The rate of illegal immigrants flooding the United States has increased exponentially under Joe Biden’s poor leadership. In The New York Sun, Matthew Rice highlights the pleading of small towns that have been inundated by Biden’s illegals. Rice writes:
The migrant crisis that has rocked New York and Chicago and other big sanctuary cities has jumped its traces. Now, in a new development, small cities and towns across America are being inundated with migrants being bused from the southern border and impacting local law enforcement and city services.
The White House and President Biden have called the busing of migrants — primarily orchestrated by Texas’ governor, Greg Abbott — immoral and unproductive, but the administration has so far failed to provide adequate resources to help localities and also to stanch the flow of migrants into Texas and other border states.
State lawmakers who represent the small city of Whitewater, Wisconsin, took to X — formerly Twitter — to ask the president for help after migrants began moving into the area. The four lawmakers, all of whom are Republicans, sent their letter to Mr. Biden on January 5 to plead for help as the migrants add “strain on law enforcement and other local municipal services.”
“The City of Whitewater, located in Walworth County, has a population of approximately 15,000 people,” wrote state representatives Ellen Schutt, Tyler August and Scott Johnson, along with state senator Steve Nass. “According to the City of Whitewater Police Department, 800 – 1,000 immigrants have relocated to the city since early 2022.”
The lawmakers say that the migrants are of varying legal backgrounds, including those “seeking asylum, illegal aliens awaiting a federal court date and refugees.” They say that some of the migrants are responsible for a spike in violent crimes, including sexual assault, the sexual abuse of a child, a kidnapping, and the death of an infant.
The number of migrant encounters and releases at the border are staggering. According to a January 5 report from the Department of Homeland Security, the number of migrant encounters at the border steadily increased to more than 250,000 in December 2023 — up from more than 157,000 in January last year.
President Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, once said that even 1,000 migrant encounters at the border per day would “overwhelm” the system. Just last month, the border patrol encountered an average of more than 8,000 daily.
In the last two fiscal years, 2022 and 2023, the border patrol encountered nearly 5 million migrants at the border and expelled just over 1.5 million. According to the DHS data, border patrol directly released more than 2 million migrants into the interior of the country.
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