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Crisis at Border Brewing as ICE Official Warns of Expected Record-Shattering Arrivals

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Joe Biden made it clear during the campaign that he was going to do, if not a total 180 from Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

When Biden won the presidency, his nascent administration quickly discovered one of his first major problems involved migrants who actually took him seriously. Just before the inauguration, administration officials warned migrants they “need to understand they’re not going to be able to come into the United States immediately” and that they “will not find when they get to the U.S. border that from Tuesday to Wednesday, things have changed overnight and ports are all open and they can come into the United States.”

“There’s help on the way, but now is not the time to make the journey,” the official told NBC News.

I’m guessing that message didn’t get through, because now our southern border is so clogged that, in the midst of a pandemic, according to The Washington Post, we’re on the verge of turning family detention centers in Texas into “Ellis Island-style rapid-processing hubs” so that we can get migrant parents and children processed and released into the United States within 72 hours.

The Post reported last week that the plan is being formulated to deal with a crush of families and unaccompanied minors not seen in two decades.

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