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#3275128 - 03/30/21 08:29 PM And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 12 MAY~22 ****
hm1996 Offline
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Recently, in a thread discussing the benefits of the border wall, the theory was raised to the effect that most illegals were coming into the US at established "Ports of Entry", not crossing the Rio between such, therefore, the wall was not effective in stemming the tide of illegals.

Well, what say you now? Biden's first executive order stopped wall construction, and most of President Trump's immigration policies were also reversed, including limiting deportation to known criminals & gang members, and you know what happened to illegal immigration numbers immediately.

It is pretty well established that the Mexican Cartels have taken over the human trafficking business, charging up to $6000 a head to cross each illegal, and they are not crossing bridges.

A retired CBP supervisor was interviewed on an RGV radio station today who said that the cartels have even begun to vet the unaccompanied minors over 16 to be sure they are not gang members or convicted felons before attaching them to "family units" to avoid the deportation of said "family unit". Those found to have criminal record or to be gang members are smuggled across separately.



861 Criminals Caught Crossing Texas Border Area, Including 92 Sex Offenders: Official

By Jack Phillips
March 28, 2021 Updated: March 29, 2021

A Border Patrol section chief reported that more than 861 criminals have been encountered at the border, including 92 sex offenders and 63 gang members since the start of the fiscal year.

“Within the copious amounts of groups being encountered in” the Rio Grande Valley sector in Texas, “a Salvadoran man with a prior conviction for murder was discovered” along with 862 criminal aliens, Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings wrote on Twitter Saturday.

Hastings wrote that recently, agents encountered five large groups of illegal immigrant families, unaccompanied minors, and some adults—totalling 539.

Embedded in the groups were about 93 unaccompanied children, Hastings said, adding that so far in 2021, more than 18,000 such children have been encountered by agents.

President Joe Biden last week said he would not apologize for rolling back a number of border policies of his Republican predecessor, President Donald Trump, and brushed off criticism that illegal immigrants were making the journey because they perceived him to be a “nice guy.”

He said the United States was in talks with Mexico for that country to take back more illegal immigrant families.

Biden has received bipartisan backlash, with even some Democratic lawmakers calling on the president to reinstate some of Trump’s immigration policies.

“The administration is doing the right thing because the law requires that we process unaccompanied minors,” Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas) said in a statement on March 24. “However, we are in the middle of a pandemic and our systems are being overwhelmed.”

Vela, citing Border Patrol data, said that 13 percent of unaccompanied minors encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border are under the age of 12, while the majority are aged 13 or older.

“One logical approach to this situation would be to return the older teenagers to their home country and provide funding for an effort supervised by the United Nations to properly care for those teenagers upon their return,” Vela said. “Then, once the pandemic is under control you could phase the program back in so that there would be some semblance of control over the process. I think that this would help relieve the current burden.”

At the same time, the White House has faced pushback from members of the media, who have decried a lack of transparency surrounding facilities being used to hold children and other illegal migrants.

Reuters contributed to this report.
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As of March 25th, the 18,000 juveniles being held at a cost of at least $750.oo per individual per day
(Confirmed by truthorfiction!) to house immigrant children in detention camps this "not a crisis" is costing your grandchildren $13,500,000.00/day, or $4,806,000,000.00/year, and the number of detainees apprehended daily is growing!



500 Unaccompanied Minors to Be Housed in Emergency Holding Facility in San Antonio

By Janita Kan
March 29, 2021 Updated: March 29, 2021

Five hundred unaccompanied minors will arrive on Monday evening at an emergency holding facility in San Antonio, Texas, which was set up to address the surge in illegal border crossings in recent weeks.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) said the Freeman Expo Center has been partly transformed to provide shelter for boys aged between 13 and 17 who had crossed into the United States illegally. The center has a potential capacity of 2,100 beds with an additional 300 medical beds.

The announcement is part of ongoing efforts by the Biden administration to increase bed capacity for unaccompanied minors—children who unlawfully enter the country without an adult—coming into the United States. The influx of illegal immigrants in recent weeks, in particular from unaccompanied minors, has overwhelmed border facilities and resources. The administration is currently seeking to build a bed capacity of 13,500 beds, with the potential for additional capacity in order to meet the continuous flow of unaccompanied minors coming across the border.

More than 18,000 unaccompanied minors were in the custody of either Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or HHS as of March 25, according to the HHS Administration for Children and Families.


The children will be provided with clothing, food, and basic necessities and will also receive a brief medical check, ORR said in a statement. The children will also be screened for COVID-19 every three days while at the San Antonio facility.

The opening of San Antonio’s Emergency Intake Site comes shortly after the HHS announced that it had opened similar facilities for unaccompanied children, with the help of the Pentagon, in Fort Bliss, near El Paso, with a bed capacity of 5,000, and another temporary site at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland with a maximum capacity of 350 beds.

The ORR is also seeking federal government volunteers to bolster staff resources at facilities in southwest U.S. border areas such as Dallas, San Diego, San Antonio, and Fort Bliss, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) confirmed to The Epoch Times.

The number of family units (19,246) and unaccompanied minors (9,457) crossing illegally rose significantly in February, compared to 7,294 family units and 5,585 unaccompanied minors in January, and 4,404 family units and 4,993 unaccompanied minors in December 2020.

Similarly, the United States also faced a sharp spike of enforcement encounters in February at 100,441 encounters compared to 78,442 in January, 74,018 in December 2020, and 72,111 in November 2020.

Recent photos of the detention facilities provided by CBP, lawmakers, and non-profits show children sleeping in crowded conditions on floor mats, and in some cases on the floor. Some Republican lawmakers who have visited some of these centers have described the situation a “heartbreaking” humanitarian crisis that was “preventable.”

“All of us today witnessed the Biden cages. What is occurring here on the border is heartbreaking and it is a tragedy,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told reporters on Friday.

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) has also lamented the “terrible conditions” at the border patrol facilities, while urging President Joe Biden to do more to improve his administration’s messaging to curb the flow of migrants.

Biden upon taking office overturned several Trump-era immigration policies, including his predecessor’s cornerstone Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP), which has been credited for ending the problematic “catch and release” policy. The expansion of MPP significantly stemmed the surge of illegal immigrants that were seen at the southern border in 2019, according to the Trump administration.

In a return to the Obama-era policies that facilitate “catch-and-release,” the Biden administration is again releasing unaccompanied minors into the country.

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Covid rate has been confirmed at least at one Texas detention facility to be at least 10%: some have claimed that it runs as high as 50%, and according to this report, 85% are being released into the US. unsure


Majority of Families Crossing Border Are Released Into United States

By Charlotte Cuthbertson
March 29, 2021 Updated: March 30, 2021

McALLEN, Texas—The Biden administration has moved away from sending families back across the border using the COVID-19 emergency measure called Title 42.

Now the vast majority (upwards of 85 percent) of family units who are apprehended by Border Patrol after crossing the border illegally are quickly released into the United States.

On March 25, a total of 6,000 people were apprehended by Border Patrol along the southwest border, according to a senior Border Patrol official during a March 26 press call.

Of the 2,200 individuals within family units who were apprehended, 1,900 were released, while 300 were processed under Title 42 to be expelled, the official said.

“It’s a little higher percentage now than it was previously,” the official said regarding the volume being released into the interior. “We continue to try to leverage the Title 42 authorities as much as we possibly can.”

Most of the single adults being apprehended are still expelled under Title 42.

The families being released are either given a notice to appear containing a court date to begin their immigration proceedings, or given nothing and released “on their own recognizance,” the official said.

The Biden administration is under fire for overcrowded and unhealthy conditions at processing centers at the border, as well as for sending thousands of illegal immigrants all over the country while businesses and schools are still closed due to the pandemic.

A facility in Texas is squeezing up to 80 individuals into each 24-by-30-foot cell, according to a border agent who spoke to The Epoch Times.

“Unfortunately, on any given day we may have upwards of 9,000 people in custody, which certainly puts a strain on our resources,” said the border official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, for fear of repercussions.
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Family units and unaccompanied alien children are held in a temporary processing facility in Donna, Texas, after being apprehended by Border Patrol. (CBP)

Illegal border crossings during the month of February reached a 14-year high for that month with more than 100,000 crossings. By March 25, crossings had already surpassed those of February, a Border Patrol agent told The Epoch Times.

“I fully expect that over the next couple of months, we’re also going to see some increases,” the senior Border patrol official said. In general, illegal crossings pick up during the spring and summer months.

During the 2019 border surge, illegal crossings hit a high of more than 144,000 apprehensions in May. At the same time, more than 40 percent of border agents were pulled off the border in some areas to help look after families and children.

Mexican cartels use the family groups to tie up Border Patrol resources in one area, while they push drugs and criminals through an unpatrolled area nearby.

Brian Hastings, Border Patrol sector chief for the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas, reported that more than 861 criminals have been encountered in his sector so far this fiscal year, including 92 sex offenders and 63 gang members.

The family units and unaccompanied minors currently crossing are most commonly from the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. However, the senior border official said Border Patrol is currently encountering more illegal aliens from Ecuador, Brazil, and Cuba.

President Joe Biden on March 24 delegated the main responsibility of addressing the border crisis to Vice President Kamala Harris, saying she’s the “most qualified” person to handle the situation.
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Edited by hm1996 (05/12/22 10:09 PM)
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#3275137 - 03/30/21 10:14 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Yeah the UN wants to flood the US with millions of aliens, human smuggling, drug trafficking, to shack them up, get them on the doal, and let them participate in our elections. Historically these third world savages and morons vote for communism. The free s%$% army. The FSA.

Where were the Rs during the first two years of the Trump presidency when they controlled the house and senate????.....they were too busy stonwalling President Trump when instead they could have been taking steps to protect our borders....Now, all these RINOs are down on the border and all over FAUX news acting and pretending like they care...Give me a break...

Rino's are phonies and need to be primaried. Everyone of them that has been in government for decades sitting by idle while this situation has been allowed to metastasize to this point. They did nothing when they had the votes to do what we elected them to do. Not to mention they did nothing about the massive voter fraud cover up last election. Even FAUX news was on the "orange man bad" bent last election.


Texas needs to tell the federals to go pack fudge, take over control, and secure the border from this invaision.









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#3275155 - 03/31/21 11:02 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
hm1996 Offline
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Flights From South Texas Packed With Illegals Carrying ‘Aid Envelopes’ – Reports

CLICK LINK BELOW FOR VIDEO. Unbelievable!

Migrants receiving wads of cash, flying without ID, witnesses say
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#3275193 - 03/31/21 07:54 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Loc: East Tn.Hillbilly
Nullification, in United States constitutional history, is a legal theory that a state has the right to nullify, or invalidate, any federal laws which that state has deemed unconstitutional with respect to the United States Constitution.

I belive this is what the states are going to have to do. NULLIFICATION

Some states used this (Nullification) back during the civil war to not send back slaves that had escaped,which was the US goverments law at the time....

Passed on September 18, 1850 by Congress, The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was part of the Compromise of 1850. The act required that slaves be returned to their owners, even if they were in a free state. The act also made the federal government responsible for finding, returning, and trying escaped slaves..
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#3275203 - 03/31/21 11:19 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: sqrlgtr]
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Illegal Border Crossings Jump to 150,000 in March

By Charlotte Cuthbertson
March 30, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021

MISSION, Texas—U.S. Border Patrol apprehended more than 150,000 illegal border-crossers during the month of March—50,000 more than February—according to former Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan.

A further 30,000 evaded capture, according to Morgan, who has received the provisional CBP numbers from internal sources.

The March total edges out the highest month in 2019, during the most recent border crisis. In May 2019, Border Patrol apprehended 144,000 people between ports of entry.

“The border is wide open. … It’s not secure. Drugs are pouring in, and criminal aliens are pouring in right now,” Morgan said during a press conference along the Rio Grande on March 30.

In his first press conference since taking office, President Joe Biden on March 25 said his focus is to “rebuild the system that can accommodate the—what is happening today.”

The administration has opened several holding facilities for illegal immigrants, particularly to accommodate the increase in children crossing alone. The San Diego Convention Center is currently holding 500 children, while another 500 were sent to a site at the Fort Bliss military base in Texas on March 30.

In total, more than 12,000 children are being held by CBP and Health and Human Services.

When asked about the spike in illegal crossings, Biden said: “I’d like to think it’s because I’m a nice guy, but it’s not. It’s because of what’s happened every year.”

However, Morgan said the current surge can’t be explained away as a normal seasonal uptick.

“They created this crisis, and they’re trying to spin and blame everybody but themselves,” Morgan said. “The only thing that’s really been put out there that’s honest is that we’re going to see numbers that we haven’t seen in over 20 years.”

In a media call on March 26, a senior Border Patrol official said that 85 percent of the 2,200 individuals within family units who were apprehended the day prior were released into the United States. The official said that if a parent brings a child under the age of 7, they are automatically released into the interior rather than being expelled under the Title 42 health emergency provision.

Morgan said CBP had provided “exhaustive briefings” to Biden’s transition team to warn them of an “unmitigated crisis” if Biden ended the Migrant Protection Protocol program and the Asylum Cooperative Agreements with the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

“We told them that again and again. We told them that the surge numbers would skyrocket and the Border Patrol facilities would be overwhelmed.”

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#3275254 - 04/01/21 08:47 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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There have been NGOs operating in Central America (Such a soros.) to fund and organize these caravans for quite some time now.

Originally Posted By: The Epoch Times


UN ‘Migration Networks’ to Facilitate Migration Stir Concern

BY ALEX NEWMAN March 31, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021

The United Nations’ role in immigration policy is growing worldwide with the establishment of a UN “Network for Migration” in dozens of countries to facilitate large migratory flows, sparking alarm among American border-security advocates already concerned about mass migration and the escalating crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The UN networks, which are led by a coalition of UN agencies, exist to support the implementation of the controversial “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” (GCM) adopted by the UN and over 150 of its member states in December of 2018.

Among other goals, the global agreement aims to facilitate the expansion of what the UN describes as “regular migration,” providing more legal pathways for would-be immigrants seeking to re-settle in wealthier countries such as the United States.

While the U.S. government has not been formally involved in the UN efforts of recent years to transform global migration policy, that may be changing, multiple sources told The Epoch Times.

Under the new administration, “the U.S. government has attended several GCM regional reviews, reviewing progress on implementation of the compact in all the regions of the world,” UN Network on Migration Communications Coordinator Florence Kim told The Epoch Times in a phone interview.

“This is great because even though the U.S. did not talk about any progress, they said that they would engage much more and they said they are re-considering all the discussions, and they are willing to participate much more in these forums,” added Kim, who serves as a spokesperson for the UN effort.

The U.S. State Department did not respond to repeated requests for comment on the issues by phone or email.

The UN’s refugee agency already “works closely with U.S. government agencies and [Non-Governmental Organizations] responsible for resettling refugees in the U.S.,” the international organization says, adding that the U.S. program is the largest in the world.

In 2018, citing concerns over sovereignty and the interests of the American people, the administration of President Donald Trump rejected U.S. involvement in the UN’s signature immigration effort to date, the GCM. Numerous other governments in Europe and beyond followed suit.

However, the Biden administration is warming up to the international agreement and becoming more involved in the process, even sending U.S. representatives to regional meetings on the compact, the UN official told The Epoch Times.

The growing UN push on global migration, combined with ongoing changes in immigration policy between the Trump and Biden administrations, has numerous U.S. organizations dedicated to border security very concerned.

In interviews with The Epoch Times, several leading figures in the immigration debate spoke out against the UN migration networks and the UN effort to get the U.S. government officially involved.

Instead, they insisted that U.S. immigration laws created by Americans’ elected representatives be enforced and strengthened, and that the UN be kept out of U.S. immigration policy.

“Our view is that this is a domestic policy issue,” said Ira Mehlman, media director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a leading immigration-focused organization that seeks to slow the flow of newcomers.

“When you add the United Nations to what should be a domestic issue, the end product is something that you’re not going to want to consume,” added Mehlman, echoing widespread concerns among immigration-policy advocates about the UN’s efforts to get more involved.

UN PLEASED WITH BIDEN’S ACTIONS
So far, the Biden administration has not publicly made any concrete moves to join the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration rejected by his predecessor.

However, its actions on the issue have been praised by the UN and its International Organization for Migration, which is leading the charge to promote the GCM.

“The International Organization for Migration (IOM) applauds President Joe Biden’s plans to address the drivers of migration and advance safe, orderly and regular migration in the region,” the UN organization said in a statement released in early February using the precise language of the global migration pact.

The Biden administration’s executive actions on immigration “will provide a framework to expand refugee resettlement,” the UN IOM added in reference to Biden’s orders increasing the cap on refugees from less than 20,000 per year to over 120,000.

The UN agency also boasted that it had already “assisted the United States with case processing, pre-departure health assessments, cultural orientation and transportation” of migrants from Central America.

“IOM looks forward to working with the Biden administration … to foster the positive opportunities and impacts of regular migration for individuals and their families as well as for the communities and societies with which they are affiliated,” the statement added.

As soon as Biden took office, the UN suggested that the U.S. government should re-engage in the UN’s international efforts on global migration.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, for instance, issued a statement on Biden’s first day expressing hope that the new administration would join the GCM.

“This partnership is needed now more than ever as we seek to provide assistance, protection and sustainable solutions to the displacement of record numbers of people who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict, violence or disaster, or are migrating in the hopes of finding a better life for themselves and their families,” said the statement issued by Guterres’s office.

The top UN refugee official, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, anticipated closer cooperation with the Biden administration as soon as it took office.

“We look forward to deepening the strong and trusted partnership with the United States, and to working with the new administration and Congress to address the many challenges of forced displacement around the world,” Grandi said on Jan. 20.

TRUMP LED GLOBAL OPPOSITION
Under the Trump administration, which sought to reduce illegal immigration and some forms of legal immigration into the United States in favor of merit-based programs, the UN efforts to boost its involvement in migration policy received a cold shoulder.

It represented a clean break from the Obama administration, which in 2016 played a key role in the UN’s New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants that eventually led to the GCM negotiated at a December, 2018, summit in Morocco.

Trump blasted the effort. Indeed, a forceful statement released by the U.S. State Department on Dec. 7, 2018, slammed the GCM as a flagrant attack on sovereignty that was unacceptable to the United States.

“The Compact and the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, which called for the development of the Compact and commits to ‘strengthening global governance’ for international migration, contain goals and objectives that are inconsistent and incompatible with U.S. law, policy, and the interests of the American people,” the State Department said, adding that the U.S. government objected to and would not be bound by the UN deal.

“The United States proclaims and reaffirms its belief that decisions about how to secure its borders, and whom to admit for legal residency or to grant citizenship, are among the most important sovereign decisions a State can make, and are not subject to negotiation, or review, in international instruments,” the statement continued, adding that the U.S. government would maintain the sovereign right to control its borders.

Beyond that, the Trump administration said the UN efforts represented an attempt by the UN “to advance global governance at the expense of the sovereign right of States to manage their immigration systems in accordance with their national laws, policies, and interests.”

“While the United States honors the contributions of the many immigrants who helped build our nation, we cannot support a ‘Compact’ or process that imposes or has the potential to impose international guidelines, standards, expectations, or commitments that might constrain our ability to make decisions in the best interests of our nation and citizens,” the State Department said before outlining a large number of specific criticisms of the GCM.

Among other concerns, the Trump administration said the UN compact was a threat to free expression, immigration enforcement, American workers, and even a proper understanding of “rights.”

