The Biden Border Rush continues, an ongoing invasion aided, abetted and encouraged by our own government.
Now Mexico has suspended deportations, so we can expect even more illegal migrants to make it to our southern border.
The country of Mexico serves as a sort of massive highway through which illegal invaders from around the world can arrive to Joe Biden’s Big Rock Candy Mountain.
Could it get worse? Oh certainly. It could always get worse.
Mexico’s immigration bureaucracy, the Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) (“National Institute of Migration” for all you gringo readers), has announced they are just not going to deport anybody for a while. Deportations, or “assisted returns” as they call them, are suspended.
Why? It’s the end of the year and their government funding has dried up.
What? You mean Mexico deports people? Then how are so many getting through?
Basically, Mexican immigration policy is an incoherent mishmash.
Some illegals are detained and deported while many others are allowed to pass through Mexico to reach the U.S. border.
A December 1 memo from INM chief Francisco Garduno ordered the agency to suspend deportations and transfers.
There’s just no money for it, as the Mexican finance department suspended funding to the INM in November, due to “adjustments” at the end of the year.
The “transfers” mentioned in that memo refer to moving migrants from near the U.S. border back to southern Mexico.
As for the deportations – excuse me, the “assisted returns” – consider that every illegal alien Mexico deports back to his home country is one less illegal who is (at least for now) arriving to our border.
From January to October of this calendar year, the Mexican government deported 51,000 illegal aliens.
During the entire 2022 calendar year, Mexico deported nearly 122,000 people. That was lower than more than 130,000 in calendar year 2021.
There was a big drop in deportations last April, following the terrible fire in an illegal alien detention center on March 27 in Ciudad Juarez, which is right across the border from El Paso, Texas.
The fire killed 40 detainees and injured 27.
That tragedy sent the INM into a tailspin, and as a result, it closed dozens of its detention centers.
INM chief Garduno and other officials are actually facing criminal charges for the fire.
Later, in October, deportations increased. But they have ended for now. Maybe in January they will start up again.
Meanwhile, there may be some immigration enforcement carried out by Mexico’s National Guard, which is part of the Mexican Defense Department, not the INM.
Adam Isaacson is an immigration analyst with the Washington Office on Latin America, or WOLA, a human rights group.
Isaacson predicts, “Mexico is likely to rely more heavily on National Guard soldiers for migration management, a mission that they are barely prepared to fulfill. The result is likely to be a sharp decline in Mexico’s migrant apprehensions during December, and migrants may have a modestly easier time than usual reaching the U.S. border.”
Did you catch that? An “easier time than usual reaching the U.S. border”.
On December 6, Mexican media outlet Mileno reported that the Mexican deportation suspension “has brought about an increase in the illegal crossing of migrants at the border between Piedras Negras, Coahuila (Mexican state) and Eagle Pass (Texas).”
So Milenio says that the suspension has had an effect.
On December 4, the Associated Press reported that “Mexico has recorded nearly 590,000 undocumented migrants in its territory this year…” But that’s merely a fraction of what’s been reported in the Mexican media.
In July, Milenio cited INM figures estimating that 6 million illegals crossed into Mexico just between January and July of 2023!
Of that 6 million, 2,200,000 had been granted documentation allowing them to stay in Mexico.
So where do you think most of the rest ended up?
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