Jeh Johnson, who served as Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, issued a massive warning that President Joe Biden and the rest of the Dems are going to pay a steep price for the southern border crisis they have created.
Johnson said that Biden will feel the backlash if he allows the crisis to worsen as new estimates suggest we could see up to 18,000 migrants sneaking into the U.S. per day when Title 42 officially ends next month.
“The CDC and the Department of Homeland Security have said for months that border crossings will almost certainly increase once the order is lifted,” The Washington Post reported.
“Homeland Security officials, who oversee CBP and other agencies, said officials are planning for multiple scenarios in case of a major influx, tapping Federal Emergency Management Agency officials to prepare for as many as 18,000 migrants per day, almost triple the current numbers.”
During an interview, Johnson was asked by CBS News host Margaret Brennan if the Biden administration was prepared to handle the wave expected to hit the border. He responded by saying that it’s a massive challenge and if it were up to him, Title 42 would not be coming to an end.
“Numbers at these levels are difficult to handle on the southern border,” Johnson said. “Communities on the southern border, catholic charities, the volunteers, difficult to absorb these types of numbers under almost any scenario. It’s challenging for the Border Patrol, for ICE to properly process and track these individuals. And, obviously, the Biden administration is paying a political cost for these.”
Johnson said that if he were still in office, he “would have argued that we should keep it in place just a little while longer, until perhaps July, when these numbers do tend to slow down in the hotter weather,” noting that “March, April, May tend to be the peak seasons for migration on our southern border.”
“And so DHS will have a challenge. And I heard the current secretary the other day say at present they have something like 7,000 a day,” he added. “That’s a high number.”
House Republicans, led by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), slammed the administration last week, warning that Biden’s border crisis would dramatically worsen if Title 42 was rescinded.
“Not only is the Biden administration’s flawed policies fueling the massive surge expected, but they have offered no plan on how to counter the imminent chaos predicted to unfold,” McCarthy said. “This is an abandonment of their most basic responsibilities in governance, particularly from the border czar Vice President Harris and Secretary Mayorkas, who are neglecting to do their jobs.”
Meanwhile, Texas recently announced the decision to make those in D.C. see with their own eyes the massive influx of illegals by bussing them directly to the capital.
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick said in a recent interview that “it’s time for a showdown” in the courts.
“You’re seeing the first step in a constitutional showdown between the governor and the legislature and the state of Texas and the federal government,” Patrick said. He then went on to criticize Press Secretary Jen Psaki for claiming Texas’ move is simply a publicity stunt and the state has no power to enforce sending illegal immigrants to D.C.
“Let me tell you what our authority and power is,” Patrick responded. “We have an oath to defend the constitution of Texas and the United States of America and to protect the lives and welfare of our citizens,” he said.
Patrick also slammed the Biden administration for its willingness to send illegal immigrants to cities all across the U.S. except for the nation’s capital. “I wish someone would ask Jen Psaki, ‘By the way, why don’t you just welcome [illegal immigrants] to D.C.? If it’s good enough that they can go to any city in the country, what’s wrong, Jen? Why don’t you just welcome them? … Don’t you like illegal immigrants, Jen?’” Patrick asked.
“So what’s the problem?” he continued. “Because they’re being shipped all over this country in the middle of the night.”