Aside from an apparently automated message indicating she was on leave until March 29, Leslie Marshall with the Press Office if he U.S. Bureau of Global Public Affairs did not respond to repeated requests for comment asking about the State Department’s current position.

Numerous other governments that declined to participate also warned that the UN agreement sought to increase the flow of immigration into Western nations, usurp the sovereignty of national governments in determining policy, and even redefine migration as a “human right.”

Following Trump’s lead, dozens of nations and governments decided against adopting the UN compact including Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Austria, Israel, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Latvia, Poland, Australia, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Chile, and more.

“It cannot … be that any formulations are adopted that could perhaps or possibly be interpreted to mean that migration can be a human right,” argued Austrian Vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache at the time. “That can and must not be the case.”

Other European leaders warned that the UN’s efforts would exacerbate the migration crisis in Europe while encouraging even more mass migration.

In the end, only about 150 governments—mostly governments of nations sending rather than receiving migrants—joined the compact.

Over 40 governments, including many of the top destinations for migrants, declined to support the UN deal.

GCM VIA BACKDOOR?
However, even without having supported the UN GCM, its policies and objectives are quietly being implemented in nations where authorities rejected the agreement.

Without naming specific governments, UN Network on Migration Communications Coordinator Kim told The Epoch Times that most of the governments that declined to participate or approve the UN agreement were nonetheless implementing its “common sense” provisions.

“You don’t need to adopt the GCM to actually implement it,” she said. “They will implement it at their own rhythm.”

“Sometimes it can be politically sensitive, so countries [governments] did not adopt it,” added Kim, who works at the UN’s offices in Geneva. “But a majority of those countries are implementing at least some parts of it.”

The United States is actually surrounded by nations where governments are enthusiastic supporters of the UN effort. In fact, the governments of both Mexico and Canada are considered “champions” of the GCM, Kim said.

“Mexico has agreed and requested to pilot some tools developed by the UN agencies through the Network for Migration,” Kim said, adding that the Mexican government served as “co-facilitator of the negotiations.”

“They know how relevant migration is for their own country, so they know they need to manage it better, to make sure those crossing the country or leaving from Mexico are protected,” she added.

“The fact that Mexico can be supported by the UN in protecting migrants leaving or crossing can have an impact on the United States,” continued Kim. “We are talking about international migration here, so anything implemented by one country has an impact on neighboring countries.”

To the North, Canada is also a GCM “champion country,” she said.

“Canada has been implementing quite a lot, they are quite progressive in this sense, meaning that their policies are much more gender responsive, they are quite active in the integration of migrants,” continued Kim.

All of that will have an effect on America, she said.

“The U.S. is a bit surrounded by GCM champion countries and the latest declarations from the U.S. representatives show there is a real willingness to improve migration management and make sure that migrants in the U.S. are protected and included,” Kim continued. “This will benefit the whole population.”

UN MIGRATION NETWORKS
As part of the implementation of the GCM, the UN has set up “Migration Networks” in about 40 countries around the globe so far.

Most recently, the UN announced the creation of a “Network for Migration” in Iraq, one of the nations sending large numbers of migrants into the West.

In a statement, a deputy special representative of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the network would coordinate UN support to “improve migration governance in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals.”

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also referred to as UN Agenda 2030, represent a comprehensive global effort to reform governance and the economy to be more in line with what the UN considers to be sustainable.

The Chinese Communist Party boasted that it played a “crucial role” in the SDG plan, which UN leaders said represents a “master plan for humanity” that will “transform our world.”

Leading the Networks for Migration are a number of key UN agencies, including several that are run by Chinese officials loyal to Beijing.

Kim, the UN spokesperson for the migration networks, said the goal of the UN was to try to pool its expertise in supporting governments in the implementation of the UN global migration pact.

“For Mexico it is important to support the government with the ongoing situation with the U.S., trying to adjust the migration policies, trying to protect the migrants going through or leaving from Mexico,” she said.

The networks also serve as a “tool for advocacy,” Kim explained, adding that a trust fund run by the UN Network was supporting migration-related projects around the world.

In addition to the nine UN agencies on the executive board and the dozens of UN entities involved are hundreds of “civil society” organizations, Kim said.

Among the priorities of the UN agency are ending detention of what Kim described as “irregular migrants,” known more commonly in the United States as illegal immigrants.

Asked about “irregular migration,” she said: “Calling migration illegal is not accurate, a person cannot be illegal.”

When asked if the sort of policies being supported under the UN’s programs would encourage even more migration, Kim hesitated but suggested there were limits.

“We are not there to say ‘let’s have all the migrants in the world, and have them go anywhere’,” Kim clarified. “The compact aims to ensure that migration is well governed. We find the right balance that benefits those that want to come to a country, those who live in the country, and the governments involved.”

In Europe, she suggested creating new and larger pathways for legal migration would prevent people from crossing the Mediterranean.

“If they have legal means to come to Europe in a controlled, more-governed way, then the migrants don’t have to risk their lives,” she said, adding that this would provide more labor and tax revenue for the receiving countries.

She also argued that attempting to stop mass migration was futile.

“You can build all the walls in the world that you want, but when people have to leave, they will,” she said.

CRITICS SAY NO TO UN INVOLVEMENT
While the UN and the tax-funded refugee agencies and NGOs involved with the global organization have been pushing the U.S. government to deepen its involvement in UN migration programs and further expand legal avenues for immigration, critics have sounded the alarm.

In a phone interview with The Epoch Times, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) Media Director Ira Mehlman said the UN should not be involved in U.S. policy discussions about migration.

“These are domestic policy issues,” he said. “Each nation should make these decisions based on their own criteria.”

“What happens when these kinds of international organizations get involved, you basically have other countries telling the United States and Germany what they should do,” added Mehlman. “Once you throw this into the international arena it becomes very easy for other countries to sit back and tell ours what we should be doing when it’s not really their business.”

Mehlman also argued that the governments pushing increased global migration via the UN were mostly not those that would be forced to deal with the consequences.

“They should not be telling us what we should be doing,” he said. “This is passing the buck, and that never works.”

Instead, elected representatives at the national level should make decisions in the best interests of their own nations, he said.

In the case of the United States, he said that meant stopping the “chaos” at the Southern border, tightening the asylum process, enforcing existing law, and better distinguishing between economic migrants and true refugees.

Another expert in the field and longtime activist for increased controls over migration flows into the United States, William Gheen with Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, also slammed the UN efforts.

“The American public should resist these United Nations programs because they are designed to facilitate and increase harmful third world legal and illegal immigration into America and Europe as part of a wider plan to overwhelm our nations and force Americans into a global form of government which will be dominated by China,” he argued.

National identity, borders, and the independence and freedom enjoyed by Americans are a major obstacle to “socialists, communists, global corporations, and robber baron billionaires who feel they should be able to rule and dictate by fiat,” he said.

However, by rapidly importing millions of people from abroad without an understanding of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the United States is being “conquered” by what Gheen described as “fourth generational warfare backed by the UN.”

That is why it is so crucial for Americans and lawmakers to resist “amnesty” efforts currently being considered by the U.S. Senate.

A new but influential voice on the immigration policy scene, Angel Families of America Founder Agnes Gibboney, a legal immigrant whose son was killed by a previously deported illegal immigrant, also blasted UN efforts and mass migration into the United States.

“We are a sovereign nation and should decide our own laws, policies, and all aspects of our immigration, not foreign countries,” she said, adding that the UN “should not play any role in U.S. immigration policies.”

On a broader level, she told The Epoch Times that the United States could not solve the world’s problems by importing significant numbers of people from around the world.

“The problems in another country is where the problem needs to be solved, not in ours,” said Gibboney, whose family fled the communist regime in Hungary via Brazil before eventually finding their way to the United States legally.

“We don’t have resources to take care of the current migration crisis,” she added, calling on Congress to decline participation in UN immigration programs and agreements.

Congress is currently working on several major overhauls of U.S. immigration law that would bring U.S. policy more in line with the UN’s vision, including providing amnesty to the estimated 15 million or more illegal immigrants already in the United States.

The Biden administration did not respond to requests for comment on its position.

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#3275274 - 04/01/21 11:38 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: Foxpro.223]
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More Than a Million Illegal Immigrants Expected to Cross Border in 2021: Official

By Jack Phillips
April 1, 2021 Updated: April 1, 2021

A Border Patrol official estimated that more than 1 million illegal immigrants are expected to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2021 as the White House grapples with how to find facilities and process them.

“We’re already starting to see some higher days of 6,000-plus apprehensions,” Raul Ortiz, deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, told reporters. “So I fully expect our border patrol agents to encounter over a million people this year.”

Border Patrol apprehended approximately 100,000 illegal immigrants in February, which is the highest number since February 2019, Ortiz said. He noted that people try to illegally cross into the U.S. between April and June.

A facility in Donna, Texas, holds about 4,100 people, with many of them being unaccompanied children, Reuters reported. Border Patrol official Oscar Escamilla told Reuters that some 2,000 unaccompanied children have been held there for more than 72 hours, which is the legal limit.

“It’s out of my hands,” he said. “For whatever reason, they have fallen through the system or through the cracks.”


Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday issued a statement criticizing human smuggling attempts into the United States.

“The inhumane way smugglers abuse children while profiting off parents’ desperation is criminal and morally reprehensible,” Mayorkas said. “Just this month, a young girl died by drowning, a six-month-old was thrown into the river, and two young children were dropped from a wall and left in the desert alone.”

“There can be no doubt that children are exceptionally vulnerable when placed in the hands of smugglers. There is grave risk they will be exploited and harmed. I applaud our heroic Border Patrol agents who have saved lives this week and every week, while putting their own lives at risk for the greater good of the country.”

It comes after a video released by a Border Patrol official in New Mexico showed human smugglers dropping two young girls over a 14-foot-tall border barrier before abandoning them.

The smugglers were seen via night-vision cameras leaving the children, aged 3 and 5, in the middle of the New Mexico desert “miles from the nearest residence,” said Border Patrol sector chief Gloria Chavez.

According to a news release from Border Patrol, the two girls were sisters from Ecuador. When agents came upon them, they rendered aid, officials said, before they were taken to a nearby hospital for further evaluation and were later “medically cleared.” The young girls were then put in a temporary holding facility.

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#3275275 - 04/01/21 11:40 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Pentagon Reviewing HHS Request for Another Military Base to House Unaccompanied Children

By Jack Phillips
April 1, 2021 Updated: April 1, 2021

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asked the Department of Defense (DOD) to house more unaccompanied children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border in the midst of an influx in illegal immigration, said a spokesperson for the Pentagon.

“We have received a request for assistance from HHS for the potential use of Camp Roberts in California to house unaccompanied minors,” press secretary John Kirby told reporters on Thursday. “We are moving forward with analyzing that request for assistance right now.”

Camp Roberts is a California Army National Guard base in northern San Luis Obispo County.

Kirby did not say how many children would be potentially housed on the base.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Shiroma, for the Guard, told the Sacramento Bee newspaper that HHS wants to use “an area of land” on the base that would “temporarily house unaccompanied migrant children.” It’s not clear if a new facility will be constructed on the base for the children.

The Epoch Times has contacted the California National Guard for comment.

An uptick in the number of people crossing the border, especially children traveling alone and families, has filled up federal holding facilities. The U.S. has been releasing families with children 6 and under and expelling families with older children under pandemic-related powers that deny an opportunity to seek asylum.

Currently, there are thousands of unaccompanied children being held by the federal government after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks. Last month, Border Patrol apprehended more than 150,000 illegal border crossers, which is 50,000 more than February’s figures, according to former CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan.

Morgan, who said he received the numbers from internal sources in the midst of a media blackout, said that another 30,000 illegal immigrants evaded capture.

The issue has turned into a political flashpoint for the Biden administration, with Republicans and former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials saying the surge of illegal immigration was triggered by what they described as lax White House immigration policies. President Joe Biden in January took executive action to rescind several asylum and immigration rules issued by former President Donald Trump and told reporters last week that Trump’s policies were inhumane and described the current surge as seasonal.

Republicans, however, said that Biden’s executive orders caused it. Some Democrats in Congress have also called on Biden to re-implement some of Trump’s policies. Among them, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) has been especially vocal and has released leaked photos from inside an overflow facility in Donna, Texas.

The Pentagon last week said it agreed to temporarily house unaccompanied children at Joint Base San Antonio in Lackland, Texas, and in Fort Bliss, Texas.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration is moving another 500 unaccompanied children to an emergency holding facility as part of efforts to reduce overcrowding.

The children are scheduled to arrive at the National Association of Christian Churches site in Houston, Texas, which has been transformed into an Emergency Intake Site used by HHS.

Janita Kan and AP contributed to this report.


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#3275317 - 04/02/21 11:15 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: Foxpro.223]
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Over 16,000 Illegal Aliens Referred, 598 Criminals Arrested in March by Texas Troopers

Governor explains how 'Operation Lone Star' fills security gaps along southern border in latest update

By Mimi Nguyen Ly
April 2, 2021 Updated: April 2, 2021

More than 16,000 illegal immigrants have been referred to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and 598 criminals have been arrested by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers as part of “Operation Lone Star” launched to combat the border crisis, Governor Greg Abbott said on Thursday.

The operation was launched at the start of March to combat the smuggling of people and drugs into Texas across the southern border by Mexican cartels and other smugglers. The latest figures work out to be an average of 21 criminal arrests per day, and more than 570 referrals per day to Border Patrol.

State troopers have seized 14 pounds of cocaine, 23 firearms, almost $1 million in currency, and arrested nine gang members involved in the smuggling of the contraband, Abbott told a press conference in Weslaco, Texas, which is near the Texas-Mexico border.

The latest figures come amid a surge in the flow of illegal immigrants to the United States. Abbott on Thursday repeatedly criticized President Joe Biden’s border policies which he says have failed to secure the border and have instead invited illegal immigration and created an “open season for human traffickers, for drug smugglers, for cartels and gangs.”

Because Border Patrol officers are forced to detain large number of illegal immigrants, cartels and human smugglers see “wide swaths of sectors” of the border left open for them to exploit and move people and drugs across, Abbott explained.

“These criminals are preying upon women and children, exposing them to abuse and to terror,” the Republican governor told reporters. “Because the federal government is failing to act to respond to these dangers, Texas is stepping up to secure the border and to keep our community safe.”

One criminal arrest case involved a stash house in the Rio Grande Valley, where Texas DPS troopers and special agents found four illegal immigrants and a gang member, Abbott said. “The gang member was wanted on two counts of rape of a child under the age of 13,” he said.

Providing another example of a criminal arrest, Abbott recounted how Texas DPS troopers arrested a man on March 8 who was wanted for “continuous sexual assault of a child.”

In another case, a man was arrested on March 14 and was found to be smuggling illegal immigrants in his vehicle, in which there was a 14-year-old child who had been sexually assaulted, Abbot said. “The driver also had child pornography on his phone,” the governor noted.

Abbott also noted a case on March 16 that made news headlines across the country, when smugglers in Mexico assaulted a woman, broke her leg, and later threw her 6-month-old baby off a raft into the Rio Grande River. A specialized group of the Texas DPS and Border Patrol rescued the infant girl.

“There is a reason why smugglers and cartel members do things like throw a young child into the river,” Abbott commented. “They know that when doing so, it will cause Border Patrol and Texas Department of Public Safety officers to focus on that child and to save that child, like what they did do. When law enforcement is focused on saving a child, that opens the door to the opportunity for the drug smugglers and the cartels to engage in other crimes and that’s part of what happened.”

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday condemned human smuggling attempts into the United States.

“The inhumane way smugglers abuse children while profiting off parents’ desperation is criminal and morally reprehensible,” he said in a statement.

“There can be no doubt that children are exceptionally vulnerable when placed in the hands of smugglers,” he added. “There is grave risk they will be exploited and harmed. I applaud our heroic Border Patrol agents who have saved lives this week and every week, while putting their own lives at risk for the greater good of the country.”

Since taking office, Biden has reversed a number of border policies from the Trump administration, including pausing border wall construction and announcing the removal of the “Remain in Mexico” policy—which required asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while awaiting immigration proceedings.

The Biden administration has also stopped expelling from the country the unaccompanied minors—children who crossed the border illegally without an adult to accompany them. Adults and family units are generally still being expelled from the United States.

Biden and other U.S. officials have repeatedly urged migrants to refrain from illegally crossing the border into the United States. Despite this, the number of illegal crossings at the southern border has been on the rise since October 2020.

The number of arrests from October 2020 to January 2021 was 296,259, representing a 79.5 percent increase from the same period last year, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data. In February, the CBP apprehended 100,441 aliens who crossed the southern border illegally.
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Texas Rangers save 6-month-old baby thrown from raft into Rio Grande River

The baby's mother had her leg broken by smugglers in Mexico
By Paul Best | Fox News

The South Texas Special Operations Group of the Texas Rangers saved a six-month-old baby who was tossed from a raft in the Rio Grande River this month.

The child's mother had her leg broken when she was assaulted by smugglers in Mexico, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.



The South Texas Special Operations Group, which was assisting Border Patrol near the town of Roma at the time, frequently carries out missions along the Texas-Mexico border to deter and detect crime.

Thousands of children and families have attempted to cross the Southern border in recent weeks, leading to overcrowded facilities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Biden administration allowed reporters from the Associated Press and CBS to enter the main border detention facility for migrant children in Donna, Texas, on Tuesday.
Young children look out from inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, Pool)

Young children look out from inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, Pool)

More than 4,100 people are being held there, 3,400 of them children who are housed in eight pods separated by plastic dividers.

SEN. HOEVEN: ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS BEING GIVEN COURT DATES 'THREE TO FOUR YEARS' AWAY

Oscar Escamilla, acting executive officer of the U.S. Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley, told the Associated Press that 250 to 300 children enter the facility daily.

One 17-year-old mother had her newborn baby at the facility Tuesday. Another 3-year-old was being cared for by her 11-year-old brother.

The Department of Health and Human Services is currently working to open facilities in cities throughout Texas to manage the large influx of children.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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#3275366 - 04/03/21 10:19 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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More Than a Million Illegal Immigrants Expected to Cross Border in 2021: Official

By Jack Phillips
April 1, 2021 Updated: April 1, 2021

A Border Patrol official estimated that more than 1 million illegal immigrants are expected to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2021 as the White House grapples with how to find facilities and process them.

“We’re already starting to see some higher days of 6,000-plus apprehensions,” Raul Ortiz, deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, told reporters. “So I fully expect our border patrol agents to encounter over a million people this year.”

Border Patrol apprehended approximately 100,000 illegal immigrants in February, which is the highest number since February 2019, Ortiz said. He noted that people try to illegally cross into the U.S. between April and June.

A facility in Donna, Texas, holds about 4,100 people, with many of them being unaccompanied children, Reuters reported. Border Patrol official Oscar Escamilla told Reuters that some 2,000 unaccompanied children have been held there for more than 72 hours, which is the legal limit.

“It’s out of my hands,” he said. “For whatever reason, they have fallen through the system or through the cracks.”

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday issued a statement criticizing human smuggling attempts into the United States.

“The inhumane way smugglers abuse children while profiting off parents’ desperation is criminal and morally reprehensible,” Mayorkas said. “Just this month, a young girl died by drowning, a six-month-old was thrown into the river, and two young children were dropped from a wall and left in the desert alone.”

“There can be no doubt that children are exceptionally vulnerable when placed in the hands of smugglers. There is grave risk they will be exploited and harmed. I applaud our heroic Border Patrol agents who have saved lives this week and every week, while putting their own lives at risk for the greater good of the country.”

