Brace for impact: Title 42 expiration means illegal immigration will triple, Sen. Sullivan warns

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The Trump-era Title 42 policy for the U.S-Mexico border, expires Thursday.

A border that is largely being controlled by Mexico-based drug cartels and human traffickers has seen millions of illegal immigrants streaming across it over the past two years, and it’s about to get a lot worse, as the Biden Administration gives up the sovereignty of the country and the security of her borders by allowing Title 42 to expire.

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan on Thursday called the situation an unprecedented catastrophe.

“The biggest falsehood being peddled in Washington, D.C. right now and to the American people is that our border is secure,” he said in a press conference today.

“There have been more than six million illegal crossings since President Biden assumed office. Now that Title 42 is expiring, daily illegal crossings are expected to triple. Alaskans and Americans in all 50 states are experiencing the toll of this avoidable tragedy,” Sullivan said in a written statement.

Border Patrol agents have been instructed to release illegal immigrants into the country without any requirement for a court hearing. Over 40,000 have amassed at the border in anticipation of the flood gates opening. In Mexican towns along the Rio Grande, stores have not been able to keep up with inventory of pool floats and life jackets for migrants preparing to swim across the Rio Grande River into Brownsville Texas. In Tijuana, thousands have been camping along the border fence waiting for Thursday.

Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz sent the instructions Wednesday, asking senior officials in the agency to begin the mass parole of illegal migrants ahead of the end of Title 42, according to The Daily Caller, which received exclusive documentation of the new parole policy. The illegal immigrants will be “parole[d] with conditions,” that require them to schedule a court date with Immigration and Customs Enforcement or request service of a Notice to Appear according to the instructions. But they’re being paroled into America with no tracking technology, and will be completely unsupervised.

“It is a humanitarian crisis. It is a national security crisis. It is a health crisis. Hundreds of thousands of children have been trafficked and exploited. Based on the numbers of those apprehended, it is obvious that thousands of criminals, including individuals on the terrorist watch-list, are illegally entering our country. Drug overdoses – largely driven by fentanyl – are now the leading cause of death for Americans ages 18 to 45. In 2021, drug overdose deaths in Alaska increased by the largest percentage of any state,” Sullivan’s statement said.

“Even the most rural parts of Alaska are feeling the impact of Biden’s open southern border. And believe me, it is wide open. Anyone in the Biden administration or media who continues to peddle the falsehood that the border is secure should just go there and watch illegal immigrants cross the Rio Grande in the middle of the night by the hundreds.

“As I’ve said before, this is a dereliction of duty by the President. President Biden has created a tragedy of immense proportions. In his first 100 days, Joe Biden stopped construction of the border wall, halted deportations and suspended the successful ‘remain in Mexico’ policy. He continues to threaten to veto legislation that would mandate many proven solutions and also continues to advocate for real cuts to the Border Patrol. The President needs to do his job, enforce the law, and end the incentives feeding this crisis immediately.”

Sullivan is a co-sponsor of the Border Security Act which would redirect $15 billion from IRS enforcement funds that were included in the Inflation Reduction Act to instead be spent on border security. The legislation is endorsed by the National Border Patrol Council, the exclusive representative of approximately 18,000 Border Patrol agents and support personnel assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol.

In March 2021, Sullivan visited the southern border on a congressional delegation trip with U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Thune (R-S.D.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.).

In August 2022, all 50 Senate Democrats blocked Senator Sullivan’s amendment to the Inflation Reduction Act that would have directed $500 million to be allocated to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to secure the southern border. The funds were instead earmarked for sustainability and environmental programs at the Department of Homeland Security.

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  1. At this point in time all we can strive for is a short term plan such as doing anything/everything to block illegal aliens from coming to Alaska. We obviously can’t trust Juneau to get it done so we each and every one needs to block it where we can. Not allow aliens in stores. Not rent them houses. Never deal with them. If a business hires them, confront the business and make sure the public knows what they are doing. If they cannot find lodging and food, they will have a good incentive to go elsewhere.

    Never forget that we are being invaded by foreign nationals.

