UNITED STATES—On Friday, May 12, the Title 42 immigration bill expired. Title 42, also known as the “Stay in Mexico,” policy kept asylum seekers in Mexico while awaiting processing. Reports indicate at least 28,000 people are flooding the U.S. border with Mexico.

Migrants Rush Border, 2021

President Biden has requested the deployment of 1,500 additional troops to help manage the crowds during processing. Biden remains under scrutiny from conservatives for his insistence on having an open border policy and allowing Title-42 to expire overwhelming the U.S. border with Mexico.

On May 11, Republicans passed a bill introduced by Speaker of the House, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) that expels any asylum seekers who passed through three countries they could have sought asylum in, before coming to the United States.

In addition, asylum seekers without an appointment will be deported.

Multiple news reports indicate that there have been complaints from migrants approaching the U.S. border as the apps they must use to make their appointments are currently overwhelmed.

The Center of Disease Control (CDC) reportedly allowed the section of Title – 42 pertaining to unaccompanied alien children (UACs) to expire in March placing the Biden Administration under more scrutiny. Multiple child advocacy groups publicly voiced concerns over the UACs entering the country while international sex trafficking is so prevalent.

The following remarks came directly from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website:

“As of May 2, 2023, there are 8,492 unaccompanied children in HHS’ care and the average length of time an unaccompanied child remained in ORR’s care was 29 days. ORR is working to further reduce length of care in ways that do not jeopardize the safety or welfare of the children.”

According to the Global Firepower website, the U.S. currently has 1,390,000 soldiers with an additional 442,000 in the Reserves. A reported 900 soldiers are still in Syria due to unresolved conflicts.

The U.S. military presence for 2023 is as follows:

Iraq – 45,504,560

Afghanistan – 42,239, 854

Poland – 41,026,067

Canada – 38,781, 291

Title 42 was invoked in 2020, by then President Donald J. Trump at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to protect Americans from furthering the spread of the coronavirus by limiting the number of immigrants crossing the U.S. border with Mexico.