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After President-elect Joe Biden promised sweeping changes to President Trump’s immigration rules, many analysts warned this would provoke a massive wave of immigrants trying to enter the U.S. illegally. I wrote about it here.

It is now clear that these warnings were valid, as nearly 10,000 migrants recently crashed their way through Guatemala security forces on their way north to the United States.


And Biden’s pledges are being used by the migrant leaders to justify their actions.

Fox News reported that the group Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders) issued a statement on behalf of the current migrant caravan of 2021. The statement read:

We recognize the importance of the incoming Government of the United States having shown a strong commitment to migrants and asylum seekers, which presents an opportunity for the governments of Mexico and Central America to develop policies and a migration management that respect and promote the human rights of the population in mobility.

The statement added: “We will advocate that the Biden government honors its commitments.”

Biden pledged to end Migrant Protection Protocols on the first day of his presidency. President Trump enacted these protocols which requires that asylum-seekers wait in Mexico while they await their immigration court cases in January 2019.

Biden also promised a “groundbreaking” immigration reform plan that he said would provide a pathway to citizenship to more than 11 million illegal aliens currently in the United States. This pledge was combined with a promise to enact a moratorium on deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Together, these dramatic policies to ease immigration and limit enforcement of illegal entry into the U.S. has as expected created a surge of migrants heading to the U.S. border.

Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan blamed the incoming administration for the caravan. In an appearance on “Fox & Friends” he said:

We’re looking at two groups that are well over five thousand. And one of those groups have already gotten through the Guatemala border…It’s coming. It’s already started, just as we promised and anticipated it would with this rhetoric from the new administration on the border.

Meanwhile, members of Biden’s team are urging migrants not to come to the U.S. now. “There’s help on the way, but now is not the time to make the journey,” one official told NBC News.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of AmericanActionNews.com.




Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Susan
Susan
1 year ago

The plan that Biden has for immigration will be the ruin of the US, but that was the plan all along. The dollar has to crash in order for the One World monetary system to be implemented, along with the coming One World government. It is all in the Bible if you care to know what is ahead for us. It’s all part of God’s plan for the end times, so make sure you are on the right side when it unfolds.

Humberto Guevara
Humberto Guevara
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan

Truth …. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP ….

Louisa Swanson
Louisa Swanson
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan

They won;t take away my money and they won;t take away my religion!!

Dan Winright
Dan Winright
1 year ago

Kabala and traitor joe welcome all invaders citizenship papers for party signing.

gREAT WALL OF TEXAS
gREAT WALL OF TEXAS
1 year ago

has TUUMP BUILT THE WALL BETWEEN LAREDO AND NEWAVO lAREDO YET I’D HAVE TROOP’S WITH GUNS KEEP IT SHUT DOWN AND SHOOT UM IF THEY TRY AND GET IN

Linda
Linda
1 year ago

The Biden admin plans to open our borders. The dem party again proves they don’t care about the safety nor wellbeing of American citizens. The Marxists in their party are now in charge, with multiple trillions more in spending they have already announced they plan on spending.

With the new senate being evenly divided, all Patriots can do is keep continued pressure on their own Republican representatives/senators to NOT vote to approve what these Marxists are going to keep trying to pass.

Louisa Swanson
Louisa Swanson
1 year ago

He was halfway done, but now the Dems are gonna demolish it!