  2. This ‘action’ on the part of Joe Biden and his Administration may be able to be considered a “dereliction of duty” if considered narrowly, in the absence of ALL of their other actions. Taken on the whole, it is just another TREASONOUS ACT in the midst of a mind boggling litany of treasonous acts.

    Stop pretending that it is anything less than what it is. By doing so, you are giving comfort to the enemy.

  3. DO you mean the new democrat voters who we are giving 4,000 per month each pulled from Social Security funds against our will? I wonder how long that will last?

  4. It will be very easy to spot most of the illegals, because they can’t speak English. Someone who wants to be an American would have learned to speak English and tried to assimilate to our customs and language. If they can’t speak English…kick them out.

        • Yes Paul he is wrong.
          Illegally here is wrong.
          Kicking them out for not speaking English is , sorry to say but culture racist.
          Millions of cultures are here that should not but that is today’s world.
          I had bus loads of Mexicans dropped of in front of my house in east San Diego. Been going on for years. The new world order is here.
          Sorry to see the country go this way.

          • So your ‘solution’ is to just take it. I get it, you’re to scared of being called names to fight for your country, so get out of the way and let the rest of us fight.

  5. I’m sure the Anchorage assembly is salivating and wringing their greasy little hands over this opportunity to increase the homeless program by leaps and bounds, I’m sure they’ve even rolled out the red carpet already. Just wait n see.

  6. It’s an invasion alright but it’s also an occupying army. It’s the first time in human history that a nation is paying for its own foreign invasion.

  7. Dirty Joe Biden has fouled our great country to the extent that even Donald John Trump may have difficulty reviving US during his 2nd Term.

  8. This is all planned. It’s part of the dismantling of the US. Decimate our economy, inflation, shut down energy production and resource utilization. Then, flood the country with migrants that will cripple our social and emergency services, law enforcement, and our healthcare system. A non military, multi-pronged attack.

  9. As long as they are willing to work legally and can contribute to the taxes. We have enough enough of people that are supported on the working man’s back. Most of them are multigenerational.

  10. We need to deny them any services unless they are omitted legally. There are probably 5 to 6 billion people who would come into this country so how are the politicians going to deal with this mess?

  11. May 5 about 20 immigrants with roller bags and pillows (all male, about 16-20 yr olds) were dropped off at McDonalds airport way store in Fairbanks about 9 am

  12. May 5 about 20 immigrants with roller bags and pillows (all male, about 16-20 yr olds) were dropped off by taxis at McDonalds airport way store in Fairbanks about 9 am

  13. How about the Governor obtain several huge buses..and boats….load them with illegals and transport them across the strait to Russia! Or Canada!!

  14. Terrible. Now these people will sleep in tents in our parks and greenbelts. They will leave trash everywhere. They will not work and rely on public assistance. They will shoplift and steal stuff from cars. They will want everything and give nothing. They will pass out on the corners from drugs and alcohol. Terrible.

    • I get the sarcasm, but don’t we have enough of that sort of issue already? And the ones we already have are citizens. Why should we import more problems? And they ARE problems, even before they get here; they broke several laws coming into our country.

  15. Gee I wonder who’s up next for what’s left of our election process. Been hearing a lot from Dan lately. Any ideas as to if Dan approved the nominees of this administration. No need to answer that.

  16. Blame the lack of border patrol, not the people wanting a better life. If you had experienced a tenth of what these folks love through, you be swimming too. I know I would. We are so fortunate to have been born here.

    • You’re very quick to claim you know what others would do. It’s trite and dumb. But you do you, boo.

      Many men in today’s society lead sexless lives. Should they be allowed to rape as they wish? Many people live in abject poverty yet they don’t break into people’s home. A lot of people have drug problems, should they be allowed to loot the Carrs drugstore?

      Your mindset is why the west coast is broke, dirty, and out of control.

      Problems need to be fixed at their source, not allowed to spill over to someone else.

    • None of which matters. We are being invaded. Every single alien that crosses that border is an immigration law breaker at minimum. Several of them have even been identified as being on the terrorism watch list. If they want to IMMIGRATE to my country, they can follow the process as spelled out in law.