It comes after a video released by a Border Patrol official in New Mexico showed human smugglers dropping two young girls over a 14-foot-tall border barrier before abandoning them.

The smugglers were seen via night-vision cameras leaving the children, aged 3 and 5, in the middle of the New Mexico desert “miles from the nearest residence,” said Border Patrol sector chief Gloria Chavez.

According to a news release from Border Patrol, the two girls were sisters from Ecuador. When agents came upon them, they rendered aid, officials said, before they were taken to a nearby hospital for further evaluation and were later “medically cleared.” The young girls were then put in a temporary holding facility.

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#3275387 - 04/04/21 10:38 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Fauci Says He’s Too Busy to Get Involved With Border Amid Concerns of COVID-19-Positive Immigrants

By Tom Ozimek
April 3, 2021 Updated: April 3, 2021

Infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday he’s too busy to visit the U.S.-Mexico border and that it’s not his role to do so, responding to questions about Republican criticism that he’s been silent on the throngs of people entering the country from COVID-19-infected regions.

Fox News’ Neil Cavuto asked Fauci a series of questions about the torrent of criticism from prominent Republicans, who have accused the infectious disease expert of staying mum on COVID-19-positive illegal immigrants and who have complained Fauci is not using his influence to persuade the Biden administration to do more to stem the border surge.

Cavuto cited remarks by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who in a tweet Friday became the most recent GOP lawmaker to take aim at Fauci, saying he needs “to go to the southern border and witness in person the biggest super spreader event in the nation—President@JoeBiden’s immigration policies.”

“These are largely coming from Republicans who have serious animus toward some of the things that you recommend and say, and maybe just you, period,” Cavuto said.

Fauci replied by saying he has become a “symbol, to them, of anything they don’t like about anything that has to do with things that are contrary to them, that are outside of their own realm.”

“It’s a little bit bizarre,” Fauci added.

Calling Graham a “good person” that he’s dealt with “well” over the years, Fauci pushed back against the Republican senator’s comments.

“Equating me with things that have to do at the border. I mean, I have nothing to do with the border. Peter Navarro saying I created the virus? I mean, how bizarre is that?” Fauci said, adding, “I mean, is that a little weird?”

Fauci was presumably referring to a comment by former White House adviser Peter Navarro, who in a recent interview on Fox News called him the “father” of COVID-19.

Cavuto replied by saying what he thinks Graham was getting at was that, given the COVID-19 outbreak and “all the thousands that have been crammed in there,” referring to holding facilities along the border, “maybe someone with your expertise should be down there just to monitor how worrisome the situation this is.”

“Do you think it could be a super-spreader event?” Cavuto asked pointedly.

Fauci replied by saying that, “obviously, it is a very difficult situation at the border, we all know that,” but added that he believes the Biden administration is doing all it can to alleviate the problem.

“Having me down at the border—that’s really not what I do,” Fauci said. “I develop vaccines, I develop countermeasures. I mean, having me at the border, I don’t know why they’re saying I should be at the border.”

Cavuto countered by asking whether there was a need to closely monitor whether the influx of migrants, some of whom have tested positive for COVID-19, could be fanning the flames of the outbreak.

“Obviously this is a concern to the administration. I mean, the President himself has expressed that. We don’t want people to be coming over the border,” Fauci said.

Fauci said people crossing the border into the United States “are tested, to the extent possible. If they’re positive, they’re quarantined. That’s what I know about it. No one is denying that it’s not a difficult problem at the border.”

“I don’t know the reason for the animus,” Fauci said, adding, “quite frankly, I’m so busy trying to do some important things to preserve the health and safety of the American people that I can’t be bothered with getting distracted with these people that are doing these ad hominems.”

In the interview, Cavuto brought up other Republican critiques of Fauci, including a tweet by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who called Fauci “a very good public-health official,” adding that “his job is to advise policy makers & inform the public” but “NOT to decide what we can do, where we can go or which places can open or close.”

“And his job is NOT to mislead or scare us into doing the ‘right things,’” Rubio wrote.

Fauci responded by saying that he’s “not trying to scare anybody.”

“What we’re saying is that we make recommendations based on scientific evidence and data. Because what you want to do is give the American people the information they need to make choices,” he said, adding, “I don’t think anybody would consider me a scare-monger.”

It comes after Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) joined other Republican lawmakers calling on Fauci to use his influence to stop “a dangerous new foreign pipeline for COVID-19” along the southern border.

In a March 12 letter, Brooks and other GOP lawmakers sought action from Fauci while taking aim at the Biden administration for resuming what they called “the dangerous immigration policy of ‘catch and release’” along the border.

“Hundreds of illegal immigrants” have been released at the border “on nothing more than a promise to appear at a future hearing,” the letter said, adding that the releases were taking place with no testing or quarantine measures “despite the fact that Mexico now has the highest per capita COVID fatality rate in Latin America,” he wrote.

The Biden administration has eased the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy that required asylum seekers to stay south of the border while their cases moved through the system. Since then, the number of children and adults at the border seeking entrance has surged.

More recently, Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff, wondered why Fauci hadn’t been more vocal on the COVID-19 threat along the border.

“There was no policy, medical or otherwise, that Dr. Fauci wouldn’t weigh in on when President Trump was in the White House,” Meadows wrote in a March 31 tweet.

“Curious we haven’t heard from the same Dr. Fauci on Joe Biden releasing thousands of COVID untested migrants into the U.S,” he added, presumably referring to reports, such as one by The New York Post, which noted that some 2,000 illegal immigrants had been released without evidence of submitting to a COVID-19 test.

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#3275583 - 04/07/21 01:05 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Administration continues to ignore consequences of disastrous open border policy.

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Experts Warn of Illegal Immigrants ‘Renting’ Kids to Cross Border


By Charlotte Cuthbertson
April 6, 2021 Updated: April 6, 2021

McALLEN, Texas—Adults using unrelated children to gain quick access to the United States after crossing the border illegally became a problem during the 2019 border surge. This year has all the hallmarks of a repeat, border experts warn.

In one 2019 case, a Honduran man bought a 6-month-old baby in Guatemala to pose as a family and get priority release. In another case, a child-for-rent recycling ring was operating between Houston and Mexico.

At the time, the Department of Homeland Security set up rapid DNA testing, which revealed a 30 percent rate of fraud in the two test areas of El Paso and Rio Grande Valley, Texas.

Homeland Security Investigations, a division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), sent 400 agents to the two regions in mid-April 2019 to interview families that Border Patrol suspected were fake. Over eight weeks, HSI agents identified 5,500 fraudulent families—about 15 percent of all cases referred.

Agents uncovered 921 fake documents, and 615 individuals were prosecuted for trafficking or smuggling a child, according to Kevin McAleenan, who was acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the time.

“That tells me that we might be scratching the surface of this problem, and the number of children being put at risk might be even higher,” McAleenan said during a congressional hearing on July 18, 2019.

He said the cost of renting a child varied from less than $100 to more than $1,000.

“Everybody knows that if they bring a child, they’ll be allowed to stay in the United States—they call it a ‘passport for migration,'” McAleenan said at the time.

During May 2019, at the height of the crisis, more than 84,000 individuals within family units were apprehended by Border Patrol.

In 2014, fewer than 1 percent of all men apprehended by Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley Sector had a child with them. That number increased to 50 percent in 2019, according to Rodolfo Karisch, former chief Border Patrol agent for that sector.

Currently, the number of individuals within family units who are apprehended by Border Patrol is increasing sharply by the month.

In February, almost 19,000 family unit individuals were apprehended by Border Patrol—more than double that in January, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP). March numbers are even higher.

The border facilities are so overwhelmed that, in some areas, families are being released into the United States without being given a date to appear in immigration court to start their case.

Former Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan said he believes children are currently being rented to adults, but it’s going to get worse.

“I think it’s happening right now. [As] to the magnitude, I don’t know,” Morgan told The Epoch Times on March 30. Morgan is currently a senior fellow with the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

“My understanding is that the same amount of resources that we sent down in 2019, that same surge, to really be able to find out and determine fake families—it’s not there. At the end of the day, no, they can’t definitively determine who these people are every single time.”

Morgan predicts that once the Title 42 public health emergency restrictions—which are still being used in some border areas to turn back families—are lifted, the number of unaccompanied minors will decrease and the number of families will increase.

“That’s the moment where we really should be concerned. That’s when ICE should just deploy a lot of resources down there because … that’s when we’re really going to see that abuse happening,” he said.

Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan said no widespread DNA testing has been implemented by the Biden administration.

“When I was the ICE director, we had criminal investigations where children were being rented by cartels to pose as a family unit. Once they get released, they get sent back to Mexico and re-rented again. It happens,” Homan said on March 30.

“No one’s celebrating more this presidency than the criminal cartels in Mexico. I’m sick of them saying they’re being humane. When you send enticements out that put the most vulnerable people in the arms of criminal cartels, it’s dangerous.”

DHS and CBP officials didn’t respond by press time to several requests by The Epoch Times to outline the steps currently being taken to ensure that families are legitimate.

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#3275678 - 04/09/21 02:36 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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BIDEN Announces New Gun Control Actions, Says It’s a ‘Public Health Crisis’ but border invasion is not even a crisis, let alone a health crisis!!! mad


Border Patrol Apprehends 172,000 Illegal Immigrants in March
'This surge is unlike anything we've ever seen before,' says Border Patrol Council


By Charlotte Cuthbertson
April 8, 2021 Updated: April 9, 2021

McALLEN, Texas—The sheer number of illegal border-crossers that U.S. Border Patrol agents are apprehending on a daily basis is overwhelming in itself, but the type of population makes it something never seen before, according to Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council.

“I would argue that it’s the biggest surge that we’ve ever seen in the history of the Border Patrol,” Judd said during a roundtable with Republican members of Congress, Texas landowners, and law enforcement on April 7.

During the month of March, Border Patrol apprehended 172,000 illegal aliens, according to statistics released on April 8 by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). An additional 1,000 per day are evading capture. In February, border agents apprehended 101,000 people.

Acting CBP Commissioner Troy Miller said the increase “is not new.”

“Encounters have continued to increase since April 2020, and our past experiences have helped us be better prepared for the challenges we face this year,” he said.

However, Judd said, “this surge is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.”

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Border Patrol apprehended up to 1.5 million illegal aliens per year.

“Even though we were making 1.5 million arrests, we were actually dealing with about 400,000 to 500,000 individual people—we were just arresting the same people over and over again,” Judd said. Most were single males from Mexico, who were easy to turn back across the border within a couple of hours.

“Today … if we make 1.2 million arrests, we’re actually dealing with about 800,000 to 900,000 different people.”

The addition of so many unaccompanied minors (18,600 in March) and family units (comprising almost 53,000 individuals in March) on top of single adults (96,600 in March) is overwhelming, Judd said.

Family units and unaccompanied minors require a huge amount of resources, including housing, food, transport, and health care while being processed and subsequently transferred or released.

Additionally, most of the family members and unaccompanied minors end up staying in the United States, regardless of whether they have a meritorious asylum claim.


“You could cross the border illegally one day and be in Virginia the very next day,” Judd said.


“I personally have apprehended groups from China, from Bangladesh, from Russia, from Poland, from Brazil. And these criminal organizations are allowed to go into these countries, and they’re allowed to advertise their services and make billions of dollars off of human misery. And it’s based upon our policies.

“That’s wrong. That is inhumane.”
The Biden administration has drawn criticism for quickly undoing Trump-era policies—which had sharply reduced the flow of illegal immigration—and creating the current crisis.

On March 24, President Joe Biden appointed Vice President Kamala Harris to head up the border crisis response. However, she has yet to visit the border, saying that her focus is instead on providing more assistance to Central American countries.

Judd said the only way to stem the flow is to detain people while their immigration case is being adjudicated, rather than incentivizing illegal immigration through “catch-and-release.”

He said the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the Remain in Mexico program, were working to that end.

“I would set up courts immediately on the border to hold these people in custody pending the adjudication of their asylum claim. If we did that, we would address this issue and we would stop the fraudulent asylum claims almost immediately,” Judd said.

Currently, only about 10 percent of Central Americans who claim asylum are granted relief after their case is heard. Many don’t show up for their hearings or apply for asylum once they are released into the country.

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#3275684 - 04/09/21 04:24 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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i would like to hear the few trump haters comments on dementia joes orders lately.

where oh where have the haters gone?
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#3275686 - 04/09/21 04:38 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: SlickerThanSnot]
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Originally Posted By: SlickerThanSnot
i would like to hear the few trump haters comments on dementia joes orders lately.

where oh where have the haters gone?


Amen!

In answer to your question, as they say along the southern border (and ya'll better be learnin' the language), "Se Fue".

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#3275845 - 04/12/21 08:27 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Nope, current administration assures us there it no crisis here, folks. Besides, uncle Joe done made arrangements with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to increase enforcement against migration......sound familiar? It should, President Trump had that in place before Biden canceled the agreement with executive orders the first week or two of his administration.


Immigration & Border Security

Top Republican Posts Video of ‘Child Abuse’ at Texas Border Patrol Facility

By Jack Phillips
April 12, 2021 Updated: April 12, 2021

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) posted video footage (click link below)of numerous unaccompanied children being housed in a Donna, Texas, Border Patrol facility and said it’s tantamount to “child abuse.”

“I visited the Donna processing facility yesterday. … This is the devastating result of their disastrous left-wing immigration agenda. RT so everyone can see what they're trying to hide. This is child abuse,” Scalise wrote on Twitter on April 10.


The video showed what appeared to be possibly hundreds of children covered in aluminum-style blankets, packed next to each other in transparent pens. The sound of people talking loudly in the background can be heard.

A day before releasing the video, Scalise, the No. 2 Republican in the House, posted a video of himself talking near a section of the U.S.–Mexico border.

“This is out of control. It’s the middle of the night. We’ve seen dozens of children flow freely across the border in just the past few minutes,” he said in a tweet as dozens of people who appear to be trying to cross the border illegally walk past him.

The Epoch Times has contacted the Department of Homeland Security for comment.

On April 12, the White House reached a deal with Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras to potentially stem the flow of illegal immigration into the United States, a Biden administration official said.

Tyler Moran, special assistant to the president for immigration for the Domestic Policy Council, said in an interview that the administration “secured agreements” that would place “more troops on their” respective borders.

“Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala have all agreed to do this,” Moran said. “That not only is going to prevent the traffickers and the smugglers and cartels that take advantage of the kids on their way here, but also to protect those children.”

The announcement comes as numerous illegal immigrants have attempted to cross the U.S.–Mexico border in recent months. In March, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered more than 171,000 illegal immigrants, including a significant number of unaccompanied children, according to data provided by the agency.

Authorities encountered 18,890 unaccompanied children in March, well above previous highs of 11,475 in May 2019 and 10,620 in June 2014 reported by the Border Patrol, which began publishing numbers in 2009.

More than 4,000 parents and children—mostly unaccompanied minors—have been crammed into a CBP tent complex designed for 250 in Donna, Texas. More than 600 children were packed into a room built for 32 last week, according to Reuters.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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U.S. reaches agreements with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to increase enforcement against migration.


By Michael D. Shear

April 12, 2021, 2:03 p.m. ET

The Biden administration announced Monday that it had reached agreements with the governments of Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala for those countries to increase enforcement against migration toward the United States border.

Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said the three countries have increased their numbers of police and troops in an attempt to keep migrants, including families with children, from making a dangerous trip north.

Mexico has informed the United States that it will maintain 10,000 troops at its own southern border, aiming to double the number of migrants that it stops from traveling north, Ms. Psaki said. Guatemala has added 1,500 troops to its border with Honduras and has set up a series of a dozen checkpoints along the route that many migrants take as they head to the United States.

She also said that Honduras recently “surged” 7,000 police and troops to disperse a contingent of migrants that had gathered to make the trip north seeking refuge.


The announcement of the agreements echoed several made by the Trump administration. In the summer of 2019, President Donald J. Trump agreed to drop his threat to impose tariffs on Mexico after the country agreed to send thousands of troops to intercept migrants making their way north to the border with the United States.

Ms. Psaki credited the work of Roberta Jacobson, a former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, who has been serving as a senior border adviser on the National Security Council. Ms. Jacobson said last week that she intends to leave the administration, as initially planned, at the end of the month.

The Biden administration has repeatedly said that part of addressing illegal immigration from Central American countries involves working diplomatically to lessen the crime, corruption and poverty that often drives people to leave their homes seeking refuge.

President Biden last month put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of the long-term effort to improve the conditions in that region. The agreements with the countries are an early test of the cooperation that Ms. Harris will need in order to succeed in that mission.

“These discussions are ongoing, over a period of time and take place at several levels of the government, both here and within these countries,” Ms. Psaki said.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/12/us/politics/us-mexico-honduras-guatemala.html
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#3275856 - 04/13/21 12:14 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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SC Governor Blocks Biden Administration From Bringing Unaccompanied Children From Border

By Jack Phillips
April 12, 2021 Updated: April 12, 2021

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order on Monday that prohibits the federal government from bringing unaccompanied children from the U.S.-Mexico border to South Carolina.

McMaster issued the executive order in response to inquiries from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration of Children and Families about if the state had resources to place unaccompanied children in the state’s foster care facilities and group homes.

Michael Leach, the head of the South Carolina Department of Social Services, told McMaster about the federal government’s inquiries about taking children from the border and placing them in South Carolina’s foster care and group homes, according to a letter (pdf) dated on April 8.

“South Carolina’s children must always be given first priority for placement into foster care and the State’s strained resources must be directed to addressing the needs of its children,” McMaster stated.

He added: “Allowing the federal government to place an unlimited number of unaccompanied migrant children into our state’s child welfare system for an unspecified length of time is an unacceptable proposition. We’ve been down this road with the federal government before and the state usually ends up ‘on the hook.’”

The Republican governor further stipulated that the “growing humanitarian crisis” along the U.S.-Mexico border needs to be addressed by the White House.

Allowing an influx of minors into the foster care system would place a strain on South Carolina social services’ capacity, his office said.

The federal government’s strategy, McMaster’s office added, will create a plan “to financially incentivize private providers in the short term to the extent that these facilities may prioritize the placement of unaccompanied migrant children over” the placement of South Carolina children. “The State may ultimately incur a long-term financial burden if families are not located in a timely manner and the federal government ceases providing direct support for unaccompanied minors,” according to the release.

According to the letter from Leach, at least “six private providers” have “indicated interest” in placing the unaccompanied children in South Carolina.

Leach’s letter noted that as of April 8, no unaccompanied children have been placed in South Carolina’s foster or group homes.

The executive order comes as a surge of illegal immigrants has amassed along the Southern Border, and as the Biden administration scrambles to find housing for unaccompanied children. So far, 11 facilities have been opened to accommodate the aliens.

As of March 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported nearly 19,000 unaccompanied children in its custody.

Over the weekend, McMaster said he went to Texas to visit National Guardsmen from his state who are stationed there.

“At the border in Del Rio where building of the wall has ceased although the materials have been paid for. That is unacceptable,” he wrote on Twitter.

The Epoch Times has contacted the Department of Health and Human Services for comment.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/sc-governor-blocks-biden-administration-from-bringing-unaccompanied-children-from-border_3772723.html?&utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-12-3&mktids=8deabf3bef6e5c4315b0de73e477820d&est=4GPGFWQGO7yeil4nR1KRXIMBIYZsIFv28x%2F9Bk7X1gk7dY%2Bx4HsqJfIY
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#3276007 - 04/16/21 12:23 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: SlickerThanSnot]
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Immigration & Border Security

Texas Ranchers Dealing With Armed Smugglers on Land

By Charlotte Cuthbertson
April 15, 2021 Updated: April 15, 2021

McALLEN, Texas—Two heavily armed suspected smugglers drive down a dirt road to hand their cargo of illegal aliens over to the next vehicle. One, the front passenger, is filming the bumpy drive with one hand, while pointing an AR-15 with a drum magazine out the windshield.

