Republican Senator Launches Thread To Track Violent Crime By Illegal Aliens

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by Tyler Durden
Monday, Jan 29, 2024 - 11:20 PM

Authored by Joseph Lord via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kansas) has launched a thread on X to track serious crimes committed by illegal aliens under President Joe Biden’s administration.

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) speaks with reporters during a press conference in the U.S. Capitol in Washington on July 11, 2023. (Madalina Vasiliu/The Epoch Times)

The thread, which comes amid concerns over a border that critics have described as “porous,” will feature stories of violent crimes perpetrated by illegal aliens.

“Under the Biden administration, every state has become a border state, ultimately jeopardizing our national security,” Mr. Marshall told The Epoch Times. “This is not just another talking point but the reality of Joe Biden’s unprecedented border crisis.”

So far, the thread catalogues a series of stomach-churning crimes, including child murder, sexual assault, and traffic collisions.

“For the past three years, thousands of illegal aliens have entered our country; violent crime is on the rise; fentanyl is killing over 300 Americans a day, and a historic number of individuals with ties to terrorist organizations have been encountered at our southern border, ” Mr. Marshall said. “We are sharing the deadly consequences of a nation without borders that have been compounded by Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies.”

The service comes amid continuing concerns over unprecedented illegal immigration via the southern border..

Immediately after taking office, President Biden made a series of major changes to U.S. immigration policy—changes, Republicans say, that have contributed to the vast increase in illegal crossings since January 2021.

The numbers speak for themselves.

According to Department of Homeland Security statistics, there were roughly 2.4 million illegal alien encounters along the southern border across the entire four years of President Donald Trump’s administration.

By comparison, in only three years under President Biden, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has encountered over 6.5 million illegal aliens along the southern border since Jan. 2021.

Many of those apprehended by CBP will turn themselves over voluntarily before being paroled into the U.S. interior to await a court date to determine their eligibility to remain in the country.

But with such a large intake of illegal aliens, the courts have become overwhelmed. In some jurisdictions, these aliens won’t see a trial until after 2030.

And according to statistics, many will never turn up to court in the first place, instead choosing to take their chances as fugitives.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of pounds of fentanyl, one of the deadliest drugs in the world, has also streamed in across the border.

Media interviews with those living in border towns reveal a nightmare scenario: many families refuse to leave their homes without a weapon; they’ve encountered dead bodies, drug smugglers, and human traffickers near their homes; children aren’t allowed outside to play without being closely watched by their guardians.

The policies pursued by the administration, according to whistleblowers, have effectively turned the U.S. government into a “middleman” for the human trafficking of children by cartels.

The border itself is littered with garbage and the discarded identification cards of foreign nationals from countries all around the world.

According to some reports, around 200 people on the terrorist watchlist have been caught trying to cross into the country; however, there are likely many more that were not caught, as DHS records 1.4 million known “gotaways” who successfully evaded Border Patrol and made it into the interior of the country.

Republicans Blame Biden

Republicans say the blame for this situation lies squarely with decisions made by President Biden upon taking office.

For instance, President Biden halted the construction of new border wall, even though many of the materials had already been purchased by the U.S. government. Since then, many of these materials have simply sat at the border with no plans to be used, effectively wasting the taxpayer money spent on the materials.

Additionally, President Biden reinstated the Obama-era policy of “catch and release.”

Catch and release allows illegal aliens to be released into the country after being arrested by border patrol agents. Under the conditions of their release, these illegal immigrants are expected to appear for a court hearing at a later date.

Even before the massive influx of illegal aliens since 2021, many of those detained for crossing into the United States illegally didn’t show up to court.

The Center for Immigration Studies, which describes itself as “a non-partisan, non-profit research organization,” found that about half of these released illegal immigrants failed to appear to court between 2015 and 2017 (pdf). In 2017, 43 percent did not show up to their court date.

Now, with courts overwhelmed and immigration cases being pushed as far out as the 2030s, that situation has only gotten worse.

Under DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, CBP has effectively been forced to roll out the red carpet for illegal aliens who so much as make a claim to asylum. This has been enabled in part by an app, the “CBP One” app, that allows illegal aliens to “check in” for a time to appear at the border.

President Biden also ended President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which allowed the DHS to require that illegal immigrants stay in Mexico until their court date. This in effect meant that only those with a legitimate claim to asylum would so much as enter the United States.

President Biden suspended the program upon taking office, formally ending it in June 2021.

Last May, the clock also ran out on Title 42, a pandemic immigration authority that allowed CBP to turn away illegal aliens on grounds of public health.

Despite bipartisan pleas not to end the program, Mr. Mayorkas let it lapse in May.

Frustrated with the administration’s handling of the border, and lacking the support to impeach President Biden over it, House Republicans have turned their attention to Mr. Mayorkas.

Mr. Mayorkas is currently facing articles of impeachment in the House for “breach of trust” and “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law.”

However, even if he’s impeached in the House, his removal from office is unlikely.

If he were impeached in the House, his case would go to the Senate, where 60 votes are needed for his removal from office. Democrats currently hold 51.