The daily flights from Brownsville to San Diego of families and single men stopped recently. The were flying about 100 of them every day to San Diego to be expelled immediately back to Mexico, due to Covid19 restrictions, per Title 42, the Health Public Safety law. Presumably, they were doing the same at other border locations, if so they have also been stopped.
These flights from one part of the border to another for expulsion are called “lateral flights”. If they deport the illegal crosses in South Texas, they can try to cross again immediately. They have already paid the coyote the cartel toll and they can try multiple times. When they are pushed back across in another part of the border, like San Diego, there is a different cartel there which has not been paid for the trip from Central America or to cross the border.
This is a video of Senator Josh Hawley jousting with DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as to why these lateral flights were stopped. ACLU apparently filed a lawsuit to have them stopped. Senator Hawley accuses Mayorkas of engaging in “friendly litigation” with the ACLU to stop the lateral expulsions back to Mexico. Mayorkas even makes a Freudian slip and says he is “working with the ACLU” to stop the lateral expulsion flights. Mayorkas is not just working with the ACLU, but also working in conjunction with the smuggling cartels to get these illegal aliens released into the US.
Friendly litigation is when one party colludes with another just to obtain a court settlement that achieves a result that both parties want, causing the settlement of have the impact of law, though it was never approved by Congress. According to the Wiki, friendly litigation, where there is no adversarial relationship between the two parties, is unconstitutional. It is abuse of the court system.
As an aside, this may be also be how the “Flores Settlement Agreement of 1997” was done, which was used to create the Catch-And-Release procedure. The Flores Settlement has been exploited as a loophole in the law to release hundreds of thousands, if not millions of illegal aliens posing as refugees into the U.S. interior. Yet, Congress never approved it. It is only an agreement between Bill Clinton’s Justice Department and certain activist groups.
Now getting back to the immediate situation in San Diego, the Ambassadors of Jesus (Embajadores de Jesús) run a shelter in a place with the uninviting name of “Scorpion Canyon” aka “Little Haiti”, which now serves those expelled via these lateral flights. Many of them are just waiting for Biden to change the policy to allow them to cross the border and be released.
The English-translated article below from a Tijuana news website, El Imparcial, describes the predicament of the fake refugees, saying that one person was caught illegally crossing the border in Texas five times. The coyotes have been lying to recruit them and cheat them out of their money, saying they can cross and be released if they bring a child or minor with them, but this has not been true under Covid restrictions. Only when Biden lifts the restrictions, will the full catch-and-release policy will be back in effect again. This may happen soon, however.
They say the number of people at the shelter is 750, but this article was written a month earlier. I believe the number grew to about 2,000, before the lateral flights were terminated by the ACLU legal swindle. On the more positive side, if they are trying to cross multiple times, the number of people actually gaining entry into the US has been, so far, considerably lower than the approximately 170k apprehensions per month of reported by the Border Patrol, because many are being apprehended 2-3 times.
(Activist points out that human traffickers have them cross with adults.)
TIJUANA, B.C.- Currently the modus operandi of human traffickers or ‘coyotes’ is to use children as a shield to cross into the United States in an irregular manner, lamented the director of the Embajadores de Jesús A.C.
Gustavo Banda explained that the “coyotes” deceive women and men into crossing the border with minors so that the American immigration authorities will give them the protection of humanitarian asylum.
He also said that they are made to believe that the state of Texas allows migrants to enter the United States, which motivates other families to leave their countries.
“They told them that Texas is completely open, so the coyotes, through social media, are making their ‘harvest’. They take them to the United States, telling them that Texas is open,” he said.
The director of the CA commented that this problem has caused 100 people a day to be returned to Mexico under Title 42. (just in San Diego)
One of them is Senora Ritzi and her daughters, who are Honduran and twice tried to reach the United States to obtain humanitarian asylum.
“It is difficult because they come to dump you here. I was not expecting it, because according to what I heard, they were letting children pass,” she said.
Currently, the AC and the Embajadores de Jesus church serve 750 people, some of whom have been returned up to five times for trying to cross the border irregularly.