While most people focus on border crossing illegal aliens, but what happens after they crossed and are sent into American communities? Here are some examples of the problems citizens will soon face in their neighborhoods and communities. This is the 2nd Phase of the Border Crisis which must be addressed by state and local governments since the federal government will not.
Another example of the “Second Phase of the Border Crisis,” is the impact of illegal immigrants on the American health system of local communities. One hospital on the Arizona/Mexico border is seeing this problem as it deals with the flu, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), the common cold, and an “influx” of illegal aliens coming in for care, and the American taxpayer is paying for it.
The Yuma Regional Medical Center in Arizona is the only hospital within 180 miles of the border, and it saw about 4,400 more patients last fiscal year compared to the year before. Hospital officials say the amount of people crossing the border that come in for care is not sustainable and they have declared a state of emergency due to the number of migrant crossings. They are asking the federal government (the taxpayer) to step in.
Suicide among Border Patrol agents has spiked this year, just as it has among police officers and the blame is being directed at the liberal/progressive anti-law enforcement political atmosphere in the Biden administration.
Border Patrol Council leaders say the agents’ frustrations and depression have increased amid a historic surge in illegal immigration under the Biden administration. So far in 2022, 11 agents have taken their lives, including in the last two weeks ending on Nov. 26.
America and Texas are at the grips of the worst illegal immigration crisis in the nation’s history. The question for Texans and all Americans is what to do when the federal government welcomes and rewards illegal aliens.
As per the Constitution, if Biden Administration is providing taxpayer-funded benefits to people who have never paid into the public system or rights to people who entered the country illegally, state, county, and city governments must step up when the federal government does not act.
It was announced on Friday, Oct. 21, that Catholic Charities has a new Refugee Resettlement Services building on Avenue B in San Antonio, just blocks from Historic Pearl. It will complement the Migrant Center on San Pedro Avenue, also operated by Catholic Charities. Interestingly, there has been NO public input at City Council regarding both the projects and facilities.
Because Catholic Charities, a nonprofit, owns and operates the facilities, the city’s open records laws do not apply. Citizens cannot obtain information about its funding and operations, even though it is public money.
The two centers serve different categories of "immigrants." The new Refugee Resettlement Services building will help immigrants who are referred by the federal government and who have refugee status. They get assistance with employment services, ESL classes, food, clothing, and other social services. The Migrant Center off San Pedro Avenue serves illegal aliens who crossed the Southern Border with short-term help to travel to other cities.