America's border crisis continues to be a huge issue, particularly at the southern border and as it pertains to national security. About 2.4 million encounters have taken place at the U.S./Mexico border in fiscal year 2022. In October it was almost 200,000 more and there appears to be no end in sight.
We're in a very dangerous time, even as it pertains to the "lame duck" session where there's great desperation to get something through, not only on a continuing resolution basis, but also an attempt to pass, without hearing or without debate, what's being called "The Equal Access to Green Cards for Legal Employment Act of 2022." (HR3648)
Appearing on Crosstalk to address several aspects of the border debate was Todd Bensman. Todd is senior National Security Fellow for the Center for Immigration Studies. He's the author of Overrun: How Joe Biden Unleashed the Greatest Border Crisis in U.S. History and America's Covert Border War: The Untold Story of the Nation's Battle to Prevent Jihadist Infiltration. He formerly worked at the Texas Department of Public Safety's Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division, where he managed teams of intelligence analysts that worked in concert with federal homeland security and U.S. Intelligence Community agencies to identify and mitigate terrorism threats.
Todd began by describing how the Biden administration has discreetly begun a program along the border where both the Mexicans and Americans collaborate on legalizing immigrants before they cross into the U.S. This is done between the two governments via what's known as "CBP-1." This is an online, secure, DHS platform.