End of Title 42: Cartels "are going to control our entire southwest border"

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, estimates that between 11,000 and 16,000 immigrants will arrive daily after the measure expires in a week.

"[The cartels] are going to be able to bring in all of their products such as the fentanyl, the dangerous drugs, the criminal aliens, and the aliens from special interest countries." With those words, National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) President Brandon Judd predicted what will happen at the U.S.-Mexico border when Title 42 falls on May 11.

Judd uttered this warning during an interview on Just the News, No Noise. The border official even went so far as to say that criminal gangs will control the entire southwest border.

Too many people, too few resources

How many people could enter through the border? "It's a minimum of 11,000, but we could see as many as 16,000," the NBPC president estimated. The number depends, he said, on how the cartels advertise their services.

These numbers are similar to those reported by other sources. Among them, the Department of Homeland Security, which estimated this number at 13,000 immigrants per day, and the mayor of El Paso, Texas, Oscar Leeser, who projected about 12,000.

Brandon Judd also warned about the Border Patrol's lack of resources. "We'll only have 10% of our resources on the border," he said, noting that with that amount of resources the cartels could cross the border at will. "And that's a problem."

End of Title 42

Only one week remains before Title 42 ceases to be in effect as a result of the end of the state of emergency declared due to COVID-19. Judd's warnings come alongside those those of other officials and experts, including Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who said he expects an avalanche of migrants and that the immigration system is "broken."

In addition, the border city of El Paso, Texas, declared a state of emergency in preparation for May 11. Expecting an increase in migrants, the federal government will send up to 1,500 military personnel to the area.