They’re speaking Spanish, talking about how much farther to go. At one stage, the driver communicates over a radio to say, “I’m there, I’m there, hold on.”

Suddenly the vehicle arrives at a gate, where a pickup truck is waiting on the other side, and the driver and passenger yell to their cargo, “All of you, all, all, all, run, run,” along with a lot of cursing. The backseat passengers jump out and run to the waiting vehicle.

The incident occurred in Jim Hogg County, Texas, about 70 miles north of the U.S.–Mexico border.

Landowners and ranchers dozens of miles north of the border have long dealt with illegal aliens traversing their land as they try to evade Border Patrol highway checkpoints and law enforcement. They commonly leave gates open, which mixes stock; destroy fences and gates; light fires; break into properties; and steal property.

But today’s human smugglers and illegal aliens evading capture are different, said Susan Kibbe, executive director of the South Texas Property Rights Association. The smugglers are armed, and the illegal aliens are often convicted criminals.

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“It’s very disturbing when you have smugglers that have a connection with the cartels, on U.S. soil carrying high-powered, semi-automatic rifles,” Kibbe told The Epoch Times. She obtained the video from law enforcement after the smugglers posted it on Tik Tok.

Federal and local law enforcement are advising landowners to carry firearms on their own property, she said.

“These [smugglers] have become a lot more militant,” said Scott Frazier, Texas Farm Bureau board member, during a roundtable with GOP congress members on April 7. “You’re kind of scared of them. You’re kind of scared to be out on these ranches by yourself nowadays. Definitely scared to have your family here.”

The Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol sector in south Texas is the busiest in the country for illegal crossings. Since Oct. 1, 2020, agents in the sector have arrested 1,625 criminal aliens—almost four times the number during the same time period in the previous year.

“These criminal aliens were convicted here in the United States for crimes other than immigration, ranging from murder, sexual crimes, assault, and narcotics trafficking,” according to a statement from the Rio Grande border sector.

Currently, more than 1,000 illegal aliens are evading capture by Border Patrol each day along the border, and many will end up traversing private ranchlands to get further into the interior of the United States.

Kibbe said the South Texas Property Rights Association was formed in 2006 in response to border security issues. The group advocates for property owners to be able to enjoy and profit off their land.

She said problems with illegal aliens and smuggling have always existed, but “not to this extent.”

“There’s areas of Texas that have never experienced this before—like in the Del Rio Border Patrol sector. They’re getting overrun, and they don’t have the infrastructure that the Rio Grande Valley sector has,” she said.

“It’s a massive increase, and it pretty much aligns with the election and then the inauguration.”

Kibbe’s association is advocating for a return to Trump-era policies such as “Remain in Mexico,” which held illegal immigrants in Mexico while their case was adjudicated. President Joe Biden halted the policy and reverted to “catch-and-release,” which allows illegal immigrants to live and work in the United States until their immigration case is heard, often years in the future.

Warning to Parents

The small town of Cotulla, 70 miles north of Laredo on I-35 toward San Antonio, is being affected so much by illegal alien smuggling that the local school district sent a letter to warn parents.

The letter warns parents and guardians, “Please be watchful of your children as they are playing outside, walking home from school, or generally out of the house.”

The April 1 letter is signed by Cotulla Independent School District superintendent Jack Seals and La Salle County Sheriff Anthony Zertuche.

“Both our communities and the rural areas of the county have experienced a great increase in law enforcement chases and ‘bailouts,'” the letter reads.

Bailouts happen when law enforcement attempts to stop a vehicle that is transporting illegal aliens, but the driver stops and the passengers scatter before they can be detained.

Zertuche said his deputies have been responding to eight to 10 car chases per day in the county, a “big increase” over the past. “These chases sometimes end in bailouts inside the city limits,” the letter reads. “The Sheriff’s office has been on top of these and are apprehending all of those trying to flee after bailing out.”

The letter says the sheriff’s office has increased patrols around the schools, but advises parents to lock vehicles and property.

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#3276038 - 04/17/21 06:32 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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What is the Global Compact for migration?

UN propaganda vid from a couple years ago

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#3276046 - 04/17/21 11:47 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: Foxpro.223]
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Does that mean the UN is offering to stand by and direct traffic on the southern border? frown Lord help us!

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#3276105 - 04/18/21 03:35 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Just one facet of the problems originating from current open-border policies and executive orders simply aimed at reversing president Trump's sucess in securing the southern border by separating and deporting the many undesirable illegals in order to protect US citizens.

Illegal Immigrant Who Was Ordered to Be Deported Convicted of Child Rape

By Janita Kan
April 17, 2021 Updated: April 17, 2021

An illegal immigrant, who was ordered to be deported in 2016, has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for forcible rape of a child.

Fredys Aguilar-Menjivar, 31, from El Salvador was convicted of three counts of rape of a child under 14 and one count of child molestation earlier this month, the Monterey district attorney’s office said in a statement.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed to The Epoch Times that Aguilar-Menjivar, who resides in California, had been ordered removed from the United States by an immigration judge on June 28, 2016. But according to Breitbart, he was never deported. The Epoch Times has asked ICE to clarify whether agents had made any attempt to deport Aguilar-Menjivar between June 2016 and March 2020.

Following his arrest, ICE issued an immigration detainer on Aguilar-Menjivar with California’s Monterey County Jail on March 19, 2020.

California is a “sanctuary” state because it prohibits state and local law enforcement officers from sharing information about an illegal immigrant’s release from custody, personal information, and physical description with federal immigration agents. Under Senate Bill 54 (SB 54), state and local officers are also barred from transferring these individuals to immigration agents unless in exempted circumstances like under a court warrant. The law also includes exemptions for illegal immigrants convicted of a serious or violent felony.

The Monterey district attorney’s office said the sexual assault occurred repeatedly between August 2018 to March 2020—two years after the deportation order. The child, who is a family member, was under 14 years old when the offense began. The crimes were discovered by another family member during a party in which the child had attempted to stop Aguilar-Menjivar, the prosecutor’s office said. But the 31-year-old threatened to hurt her and her parents if she screamed.

Aguilar-Menjivar will also be required to register as a sex offender for life and is prohibited from contacting the child for a maximum period of ten years under law.

Former President Donald Trump’s administration had made efforts to strike down SB 54 and escalated a case challenging the law to the Supreme Court in 2019. But in June 2020, the nation’s top court refused the request to hear the case although Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito said they would have granted the petition for review.

The news comes after President Joe Biden’s administration issued “interim enforcement priorities” for federal immigration agencies as the administration continues finalizing its policies. These priorities include narrowing immigration enforcement to three categories: individuals who have been engaged in or suspected of terrorism or espionage; immigrants who crossed into the United States illegally on or after Nov. 1, 2020; and individuals convicted of an “aggravated felony.”

The guidance is temporary, lasting for three months, until Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas can issue new enforcement guidelines for the department.

The temporary enforcement guidance has already met with challenges by Texas and Lousiana who argue that they failed to prioritize detention of criminal aliens with final orders of removal, criminal aliens convicted of drug offenses, or criminal aliens convicted of crimes of moral turpitude.

The result of implementing the memoranda, the lawsuit argues, has led to ICE rescinding detainer requests related to incarcerated criminal aliens, not issuing detainer requests for illegal aliens subject to mandatory removal, and the release of such individuals from federal detention facilities in Louisiana and Texas.

The Biden administration is currently facing an influx of illegal border crossings, which saw thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across the southern border. Lawmakers have warned that these children are subjected to human tragedies such as cramped conditions and assault.

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#3276169 - 04/19/21 09:42 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Before long we'll need to have special classes to re-learn the English language. scared

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Biden Administration Orders ICE, Border Patrol to Stop Using Term ‘Illegal Alien’

By Jack Phillips
April 19, 2021 Updated: April 19, 2021

The White House has ordered officials in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to stop using several terms, including “illegal alien,” “alien,” and “assimilation,” The Epoch Times confirmed.

Memos sent by Tae Johnson, acting director of ICE, and Troy Miller, acting head of CBP, were distributed to top leaders within the two agencies.

Terms that are to be changed include “alien,” which is now “noncitizen” or “migrant”; “unaccompanied alien children” is now “noncitizen unaccompanied children”; “undocumented alien” is now “undocumented noncitizen,” “undocumented individual,” or simply “migrant”; and “illegal alien” is now “undocumented noncitizen,” “undocumented individual,” or simply “migrant,” according to the memos obtained by The Epoch Times.

In addition, “assimilation” has been changed to “integration,” or “civic integration.”

“As the nation’s premier law enforcement agency, we set a tone and example for our country and partners across the world,” Miller said in the CBP memo. “We enforce our nation’s laws while also maintaining the dignity of every individual with whom we interact. The words we use matter and will serve to further confer that dignity to those in our custody.”

Johnson, meanwhile, issued a similar comment.

“This guidance,” he said, “applies to communications such as agency outreach efforts, internal documents, and overall communications with stakeholders, partners, and the general public.”

On social media and in statements, ICE and Border Patrol often use the term “illegal alien” to refer to individuals who have been taken into custody after illegally crossing into the United States. Previously, the agencies and other federal agencies used the term “illegal immigration” to refer to the phenomenon.

Immigration advocacy groups and Democrats typically favor terms such as “noncitizens,” “undocumented,” “unauthorized,” or “without status,” while eschewing terms with the “illegal” moniker. Previous proponents of the “illegal immigrant” term have said that “undocumented” doesn’t properly convey that such individuals have, in fact, crossed the border and remain in the United States illegally.

Immigration advocates also say the terms “illegal immigrant” or “illegal alien” are dehumanizing, while the latter evokes images of UFOs and space aliens.

The two memos appear to be part of a broader push by the Biden administration to scrap Trump-era immigration rules, including the “Remain in Mexico” policy, and halt construction of the U.S.–Mexico border wall. However, Republicans and some Democrats have argued that former President Donald Trump’s policies and messaging were effective, and rejecting them has led to a historic surge in illegal immigrants along the southern border.

Biden proposed removing the term “alien” from federal immigration laws in a citizenship bill he sent to Congress on Jan. 20, his first day as president, according to the White House. It would be replaced by “noncitizen.”

In March, meanwhile, Border Patrol agents apprehended 172,000 illegal immigrants, according to data provided by the agency. The head of the National Border Patrol Council, Brandon Judd, said it may have been “the biggest surge that we’ve ever seen in the history of the Border Patrol.”

The Washington Post first reported on the administration’s order over the weekend.

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#3276170 - 04/19/21 10:15 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Crisis or challenge....Which is it? Darn! The Left sure havin' a lot of trouble trippin' over their tongue.

Biden: Surge in Illegal Immigration Along Border Is a ‘Crisis,’ Will Increase Refugee Cap

By Jack Phillips
April 18, 2021 Updated: April 18, 2021


President Joe Biden has for the first time described the recent surge of illegal immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border as a crisis, in the midst of Republican-led pressure to do so.

Over the weekend, Biden was asked by a reporter in Delaware about his policy on refugee admissions.

“We’re going to increase the number [of refugees allowed into the country]. The problem was that the refugee part was working on the crisis that ended up on the border with young people,” Biden said in response. “We couldn’t do two things at once. But now we are going to increase the number.”

There has been a public-relations battle on the language surrounding the unprecedented surge at the southern border since Biden took office. Republicans have pressed Biden and White House officials to refer to the situation as a crisis, while his surrogates have refused to do so, preferring to call it a “challenge.” Some news outlets, including The Associated Press, have told their editors and reporters not to refer to the surge as a “crisis.”

Data provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) showed that agents have apprehended 172,000 illegal aliens along the border in March, leading Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, to say it is “the biggest surge that we’ve ever seen in the history of the Border Patrol.”

Republican lawmakers and governors have accused Biden of facilitating the border crisis by reversing several of President Donald Trump’s orders meant to curb illegal immigration, including border wall construction and the “Remain in Mexico” policy. The governments of Mexico and Guatemala have also faulted the Biden White House for sending out what they have said is mixed messaging on immigration.

“I’m nobody to make a judgment here, but I believe in the first weeks in the Biden administration, messages were confusing,” Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said in an interview with MSNBC last week. “They were compassionate messages that were understood by people in our country, especially to coyotes [border smugglers] to tell families, ‘We’ll take the children, the children can go in, and once they’re there, the children can call their parents.’”

On April 16, the Biden administration released a memo to keep in place the Trump-era 15,000 cap on refugees who can be allowed into the United States.

Hours later, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki issued a statement reversing the administration’s announcement and asserted that the order was “the subject of some confusion.” The statement was posted after left-wing members of Congress, including “Squad” members Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), criticized the administration’s move.

The Epoch Times reached out to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for comment.

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#3276286 - 04/22/21 07:11 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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#3276317 - 04/23/21 12:55 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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#3276384 - 04/25/21 03:02 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: Foxpro.223]
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The Senator Nobody Voted for Has a Curious Plan for Joe Biden’s America

Lloyd Billingsley
April 24, 2021 Updated: April 25, 2021

With Vice President Kamala Harris in the “Biden-Harris” Administration, California Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Alex Padilla to replace Harris in the Senate. Both politicians have back stories that people across the nation and around the world should know.

Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) was a city councilman in Los Angeles from 1999–2006, and a state senator from 2006–2014. The following year Padilla became California’s Secretary of State, and after the 2016 election, Padilla refused to cooperate with a federal probe of voter fraud, a longstanding practice in California.

As a State Department investigation discovered, false-documented illegals have been voting in local, state, and federal elections for decades. Back in 1996, 642 illegals voted for Democrat Loretta Sanchez, who defeated Republican Robert Dornan by fewer than 1,000 votes. In recent years, voter fraud has been surging through the state’s imported electorate.

According to a study by scholars at MIT and Yale, more than 22 million people are illegally present in the United States. Pew Research pegged the figure at 11 million, more likely the number illegally present in California alone. For example, when he announced a lawsuit against the Trump administration in 2019, Attorney General Xavier Becerra displayed a sign claiming 10 million “immigrants” in California.

When illegal aliens get driver’s licenses, the California Department of Motor Vehicles automatically registers them to vote. In 2015, Padilla told the Los Angeles Times, “at the latest, for the 2018 election cycle, I expect millions of new voters on the rolls in the state of California.” True to form, by March 2018, the DMV “motor voter” plan had given licenses to more than one million illegals. Secretary of state Padilla wouldn’t say how many illegals voted in 2018, but his previous reference to “millions” provided a ballpark figure. Many more were on the way.

From 2016–2018, “caravans” of illegals began showing up at U.S. ports of entry in California, the place on the U.S. border most distant from Central America. Once in California, the acquisition of a driver’s license makes any illegal a registered voter. In March of 2020, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered mail-in ballots for every registered voter in the state. That included the millions of new voters Padilla celebrated.

As in 2016 and 2018, the secretary of state failed to reveal how many illegals voted, hardly the only issue in need of investigation. California is also a pioneer of ballot harvesting, and that came into play with Kamala Harris, UC Hastings College of Law grad. Democrat queenmaker Willie Brown struck up a romantic relationship with Harris, 30 years his junior. Brown set up Harris in a lucrative sinecure and backed her run for district attorney in San Francisco.

In 2010, Harris was so poorly regarded that the Sacramento Bee, a veritable Democrat newsletter, endorsed Republican Steve Cooley, district attorney of Los Angeles County. Cooley held the lead on election night but the same Service Employees International Union (SEIU) drones who ran Harris’ campaign dredged up enough provisional ballots to give Harris a victory of less than one percent some three weeks later. If any Californian thought that was ballot fraud it would be hard to blame them.

President Barack Obama called Harris “the best-looking attorney general in the country,” but her record was undistinguished, especially on public corruption. When whistleblowers called for a criminal investigation over trouble with the new Bay Bridge, Harris took no action. In 2020, Harris often clashed with Delaware Democrat Joe Biden, particularly on his fondness for segregationists, but Biden wound up giving her the nod.

Newsom appointed Padilla to replace Harris in the Senate. For a man nobody voted for, Padilla proved rather hostile to senators who had in fact been elected by the people.

“Donald Trump, and a lot of his enablers, must be held accountable,” Padilla told CalMatters in January. Asked if he would vote to censure or expel Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Padilla said, “Yes, I think they have to be held accountable. … I think the nation would be best served if they were no longer in the Senate.” Padilla recently went on record that the Electoral College is America’s “original sin” and “one of those long-lasting things that need to be corrected.”

In Padilla’s vision, the Electoral College of the Constitution is replaced by an imported electorate. The illegals vote for Democrats and in return get a host of government benefits plus protection from deportation through sanctuary laws. That arrangement is likely what President Joe Biden has in mind when he touts California as a model for the nation.

As the Delaware Democrat said in 2014, illegal immigrants are “already Americans,” so the border is essentially meaningless. The surging caravans are basically drives to bring in more voters. The rule of the Democrat party replaces the rule of law, and what goes around comes around.

When Harris moved on to the U.S. Senate, she was replaced as attorney general by former Rep. Xavier Becerra, once on Hillary Clinton’s shortlist as a running mate. Becerra is now back in Washington as Health and Human Services’ boss. Under the Biden-Harris administration, the nation is looking more like California by the day.

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#3276396 - 04/26/21 01:52 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Sanctuary NYC: Illegal Alien MS-13 Gang Members Charged with Hacking Young Mother to Death


By John Binder 4/23/21

Three illegal alien MS-13 gang members in the sanctuary state of New York have been charged with murdering a 31-year-old mother in a brutal attack.

MS-13 Gang members 20-year-old Rigel Yohairo, 22-year-old Allan Lopez, and 21-year-old Jose Sarmiento – all of whom are illegal aliens, Breitbart News has learned – were arrested and charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon, concealment of a human corpse, and tampering with evidence this month in the death of Nazareth Tamer-Claure, the mother of an eight-year-old boy.

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#3276795 - 05/05/21 09:43 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: SlickerThanSnot]
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Originally Posted By: SlickerThanSnot

i would like to hear the few trump haters comments on dementia joes orders lately.

where oh where have the haters gone?


Looks like all but one have abandoned ship and he's busy splainin' the difference between socialism and communism to the rest of us wokeless folk. wink

When he gets through there, maybe he'll grace us with his presence here and splain the difference between his mentor's letters to heads of ICE and CBP regarding change in terminology used in their departments to "undocumented" from illegal. Heck, maybe he'll tell us about substituting "noncitizen" or "migrant" for "alien," and "integration" for "assimilation," while he's at it.

Heck, I been speakin English for over 80 years, but find I'm having trouble understanding this new Wokelish!

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#3276796 - 05/05/21 10:10 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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How TSA Explains Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Fly With You

Fred Lucas / @FredLucasWH / May 04, 2021

The Transportation Security Administration has an “established process” for identifying illegal immigrants who board domestic flights to a new home in America, a spokeswoman told The Daily Signal, although the Biden administration formally refers to this population as “undocumented.”

The TSA was responding to a Daily Signal report Friday about such commercial flights carrying illegal aliens—specifically one that departed McAllen International Airport in Texas the day before—and the security waiver necessary for them to board without showing required identification.

