VIDEO:The Conveyor Belt that Speeds Border-Crossers into the U.S.

Title 42, the public health rule used to expel illegal border-crossers, is being applied selectively and keeping the international traffic at America’s southern border roaring. (Note that the narrator calls them illegals but the migrants refer to themselves as asylum seekers.)

Todd Bensman, the Center’s senior national security fellow, reports that Title 42 is only being applied to those from Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries of Central America, with others – from the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East – being let in. In the attached video, he provides a rare glimpse of how the well-oiled conveyor belt speeds these border-crossers into the U.S. by bus and airplane.

The conveyor belt is gaining speed and capacity, thanks in part to the aid migrants receive from non-profit organizations.