Senators say border agents 'overwhelmed' as Title 42 ends trends now
Republican senators who traveled to the border town of Brownsville, Texas, hours before Title 42's end say border agents are being 'handicapped' from doing their jobs due to the Biden administration's policies that are overwhelming officials as thousands of migrants continue to cross into the U.S.
Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., led the group including Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Ted Budd, R-N.C., and John Hoeven, R-N.D. - who are all calling on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to be impeached due to his 'derelict of duty' at the border.
'Joe Biden needs to come down here and see what I saw,' Marshall told DailyMail.com following his trip to the border.
'We have to change directions. Our systems are overwhelmed. We have no way of knowing who these people crossing are. Border patrol is demoralized. Nothing about this situation is humane.'
Migrants are processed in El Paso, Texas, the day after Title 42's end
Migrants are searched before being taken into custody by Border Patrol on May 12
Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., led the group to Brownsville, Texas, including Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Ted Budd, R-N.C., and John Hoeven, R-N.D.
'Right now this border crisis is the most immediate threat to our national security,' continued Marshall. 'Make no mistake - this crisis lands squarely on President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas' failed leadership.'
Over the past four days leading to the end of Title 42 on Thursday at midnight, agents apprehended 10,000 migrants each day - which puts border officials at an impossible disadvantage.
Of the 10,000, there were at least 3,000 'got-aways,' meaning migrants who escaped without being processed by border patrol. Border agents told the senators that it marked a 441 percent increase over the last two years under the Biden administration.
The senators toured the intake facility in Brownsville and met with local law enforcement and leaders and land owners - including ranchers in the area who are dealing with hoards of migrants camping on their land.
As part of their trip, the senators also participated on a night tour of the border where they were able to witness the large gatherings of migrants in Mexico waiting to come across into the U.S.
The senators were also briefed on the number of Chinese nationals that are using the Rio Grande Valley border to sneak into the country. Agents told them that there are an average of 90 Chinese individuals coming across every single day - a massive national security issue.
Another issue facing immigration enforcement officials is the staggering 90 percent of illegal immigrants who are not showing up for their mandatory court hearings, they told the senators. They then disappear into the interior of the United States and it is difficult for U.S. immigration agencies to track them down and deport them.
'Border agents saying they need policies that allow them to do their jobs. They are handcuffed from being able to do their jobs,' Marshall also told