Amid the new surge of illegal immigrants at the southern border, the Biden administration has facilitated putting some of them on flights to cross the United States to new destinations at taxpayers’ expense.

Although they are in the United States without government-recognized documentation after unlawfully crossing the border, the federal government allows groups of illegal immigrants to go through TSA security checkpoints in airports.

>>> EXCLUSIVE: Illegal Immigrants Fly American, Courtesy of Biden Border Policy

In an email Saturday to The Daily Signal, spokeswoman Patricia Mancha wrote:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has an established process to verify the identity of individuals who have received a Notice to Appear from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and are ticketed for travel on a commercial airline.

TSA will continue to coordinate with CBP and use resources available to the agency to confirm the identity of every traveler to ensure that transportation security is not compromised.

Mancha said the Transportation Security Administration identifies illegal immigrants using “accepted forms of immigration-issued documents.”

These include the I-94 form for international travelers visiting the United States legally.

The TSA spokeswoman also cited the I-862 form, which is a Department of Homeland notice to appear in immigration court for illegal immigrants who have been released from detention.

Historically, many illegal immigrants who are released into the country don’t face a hearing in immigration court for months or years.

Mancha also referred to Form I-385, a so-called Alien Booking Record used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This document could include information obtained from the arresting or delivering officer such as name, sex, age, date of birth, birthplace, country of citizenship, and medical issues.

However, many illegal immigrants are released into the U.S. soon after being apprehended at the border, said Mark Morgan, Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection during the Trump administration after serving a short stint running Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“There is no way to 100% guarantee the identity of everyone coming across our borders illegally, especially when law enforcement organization’s facilities are dangerously overcrowded and are being pressured to release them as fast as possible,” Morgan said of the illegal immigrants caught at the border. “The room for fraud is wide.”

Morgan was on an American Airlines flight Thursday out of the McAllen airport when he saw 14 illegal immigrant families or groups board the plane.

An “established process” for non-illegal aliens exists for the TSA, on a case-by-case basis, to allow individuals to fly even without identification, but they must undergo a lengthy individualized screening process before eventually being allowed to board a flight to their final destination. This would include those whose identification was lost, forgotten, or stolen.

“And it’s one thing to do a one-off for an American citizen where there are numerous ways we can verify someone’s identity through a network of U.S. controlled and operated systems vs. a systematic ‘waiver’ for an entire class of individuals—where no such equivalent verification systems exist and with no limit or end in sight,” Morgan told The Daily Signal.

Morgan currently is a visiting fellow in national security at The Heritage Foundation, the parent organization of The Daily Signal.

Driven by the new border crisis, Customs and Border Protection facilities have released some families who unlawfully entered the country to nongovernmental organizations and coordinated efforts to transport them, Morgan said.

These NGOs receive federal, state, and private funding, so taxpayers indirectly pay for the flights.

The flights occurred during previous administrations, including the Trump administration, when detention facilities for illegal aliens were packed. But this process has accelerated with the current surge at the border, which critics have attributed to President Joe Biden’s rhetoric.

The Department of Homeland Security and the TSA, which is part of that agency, did not respond to numerous inquiries from The Daily Signal before it published the initial report Friday. The White House also did not respond to requests for comment.

Among unanswered questions is how many such flights carrying how many illegal immigrants have flown out of McAllen and other border city airports since Biden took office Jan. 20, where the illegal immigrants went, and how much these flights have cost taxpayers. Nor is it clear how many, if any, of the illegal immigrants are tested for COVID-19.

The Biden administration reversed most of the border security policies of the Trump administration through executive order—halting deportations and stopping construction of the border wall, among other measures.

Illegal immigrants, interviewed in recent news accounts, said they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border anticipating more accommodating policies from the new president. Fewer than 20% of illegal immigrants that encounter Customs and Border Protection agents have a credible claim that they fear conditions in their home country, according to government data.

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#3276833 - 05/06/21 11:12 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Another record month on the border!


Increasing Number of Illegal Aliens Evading Border Patrol; 42,000 in April


By Charlotte Cuthbertson
May 5, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021

McALLEN, Texas—With Border Patrol agents overwhelmed by family groups and unaccompanied minors, more illegal aliens are escaping into the interior of the United States and fewer drugs are being seized.

During April, more than 177,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended by Border Patrol, according to preliminary Customs and Border Protection (CBP) numbers, as provided to Jaeson Jones, former captain in the Texas Department of Public Safety.

A further 42,620 illegal aliens escaped arrest by Border Patrol, which are known as “gotaways.”

During February and March, the gotaway number was around 30,000 per month, or 1,000 per day. That’s now up to almost 1,400 per day.

“What gotaway numbers really signify is the level of infiltration coming into the country that’s getting past CBP at the border,” Jones told The Epoch Times.

The gotaway number is generally considered a conservative amount, as many more are believed to have slipped through undetected. The number is calculated from agents submitting information on anyone they observed getting away, or they noticed clues (including tracks or debris) signifying that someone has gotten through, or from cameras or sensors.

The gotaway numbers don’t reflect the number of illegal border-crossers who run back to Mexico if they’re chased—those are counted separately as “turnbacks,” and for April, that number was around 14,500. Most likely, those people will continue to try until they get through.

The increasing gotaway number reflects Border Patrol’s focus being forced into humanitarian care as single males and females slip through the gaps.

“But it also signifies something else and that is that more drugs are also flowing into the country. If you can’t catch the people, you can’t catch the dope either,” Jones said.

The number of gotaways is being reflected in the issues that counties north of the border are currently facing.

At least five Texas counties have issued declarations of local disaster, while one school district is warning its parents to “please be watchful of your children as they are playing outside, walking home from school, or generally out of the house.”

Landowners and ranchers dozens of miles north of the border have long dealt with illegal aliens traversing their land as they try to evade Border Patrol highway checkpoints and law enforcement. They commonly leave gates open, which mixes stock; destroy fences and gates; light fires; break into properties; and steal valuables.

But today’s human smugglers and illegal aliens evading capture are different. The smugglers are armed, and the illegal aliens are often convicted criminals.

While the Biden administration has called the unprecedented surge in numbers a “challenge,” neither the president nor the vice president has visited the border.

On April 25, when a reporter asked Vice President Kamala Harris why she hasn’t visited the southern border, she replied, “I’m not going to play political games.”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on May 4, “After coming into office, our administration immediately jumped into action to address the influx of migrants at the border—something that began during and was exacerbated by the Trump administration.”

However, the number of total apprehensions by Border Patrol this April (177,431) is 10 times the apprehensions from April 2020, when Border Patrol caught 17,106 people. In 2019, during the previous crisis, the number was 109,415.

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Yet to hear them tell it, "Unaccompanied juveniles in CBP custody down 75%" but don't mention the fact that HHS has built 5 more tents on the same property as the (two) CBP tents and most of the 75% now reside in the 5 neighboring (HHS) tents.




Rep. Cuellar (D-TX) Disputes DHS Photos of Nearly Empty Migrant Facility


By Jack Phillips
May 6, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021

A Texas Democrat who has been critical of the White House’s immigration policies said that recent photos from Border Patrol facilities in southern Texas are misleading.

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) suggested that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which operates the Border Patrol facilities, is falsely creating the impression that a site in Donna, Texas, is being emptied of unaccompanied children. He said the youths have been simply moved to a nearby facility that’s operated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“All they’re doing is they’re moving kids from one tent to the other tent and saying, ‘Oh, they’re not in the Border Patrol [custody],’” Cuellar told Border Report.

The DHS says the children are in HHS custody but declined to disclose the location, according to Border Report. Officials at DHS didn’t immediately respond to The Epoch Times for comment.

The agency said the recent photos “demonstrate the tremendous progress that DHS and its partners have made to safely and efficiently transfer these children out of CBP custody and into the care of HHS.”

“The amount of time children spend in [Border Patrol] custody is down 75 percent, from 131 hours at the end of March to under 30 hours now,” Psaki told reporters this week.

In March, immigration agents apprehended over 172,000 individuals seeking to illegally enter the United States. According to the latest report by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, more than 351,800 encounters were made in the first three months of 2021, compared to 107,700 during the same period in 2020.

Republicans, including Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, have said President Joe Biden is sending mixed messages on immigration and have called on the president to reinstate Trump-era policies to stem the tide of illegal migration into the United States.

“If you want to stop the disaster that’s unfolding here and will only get worse in the coming months, President Biden, you should declare a national emergency and deploy the vast powers of your administration to stop what’s happening here,” Ducey said during a news conference last week in Yuma, Arizona.

Since taking office, Biden has halted the construction of the border wall, ended the Migrant Protection Protocols, and limited Immigration and Customs Enforcement enforcement priorities. Last month, the Department of Defense, meanwhile, canceled wall projects that were financed with funds that were initially allocated for the military.

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#3277732 - 05/26/21 01:19 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Texas Ranchers Live in Fear as Encounters With Illegal Aliens Increase

'They're banging on the walls, everything,' one rancher’s wife said in a frantic phone call earlier this year

By Charlotte Cuthbertson
May 25, 2021 Updated: May 25, 2021

KINNEY COUNTY, Texas—Living on a ranch in the middle of nowhere is the epitome of the American dream for many Texans. They keep to themselves, help their neighbors, and work hard.

But in the past few months, ranchers have been getting unwelcome visitors who destroy their property, steal their vehicles, and scare their families.

They’re the illegal immigrants, usually adult males who have evaded Border Patrol and are heading to a large city where it’s easier to disappear.

Cole Hill, his wife, and their three children, ages 9, 7, and 5, live on a ranch in Kinney County, about 35 miles north of the U.S.–Mexico border. The property also flanks a Border Patrol highway checkpoint, and those who want to evade capture tend to walk a wide berth around it.

Hill said he’s dealt with illegal aliens traversing his land for years, but only around 25 people a year, on average; sometimes, months would go by with no activity.

“I’m going on about six weeks straight now with illegal [aliens] on my property on a daily basis, or multiple groups a day,” he said during a local meeting on May 22.

His house is set “way back in the middle of nowhere,” he said. “We could have a full-blown gunfight on our front porch, and nobody would know about it.”

Hill’s first encounter with illegal aliens this year took place on Jan. 20, when his dog alerted him to a man on the front porch dressed head-to-toe in camouflage clothing.

“It obviously alarmed me. I’ve had plenty of encounters with illegal aliens over the past 10 or more years, but I’ve never had one that close to the house,” Hill said. “I stopped him. I told him to backtrack and get away.”

He also called Border Patrol but doesn’t know whether they caught the intruder.

“That was just kind of the beginning of this giant snowball that’s occurring,” he said.

“I keep getting told that this isn’t a new problem that we’re dealing with. Obviously, we all know illegal immigration has been going on forever. But to me, in my setting, at my house, at our ranch, this is certainly a new problem.”

The next encounter happened about three weeks later, when Hill and his oldest son were working out on the ranch and his wife called to tell him that a group of illegal immigrants had surrounded the house.

“They’re looking into windows, they’re at the back door, they’re at the front door, they’re banging on the walls, everything,” Hill’s wife told him.

He raced home and found one man on the front porch, while the rest had hidden as his truck approached.

“I made it pretty quickly to the individual on our front porch, I got him off the porch, and I promptly escorted him out of the yard,” Hill said. He eventually cleared the rest of the group out of his garage and sent them away.

Again, he called Border Patrol, but it took agents more than an hour to get there.

“I live about 12 miles from the checkpoint. On a good day, they can be at my house in about 15 minutes,” Hill said.

“I hate to think of what five men could do if they wanted to do harm to my family and they could get into my house as quick as they possibly could have.”

After that encounter, the Hills kept their normally free-range kids closer to home, unless they were outside with them.

“After that happened, we don’t even want our kids playing outside in the yard anymore,” Hill said. He kept the kids mostly in the house for a few weeks, but let them run loose as he tackled some yard work one Saturday.

“I didn’t get halfway done mowing my front yard and the kids are all playing in the backyard … and sure enough, here comes five more dudes … slipping out of the brush, and they’re hitting a jog on the way to my house, coming straight to my house.

“I shut the mower down, I holler for the kids to get inside, I start yelling at these guys to stay back, I run inside and grab a firearm, and as soon as I came back out, they stopped, they changed their course and they took off.”

Hill again called Border Patrol, but it was more than an hour before they responded.

“Yesterday morning was the fifth group that I’ve had at my house since January 20 this year—and this was at 3:30 in the morning,” he said at a local meeting on May 22.

Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin L. Skero II said Border Patrol is stretched thin.

“We are currently apprehending an average of over 900 migrants during this seven-day period in the Del Rio Sector,” Skero told The Epoch Times via email.

“Due to this 433 percent increase in apprehensions over last fiscal year to date, agents are frequently occupied with transport, processing, and detention duties.

“This has absolutely impacted our ability to respond quickly to illegal activity on private property. We are doing the best we can and will respond to every call prioritizing emergency situations.”

Record Numbers

Kinney County, with a population of 3,400, shares just 16 miles of the international border with Mexico, but it’s on a direct smuggling route from the Del Rio area to San Antonio. On April 21, it was the first of 28 Texas counties to declare a local disaster over the border crisis.

The county sits within the Del Rio Border Patrol sector, which is experiencing record levels of illegal alien apprehensions.

Over four days starting on May 20, Del Rio Border Patrol apprehended more illegal border-crossers than the population of Kinney County. On May 20, May 21, and May 23, agents apprehended more than 1,000 illegal aliens each day in the sector, according to Customs and Border Protection.

Law enforcement officials told The Epoch Times that people are currently paying Mexican smuggling groups $2,200 per person to cross the river into the United States. That’s $2.2 million per 1,000 that cross.

The number of those who evade Border Patrol is also increasing. More than 42,000 illegal aliens evaded capture along the whole southern border in April.

“We don’t know who they are, where they’re from, or what their intentions are,” National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd said.

On top of those that Border Patrol knows have evaded arrest, “it’s very fair to say that there’s a large number of people that are able to get away that we don’t even detect,” Judd said.

Hill said he’s had plenty more encounters with illegal aliens while he’s out on the ranch working alone.

“I do everything that I can to try to subdue them or hold them down for Border Patrol,” he said, but it’s getting more difficult.

“Sure, there’s probably some good apples in there as well. But I don’t think the good apples are 35 miles off the river trying to evade every law enforcement they can as aggressively as they are.”

The damage to his property is also increasing. In the past few months, he’s had his perimeter fence cut seven times, most of the time from top to bottom, and in three cases, an entire section was pulled out.

Hill’s water troughs and pipes are also getting damaged.

“Next thing you know, I got 100 head of cows that are out of water just like that. And that can turn into a pretty terrible crisis in itself,” Hill said.

He blames the Biden administration for the border surge and the spillover impact it’s having on Texans. The White House and the Department of Homeland Security didn’t respond to requests by The Epoch Times for comment.

“I feel like there’s only two ways that this problem is going to get solved. And it’s either going to be ‘We the People’ or the people up top. I sure don’t like to think about ‘We the People’ taking care of it, but, who knows,” he said.

“I do know that we need to do everything that we can and contact our elected officials and try and do this the right way.”
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#3277743 - 05/26/21 08:25 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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#3277826 - 05/30/21 06:27 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: tnshootist]
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Oh my! Whodathunkit? A Democrat supporting her 2nd Amendment rights.

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California Democrat Rep. Says She Sleeps With Gun Next to Bed After Death Threats


By Jack Phillips
May 30, 2021 Updated: May 30, 2021

A Democrat representative from California said she now sleeps with a gun next to her bed after receiving death threats following comments she made that were critical of the governments of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.), who was born in Guatemala and came to the United States as a child, said that people have staked out her house after she lambasted the three Central American countries’ governments for official corruption and not doing enough to help their citizens.

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times last week, the California lawmaker said El Salvador President Nayib Bukele created a campaign to flood her district with calls and harass her staffers. Her social media pages may have also been targeted, with supporters of Bukele allegedly sending her hateful images, negative messages, and death threats, Torres said, adding that she now sleeps with a gun nearby.

“I never thought it would get to this point, but I have to protect myself in my home,” Torres said, according to Fox Los Angeles.

On March 31, she wrote a critical comment on Twitter about the governments of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala—collectively known as the “Northern Triangle”—stating their policies’ are forcing citizens to migrate.

“This is a great shame to the governments of #Guatemala#Honduras#ElSalvador your compatriots deserve governments that are truly committed to fighting corruption and drug trafficking!” Torres wrote on March 31, according to a Spanish-to-English translation while linking to a story about smugglers who dropped a 3-year-old and 5-year-old child from the U.S.–Mexico border wall.

It drew a response from Bukele, who suggested Torres got her facts wrong.

“Look ma’am, did you read that the children are from ECUADOR and not from EL SALVADOR? In addition, this occurred on the border of Mexico with the United States. What does El Salvador have to do with this? You should use a portion of your financier’s check to buy glasses,” Bukele responded a day later, according to a translation.

Torres panned Bukele’s policies on that same day, likening him to “narcissistic dictators,” linking to an article about migrants from El Salvador having drowned in Mexico.

Neither Torres’s office nor the El Salvador’s embassy in Washington D.C. responded to a request for comment by press time.

The Biden administration has come under bipartisan fire in recent weeks for what critics have said is a failure to handle the border crisis.

According to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents witnessed more than 178,000 attempted illegal crossings in April. A wave of unaccompanied children attempting to cross the border has prompted the administration to open up new Border Patrol and Department of Health and Human Services facilities to house them.

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#3277950 - 06/03/21 11:08 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: Foxpro.223]
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Human Smuggling Leading to Pursuits, Bailouts, Crashes, School Lockdowns

By Charlotte Cuthbertson
June 2, 2021 Updated: June 3, 2021

Uvale, Texas—A smuggler traveling at 140 mph races through town and crashes through a building in Uvalde, Texas. Another one drives onto a softball field in Crystal City, with children playing nearby.

In Del Rio, eight illegal aliens die after crashing head-on into another vehicle during a pursuit. Further east, in Lavaca County, a pickup truck carrying 18 to 20 illegal aliens crashes into a tree and bursts into flames.

In Kinney County, a smuggler fires an AK-47 out the vehicle window while fleeing from law enforcement, then passes the weapon to an illegal alien in the backseat to reload.

Many of the vehicles that smugglers are using to transport illegal aliens are stolen, and the unsuspecting owners won’t get them back—they’ve been used in the commission of a crime.

If illegal aliens make it past Border Patrol at the U.S.–Mexico border, their goal is to get north to a large city as quickly as possible.

The average number of illegal aliens that Border Patrol detects evading capture along the southern border is about 1,000 per day. The number of those who go undetected is impossible to estimate.

While Uvalde sits about 65 miles north of the border, many roads converge in the town and high-speed chases with vehicles loaded with illegal immigrants have become a daily occurrence. And lured by the promise of quick cash, many U.S. citizens are providing transportation.

“Chases—that’s something that we’ve never seen,” Uvalde County Sheriff Ruben Nolasco told The Epoch Times.

“It’s nonstop. Day after day, from sunup to sundown. Our deputies, our state troopers, our police officers, they’re just frustrated, they’re tired.”

Today’s illegal aliens are more violent than in previous years and will fight with law enforcement, Nolasco said. His deputies are also finding weapons in most of the smuggling vehicles they stop.

“And some of these traffickers have been found with 100-round drums [of ammunition] on their weapons,” he said.

“There’s always been a problem with [illegal] immigration, but nothing like this. We’re like a welcome mat. They’re going to come in here and scrape the mud off on us and then they start going up to the bigger cities. And then, they can blend in and you won’t have access to them.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott deployed more state troopers to the border region in March, and Nolasco said it has helped, although it also has created a bottleneck in his jail.

