In July 2021, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (US CBP) encountered 210,000 (two hundred ten thousand) persons trying to enter the U.S. illegally through the border with Mexico. In June 2021, the number was 188,829. These monthly numbers are bigger than any for the previous 20 years.
Since the beginning of the Biden administration, approximately 300,000 illegal entrants at the southern border were permitted to enter the U.S. and stay until their claims of Political Asylum are adjudicated by Immigration Judges.
Immigration Judges, in Immigration courts, have a backlog of close to one and a half million (1,500,000) cases to deal with.
In the meantime, nothing much is being done to speed up, actually – to normalize, the processing of regular, legal immigration applications and petitions at the many immigration offices (US CIS) all across the U.S.
NEW HEAD FOR USCIS
The Senate confirmed Ms. Ur Mendoza Jaddor, President Biden’s choice, to be the head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This is one of the 3 agencies in the Department of