  17. Millions of illegal aliens have already invaded our country and millions more are on the way. What everybody is overlooking regarding this story is Dan Sullivan. Why did he wait until the day that Title 42 expires to say anything? Why hasn’t he done anything about the ongoing invasion in the last two years? No bills to impeach the Communist Cuban Myorkas, Biden or what’s her name… the vice president in charge of the border.
    Why? Because grifter Dan Sullivan is deep state. He has consistently backed deep state Murkowski who is also missing in action. Wake up people they hate you. Toss these communists out on their ears ASAP and try them for treason!

    • Sigh.

      People here toss around the word treason like Al Sharpton does racist. Always wrong.

      Being bad at his job makes Sullivan an idiot, and very likely the RINO of the week. But treason?

      Nope.

    • Read the full article, Sullivan has repeatedly brought up this issue and co-sponsored legislation and forced amendment votes to get the border patrol more funding and restore building the border wall.

    • Thank you.
      Never, EVER, forget Sullivan’s voting record and actions.
      He says all the right things – then governs like Jeb, George, McCain, Mittens, Graham, McConnell.
      What Sullivan is at his Core – is a world class b.s. artist.
      Nothing more.
      Shame on him.
      Don’t tell us the house is on fire – when you watched this develop for TWO WHOLE years.
      Now you want to act shocked and alarmed.
      Grifter.

  18. One of the biggest lies is that Democrats give a Fxxx about our environment. Illegals are coming from Africa, China, India and other third world countries. This is because those who have already broken in phone home and tell their brothers, friends, prison buddies, and others how easy it was to break into the USA.

    There are 8 billion people on this planet, and the population grows in the third world by roughly 200,000 per day. What China, India and other crap nations have in common is a totally befouled environment. These pigs have the worst water and air pollution on the planet. This is what happens when people breed like dogs and over populate their country.

    Now these slobs are coming here, illegally, by more than 10,000 per day.

    How long before we have a billion people in the USA, and our nation is a total sxxxhole like India or China?

    Democrats are literally destroying our country. Biden and the “border czar” Harris need to be removed from office and replaced with McCarthy.

  19. The tripling problem might be fixable.
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    Illegal immigration seems unlikely to triple if, under federal law, non-government organizations (NGO’s) and individuals were held financially liable for maintenance and care of illegal aliens whom they import or disperse around the U.S.
    .
    May we respectfully request Senator Sullivan sponsor a bill modelled for example on 18 U.S. Code § 228 “Failure to pay legal child support obligations”, requiring NGO’s and individuals to support illegal aliens they have sponsored and dispersed since January 1, 2020.
    .
    Support payments would be made non tax-deductible because they are essentially restitution for continuing, deliberate violations of 8 U.S. Code § 1325 “Improper entry by alien”. Support payments would not be allowed to made from government grants or any other taxpayer-subsidized source.
    .
    Support payments would be paid to federal state, state, and local governments to offset financial burdens created at all levels of government by indigent illegal aliens.
    .
    Applying such a measure retroactively to January 1, 2020, does not seem problematic. The Supreme Court has denied ex post facto challenges to laws imposing legal consequences based not solely on past conduct, but rather on an ongoing condition that began in the past.
    .
    Thank you, Senator Sullivan.

    • Maybe your thin skin would like better the following.
      Illegal aliens.
      Illegal alien Invaders.
      Alien Invaders.
      Illegal Invader.
      Illiterate, unwashed masses from the third world (please look at social service enrollment from those that cross illegally into the US).
      Isn’t it yime for another booster GregF.?

  20. Who is he kidding,the illegals will be sent to every small town in the US with disease and who knows what else sucking off the American system.Alaska is going down just like the ready of the country.Wait until ESG takes footing.

  21. No one mentioned Catholic Social Services. They are enabling and promoting this whole mess. Without the corrupt NGO’s this would have been almost impossible to have happened. So carefully planned out and executed it makes my stomach turn…….

  22. Good. 81 million people wanted this. Now we can all choke on it. BOHICA. On the plus side no more mean tweets though right….? So long America, it was fun while it lasted.

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