“The only reason why the Texas National Guard is at the border is due to the feckless leadership of President Biden and Beto O’Rourke.” – Mark Miner, Communications Director

The U.S.-Mexico Border Is Being Overrun By Illegal Immigrants Thanks To The Feckless Immigration Policies Pushed By President Biden:

There Have Been 1,776,609 Arrests Of Illegal Immigrants At The U.S.-Mexico Border Since February 1, 2021. (“Southwest Land Border Encounters,” U.S. Customs And Border Protection, Accessed 11/13/22)

  • Bloomberg Noted There Has Been “A Dramatic Rise In Border Crossings Since Biden Took Office In January.” “U.S. officials encountered more than 1.7 million migrants crossing the border with Mexico over the past year—a record number likely to escalate Republican attacks on the Biden administration’s handling of immigration. … The fiscal 2021 numbers reflect the final few months of President Donald Trump’s term and President Joe Biden’s tenure so far. They show a dramatic rise in border crossings since Biden took office in January, following a 2020 dip when the Covid-19 pandemic hit North America.” (Ellen M Gilmer And Andrew Rosati, “Record U.S. Border Crossings Kindle GOP Rebuke Of Biden Policies,” Bloomberg, 10/22/21)

In February President Biden Signed An Executive Order Reinstituting A Policy Of “Catch And Release” For Illegal Immigrants That Are Caught On The Southern Border. “The office of Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming the Biden administration’s policy of releasing individuals who illegally cross the nation’s southern border is unlawful and is taxing state resources. … President Joe Biden in February withdrew a 2018 executive order by former President Donald Trump that eliminated the ‘catch and release’ policy.” (Daniel Wiessner, “Florida Challenges ‘Catch And Release’ Policy At Southern Border,” Reuters, 9/28/21)

  • In October Fox News Reported “At Least 160,000 Illegal Immigrants Have Been Released Into The U.S.” Since March. “At least 160,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S., often with little to no supervision, by the Biden administration since March – including a broad use of limited parole authorities to make more than 30,000 eligible for work permits since August, Border Patrol documents obtained by Fox News show.” (Bill Melugin, Adam Shaw, “Leaked Border Patrol Docs Show Mass Release Of Illegal Immigrants Into US By Biden Administration,” Fox News, 10/13/21)
  • In August Alone The U.S. Border Patrol Released 43,941 Illegal Immigrants Into The Country After They Were Apprehended. “In August 2020, the Trump administration managed something stunning. Border Patrol agents caught more than 47,000 illegal immigrants and immediately released just 10 of them into the interior. This August, under President Biden, the Border Patrol made more than 195,000 arrests and released 43,941 people — an increase of more than 430,000%.” (Stephen Dinan, “Catch-And-Release At Border Up More Than 430,000% In August,” Washington Times, 10/3/21)
  • An Axios Report In July 2021 Noted That “Just 13 Percent” Of The Illegal Immigrants Released Into The U.S. Reported To An Immigration And Customs Enforcement Office As Required. “About 50,000 migrants who crossed the southern border illegally have now been released in the United States without a court date. Although they are told to report to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office instead, just 13% have shown up so far, Axios has learned.” (Stef W. Knight, “Scoop: 50,000 Migrants Released; Few Report To ICE,” Axios, 7/27/21)
  • “More Than 300 Criminal Migrants And Gang Members” Were Apprehended In The Rio Grande Valley Border Sector In October And November 2021 Alone. JENKINS TWEET: “In the last week…  @CBPRGV agents arrested 2 MS-13 gang members and a Guatemalan migrant previously convicted of murder in NJ in 2009… so far, more than 300 criminal migrants and gang members have been apprehended in the RGV sector this fiscal year.” (Twitter.com, 12/6/21)

President Biden Signed An Executive Order Ending The State Of Emergency At The Border And Ending Construction Of The Border Wall On His First Day In Office. “On Inauguration Day President Biden signed 16 proclamations and executive actions, including several related to immigration, the border wall and deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA). … First, the wall. Biden’s ‘Proclamation on the Termination Of Emergency With Respect To The Southern Border Of The United States And Redirection Of Funds Diverted To Border Wall Construction’ responds to former President Trump’s proclamation declaring a national emergency at the southern border. Biden’s order calls Trump’s declaration unwarranted and terminates it. Biden said his administration would not divert more money to the U.S.-Mexico border wall and that construction would be paused unless the Secretary of Defense or Secretary of Homeland Security made an exception.” (Natalie Dunlap, PolitiFact, 2/17/21)
O’Rourke Is A Radical Immigration Extremist, Supporting Proposals Like Curbing Immigration Enforcement And Tearing Down The Border Wall;

O’Rourke Wants To Curtail Immigration Enforcement, “All But Eliminating Immigration Detention,” And Grant Citizenship To Illegal Immigrants Currently In The U.S. “O’Rourke’s plan focuses on curtailing immigration enforcement — in particular, all but eliminating immigration detention — and focusing instead on building up immigration courts and case management systems for newly arriving asylum seekers, while returning Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests and deportations of immigrants already living in the US to the constraints of President Barack Obama’s last years in office. … But beyond the now-standard Democratic promise to pass a bill that allows the 11 million unauthorized immigrants currently in the US to apply for legal status and ultimately citizenship, and to expedite legalization and citizenship for DACA recipients and TPS recipients, there isn’t a complete bill framework here.” (Dara Lind, “Beto O’Rourke’s Immigration Plan Would Go Even Further On Executive Power Than Trump,” Vox, 5/31/19)

In 2019 “O’Rourke Said He Would Take Down Existing Walls And Fencing At The U.S.-Mexico Border If He Could.” “Beto O’Rourke said he would take down existing walls and fencing at the U.S.-Mexico border if he could. O’Rourke, a former congressman for El Paso who ran a high-profile challenge against GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, said in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Thursday, ‘Absolutely, I’d take the wall down.’” (Doha Madani, “’I’d Take The Wall Down,’ Says Beto O’Rourke Of Current Border Barriers,” NBC News, 2/14/19)

O’Rourke Opposes The “Remain In Mexico” Policy For Asylum Seekers. “Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic candidate for president, denounced the Trump administration’s controversial ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy for asylum seekers, accusing the U.S. government of forcing desperate migrants into precarious situations in Mexico.” (Camilo Montoya-Galvez, “O’Rourke Says Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy Fuels ‘Suffering And Death’,” CBS News, 6/30/19)

O’Rourke Supports Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants. “During a stop in Manchester, N.H., on Thursday, 2020 Democratic POTUS candidate Beto O’Rourke told NHJournal that he supported yesterday’s vote by the Democrat-controlled N.H. House to give illegal immigrants access to Granite State drivers licenses.” (Michael Graham, “Beto in New Hampshire: ‘I Back Drivers Licenses for Illegals’,” Inside Sources, 3/21/19)