(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- The Chinese coronavirus may have wreaked havoc on the United States economy, but the implementation of new protocols at the border in response to the virus has vastly improved the border force’s ability to expel illegal immigrants. According to new data, U.S. Border Patrol officials have expelled over 41,000 illegal aliens who crossed over the border since the new provisions came in on March 21.
Title 42 COVID protection protocols mean that the border force can more quickly, and easily, expel people who should not have crossed the border.
In an official statement, officials representing U.S. Customs and Border Protection explained how the new protocols work.
“On March 21, 2020 the President, in accordance with Title 42 of the United States Code Section 265, determined that by reason of existence of COVID-19 in Mexico and Canada, there is a serious danger of the further introduction of COVID-19 into the United States; that prohibition on the introduction of persons or property, in whole or in part, from Mexico and Canada is required in the interest of public health,” the statement reads.
“To help prevent the introduction of COVID-19 into border facilities and into the United States, persons subject to the order will not be held in congregate areas for processing and instead will immediately be expelled to their country of last transit,” it continued.
In English, that simply means that illegal immigrants are no longer apprehended, processed, left to wait around for a while, and then maybe, possibly expelled or also maybe allowed to wait in the United States until there is a trial. Instead, they are simply apprehended and expelled.
Data shows that between April and May, Border Patrol officials apprehended some 37,514 migrants who crossed the border illegally. Under Title 42 authority, the agents expelled some 34,563 of those illegal aliens. In that last 10 days of March, a further 6.928 people were expelled to the country from which they arrived.
The impact of these new rules has been so dramatic that many people have called for them to implemented permanently, or for the rule to at least be extended.
Border patrol officials recently told the media that they had some 3,400 individuals in custody at the beginning of March, but since the new regulations came into place, it “now averages around 100 at any given time.”
At the peak of the 2019 migration crisis, CBP custody peaked at 20,000 in one day.