Hey … what happened to that surge of migrants everyone thought would pour into the country when a Trump-era restriction lifted?
It didn’t occur! That’s according to the Biden administration and local police and government officials who expected far greater numbers of immigrants than arrived.
Well, I won’t seek to examine why that occurred. I merely will welcome the initial response and hope it stays relatively quiet on our southern border.
Title 42 lifted this week. It was imposed during the Trump administration while the nation was fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The government sought to keep infected migrants from entering the country and, of course, infecting others once they crossed the border.
The pandemic has been declared effectively over. The Biden administration is seeking to comport with today’s reality.
I agree that it is not a good situation along the border. We still have too many people seeking illegal entry. I shall stipulate once more, however, that the border is “not open.” We’re still rounding up illegal entrants daily and seeking to process them as humanely as possible.
But … that surge? It didn’t occur. I’ll take that as a victory of sorts.