The self-inflicted border crisis of President Joe Biden took a turn for the worse last week when U.S. officials apprehended an Afghan national on the U.S. terrorist watchlist.
According to sources cited by Fox News, the Afghan national entered the United States with a group of migrants near Otay Mesa, California. Border Patrol agents conducted routine processing, including a fingerprint scan, which disclosed a match with the Terrorist Screening Database upon the individual’s arrival. The FBI was subsequently notified, verified the results, and then initiated an investigation.
The apprehended individual crossed the border one day prior to the expiration of Title 42, a COVID-19 emergency policy that allowed border agents to reject migrants. Fox News added that after the policy expired, thousands of migrants flooded the U.S.-Mexico frontier.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who represents the district where the Afghan national was apprehended, stated that Biden’s border policies, which he enacted on his first day in office and which, according to Republicans, caused a two-year record influx of illegal immigration, attract terrorists.
“Biden’s open borders aren’t just a gateway to five million illegals, record human and child trafficking and the deadliest drug crisis in our history,” Issa said. “Biden’s reckless policy is also an open invitation to even the most wanted terrorists in the world to come to America. They know they’ll never have to leave.
“The nation knows what’s going on, and this president has only begun to be held accountable for what he has done,” Issa added.
The administration’s plan to swiftly process and release migrants after Title 42 expired was scheduled to go into effect on Friday, but a federal judge halted its implementation.
Fox News reported that Trump appointee Judge T. Kent Wetherell II issued a two-week restraining order against President Joe Biden’s policy that would see migrants released on “parole with conditions.”
In cases where Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encounters overcrowding, according to a recently issued Border Patrol memo, migrants may be allowed entry into the country on parole, a process typically reserved for cases involving urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. This practice, known as “parole with conditions,” requires migrants to make an appointment with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or request a Notice to Appear by mail.
“Under a parole release, migrants are rapidly released into the country, do not get an alien registration number and do not receive a court date,” Fox News noted.
Biden’s job approval ratings have been consistently declining since he announced last month that he would run for a second term, narrowing his reelection chances even further. But new concerns over issues such as the country’s spiraling debt and political debates over raising the debt ceiling are also beginning to impact his presidency.
According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday, the majority of Americans are concerned about the debt ceiling, but they have varying opinions on how to best address the issue.
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