“Estamos profundamente preocupados por lo que el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) está haciendo para prevenir una situación similar en nuestra frontera sur, especialmente cuando la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) field agents are already overworked, undermanned and under-supplied as a result of the influx of migrants this year,” Cruz, Stefanik, and over a dozen other Republicans escribió in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
“Adicionalmente, this caravan comes only weeks after ten thousand migrants flooded Del Rio, Texas, overwhelming border personnel and later gaining entry into the United States,” the letter added. “While the strategy DHS released on September 18, 2021, stated that migrants ‘who cannot be expelled under Title 42 and do not have a legal basis to remain will be placed in expedited removal proceedings,’ this did not occur in Del Rio. De hecho, Senior Executive Branch officials stated that migrants were released into the United States on a ‘very, very large scale.’ We believe this incentivized the recent caravan to journey to the United States.”
En la carta, the Republicans urged the Biden administration to “enforce our immigration laws as we do any other laws and ensure migrants in this caravan with nonexistent asylum claims will not be released into the United States.”