(LibertySociety.com) – The Biden administration has reportedly reduced the use of surveillance balloons by Custom and Border Protection (CBP) agents. Aerostats, which are used to surveil the United States and Mexico border, help keep track of illegal entries into the United States. This applies to the got-a-ways, who are undocumented immigrants who did not come through the port of entry and would go undetected if it wasn’t for the surveillance balloons.
Former Trump administration official, Chad Wolf, who was the acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, claimed in an interview with Just The News that the decision to reduce the number of surveillance balloons will ultimately make it appear as if the crisis at the border is subsiding when it isn’t. He said that the number of got-a-ways will appear to decrease. However, he also stated that it’s “not because there are less of them, but because the department now has less capability to track them.”
Meanwhile, Mark Morgan, who was the CBP Commissioner during the Trump and Obama administration, told Just the News that the only reason the illegal migrant numbers fell from December to January is “through a perversion and violation of the law.” He claimed that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas “made a deal with migrants” to get them to stop entering illegally, but that now migrants are just continuing to “file fraudulent claims” as they come through ports of entry.
The Biden administration unveiled a program that would give hundreds of thousands of migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Venezuela, and Nicaragua a legal way to enter the US. While the tactic is designed to deter illegal immigration and make it easier to turn border crossers away, it has received its share of criticism and has already prompted twenty states to sue.
An increasing number of Americans, including Democrats, appear to be concerned about how many immigrants are entering the nation. A recently released Gallup poll shows a spike of dissatisfaction among Democrats, with 19% saying that there were too many, up from just 2% in 2021. The total increase in dissatisfaction is up to 40%, an increase of 21% over the last two years, according to the new poll.
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