The Republican National Committee has launched a new series of videos designed to draw attention to the crisis at the southern border one month after U.S. Customs and Border Protection ICE agents nabbed over 164,000 illegal immigrants at the border, the highest overall number of apprehensions for February in 22 years.
The initial video of the new collection, Unchecked, was released featuring meetings with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Representative Tony Gonzalez (R-TX), former Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Ron Vitiello, and also reporter Julio Rosas.
CBP representatives collared even more than 2 million migrants at the southerly boundary during President Joe Biden’s very first year in office, likely the highest number in over 20 years, according to a National Review analysis of CBP information.
In the new video, Vitiello said
“We’ve never seen a number that big, we’ve never seen two million encounters within a year’s time, it’s just never happened. The people that live just north of the border – they see the human trafficking, they see the exploitation, they see the smuggling, and so [Americans] are most effected by it day to day.”
Furthermore, Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz speaking to CNN said that he is preparing for a record-breaking surge in migrants crossing the boundary this springtime. He informed the outlet as numerous as 8,000 people could be apprehended daily, doubling the daily variety of the 2019 rise under the Trump administration.
The record-shattering number “will probably become the norm over the next 30 to 45 days,” Ortiz said.
Still, the Biden-Harris regime is supposedly set to finish making use of Title 42, a Trump-era public health order that has allowed U.S. border officials to swiftly remove illegal immigrant families to Mexico, in the coming days.
If Title 42 is withdrawn, a senior official from the Department of Homeland Security advised as many as 18,000 travelers per day can flood the southerly border.
DHS officials told reporters they have “no idea” when Title 42 will be lifted, though the CDC is currently conducting a review of the policy, according to ABC News. An announcement on whether it will be renewed could come shortly after finalization.
In the newly released RNC video, Cruz called the situation at the border a “human rights catastrophe.”
“We are seeing a public health catastrophe, we are seeing a crime and national security catastrophe … I’ve asked the Senate Democrats to Texas and see the border, not one of them is willing to do it,” Cruz said. “They are literally turning a blind eye, and they are counting on the corporate media to cover it up.”
RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement announcing the video series that Biden is the “root cause of the pain and suffering on the border.”
“Biden and ‘border czar’ Kamala Harris’ failures have put our law enforcement officials in harm’s way, leaving them to defend an open border with drugs, human trafficking, and crime surging,” she said. “Every community is a border community under Biden, as drugs and crime move across the country.”
H/T National Review