Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is warning that Mexican officials are essentially allowing another massive migrant caravan to stream towards the United States, adding that there is no way officials can track them once they are allowed inside the U.S.
What’s more, Paxton, who has successfully sued the Biden administration over a number of issues, said that there is little down many of the migrants harbor criminal intent, are smuggling drugs, or present other dangers to Americans including potential terrorists.
“This is going to affect the entire nation because these people are moved around secretly overnight on planes and busses. Some of them have COVID. Some of them are drug runners. They are potential criminals. They could be terrorists,” he told Fox News on Sunday.
“We don’t know. We just know that they’re being moved all over the country. And we also know we aren’t able to keep track of them,” he added.
Previous reports have noted that the caravan numbers around 2,000 people and contains mostly Central Americans and Haitians. The group left the Mexican city of Tapachula last week with few belongings and many small children among them
Images showed at least hundreds grouped together and traveling down a main thoroughfare, as cars were seen lined up behind them. Local Mexican authorities moved to control traffic but did nothing to stop or turn back the migrants.
The current caravan is similar in size to one that is continuing its march towards the U.S. that began last month, the New York Post reported.
The new caravan set out the same day that President Joe Biden met his Mexican counterpart, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, during which, amazingly, the migrant and border issues did not come up.
But Obrador seized his opportunity during the summit, which was also held with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to press Biden for changes to U.S. labor laws and also to press Congress to provide amnesty for people who have crossed illegally into the U.S.
“Why not study the workforce demands, the labor demands, and open the migratory flow?” Lopez Obrador said in the White House East Room ahead of the summit.
“President Biden, no president in the history of the United States has expressed as you have such a clear and certain commitment to improving the situation of the migrants and thus I wish to express my acknowledgment,” ‘AMLO’ expounded.
“And I particularly refer to your proposal to regulate the migratory status of 11 million people who live and work honestly in this great nation. I hope that you have the support of Congress and the members of both Democrat and Republican parties,” he added.
But the ongoing migrant and border crises were never going to be an issue.
“There’s not a real focus, this time around, on our borders,” one administration official told reporters ahead of the meetings.
In August, a U.S. district judge in Texas ordered the administration to resurrect the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy after Biden and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas improperly tried to end it in violation of U.S. law.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments last week regarding a lawsuit filed by Texas and Missouri challenging Mayorkas’ June 1 order to end the policy.
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