“It’s getting to the point that it’s filling up my jail, so that’s becoming a problem,” Nolasco said on May 26.

Abbott issued a state of disaster declaration on June 1, which includes a directive to the Texas Department of Public Safety to ramp up its efforts in enforcing federal and state laws regarding offenses such as criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking. He also asked the state’s Commission on Jail Standards to revise its standards to provide for more capacity in jails that have been operating under strict COVID-19 protocols.

Counties have been declaring local disasters since April 21.

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin said local schools have been forced into frequent lockdowns in the past several months due to “bailouts” of illegal immigrants.

“We had a minimum of 48 different campus closures in Uvalde and five in Batesville during the spring semester. We had to hire off-duty officers for security at Anthon,” McLaughlin said the school superintendent told him. “They drive in and they bail out right by the schools.”

A bailout—now a common term in counties near the border—usually occurs when law enforcement is attempting to pull over a suspected smuggler with a load of illegal aliens. At some point, the smuggler slows or stops the vehicle and all the passengers scatter in different directions to avoid being caught.

“It’s sad that all those small communities, and our law enforcement, are having to deal with this because it’s eating up our budgets and we’re neglecting our regular work for our citizens,” McLaughlin told The Epoch Times.

“My other question is, while we’re all over here chasing this car doing this, what’s coming through that we’re not catching?”

The small town of Cotulla, 70 miles north of Laredo on I-35 toward San Antonio, is being affected so much by illegal alien smuggling that the local school district sent a warning letter to parents and guardians.

“Please be watchful of your children as they are playing outside, walking home from school, or generally out of the house,” the April 1 letter states. It’s signed by Cotulla Independent School District Superintendent Jack Seals and La Salle County Sheriff Anthony Zertuche.

“Both our communities and the rural areas of the county have experienced a great increase in law enforcement chases and ‘bailouts,’” the letter reads.

In Uvalde, Nolasco said children are scared.

“We have children that ride the school bus that live out in the country that are scared—they’re scared to go home. If mom’s working and dad’s working and there’s nobody there for them, they’re going to open the door to their residence and find an illegal immigrant,” he said.

“And mind you, you also have a lot of sex offenders that are coming into the United States—that’s not good.”

Border Patrol in the Del Rio Sector has apprehended 95 sex offenders so far this fiscal year, compared to six during the same period in fiscal 2020. Apprehension of criminals has topped 813, compared to 161 in the same period in fiscal 2020.

Nolasco said his deputies have been involved in catching the same smuggler three times in a six-week period. The smuggler, an illegal alien, was caught after a high-speed chase that carried on for more than 50 miles, he said.

“He bails out and the passengers bail out. We finally catch up to him and check with Border Patrol, and Border Patrol runs his name and says, ‘Oh, yeah, he was just dealt with last week and he was released,'” he said.

“And here he is a week later. And that same thing happened about a month after that incident.”

Nolasco, who has 14 deputies to cover 1,600 square miles, said 95 percent of his deputies’ time is currently being spent on assisting Border Patrol with smugglers.

“It’s valuable time and resources that are being spent on a federal issue. These monies and time should be invested in our local citizens here in this town,” he said.

After being on the job for five months, the sheriff said he’s not expecting federal help.

“All I hear is that we don’t have a problem here at the border. No, I’m not going to get any help from the feds.”

The White House has said it’s focusing on the “root causes” of illegal immigration, particularly in the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

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#3277964 - 06/03/21 05:32 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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#3278018 - 06/05/21 07:05 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Facebook can ban President Trump, but seem to have no problem with ads promoting the Mexican human trafficking enterprises.


Smugglers Openly Advertise Illegal Border Crossings on Facebook

By Petr Svab
June 4, 2021 Updated: June 5, 2021

Human smugglers along the southern border are openly advertising their services on Facebook and the social media company has fallen short on removing such content.

A plethora of user accounts have posted offers to facilitate illegal border crossings on the platform. Some even directly advertise how much they charge for the service. Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.), who took office in January, repeatedly alerted Facebook to the issue in general and to a number of specific posts of this kind, but most of them haven’t been removed, she said.

Facebook has so far failed to accommodate Cammack’s request for an in-person meeting to discuss the issue, she told The Epoch Times.

Given that some of the posts in question were paid advertisements, it raises the question of whether Facebook has been taking money, at least indirectly, from criminal cartels, which are known to control the human smuggling operations, Cammack said.

The Epoch Times alerted Facebook to about dozen posts and groups that appeared connected with the issue. Most, but not all of them, were subsequently removed.

“We prohibit content that offers or assists with human smuggling and remove it from our platform whenever we find it,” a Facebook spokesperson told The Epoch Times via email.

Illegal border crossings skyrocketed this year, after dying down during the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic last year.

Information from Border Patrol and illegal immigrants themselves indicates that smugglers are tuned in to the American immigration policy climate and have used the Biden administration’s softer approach and rhetoric as an advertising tool. Specifically, the administration’s move to no longer turn back minors caught crossing illegally has been linked to a surge of unaccompanied minors taking the dangerous track to and across the border, often with disastrous consequences.

“I have witnessed some of the most horrific horrors, really, crimes against humanity that you can imagine,” Cammack said. “It is not just a national security crisis. This is a humanitarian crisis.”

Drug cartels control the Mexican side of the border so tightly that nobody gets illegally across without paying them, she learned from Border Patrol agents during her two trips to the border this year, she said.

“This is not in any shape, way, or form a humanitarian mission that the cartels are undertaking. This is about dollars and they don’t care about the value of a human life. They care about making money and they do it through the most brutal, authoritarian means possible,” she said.

While the posts on Facebook present human smuggling operations as trustworthy and safe, the reality is just the opposite.

“I have personally spoken to a 9-year-old girl who could barely tell me her name because her vocal cords had given out while screaming while being gang-raped by cartel members,” Cammack said, noting that the majority of girls are sexually assaulted or abused on their way to the border.

Most of the Facebook groups that appear connected with the human smuggling activity are private, but there’s plenty of posts that offer the illicit service publicly.

“Good morning, my people. I offer safe crossing to the U.S. Send [me a message to] my inbox for more information,” said one post translated by The Epoch Times.

“We have crossings through Lomas de Arena, Chihuahua. We offer camouflage, backpack with food. I’m currently in Chihuahua. Send me [a message to my] inbox or call me at [redacted by The Epoch Times],” another post said.

One video post said, “Ready for the adventure? In name of God,” showing footage from the border.

“I offer my foot crossing through Tamaulipas and through the [border] line. Only people truly interested, send me [a message to my] inbox. Foot crossing with 3 shots at crossing and crossing through the [border] line, but it’s 100% safe,” yet another post said.

“People, don’t miss your chance to travel to the U.S. through asylum applications guarantee, adults with minors. For more information, [send a message to my] inbox or call [redacted],” one offer said.

“The American Dream. Cross the border 100% safe by city–don’t waste your time through foot crossing overnight–I’ll get you directly to your destination. For more information send a WhatsApp to [redacted],” one user advertised.

“We are still offering border crossing to the U.S. from any country. If you’re from another country, you can pay first upon arrival to Mexico. We also offer services to fix your arrival with or without a migration alert,” another post said.

“I have 5 spots for Oxnard, California. The paperwork is not free as you cross through the [border] line. Send me a message to [redacted] for more information. Only people truly interested,” another said.

“Travel safely to the U.S. guided by God. We have the best people–responsible and righteous. Schedule your travel date. Click this WhatsApp link [redacted]. Our cars are new and drivers with years of experience, full comfort, and friendly behavior,” yet another said, claiming, “We cover all routes inside the U.S.”

Cammack acknowledged that it’s not easy to completely get rid of such posts, given the ability of the smugglers to keep adding more.

But that doesn’t absolve Facebook of its responsibilities in her view.

“They want to play in the public square and be the new public square? They have to assume the responsibility that goes with it. And so if they allow this type of activity on their platform they need to be held to account for it,” she said.

At the very least, the company should promptly take down all the posts it’s been made aware of and adjust its algorithms so it no longer shows this kind of content to users as recommendations when they search for related keywords or just randomly stumble upon it, she said.

Honduras’s ambassador met with Cammack, she said, and asked her to help interface with WhatsApp, a messaging app owned by Facebook, “because the narco-terrorists are using WhatsApp as their primary means of communication to engage in activity that is murdering people, destroying communities, and really undermining the rule of law in Honduras.”

“When you have a foreign government that’s asking for our help in communicating and working with these social media platforms, that’s a sign that they have far too much power and it’s really time for a discussion about the public square and the role of big tech in our everyday life and society and how it’s used for good and for bad,” she said.

Cammack hasn’t spared the White House either.

“It is truly incredible the level of sheer incompetence that this administration has displayed with their handling of the border crisis,” she said.

The administration has said it’s focusing on the “root causes” of illegal immigration in the Central American countries where most illegal immigrants have been coming from in recent years. Some of the illegal aliens are fleeing gang violence in their home countries, many are coming for better paid jobs.

It’s not clear how the administration plans to fix the long-festering crime problems as well as the sizable economic development gap that makes seeking life and employment in the United States attractive. The United States has been sending billions in economic aid to the countries, but the problems continue seemingly unabated. President Donald Trump managed to force the countries to curb the flow of migrants on their end by threatening to withdraw aid. The Biden administration has shown no sympathy for such an approach.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/smugglers-openly-advertise-illegal-border-crossings-on-facebook_3844888.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-06-05&mktids=7fed606d021d3f8d1c8724cf617eba3c&est=1pT4xY2G5mH4KbqsIzPA%2BgW9TgG9Oca6Q82sFgclfYkcpeWpScEJUZQC
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#3278420 - 06/17/21 11:22 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Illegal Immigrants Intentionally Damaging Property, Says Texas Sheriff

By Charlotte Cuthbertson
June 16, 2021 Updated: June 16, 2021

KINNEY COUNTY, Texas—This year’s illegal immigrants are unlike those from previous years, according to Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe, who was also a Border Patrol agent for 31 years.

“We’re starting to see more intentional damage,” Coe told The Epoch Times. “I’ve never seen it quite like this. Somebody’s making a statement.”

He said in the past six months, illegal aliens that get past Border Patrol in the Del Rio, Texas, area are walking through ranches, destroying fences and water pipes, leaving water faucets on, and breaking into homes.

“We’ve always had a fence cut here, fence cut there, because they’re hauling dope or small kids or something,” he said. “But we’ve never seen the intentional big four-by-four holes in the fence, or now, a 10-foot section just cut completely out. That’s really starting to bother me.”

The cost of replacing a mile of fencing can be up to $30,000, several ranchers told The Epoch Times.

“It’s all just out of spite, I think,” Coe said.

In May, Border Patrol detected 51,000 illegal immigrants that slipped past them along the U.S–Mexico border. In the same month, apprehensions hit a 21-year monthly high, with the agency arresting 180,034 illegal border-crossers.

The majority of the illegal immigrants eluding Border Patrol and walking through the ranches, or being smuggled in vehicles, are young males traveling in groups, according to local sheriffs and Border Patrol agents.

Many ranchers and homeowners are now having to constantly carry a firearm while on their property, and Uvalde County Sheriff Ruben Nolasco said the illegal immigrants now are more aggressive.

A resident told Nolasco that he had to hold an illegal alien at gunpoint, but the man still wasn’t backing down.

“And [the resident] finally had to cock the hammer back and say, ‘Hey, you take a step further, then things are gonna change here,'” Nolasco said. “That’s the last thing I want to hear—that we have a shooting, [that] we have somebody that had to kill somebody … I hope it never happens.”

Nolasco said stolen vehicles, criminal mischief, and burglaries have all ticked up in conjunction with the influx of illegal aliens this year.

“It’s a mess. That’s what it is. But nobody seems to care about us down here. We’re 60, 65 miles away from the border. And they say that everything’s OK. No, it’s not OK,” he said.

“Most of the [vehicle] stops, they’re finding weapons in the vehicles, so that’s nuts.”

Coe said in the past, illegal immigrants crossing through his county would be respectful and largely stay away from homes and property, unless they really needed help.

“These people now, they’re demanding, ‘You will feed me, you will give me water,'” he said.

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin said a resident was given a list of demands by a group of illegal aliens that approached him at home. Another couple was threatened with “I know where you live” by an illegal alien as he was being arrested on their property.

Rancher John Sewell said his three Blue Lacy dogs have likely helped change the outcome in several situations, including when a group of men approached and said they wanted to take his truck.

Coe said he doesn’t expect things to slow down before October, as summer is usually the busiest, and most dangerous, crossing season.

“Normally, around here, we have one death every 18 to 24 months—somebody will find a deceased person on their property,” he said.

“This is May, we’ve had two this month. So if that’s any indication of what the rest of the year is going to be like, that’s going to be kind of scary.”

Meanwhile, the governors of Arizona and Texas have asked other states to deploy available police or law enforcement to the U.S.–Mexico border to assist Border Patrol agents as they deal with a surge in encounters.

“With your help, we can apprehend more of these perpetrators of state and federal crimes, before they can cause problems in your state,” Govs. Greg Abbott and Doug Ducey, both Republicans, wrote in a letter to other governors on June 10.

Abbott announced on June 10 that Texas will begin arresting illegal immigrants who enter the state. “We’re going to start making arrests, sending a message to anyone thinking about coming here: You’re not getting a free pass. You’re getting a straight pass to a jail cell.”

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#3278429 - 06/18/21 03:00 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Smuggling Illegal Aliens Around Border Patrol Is Booming Business for Drivers

By Charlotte Cuthbertson
June 17, 2021 Updated: June 18, 2021


DEL RIO, Texas—Social media platforms, encrypted messaging apps, and Google map pin drops are being utilized to move thousands of illegal aliens around Border Patrol checkpoints and eventually to large U.S. cities.

In Texas, drivers are recruited on social media—lured by the promise of quick cash—to haul illegal aliens to San Antonio, Houston, Austin, or Dallas. One U.S. citizen-driver told The Epoch Times he was promised $1,000 per person for the seven Guatemalans he was moving from Kinney County to San Antonio.

The Del Rio region of the Texas–Mexico border is largely ranchland, with small communities dotted in between and linked by rural roads.

The driver will have a general idea of the pickup location, and as the illegal aliens get close, the communication will ramp up, according to a senior Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) official in the Del Rio region. HSI is the investigative arm of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“There’s a foot guide that’s usually used to bring the noncitizens across the international border,” the official told The Epoch Times on June 4.

“Sometimes, they’ll drop a pin on a GPS map that coordinates their location to be picked up. And then the event starts from there, where they’re loaded up into a vehicle and try to conceal and evade law enforcement. And they’re transported to whatever parts of the country have been prearranged.”

The foot guide often communicates directly with the driver, but sometimes there’s a third party coordinating the smuggling from Mexico or from within the United States, the official said.

So far this fiscal year (since Oct. 1, 2020), the San Antonio HSI office has initiated more than 320 criminal investigations related to human smuggling. In fiscal 2020, the office initiated almost 450 smuggling probes.

Smuggling and trafficking are two distinct activities, according to ICE. While smuggling is the transportation of people from one place to another, involving the deliberate evasion of immigration laws, trafficking involves the use of “force, fraud, or coercion” to compel an individual into a commercial sex act or for involuntary servitude or slavery purposes. Child trafficking cases need not prove force, fraud, or coercion.

8 Deaths

In one of the more egregious smuggling cases in recent months, a 24-year-old Austin man was charged with transporting illegal aliens resulting in death on March 15. The driver, Sebastian Tovar, failed to stop when a Texas state trooper attempted to pull him over for speeding near the border town of Del Rio, according to court documents.

“Tovar led the trooper on a chase for approximately 50 miles, at times reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour,” the documents state. “Traveling north into the southbound lane on Highway 277, Tovar collided with another vehicle head-on, resulting in the death of eight illegal aliens that had been in Tovar’s pickup truck.”

The driver and passenger of the vehicle that Tovar collided with were hospitalized in stable condition.

A second vehicle carrying 12 illegal aliens was stopped near the crash site.

Tovar, who remains in federal custody, faces up to life in federal prison if convicted, according to the Department of Justice.

The minimum sentence for smuggling is generally two years of prison time for each person the individual smuggled. Sentencing escalates depending on injury, death, and prior convictions.
Recruitment

Traditionally, most arrests of individuals involved in smuggling occur in South Texas or West Texas, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McCraw said during a border summit in Del Rio on June 10.

“The cartels are now reaching out—because they need more labor—to cities such as Houston, San Antonio, and others, using social media, and promising lots of money,” he said.

McCraw showed a recruitment video on TikTok that flashed wads of cash, and the words “Drivers needed!!! DM to make some racks,” with bouncy music reminiscent of the neighborhood ice cream truck playing in the background.

“Mexican cartels have always done a very good job, unfortunately, of seeking and recruiting our children along the Texas–Mexico border to support their cartel operations, smuggling operations,” he said.

Often, juveniles avoid prosecution for smuggling drugs or humans, making them targets for recruitment.

Uvalde County Sheriff Ruben Nolasco said the majority of drivers he has dealt with are U.S. citizens out of Austin, while many of the vehicles are stolen.

“And they’re young adults—early-20s, to probably possibly mid-30s. And there’s no respect for life or property,” he said. “It’s very dangerous out here now.”

Uvalde is currently plagued by high-speed pursuits, as two of the longest highways intersect in the city. Nolasco estimates there’s an average of two pursuits a day in his county, which has ramped up from about two per week in January, when the border crossings started to spike.

In the region, Texas state troopers have recorded a jump in vehicle pursuits, from seven in January to 50 in April.

On June 13, a U-Haul truck containing 27 illegal aliens was stopped near a highway checkpoint north of Laredo, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The agency said the cargo area was unventilated and had reached 106 degrees Fahrenheit. The illegal aliens were from Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras, while the driver and passenger were U.S. citizens, according to CBP. All were placed under arrest pending further investigation.

On June 10, 33 illegal aliens were discovered locked inside a U-Haul truck near a McDonalds near Big Bend, Texas—12 were subsequently transported to regional hospitals.

HSI’s focus is to look at the big picture and find a way to dismantle entire operations, the senior agency official said. Agents will look to raise a state smuggling prosecution to the federal level if it’s tied to a larger criminal enterprise or linked to a current investigation.

“We try and build the investigation to identify the infrastructure of the criminal organization, identify the different players that are involved, any assets that they may have, that are used—vehicles or load houses, stash houses—and also any proceeds that they’re gaining from that crime,” he said.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a state disaster declaration on June 1 to push more of the state’s DPS resources into controlling the border and the spillover crime, highlighting 34 highly affected counties.

“I hereby direct DPS to use available resources to enforce all applicable federal and state laws to prevent the criminal activity along the border, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking, and to assist Texas counties in ther efforts to address those criminal activities,” Abbott’s declaration states.

Abbott also launched a website to raise money for the continued construction of a border wall in Texas.

HSI urges anyone with information about a smuggling attempt to call (866) 347-2423.

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#3278433 - 06/18/21 04:53 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Florida’s ‘Cavalry’ Helps Secure the Border: ‘You’ve Got a Storm and We’re Coming to Help You’

By Patricia Tolson
June 18, 2021 Updated: June 18, 2021

At a June 16 press conference, Florida’s Ron DeSantis became the first governor to answer the plea for help from fellow Republican governors—Doug Ducey of Arizona and Greg Abbott of Texas—by authorizing the deployment of law enforcement resources to help secure the border.

