Customs and Border Protection
United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a branch of the United States Department of Homeland Security and is tasked with managing United States border security. According to its website, "CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity."
Biden border crisis
On Joe Biden's second day occupying the White House he issued a diktat which has been described as the most extreme directive in the history of modern law enforcement. Acting Secretary David Pekoske issued a memorandum on the evening of January 20, 2021 putting into place a 100-day deportation moratorium. There were narrow exceptions for terrorists and spies and none for criminals and criminal suspects. The order essentially shut down ICE operations. The junta's executive order raised the refugee ceiling by 730% in the midst of the COVID pandemic.
The CBP was not doing any covid-19 testing on people apprehended at the border. Restoration of the Obama era Catch and Release program led to the release of covid infected illegal aliens into American communities. The junta further scraped the “public charge” rule—a government policy that sought to limit admissions of immigrants likely to become reliant on government benefits.
It is estimated that about 12,000 criminal illegal aliens per month will not be deported from the United States throughout the existence of the Biden/Harris regime. These illegals can vote unchallenged under the Democrats "For the People Act". Biden also canceled the Trump era Operation Talon which focused on deporting illegal child sex traffickers and sexual predators.
After White House chief propagandist Jen Psaki denied a border crisis existed, the junta dispatched FEMA to deal with the 100,000 illegal aliens who crossed the border in February 2021. People from Yemen, Iran and Sri Lanka were crossing the border, as well as people on the terrorist watch list. Democrat Reps. Vicente Gonzalez and Henry Cuellar criticized the junta's mishandling of the crisis.
Babies in cages
The junta renewed the Obama era program of locking migrant children in cages. The New York Times reported the junta was holding 3250 kids in "jail-like facilities" 38% longer than the law allows. Reports indicated that human traffickers were purchasing children for $3200. Drug cartels often recruit or kidnap migrants, hold them for ransom or murder them if their families don't comply with the operatives' demands. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador expressed concern over the junta incentivizing human trafficking and organized crime. Evidence at the border suggested children were being raped.
According to CBS News, children were held in overcrowded conditions, and some were having to sleep on the floor and were going hungry. One immigration lawyer representing the children said there were kids who have only showered once in seven days and weren't allowed to shower more often. The children were not allowed outdoors and complained of not seeing the sun in days. The Donna complex which is supposed to hold only 250 people held 1,800, or 729% of its pandemic era capacity. The migrants were not able to observe any social distancing because of the massive number of people.
The Washington Post reported “[y]oung people are waiting in cramped, austere holding cells with concrete floors and benches. Lights remain on 24 hours a day, agents say, and there are few places to play.”
- About CBP. U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Retrieved May 6, 2017.