected to pay a visit out to El Paso this past Sunday evening, much to the dismay of quite a few of the agents of the border patrol who have labeled this odd visit as far too little, much too late.
President Brandon Judd from the National Border Patrol explained to Fox News Digital in an interview that the border agents are “beyond frustrated that he allowed this issue to get as bad as it is, he’s not coming to the border of his own accord. He would have done that a long, long time ago.”
Vice president of law and policy at the National Immigration Law Center, Lisa Graybill, explained to NBC News that the removal of groups of illegal immigrants staying at church shelters is against the standard policy of Homeland Security. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas issued a memo back in October 2021 claiming that illegal immigrants could not be arrested if they were taking shelter in areas created by places of worship or by courthouses.