A report from the New York Times contradicts the official Biden administration narrative that a post-Title 42 surge at the U.S.-Mexico border is not taking place.
A big news item last week was that on Thursday Title 42 came to an end. Title 42 was the Trump-era immigration policy that allowed for the rapid removal of migrants from the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was one of the only policies that slowed down illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The policy came to an end after President Joe Biden decided not to extend it. And, the concern has been that the ending of the Title 42 policy would cause another surge of illegal immigration.
Leading up to the end of the Title 42 policy, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) had three days of more than 10,000 illegal immigrant encounters. But, then, things calmed down - or at least that is what the Biden administration wants you to believe.
In anticipation of Title 42 coming to an end, Biden put forth a series of policies and programs that he has insisted would address the southern border crisis. And, the point of the official narrative is to get the American people to believe that his overall strategy is working.
But, critics have argued that there is more going on here than meets the eye.
What the critics have claimed is that the sole point of Biden's southern border policies is to artificially deflate the number of illegal immigrant encounters by expanding the number of ways - "legal pathways" - that an illegal immigrant can gain entry to the United States.
The Times' report shows that there is likely some truth to what the critics are saying here.
What the Times' report does is call attention to the CBP One mobile app.
Breitbart News, which has extensively reported on the southern border crisis, explains:
The mobile app entices foreign nationals in Mexico who are pregnant, mentally ill, elderly, disabled, homeless, or crime victims to schedule an appointment with DHS officials at the border in the hopes of being released into American communities. In practice, the mobile app, along with its other programs, allows the Biden administration to convert border apprehension numbers to so-called “legal pathways.”
The Times essentially reports that the app is struggling to keep up due to the number of migrants signing up.
Per the outlet:
But migrants have faced difficulties securing appointments through the app, called CBP One, launched earlier this year. The agency has tried in recent days to make improvements, including increasing the number of appointments available through the app to around 1,000 a day from about 740. By late Thursday, more than 62,000 people had applied for the first 1,000 appointments available for May 24. So far, 800 of those have confirmed the appointment, with the largest number of migrants coming from Cuba, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, and Venezuela.
Contrary to what the Biden administration claims, the surge is occurring. Biden has just found a way to cover it up.