Last week, the Mexican government warned that human traffickers have already prepared for the end of Title 42, the Trump-era order that allowed Customs and Border Protection to immediately expel illegals who cross the border, Newsmax reported.
Title 42 is set to expire on May 11 and already a flood of illegals are making their way to the border hoping to take advantage of its end to enter the United States.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrand said last Thursday that smugglers are charging aliens as much as $7,000 and deceptively telling them that it will be legal to cross the US border now that Title 42 is expiring.
Meanwhile, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is urging foreign nationals to use the proper legal channels to enter the United States by applying for a visa in their home country.
But President Obrador downplayed concerns about a mad dash to the border with the end of Title 42. He said last week that a new program allowing 360,000 illegals from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela will help prevent the flow of illegals from increasing.
However, most experts disagree with the assurances from the White House and the Mexican government that the United States will not be seeing an explosion of illegal aliens attempting to cross the border.
Earlier this month, Mario D’Agostino, the deputy city manager in El Paso, Texas, told the Wall Street Journal that as many as 35,000 illegal aliens are massed in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, waiting to cross the border.
According to the Wall Street Journal, officials estimate that illegal border crossings will likely double to between 10,000 and 11,000 a day when Title 42 expires.
Last week, the Biden administration announced that it was sending 1,500 US troops from the Army and Marine Corps to the southern border to take up administration duties to help process the anticipated flood of illegals crossing the border, the Associated Press reported.