In 1965, the Hart-Cellar Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. It effectively opened up immigration to South American countries, Eastern Europeans, and Asians. Prior to that time, immigration was predominantly allowed from Northwestern Europe to preserve American homogeneity; but with the advent of the Civil Rights Movement, such policies were seen as racist.
The American demographic has since increasingly shifted from European to South American. According to Pew Research,
“The regions of origin for immigrant populations residing in the U.S. have dramatically shifted since the passage of the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act. In 1960, 84% of immigrants living in the U.S. were born in Europe, Canada or other North American countries, while only 6% were from Mexico, 4% from Asia, 3% from the rest of Latin America and 3% from other areas. Immigrant origins now differ drastically, with European, Canadian and other North American immigrants making up only a small share of the foreign-born population (13%) in 2018. Asians (28%), Mexicans (25%) and other Latin Americans (25%) each make up about a quarter of the U.S. immigrant population, followed by 9% who were born in another region.”
This week, the “Remain in Mexico” policy has been officially terminated by the DHS and the Biden Administration. The policy was first initiated under President Trump. It enabled immigration agencies to keep asylum-seekers in Mexico until they received a court date.
Since November 2020, illegal crossings have increased. While many, like leftist political author Robert Reich, contradicted the crisis of the border being a crisis at all, suggesting this spike was a result of the colder season, agents at the border have encountered more than 178,000 migrants at the border in April alone.
“Border Patrol agents in the Del Rio Sector in Texas have seen a 3,166% increase in arrests of convicted sex offenders compared to the same timeframe last fiscal year — as agents across the border continue to nab criminals with convictions for sex crimes,” including against children.
In another instance, in April, border patrol agents apprehended three child sex offenders.
Biden’s open border policy has created an influx of nearly 19,000 unaccompanied minors that illegally crossed the border alone back in March. While we have since seen a great decline in those numbers, with children being sheltered and processed in a more timely manner, thousands of illegals were ‘let go’ as a result of the surge in minors. As CNN reported, nearly 6,000 illegal immigrants every day were apprehended at the border in April.
In April, American Pigeon reported on the opportunity the Biden Administration provided for cartels and human traffickers. Illegal immigrants were seen with wristbands that were used by cartels to keep track of their migrants. They were also seen with folders, spotted by Jorge Ventura upon them written “Please help me. I do not speak English. What plane do I need to take?” We have also seen videos of human traffickers dropping people to the other side of the border wall and traffickers, otherwise known as coyotes, heckling Republican senators that took a trip to the border.
As the current border crisis is exploited by human and sex traffickers, sex offenders, and other illegal migrants who admitted to coming here because of Biden, the border remains open.