‘The border is not open’: White House vows to ‘quickly remove’ illegals, wants additional 3.5 billion

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre proclaimed on Monday that “the border is not open” as the Biden administration considers an “alternate path” for legal immigration and the Supreme Court temporarily pauses lifting Title 42 border restrictions.

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Supreme Court Justice John Roberts granted a stay concerning Title 42 in a one-page ruling pending further order and asked the government to respond by 5 pm Tuesday, according to Fox News. The ruling comes after 19 states asked the high court earlier on Monday for an emergency stay that would keep Title 42 in place.

In the meantime, Jean-Pierre is pointing the finger of blame at a district court for ending Title 42, giving cover to the Biden administration. She announced during her press conference that new efforts would be implemented to handle the tidal wave of illegal immigrants poised to wash across the border.

“But I want to be very clear here. The fact is that the removal of title 42 does not mean the border is open. Anyone who suggests otherwise is simply doing the work of the smugglers and again, spreading misinformation … which is very dangerous,” she declared.

Her damage control came just hours before Roberts issued the temporary order blocking the nixing of Title 42.

“When Title 42 goes away as have to do because of a court order which is on Wednesday … we will go back to Title 8, which allows a process to make sure that people can make their asylum claims heard. Those who do not have a legal basis to remain will be quickly removed,” Jean-Pierre continued.

“The fact that the removal of Title 42 is happening in just a day or two doesn’t mean that the border’s open,” she reiterated. “It would be wrong to think that the border is open. It is not open, and I just want to be very, very clear about that.”

She proceeded to call on Congress to pass $3.5 billion in additional funding to help enforce immigration laws.

The press secretary spoke in front of a digital backdrop listing steps Homeland Security is reportedly undertaking, with 23,000 agents, 1,000 border processing coordinators, and “scaling up ground and air transportation capabilities,” as well as “autonomous surveillance towers” and port security.

“This is what we’re asking, that $3.5 billion of funding request that we’re asking Congress, and also this is what we have been doing to surge resources at the border to deal with the end of Title 42 authority,” Jean-Pierre claimed. “DHS has deployed additional agents and processing capabilities to El Paso and 23,000 agents are working to secure the southern border. Let’s not forget those 23,000 agents – that is a historic number.”

She went on to discuss additional processing coordinators and surveillance towers, as well as “10 soft-sided CBP holding facilities.”

“But again, we need Congress to provide us the additional resources we’ve requested to do this in a safe, orderly, and humane way if they are serious,” Jean-Pierre stated, attempting to shift the blame to Congress while calling for billions of dollars.

The Biden administration is floating “alternative” paths for legal immigration while asserting that they have a new method of quick deportations at the southern border.

Up to 2,500 people a day are reportedly coming across the border and that is before Title 42 is set to expire. Most are seeking asylum and there is nowhere to put them so they are reportedly being released into the streets of El Paso and other cities.

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The Biden administration’s ideas to streamline legal immigration are ludicrous, to say the least. They are considering allowing certain asylum-seekers to apply through an online portal. The move would make a mockery of security checks.

The Wall Street Journal is also reporting that immigrants could seek permission to fly to the U.S. where they could remain on temporary humanitarian grounds during their asylum claims.

Biden is also reportedly considering bringing back former President Trump’s transit ban. It would subject illegal aliens to a faster deportation “unless they can pass a tougher initial asylum screening.”

The policy would bar those seeking asylum from entry unless they initially applied in Mexico or a third country they passed through “regardless of whether those countries have fair and functioning asylum systems or whether the individual is safe from persecution in those countries,” according to the ACLU.

The desperate moves come after El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser declared a state of emergency due to the catastrophe at the border.

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On Sunday, El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez in Mexico prepped for a surge of as many as 5,000 new migrants a day in anticipation of Title 42’s expiration.

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