President Biden is reportedly hearing complaints from the Democrats as well as sanctuary city leaders about the rising cost of illegal immigration as over five million illegal immigrants have been discovered along the US-Mexico border ever since his inauguration into office, with millions of them being released straight into American communities.
Democrats within Congress as well as those that represent sanctuary cities such as New York City, along with Chicago, Illinois, have allegedly claimed that illegal immigration has crippled their city’s public infrastructures, including social services as well as immigration courts. These officials spoke in anonymity to CBS News on behalf of several of present and former Biden administration authorities.
Since this past spring, over 100,000 border crossers as well as illegal immigrants have come to New York City. Even though people in safe cities and the mainstream media have tried to blame Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) for the movement, he has only transported on buses approximately 12,000 people to New York City so far.
“The system is stressed in all areas of New York,” a Biden source told CBS News. “There is a backlog in the courts. People are waiting to get into the ICE building. The shelters are full. There are just too many of them.”
Democrats have asked Biden to provide illegal border crossers along with illegal aliens permits to work as well as Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which will prevent them from being deported, instead of stopping illegal immigration right in its tracks while ending the administration’s large “catch and release” system.
Although Biden administration officials allegedly stated that the work permit program will most certainly be declared unlawful by federal courts, they also acknowledged that TPS is a “pull factor” for unauthorized immigrants at the border.
Tom McClintock, the head of the Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement in California, says that since Biden took office at the start of 2021, he has brought in enough illegal immigrants to make the U.S. population equal to that of Nebraska and Hawaii.
Alejandro Mayorkas, the secretary of the DHS, was reprimanded by McClintock this past month for “releasing over 2.1 million illegal immigrants into the nation since he assumed office. This figure equals the total population of Nebraska.”
“While the Border Patrol has been busy taking names and changing babies at the border, 1.5 million people have sneaked into the country without permission. That’s an extra group of illegal immigrants the size of Hawaii,” McClintock said.
The price for Americans is very high.
The 11–22 million illegal immigrants who live in the U.S. cost Americans over $143 billion each year. But that number doesn’t include the economic and social impacts of illegal immigrants, such as higher prices for housing, lower pay, lost jobs, more crime, and overburdened public resources in schools and hospitals.