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After Title 42 ends, the volume of illegal border crossings will more than double, straining the already overburdened Border Patrol and leading to an “almost impossible to believe scenario of a border catastrophe,” said Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) on April 19.

Biggs recently took about 45 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives—many from non-border states—to visit the southern border. They traveled from San Diego, Calif. to Yuma, Ariz., and visited three border sections, Biggs told NTD’s “Capitol Reports.”

“They come away, their eyes are wide open, they understand more than ever the ramifications of continuing to have an open border,” said Biggs who represents a district in the border state of Arizona.

“They’re resolved to make changes and to evangelize, if you will, around the world, around the country, and in Congress. [They] have some things that we can do, and we must do, if we’re going to secure the border,” Biggs said of the outcome of the visit.

In Yuma, the representatives took “a nighttime spin” with some Border Patrol agents and saw two open areas in the fence, about a mile-and-a-half apart. At each of them, there were between 40 to 50 illegal aliens who crossed the border from Mexico and were sitting there waiting to be picked up by Border Patrol’s transport, Biggs said.

Each group of illegals was overseen by only one Border Patrol agent, he added. The next morning they visited exactly the same gaps in the fence and saw different groups of illegal immigrants.

In a few hours, at each of those two locations Border Patrol processed 200 individuals, Biggs said. “That opens eyes because it’s 24/7,” he said.

“In both of those groups, we didn’t have anybody from Mexico or the Northern Triangle states,” Biggs pointed out. “In one of those groups, everybody was either from Uzbekistan or Cuba.”

Illegal aliens are not just coming from south of the border, the congressman explained. Last year, those who crossed the southern border illegally came from 157 different nations, he said.

The Biden administration has announced that it will terminate the Title 42 public health policy that has been used for the past two years to quickly expel illegal immigrants at the southern U.S. border due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Title 42, which will end on May 23, was implemented under the Trump administration and it was used by both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden.

During the congressional visit, Border Patrol apprehended between 8,000 and 10,000 people a day at the southern border and it has been estimated that additionally about 4,000 illegal aliens a day are not caught, Biggs said.

If no countermeasures are taken by May 23 when Title 42 ends, Border Patrol expects that the volume of illegal immigration could reach between 18,000 to 30,000 people a day in places where there are only 50 agents on duty, Biggs said. “But 40 of them are processing people and … six [of them are] transporting or [are] on hospital duty.”

As a result, the border is wide open with nobody guarding it, Biggs said, adding that the Biden administration does not plan to finish the border fence.

Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) told Newsmax earlier in April that the United States will be “basically a borderless country down on the southern border” when Title 42 ends.

Tiffany said that the illegal immigration situation is “deliberate” and “this is what some people want to have happen.”

The illegal immigration on the southern border is facilitated by the International Organization of Migration (IOM), Tiffany pointed out. The IOM is part of the United Nations system as the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration, according to its website.

Tiffany said that the World Economic Forum and its founder and chairman Klaus Schwab promote the Great Reset.

“America should understand that Great Reset includes getting rid of American sovereignty,” Tiffany told Newsmax.

Haitian migrants cross the jungle of the Darien Gap, near Acandi, Choco department, Colombia, heading to Panama, on their way trying to reach the United States, on Sept. 26, 2021. (Raul Arboleda/Getty Images)

International Organization Facilitates Illegal Immigration

Tiffany told EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program in December that he traveled to Panama in 2021 and made three trips to the Texas border to research the issue of illegal immigration.

During his trip to Panama, Tiffany found that the IOM was “the chief facilitator of moving people up that first step of the pipeline to Panama.”

“I’ve seen, they [IOM] provide a variety of services from taking care of paperwork, for those that are seeking to come into the country, as well as getting them supplies,” Tiffany said.

When immigrants come out of the Darien Gap in Panama, they would be in horrible shape, Tiffany explained. “Some people [were] being wheeled up in wheelbarrows to the medical tent,” he said.

Tiffany went to Darien Gap to see firsthand what was actually happening. “People coming from countries all over the world through the Darien Gap into Panama, and [then] they get in the pipeline and come to the United States,” he explained.

Illegal immigrants go through a lot of misery, people die in these mass migrations, and women are sexually assaulted, Tiffany said. “If [the] ‘remain in Mexico’ [policy] stayed in place, the border wall continued to be built, there was no ‘catch and release’ [policy], these things would not have happened,” he said.

Tiffany said that there are quite a few Haitians in Bajo Chiquito, a village in Darien, but they didn’t come from Haiti. They had been living in Chile or Brazil for years where their lives had been relatively stable, he continued. When asked why they decided to emigrate they answered that this was their opportunity to get to America and it might not come again, the congressman said.

More than 91,000 immigrants, mostly Haitians, arrived at Darien Gap with an intention to reach the United States, Canada, or Mexico during the first nine months of 2021, reported IOM, citing Panama’s government.

Jack Phillips contributed to this report.

Ella Kietlinska

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Ella Kietlinska is a reporter for The Epoch Times focusing on U.S. and world politics.

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Steve Lance is the host of Capitol Report, a political news show based in Washington aimed at providing a direct channel to the voices and people who shape policy in America. Capitol Report features all of the political news of the day with expert interviews and analysis.

Joshua Philipp

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Joshua Philipp is an award-winning investigative reporter with The Epoch Times and host of EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program. He is a recognized expert on unrestricted warfare, asymmetrical hybrid warfare, subversion, and historical perspectives on today’s issues. His 10-plus years of research and investigations on the Chinese Communist Party, subversion, and related topics give him unique insight into the global threat and political landscape.

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