Overseas Network, May 9th According to a report by the US “New York Post” on May 8th local time, the “Article 42 Border Clause” restricting illegal immigration in the United States will expire on May 11th. In the past 10 days, more than 80,000 migrants were stopped at the U.S. border, and several cities in Texas declared a “state of emergency.”
Statistics from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) show that nearly 80,000 immigrants have gathered at the U.S. border in the past 10 days, and 26,000 people have escaped law enforcement inspections and sneaked into the United States during this period. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol seized 3,000 pounds of drugs and 18 firearms when they stopped migrants at the border.
At present, El Paso, Texas, has declared a “state of emergency”, and an estimated 35,000 immigrants are waiting to enter. In Brownsville, Texas, 15,000 immigrants crossed the border into the United States last week, far beyond the reach of border law enforcement officers.
It is understood that the “Article 42 Border Clause” decree is a bill implemented during the Trump administration to restrict immigrants from entering the United States. The decree implements a collective deportation of immigrants trying to cross the land border into the United States on the grounds of preventing the new crown epidemic. With the statute set to end on May 11, U.S. officials said there could be a further surge in migrants at the southern border.