The Department of Homeland Security said last week that illegal border crossings are on pace to reach their highest level in two decades.
On top of that, both Fox and NBC reported that illegal aliens are being released into the U.S. without court dates for asylum request hearings, but on Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that isn’t true.
What’s really going on at the border?
“They inherited a system that worked,” said Mark Morgan, former acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Trump administration, adding:
[The Biden administration] inherited a system with cooperation with Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries, the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, the Asylum Cooperative Agreements with the Northern Triangle countries. We ended catch and release.
We had got these countries together to really look and act and work together as the regional crisis that it is, and we saw a significant reduction in the flow, as well as we had eliminated an incredible incentive, catch and release.
Morgan, now a visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss all this and more.
“Last month, in the month of February, they saw over 100,000 apprehensions of people trying to illegally enter the border,” he said.
“I think in March, you’re going to see that number skyrocket—120,000, 130,000, if not reaching the numbers at the height of the crisis that we saw in 2019.”
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Rachel del Guidice is a congressional reporter for The Daily Signal. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Forge Leadership Network, and The Heritage Foundation’s Young Leaders Program.