“It’s undeniable that the border crisis is out of control,” Christina Pushaw, press secretary to DeSantis told The Epoch Times. “Helping our fellow Americans in their moment of need is always the right thing to do. The governors of other states have sent resources to Florida in the past to help respond to natural disasters. With the federal government unable or unwilling to enforce our laws and secure our border, Florida is ready to step up to the plate and do our part.”
Time to Return the Favor

“Florida is stepping up to the plate,” Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey declared to The Epoch Times, saying, “Texas and Arizona, you’ve got a storm, and we’re coming to help you.”

“When the state of Florida has a storm that devastates an area, law enforcement resources from across the country respond and come to our rescue,” Ivey explained. “The concept of responding to the needs of a state in the aftermath of a storm is no different than responding to the needs of another state in the midst of a border crisis.”

It’s a sentiment shared by other Florida sheriffs.

“When the governor called Wednesday and expressed his concerns about our southern border, I immediately offered whatever resources we could spare for this endeavor,” Okaloosa County Sheriff Eric Aden told The Epoch Times. “After all, these states have answered the call for us with hurricane relief and other emergencies, so it’s only fair that we return the effort when they call for help.”

“It’s doing the right thing,” Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno told The Epoch Times. “Inevitably, whenever we have an emergency or a hurricane that comes through here, the governors of Texas and Arizona send us anything that we need.”

Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford told The Epoch Times he also sees the cry for help from the governors of Texas and Arizona to secure the border as an opportunity to repay the debt he owes after hurricane Michael devastated Bay County and many sheriffs from other states came to their aid.

“So we’re going to volunteer to be the first ones there to help,” Ford said.
Securing the Border

“Securing the border helps Floridians,” Pushaw explained. “Even though Florida isn’t a border state, securing the southern border would help stop the flow of narcotics that end up in our state and ravage our communities. Illegal immigrants have also committed crimes in Florida, which could have been prevented if our immigration laws were enforced.”

As Marceno told The Epoch Times, fentanyl cases have gone up 230 percent in Lee County over the past six months and there has been a 3,000 percent increase in the number of sexual predators coming across U.S. borders.

“We’re not going to allow it,” Marceno asserted. “Florida’s residents are going to be safe and secure.”

“It’s something I think is missed sometimes in the talking points of this issue of a safe and secure border,” Ford observed. “It’s not just the individuals that may be coming across the border but the dangerous products they bring with them.”

According to Ford, Bay County has also been flooded with amphetamine, fentanyl, and heroin over the past six months.

While they would typically “high five” the seizure of a half-pound of meth, Ford said it’s now not uncommon to intercept five to six pounds, even upward of 10 to 12 pounds. There have also been 150 drug overdoses in Bay County since January, with 15 of them being fatal, all of which he attributes to the fentanyl coming across the border.
Proud of DeSantis

“This is exactly what leadership, crisis management, and commitment to law and order looks like” Ivey attested. “The guy’s got it going on. He’s not afraid to stand on the ledge and make decisions. He understands, like I do, that the government’s one and only responsibility is to protect its citizens, and he has taken an oath to protect his citizens, his cops, and his Constitution.”

“The governor is the true definition of an amazing leader,” Marceno explained, citing the extremely difficult decisions DeSantis made in the midst of the pandemic. “That is the reason why 904 people a day move to our state, for law enforcement and safety. He is a phenomenal leader. He’s an amazing man to work with. The communication is constant and I am very proud to say he’s our governor in the state of Florida.”

“I think it’s very important that we heed those calls because we were in a time of great need two years ago,” Ford stated. “I just remember that feeling of having the cavalry roll in to assist, not asking any questions like who’s going to pay for it but just being available. I know the burden they’re carrying on the border.”

“The situation at the border is more than a crisis and one that must be dealt with immediately,” Aden asserted. “It’s a matter of national security. But if the federal government cannot or will not gain control, then states like Florida will come to the aid of our fellow states pleading for help.”
Critical Democrats

Despite the overwhelming support DeSantis has received from Florida’s law enforcement, some Democrats have criticized the move by DeSantis.

Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), one of two Democrat declared candidates to run for the position of governor in 2022, called the decision to send Florida law enforcement to the border a “political stunt.” Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the second declared Democrat candidate for governor, wrote on Twitter: “Florida’s current governor just makes controversies up to get on Fox News.”

Florida Rep. Anna Eskamani wrote: “Another political stunt by @GovRonDeSantis—instead of perpetuating the attacks on immigrants & going after Biden Administration why don’t you focus on the people who live in FL!”

“These are real issues that affect Floridians’ everyday lives, and it’s wrong to dismiss the Governor’s attempt to address these issues as a mere ‘political stunt,’” Pushaw insisted. “Those who criticize Gov. DeSantis’ decision are the ones engaging in political grandstanding at Floridians’ expense.”

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#3278766 - 06/29/21 02:01 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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rolleyesAw, c'mon Kamala, we understand your desperate attempt(s) to deflect criticism of your total absence at the scene of the worst failure of border security in decades, as well as the timing of your trip to El Paso.

"and I haven't been to Europe"

But, rather than bury your head in the west Texas sand in the safest place along the Texas border for your emergency rush deflection trip to "the border", why not go to the real border where you can witness what is really going on down here, or at the very least, at least read the (true) reports* of those who have?

Statistics prove that due to the border wall and policies of the previous administration, El Paso is enjoying the very lowest incursion rate of any point along the 1254 miles of international border, far overshadowed by the Del Rio and Rio Grande Valley.


*[size:17pt]542 Percent Increase in Convicted Sex Offenders Arrested at Border


By Charlotte Cuthbertson
June 27, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021

DEL RIO, Texas—Border Patrol agents have arrested 353 illegal aliens with sex-related criminal convictions so far this fiscal year. A large number of the detainees had prior convictions for crimes involving a minor.

In the same period in fiscal 2020, agents apprehended 55 criminal sex offenders, and 58 total in all of fiscal 2019.

The number of criminals illegally crossing the southwest border has spiked in tandem with the border crossing surge this year. Convicted criminals are the most likely population of illegal aliens trying to avoid capture by Border Patrol.

Border Patrol has detected more than 250,000 illegal aliens who have evaded capture so far this year, according to the newly-appointed Acting Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz on June 24. It’s impossible to estimate how many have evaded Border Patrol without detection.

“There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t read a paper or a report from my agents that talks about criminal aliens, sexual offenders that they’ve apprehended out there,” Ortiz said during an event in Del Rio, Texas.

“Those folks aren’t getting released in these communities. Guess what happens to them? They go to jail. When they get out of jail, they go back to their country of origin.”

According to reports by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), many of the criminals being caught have already been deported, sometimes on multiple occasions.

On June 24, agents in Rio Grande City, Texas, arrested convicted sex offender, Benito Gomez-Lopez, from Mexico. Gomez-Lopez was arrested in May 2020 by the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department in North Dakota for possession of certain prohibited materials and promoting a sexual performance by a minor, according to CBP.

He pleaded guilty to both counts and was sentenced to three years confinement, but was repatriated to Mexico in July 2020.

On June 14, a Peruvian child rapist was arrested by Border Patrol after he entered the United States illegally near Roma, Texas, according to CBP. Pedro Asuncion ORE-Quispe, 43, had been deported in 2020 after serving over five years for felony rape of a child in Idaho.

On June 20, Mexican national Isidro Efrain Gallardo-Rangel was apprehended as part of a group of 24 illegal aliens near Laredo. Gallardo-Rangel is a registered sex offender with an extensive criminal history and a conviction for indecency with a child in 2018 in Dallas, Texas, according to CBP.

DEL RIO

Once a relatively quiet region for illegal border crossings, the Del Rio Sector in Texas is now the second busiest, after the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas.

“We’ve seen a tremendous increase. So far this year, this fiscal year, today, we’ve caught 144,000 people in the Del Rio sector,” said sector chief Austin Skero on June 24.

“We’ve gone through this before—we’ve seen these increases, these surges, for the last 30 or 40 years. It’s never been this bad. I’ll tell you that straight up, I’ve never seen it this bad.”

Skero said the sector has seen a 1,400 percent increase in the number of sex offenders arrested by Border Patrol agents.

A Del Rio resident said that prior to January he had seen two illegal aliens pass through his backyard.

Now, he said, it’s hundreds a day.

“I have four daughters—does it concern me when you say there’s a 1,400 percent increase in sex offenders? Yes, it concerns me,” the resident said during a border update on June 24.

“I’m concerned about the single men who are running through my backyard, sneaking. And I’m about a 50 percent success rate on whether or not I get an agent to come out to my place when I call. And when they do, it’s awesome, they bring helicopters, they bring support.

“Otherwise, I’m sitting there unarmed and there’s a guy soaking wet in my backyard screaming at me in Spanish. I don’t know what to do with this guy.”

The resident asked Border Patrol if they could provide some type of training to citizens to prepare them for such encounters.

Skero suggested for residents to not engage with illegal aliens who are on their property and to call Border Patrol.

“We’re going to come just as soon as we can. Sometimes it will be immediate, sometimes it might take us an hour.”

But, he said, if an illegal immigrant is endangering a resident’s family, or is being assaultive, call 911.

STATE RESPONSE

At the behest of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) started surging extra law enforcement resources to the border beginning in March.

In the three months from March 4 through June 3, DPS has arrested 1,489 criminals.

In addition, State Troopers have been involved in 340 vehicle pursuits along the border and have dealt with 630 vehicle bailouts. A bailout occurs when a vehicle being pulled by law enforcement stops and the illegal immigrant occupants scatter and flee to avoid capture.

Abbott issued a state of disaster declaration on June 10, highlighting 34 border counties that are struggling with cross-border crime and illegal immigration.

“We’re going to start making arrests, sending a message to anyone thinking about coming here: You’re not getting a free pass. You’re getting a straight pass to a jail cell,” Abbott said.

Last week a prison unit in Dilley, Texas, was being emptied in preparation for illegal alien criminals.

Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey also issued a call for help to other governors on June 10.

“With your help, we can apprehend more of these perpetrators of state and federal crimes, before they can cause problems in your state,” Abbott and Ducey, both Republicans, wrote in a letter.

So far, several Republican governors have pledged support by way of sending law enforcement personnel or National Guard troops.

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#3278769 - 06/29/21 02:48 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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South Dakota, Iowa to Send Law Enforcement Officers to Southern Border

By Mimi Nguyen Ly
June 29, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021

The Republican governors of South Dakota and Iowa said in recent announcements they will be sending law enforcement personnel to the U.S.–Mexico border. It comes after the governors of Texas and Arizona asked all other states to help with the ongoing border crisis by providing additional manpower.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said late Monday that 50 South Dakota National Guard troops will be sent to the southern border.

“Tomorrow morning I’m officially announcing up to 50 National Guard troops to Texas to help secure our border,” Noem announced on Twitter. “The Biden administration has failed to keep America safe. We shouldn’t be making our own communities vulnerable by sending police to fix Biden’s border crisis.”

Noem’s announcement comes several days after the office of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that Iowa State Patrol officers will be deployed to help with border security efforts. The move was in response to a June 10 request from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey for more law enforcement manpower.

South Dakota and Iowa now join Florida, Nebraska, and Idaho in committing to send law enforcement to the southern border to help Texas and Arizona.

Abbott and Ducey wrote in their letter, “With your help, we can apprehend more of these perpetrators of state and federal crimes, before they can cause problems in your state.” The letter asserted that under a mutual agreement between states, the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, any officers that states send to Texas or Arizona will be given “the same power … duties, rights, and privileges as are afforded forces of the state in which they are performing emergency services,” which will “include the power to arrest migrants who illegally cross the border into our territory.”

“My first responsibility is to the health and safety of Iowans and the humanitarian crisis at our nation’s southern border is affecting all 50 states,” Reynolds said in a statement on June 24.

“The rise in drugs, human trafficking, and violent crime has become unsustainable. Iowa has no choice but to act, and it’s why I am honoring Texas’s Emergency Management Assistance Compact following assurances from the Iowa Department of Public Safety that it will not compromise our ability to provide all necessary public safety services to Iowans.”

The Iowa governor’s office on June 24 noted that there has been a marked increase in drug trafficking seizures in the state, in particular of methamphetamine and fentanyl, since May last year.

“In Iowa, law enforcement officials are recovering drugs, illegal narcotics, and weapons being smuggled across the nation’s southern border by drug cartels,” the office announced.

Reynolds’s office also acknowledged that the Iowa National Guard is currently carrying out a mission with 24 soldiers from Unit 2/34 IBCT to help law enforcement at the southern border. The mission was in response to a request from the federal government under the Trump administration in October 2020.

According to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, there were 180,034 border crossings in May—the largest number in two decades.
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#3278833 - 07/01/21 06:46 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Kinney County Constable Steve Gallegos and Kinney County Sheriff’s deputies arrest a smuggler and seven illegal aliens from Guatemala near Brackettville, Texas, on May 25, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Immigration & Border Security

Fewer Smugglers Detained as Small Border Counties Run Out of Jail Space

By Charlotte Cuthbertson
June 30, 2021 Updated: June 30, 2021


BRACKETTVILLE, Texas—Law enforcement authorities are releasing human smugglers with a citation rather than arresting them as counties struggle with a critical shortage in jail space.

Small counties aren’t set up for the overwhelming increase in cross-border crime, and smugglers who are here illegally are often passed to Border Patrol to be repatriated without being charged.

The jail in Kinney County, Texas, holds a maximum of 14 people, but the sheriff tries to hold two spaces open for “something violent, or something out of the ordinary.”

Sheriff Brad Coe said he has 12 inmates in his jail right now, as well as another six being housed in the neighboring Val Verde County jail. Ten of the 18 are in jail for the smuggling of illegal aliens.

Coe said jail space is the biggest problem in small counties dealing with the border crisis.

A Kinney County deputy pulled over a woman on May 24 who had a warrant out for her arrest and was driving without a license. The deputy was forced to let her go because the jail doesn’t accommodate females.

Coe said the result is that “the scouts are females [and] the drivers are starting to be female.”

On June 25, law enforcement gave Border Patrol custody of a driver who was allegedly smuggling nine illegal immigrants, because the Kinney County jail was full. The driver, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, also had an active arrest warrant out for driving while intoxicated in San Antonio.

Border Patrol agents on the scene confirmed that they would most likely return the man back across the border without charging him with smuggling.

Frustrated by the lack of federal charges, a Texas State Trooper filed state charges against the driver so there would be an arrest warrant out for him for felony smuggling the next time he’s caught in the United States.

As law enforcement pursued the driver during the initial traffic stop, the driver stopped the vehicle and all of the occupants fled across the road, climbed a game fence onto a ranch, and attempted to evade arrest. Officers retrieved the driver and three illegal immigrants. Six others remained at large.

As the driver and the three illegal immigrants from Mexico were being detained, the ranch owner drove past and said he wanted them charged with trespassing on his land, a misdemeanor. But a full jail prevented charges from being laid. Instead, Border Patrol took custody to process the migrants and return them to Mexico.

Coe said he wants to stick illegal immigrants with any charges he can, so that it might deter them from coming to his county, but he doesn’t have the infrastructure to do it.

Neighboring Uvalde County Sheriff Ruben Nolasco has the same issues, especially with the spike in human smuggling in his county. Law enforcement is catching at least two loaded smuggling vehicles per day through Uvalde.

“It’s getting to the point that it’s filling up my jail. So that’s becoming a problem,” Nolasco told The Epoch Times.

If the jail is full, the smugglers will be processed and given a court date with the “hope that they’ll come back,” he said.

“You have a 12-ounce glass, you can only put 12 ounces of content in it. … It’s going to fill up and then you’re going to have an overflow, you’re going to have a mess, and that’s what’s happening right now—it’s a mess.”
State Assistance

Illegal border apprehensions hit 180,034 in May, a 21-year monthly high, according to Customs and Border Protection statistics. So far this fiscal year, Border Patrol has apprehended almost half a million illegal aliens entering the state of Texas from Mexico.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a state disaster declaration on June 1, and on June 10, he said state resources will be deployed to enforce “all federal and state criminal laws such as criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.”

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) didn’t comment on whether the plan was to prioritize charging illegal aliens on private land, or just anyone they came into contact with, including those being smuggled in vehicles.

DPS Troopers have been involved in 413 vehicle pursuits along the Texas–Mexico border from March through June 24, DPS press secretary Ericka Miller told The Epoch Times.

DPS recently emptied the Briscoe Unit prison facility in Dilley, Texas, in preparation for the incarceration of illegal aliens arrested under state law. It’s a male-only unit with a capacity of 1,384 beds.

“It was determined that the Briscoe Unit was in a strategic location to house those arrested for committing a crime along the border and had adequate staffing to run the facility,” Abbott’s press secretary, Renae Eze, said in a statement on June 18.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice told The Epoch Times on June 28 that no illegal immigrants had been placed in the facility yet.

May 29 BORDER VIDEO: US citizen caught smuggling 7 Guatemalans in Kinney Co., Texas. Two in the trunk. Had borrowed the car from a family member.

Coe said the facility in Dilley—almost 100 miles away—isn’t a practical solution for his county, as the transport back and forth is prohibitive with his limited resources.

“And even at that facility that will hold, say, 1,000 people, if everybody on the border’s doing it, then that facility’s going to fill up over a weekend. And then what?” he said.

Coe said if he had the guards, he’d set up tent space next to his detention facility to house more criminals. But he already has two jailer jobs open and lamented how low the wages are. “My head jailer, who’s been here 25 years, she makes $14 per hour.”

On June 25, Abbott issued a statewide call for jailers across the state to assist border sheriffs with operating detention facilities and providing jail beds for those arrested on state charges related to the border crisis.

Coe is hoping he can tap into some state resources to alleviate his jail space issue, but it’s not as immediate as he’d like.

The other bottleneck, he said, is that the district judge only hears felony cases coming out of Kinney County once per month.

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#3278842 - 07/01/21 08:56 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Should set up a court under a tree and have speedy trials. Offenders could be sentenced to labor of sixty or more days.
Could let them build the wall.
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#3278852 - 07/01/21 10:32 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: tnshootist]
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I like the way you think, JJ!! grin
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#3279306 - 07/15/21 12:18 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Can't get 'em up north fast enough by bus/commercial aircraft, but never fear, where there is a will, there is a way. mad

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#3279363 - 07/17/21 06:20 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Border Patrol Apprehends 188,829 Illegal Immigrants in June

At a rate of 188,829 per month + 250,000 (every 6 months) estimated "getaways" that will give us a grand total of over 2 3/4 million in just 12 months!


A group of Venezuelans wait to be picked up by Border Patrol after illegally crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into Del Rio, Texas, on June 3, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)


Immigration & Border Security

Border Patrol Apprehends 188,829 Illegal Immigrants in June

By Charlotte Cuthbertson
July 16, 2021 Updated: July 16, 2021

Border Patrol agents have continued to apprehend an increasing number of illegal aliens each month this year, and June was no different.

Agents apprehended 188,829 people illegally crossing the border in June, up from 180,034 in May, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP). It averages out to 6,294 apprehensions a day for June.

The number of illegal aliens who were detected by Border Patrol but evaded capture isn’t released, but Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said on June 24 that the number had exceeded 250,000 so far this fiscal year.

The number who are not detected and not captured is impossible to estimate.

Along with the increase in crossings, more illegal immigrants are dying of heat-related exposure, dehydration, and drowning. Water is scarce, it’s not hard to get lost, and smugglers will leave illegal immigrants behind if they’re slow or injured.

