A virtual army of immigrants is forming in Mexico in anticipation of the end of the Title 42 border policy next week.
The Biden administration estimates that as many 700,000 immigrants are waiting to cross over, Yuma County Board of Supervisors board member Jonathan Lines said.
"Border Patrol shared with us their intelligence that there are approximately 700,000, as of three weeks ago, in the shelters in Mexico waiting to come into the United States,” Lines said.
The shocking figure was confirmed to Breitbart by Republican border hawk Andy Biggs (Az.).
Title 42 has allowed officials to rapidly expel immigrants without making claims of asylum, the vast majority of which have no basis.
"So 40 percent of the people coming across are immediately expelled and they’re flown back to their countries of origin. That goes away on May 11; they are no longer processed out.”
Even with Title 42 in place, Biden has overseen a border crisis of historic magnitude. More than 5 million illegal immigrants have crossed the border since Biden became president.
The country received a mini preview of what could be coming in December, when Title 42 was originally scheduled to end. That month, illegal immigration hit an all-time record with about 250,000 storming the border. Officials are now bracing for as many as 400,000 a month after May 11, when Title 42 ends.
El Paso, Texas, has already declared a state of emergency as it struggles to cope with the current influx, which has filled the city's downtown with large encampments.
The current stream could be just a trickle compared to what's coming: El Paso is bracing for as many as 35,000 people to start pouring across from Juarez, Mexico next week.
President Biden is sending 1,500 troops to the border, and he plans to revive asylum restrictions, steps that have been denounced as hypocritical and Trump-like for a president who condemned his rival's "cruelty" to immigrants.
After doing everything possible to make illegal immigration as easy and comfortable as possible, Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden's Department of Homeland Security Chief, raced to the border Thursday to warn immigrants to stay home.
"The border is not open," Mayorkas said. "It has not been open, and it will not be open subsequent to May 11th."