Armstrong Economics Blog/Migration Re-Posted May 10, 2023 by Martin Armstrong
Donald Trump noted in his interview with Nigel Farage that the US is expected to receive as many illegal immigrants as the population of NYC. The immigration problem is out of control and there is absolutely no way that the current economy can host such a large influx of undocumented people. Trump implemented Title 42 in March 2020 to curb “mass uncontrolled cross-border movement,” that allowed the government to expel migrants to prevent the spread of COVID.
The CDC and other agencies agreed to Title 42 and it was accepted by both parties. Between March 2020 and January 2023, over 2.7 million migrants were expelled from the US under this temporary law. Trump expelled 69% of migrant families who entered between March 2020 to January 2021. Biden expelled only 20% of migrant families under his term. Millions of people have entered America illegally under Biden, and thousands have died trying to enter America under the false promise that they can seek asylum here. These people cannot simply return to Mexico since millions are not even Mexican citizens. Certain countries, such as Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti, and Nicaragua, refuse to accept the deportations of their own citizens. Simply put, these people are stuck with nowhere to go.
Title 42 is set to end on May 11 as COVID is no longer a public health emergency. Vice President Harris is in charge of overseeing the border crisis but has not offered any potential solutions. In fact, she insists that the border is safe and secure whenever she’s questioned. Reports state that tens of thousands of migrants are waiting at the US-Mexico border and plan to enter after May 11. Troy Miller of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) anticipates 10,000 illegal crossings per day once Title 42 ends, but others are predicting a larger influx. Biden stationed an additional 1,500 troops along the 2,000-mile border, but they’re completely outnumbered. The situation is unmanageable and there will be consequences in the coming weeks as towns are overrun with undocumented illegal immigrants. Unfortunately, the Biden Administration has focused all of its resources on securing Ukraine’s border and has abandoned the crisis at home.