Rep. Tony Gonzalez (R-Texas) has called on the Biden administration to “rush” immigration judges to the U.S.-Mexico border as an alternative to releasing immigrants when Title 42 expires last week. .
“The president should have rushed to court and rushed the immigration officer to the border,” Gonzalez said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” I should have received it,” he said. “In exchange for 1,500 more troops, get more immigration officers.”
Gonzalez added, “This is America. I want you to spend the day in court.”
The Texas representative’s statement came just days after Title 42, a public health order authorizing the speedy deportation of immigrants at the southern border due to the coronavirus pandemic, expired Thursday night. .
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“In the El Paso area, this particular facility has over 6,000 detainees. It should have held 1,000, but it holds over 3,000,” Gonzalez said of the overcrowding of immigration facilities. . “One of these rooms has a maximum capacity of 90 people. , there were over 700 people in there. ”
Border agents are already facing historic numbers of migrants, with some days seeing over 10,000 migrants at the border in the days leading up to the expiration of their Title 42.
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The head of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said last week that illegal immigrants could be sent to the U.S. without a court date if staff were overcrowded as the Biden administration grappled with a historic immigration surge. I sent a note authorizing my release. The memo said migrants could be allowed into the country on parole if CBP faces overcrowding.
In Saturday’s filing, a federal judge rejected the Biden administration’s request to stay a temporary injunction blocking the release of immigrants to the United States without setting a trial date, calling the request “extremely frivolous.” rice field.
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Mr. Gonzalez, who has a constituency along the U.S.-Mexico border, has been vocal about his concerns about immigration surges due to the end of Title 42. A Texas congressman told Fox News Digital on Thursday that “the worst is waiting” as the border prepares for a crisis. surge in immigration.
Similarly, he has historically pushed for legislation dealing with immigration reform and higher salaries for border guards.
“Focus only on the illegal part further delays legal and legitimate asylum claims and immigration reform,” Gonzalez said. “All we have to do is enforce the laws that have already been enacted, and Congress has to create routes for people to come legally.”
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“McCarthy is on one side and Kevin McCarthy is on the side demonizing illegal immigrants,” Gonzalez said. “With Chuck Schumer on the other side of the Senate, it is morally good to help illegal immigrants.