(FeaturedNews.com) – On Sunday, Laredo Mayor Victor Trevino stated that his city near the southern border in Texas has “not been overwhelmed” following the expiration of Title 42. Title 42 was a health order that allowed officers to expel immigrants without having to go through the normal asylum process.
Trevino, in an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation,” revealed that while there are “historic challenges” the country is facing at the southern border, every measure that has been implemented since declaring a state of emergency has been successfully maintained. He added that his city had not been overwhelmed following the end of Title 42.
He did however add that yesterday they had received El Paso’s and Brownsville’s overflow of 700 migrants, which was why they were continuing to be on “high alert.”
Following the expiration of Title 42 on Thursday, the country is going to return to the usage of Title 8. Many experts had speculated that following the end of the health order there was going to be a surge in migration.
However, on Friday, Biden administration officials revealed that they had not yet seen a big increase in the number of encounters. On Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas even stated that there had been a significant drop in encounters in the days after Title 42 had ended.
Trevino revealed on Sunday, that his city had also been preparing for the expected increase in immigrants but so far that has not yet occurred, and the big influx they were anticipating has not yet arrived.
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