In June, 109 bodies were recovered by Border Patrol, up from 61 in May, according to numbers obtained from CBP by Jaeson Jones, host of “Tripwires and Triggers.” That brings the total for fiscal 2021 to 321 bodies recovered by Border Patrol, with three months to go.

The main change to the current border flow is expected after July 21, if Title 42 is revoked, which is largely seen as the remaining tool holding back the floodgates.

Title 42 allows for Border Patrol to turn back illegal border crossers almost immediately, rather than be placed in ICE custody for a more protracted process through deportation proceedings under Title 8.

“When we do lose Title 42, the number of people that were previously being expelled are going to have to be processed under Title 8, and we’re going to be spending more time with them,” Texas’s Del Rio Sector Chief Austin Skero told The Epoch Times on July 15.

“So that is going to be … increasing the amount of time that our agents are processing and decreasing the amount of time that our agents can be in the field.”

Currently, single, Spanish-speaking adults and some families are still subject to Title 42 and are turned back to Mexico. Once it’s lifted, border facilities are likely to be quickly overwhelmed.

In some border sectors, particularly the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas, the Border Patrol facilities have been so overwhelmed that many individuals weren’t released with the common Notice to Appear document that states a date and time to appear in court. Rather, they received a Notice to Report, which is an honor system that requires the person to check in at their closest ICE facility within 60 days.

“Title 42 is absolutely critical,” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tae Johnson said during a congressional hearing on May 13.

“There’s certainly some gaps in our ability to track” illegal immigrants after they’re released, Johnson said.

Under the agency’s narrowed criteria for priority removal, most of those who abscond won’t be a priority for ICE to track down unless they commit an aggravated felony.

ICE had around 55,000 detention beds in 2019; however the capacity was reduced to 30,000 beds in the fiscal 2021 appropriations package.

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Graph of border apprehensions depicts fiscal year 2021 numbers by the blue line. (CBP)



Newly appointed Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said the main focus for the agency is to increase the ability to process illegal immigrants faster.

“It includes speeding up the process so we’re not bogged down in these communities,” Ortiz said in Del Rio on June 24.

He said a quicker electronic system to process aliens will be rolled out in about 90 days. “[Agents] should be able to do everything on a tablet, they sign it, you move on,” he said.

Skero told The Epoch Times that a soft-sided, 500-person processing tent had been erected in Eagle Pass to help mitigate the anticipated increase.

“One of the difficulties that we have here in the sector is managing the flow of people that are coming, managing detention and the processing, and the distribution,” Skero said.Border Patrol Apprehends 188,829 Illegal Immigrants in June

“And then trying to use whatever resources we have left to get after the folks who are getting away from us, the folks who don’t want to give up, who don’t want to surrender. That’s where the criminal element is really alive and well.”

“But the reality is, even now, we don’t have enough people.”

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#3279407 - 07/19/21 05:40 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Currently, single, Spanish-speaking adults and some families are still subject to Title 42 and are turned back to Mexico. Once it’s lifted, border facilities are likely to be quickly overwhelmed.


im pretty sure we've already well surpassed the definition of "overwhelmed"


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#3279609 - 07/25/21 10:46 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Man, ya got that right, Plant!

In the month of June, nearly 189,000 (see article below) illegals were apprehended on the US southern border by authorities. That does not include an approximate 25% estimated "getaways" (illegals spotted in person or on security cameras, but which managed to evade capture. At that rate we will wind up with around 2,250,000 illegals apprehended in the 12 month fiscal year not counting the "getaways". Del Rio sector alone is apprehending 900 per day for a whopping nearly 329,000 per year!

One report stated that Covid was up exponentially, in those tested and only family units were being tested. News reel showed large groups of illegals which had just been processed at the border where they were given orders to report to a judge wherever they went for asylum processing (yeah, right, compliance is very low, so don't hold your breaty), a bus voucher and some report an $1800 cash card, sent to an NGO half way house where they were given an opportunity to shower and then escorted to the bus station next door to travel wherever they wish.

Rep. Gosar's bill is a start, but has about the same chance as a snowcone in.....well, never mind.

Rep. Paul Gosar Sponsors Bill to Ban All Immigration Into US for 10 Years

By Tom Ozimek
July 24, 2021 Updated: July 25, 2021

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) on July 23 announced he’s sponsoring a bill that would put a 10-year freeze on all immigration into the United States, arguing that the pause is needed to help stem the current surge in illegal border crossings.

“We can’t have legal immigration when we have rampant illegal alien invaders. This is a threat to our national security and our economy and to our citizens,” Gosar said in a statement announcing HR 4643, a proposal that seeks “to prohibit the admission of aliens to the United States for 10 years” from the date of its potential enactment.

The backdrop for Gosar’s initiative is the border surge, with federal immigration officials recently announcing that they had apprehended 188,829 people illegally crossing the southwest border in June, up from 180,034 in May. The figure includes more than 15,000 unaccompanied minors, over 55,000 family units, and more than 117,000 single adults.

Gosar blamed the spike in illegal border crossings on President Joe Biden, accusing the Biden administration of “ignoring and actively assisting the violation of our federal laws,” claiming that it has “literally and figuratively opened the gates and is waving hundreds of thousands of criminals into our country.”

Since taking office, Biden has reversed a number of border and asylum policies implemented by the Trump administration, including overturning the Migrant Protection Protocols, which required asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims were processed. Biden has also proposed an immigration bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants living in the United States.

Many Republicans and some analysts have blamed Biden’s rollback of Trump-era policies for fueling the border surge, arguing that stricter rules around border security and asylum admissions serve to deter would-be illegal immigrants from trying to enter the United States.

“With the destruction of President Trump’s solid immigration enforcement, and current disregard and violation of existing federal law, Mr. Biden has unleashed the most severe border and humanitarian crisis in United States history,” Gosar stated.
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A group of illegal immigrants is processed by Border Patrol after crossing the U.S.–Mexico border in La Joya, Texas, on April 10, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Biden and members of his administration have rejected the notion that his policies are fueling a surge in illegal immigration. They also dispute the characterization of the problem as a “crisis,” instead calling it a “challenge” that they insist the administration is working to tackle, by way of a multi-pronged approach that puts a strong emphasis on addressing the root causes of emigration.

Biden said in a Feb. 2 executive order on establishing a “comprehensive regional framework” to manage migration in Central and North America: “The United States is also a country with borders and with laws that must be enforced. Securing our borders does not require us to ignore the humanity of those who seek to cross them. The opposite is true. We cannot solve the humanitarian crisis at our border without addressing the violence, instability, and lack of opportunity that compel so many people to flee their homes.”

Vice President Kamala Harris, whom Biden tasked with leading the effort to tackle the issue of illegal immigration, visited the border on June 25, after weeks of criticism from Republicans for not doing so. While there, she reiterated the administration’s view on the need to address the factors driving people to leave their homes.

“The work that we have to do is the work of addressing the root causes, otherwise we’ll continue to see the effect, what is happening at the border,” Harris said. “It’s going to require, as we have been doing, a comprehensive approach that acknowledges each piece of this.”

Immigration has been a weak spot for Biden, with a poll by The Associated Press–NORC Center for Public Affairs Research in May showing that 54 percent of Americans disapproved of his handling of the issue.
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#3279616 - 07/26/21 06:00 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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And they try to blame the recent upsurge in china virus cases on those who are unvaccinated.

Could shipping unvaccinated people from several different countries all over the US have anything to do with the virus increase. Are they getting vaccinated before release?

Do their kids get the childhood vaccinations' before entering school here?

I don't know much about people but if you have sick cattle and just keep adding sick cattle to the herd you will lose the whole herd before it's over.
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#3279630 - 07/26/21 12:05 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: tnshootist]
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And they try to blame the recent upsurge in china virus cases on those who are unvaccinated.

Could shipping unvaccinated people from several different countries all over the US have anything to do with the virus increase. Are they getting vaccinated before release?

Do their kids get the childhood vaccinations' before entering school here?

I don't know much about people but if you have sick cattle and just keep adding sick cattle to the herd you will lose the whole herd before it's over.


Not sure if still in effect, but S. Tx. was under a cattle tick quarantine recently; even cattle had to be quarantined and declared free of tick fever before traveling out of the area.

And then there's this:



Biden Administration Spending $3 Million a Day to Suspend Border Wall Construction: Senate Report

By Zachary Stieber
July 26, 2021 Updated: July 26, 2021

President Joe Biden’s attempts to suspend or end border wall construction are costing taxpayers $3 million a day, with an estimated price tag of at least $1.8 billion, according to a new report authored by Senate Republicans.

Biden on the day he was sworn in ordered his administration to halt construction and review whether to resume it. The halt was supposed to be for 60 days. Over 180 days later, no indication has been given on the results of the review and whether construction will resume.

As the pause continues, Republicans discovered the suspension initially cost $6 million a day, an amount that was later reduced to $3 million a day after Department of Defense contractors carried out layoffs.

They cited records obtained from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, including estimates provided by the Pentagon in court filings.

“The Biden Administration is paying contractors at least $3 million per day to guard steel, concrete, and other materials in the desert. At the same time, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has encountered over 1.1 million migrants along the Southwest border this fiscal year—a 20 year high. This policy decision raises significant concerns about the Biden Administration’s immigration agenda and requires both Congressional oversight and legislative action,” the senators wrote in the newly released interim report.

The number of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border has skyrocketed since Biden took office and altered or reversed key Trump-era immigration policies, such as border wall construction.

“It is absolutely absurd that Americans are paying contractors to guard metal gates that President Biden refuses to install because he wants to ‘study’ the wall,” said Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), ranking member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, in a statement. “Stubbornly refusing to spend money approved for the wall is not ‘executing’ the law. It’s ignoring the law and ignoring the very real national security concerns posed by illegal entry across our very open southern border.”

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Senators who produced the report estimated the administration has spent between $618 and $708 million to the contractors between Jan. 20 and July 15, and will ultimately spend up to $1.2 billion more to exit the border wall projects.

Former President Donald Trump’s administration prioritized border wall construction, building 453 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. Approximately 211 miles of fencing were under construction as of Jan. 8, just before Biden entered office.

Trump allocated roughly $16.4 billion to border wall construction and maintenance, with $10 billion coming from the Pentagon.

Some of the funded projects were canceled earlier this year. Others were canceled this month. Some are still being reviewed.
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#3279683 - 07/27/21 07:31 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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And they wonder why covid is once more on the rise? C'mon, man!


Texas Border Town Police Find Migrants ‘Sick with COVID’ at Whataburger


LA JOYA, TEXAS - JUNE 21: La Joya police escort immigrants to border patrol after they crossed the Rio Grande into the U.S. on June 21, 2021 in La Joya, Texas. A surge of mostly Central American immigrants crossing into the United States has challenged U.S. immigration agencies along the …
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A border city police department warned residents about groups of migrants with COVID-19 being released by Border Patrol into their community.

According to a statement from La Joya Police Department, on Monday afternoon authorities responded to a Whataburger restaurant where a concerned citizen told them about a group of people who were not observing health guidelines, maskless, and were coughing and sneezing without covering themselves. Inside, the manager told police that he wanted the people in question to leave.

When authorities spoke with the group, they learned they were migrants who had been apprehended and released by Border Patrol. According to the statement from La Joya Police, the migrants said they were “released because they were sick with COVID-19.”

The migrants had been staying at a local hotel which was completely booked by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley to house migrants. Inside the hotel, authorities found between 20 to 30 migrants not wearing masks or observing any quarantine measures. According to police, the charity did not inform authorities that they would be releasing migrants with Coronavirus. La Joya Police also contacted the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department to assist with the incidents.

In their statement, the police department warned resident to wear masks and observe other health practices to avoid exposure to the virus.

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#3279686 - 07/27/21 08:24 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Unbelievable!



Border Patrol detains a group of 298 illegal aliens in La Grulla, Texas, on July 17, 2021. (CBP)

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Border Patrol Apprehends 20,000 Illegal Aliens in 1 Week in Busiest Sector

By Charlotte Cuthbertson
July 26, 2021 Updated: July 26, 2021

South Texas’s Rio Grande Valley has been the busiest border sector for illegal alien crossings for years. But last week a sudden spike in numbers saw Border Patrol apprehend more than 20,000 illegal immigrants in one week.

“It’s the hottest part of the summer and apprehensions are skyrocketing!” Border Patrol Chief for the sector Brian Hastings wrote on Twitter on July 25.

Hastings said the number of large groups has increased, with a record-breaking 298 in one group encountered in La Grulla last week.

“Within this group, a subject exhibiting COVID-19 related symptoms was transported to the hospital. At the hospital, the migrant tested positive for COVID-19,” a press release from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stated.

The most recent large groups have mostly contained citizens from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, according to CBP.

Border Patrol processing facilities in the region are once again overwhelmed and illegal immigrants are staying overnight on buses outside the facilities due to overcrowding, according to a source in the Rio Grande Valley.

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A group of more than 350 illegal immigrants wait for Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into Del Rio, Texas, on July 25, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

In the Del Rio Sector, which has become the second-busiest for Border Patrol apprehensions, illegal immigrants are sleeping outside between the Rio Grande and the border fence as the agency struggles to find transport and space to put them.

On the morning of July 25, agents were dealing with around 350 illegal immigrants who had crossed within the last 18 hours—mostly Haitians, but also Cubans, Colombians, and a couple from Ghana.

Several Haitians told The Epoch Times they had arrived across the river at 3 p.m. the day prior and slept outside while waiting for transport. A couple from Ghana said they crossed at 3 a.m. and slept in a nearby tree-covered area.

Meanwhile, between the two sectors, in the city of Laredo—where busloads of illegal immigrants from the Rio Grande Valley are being sent—officials have sued the Biden administration to stop the transport of more illegal immigrants into the city.

Laredo officials say in the complaint that they were recently advised that Border Patrol intends to double the number of illegal immigrants brought to Laredo from the Rio Grande Valley—from about 150 individuals to 300 per day.

By June, Border Patrol had apprehended more than 1 million illegal immigrants along the almost 2,000-mile southwest border. Each month this year has seen an increase in apprehensions, with no sign of it dropping off as the focus from headquarters is on speeding up the processing.

Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said in late June that agents had detected, but not captured, a further 250,000 illegal immigrants so far this fiscal year.

Title 42—which is the public health emergency measure allowing Border Patrol to quickly turn back to Mexico some single adults—is largely seen as the remaining vestige of border control. The measure is expected to be removed imminently and Border Patrol is bracing for an even bigger influx as single adults would then need to be placed through a much longer process under Title 8 immigration proceedings and likely many will be released into the United States.

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#3279873 - 08/01/21 10:46 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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My sister-in-law says this is just conservative propaganda. She gets all her news from CNN. crazy You can choose your friends but you can't choose your family. frown
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#3279904 - 08/01/21 05:15 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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I had an aunt sort of like that. She told me if Republican talk was all I had not to talk to her.

We never spoke again.
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#3279932 - 08/02/21 01:28 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: tnshootist]
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Why can't the coyote handling the boat be arrested and the boat destroyed?
They are in US territory and engaged in human trafficking and could be arrested for that. Slashing the rubber rafts, would soon put a crimp in their style sooner or later.

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#3279936 - 08/02/21 01:46 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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send the snipers out and youll make the coyote's get real nervous about even approaching the boarder in short time lol
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#3280031 - 08/04/21 09:18 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: ADK]
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Watching everything that is going on, it sure seems like they are trying to destroy this country in anyway possible!

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#3280214 - 08/09/21 07:07 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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So reading all this it seems like the Biden policy to help the situation at the border is to be able to process them into the country faster.
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#3280217 - 08/09/21 09:19 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: tnshootist]
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So reading all this it seems like the Biden policy to help the situation at the border is to be able to process them into the country faster.


So it would seem. Throwing the border open is insane, and is responsible for spreading the virus, not only here on the border, but infected aliens are being flown/bussed north as fast as they can "process" them.

Cameron county just released latest Covid infection stats:

New Cases: 240 (had been down to 30-50)
New Resident Cases: 110
New Alien Cases: 130

Population in Cameron County: 406,220
Resident new infections: 110 = .0003 (up over 50%!)

And, Hidalgo county was reporting over 600 new cases/day last week.

Laredo mayor reported having only one Covid bed available last week in his city of 236,091!

Houston Texas has only 46 ICU beds availble and most hospitals in the state are reporting shortage of nurses.

If this is not a crisis, I don't know what is, yet this administration makes no effort to slow down the flow.





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#3280237 - 08/09/21 07:13 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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#3280245 - 08/09/21 10:48 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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I've heard the estimated number of illegals infected with Covid in the RGV recently to have been as high as 40%.


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Over 800 Unaccompanied Children Crossing Border Illegally Apprehended in One Day

By Tom Ozimek
August 7, 2021 Updated: August 7, 2021

Border agents on Wednesday took into custody 834 unaccompanied children illegally crossing the southern border, marking the highest daily total recorded since the Biden administration started releasing such data in March.

The data, which was first reported by the Washington Examiner, came on the heels of preliminary Department of Homeland Security (DHS) figures indicating July border crossings by unaccompanied minors would hit an all-time high.

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have been critical of the Biden administration for setting policies that they say are fueling the border surge.

The report drew a critical comment from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who wrote in a tweet: “Biden’s open border policy is a disaster.”

Members of the Biden administration have pushed back on the claim that their policies are what’s driving the trend, blaming seasonal factors, unaddressed “root causes” in home countries that drive people to flee their homes, and what DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said was a “dismantled” Trump-era immigration system that’s hindering the response to the crisis.

Wednesday’s single-day apprehension record came just days after David Shahoulian, assistant secretary for border and immigration policy at DHS, estimated in court filings that more than 19,000 unaccompanied children were encountered along the southern border in July, a new all-time high.

While the figures are preliminary and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has yet to include the official July tally in its encounters database, the number Shahoulian cited exceeds the previous peak of 18,877 children crossing the border without parents or legal guardians in March.

Unaccompanied children are exempt from a policy known as Title 42 that allows government workers to immediately expel anyone caught crossing the border illegally without a hearing as a measure to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

The Biden administration continues to expel single adults and family units under Title 42 authority, which was used to expel 104,907 people in June alone.

On Monday, the Biden administration extended the Title 42 order, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcing that the measure would remain in place “until the CDC Director determines that the danger of further introduction of COVID-19 into the United States from covered noncitizens has ceased to be a serious danger to the public health.”

It comes as the rate at which individuals taken into custody after crossing the border illegally are testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, has “increased significantly” in recent weeks, according to DHS officials.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/over-800-unaccompanied-children-crossing-border-illegally-apprehended-in-one-day_3938066.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-08-09&mktids=3ca0ebf0d7581c4e571985b5d8f82de1&est=Ymj8crr63fWafhP5hbi6ZZ7zs%2FdI9ELjpR1EBkCPn5PzV9nVDqG5Le9A
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#3280268 - 08/10/21 03:04 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Illegal immigrants wait to be magistrated on trespassing charges in Kinney County outside the Sheriffs Office in Brackettville, Texas, on Aug. 6, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)


Texas State Troopers Ramp Up Arrests of Illegal Alien Trespassers


By Charlotte Cuthbertson
August 9, 2021 Updated: August 10, 2021

BRACKETTVILLE, Texas—Texas State Troopers have started delivering van-loads of illegal aliens to the Kinney County Sheriff’s Office to be charged with criminal trespass.

The parking lot, and an old steel picnic table under a tree outside the sheriff’s office, have become a proxy booking center as the building is more suited for the crimes of a quiet, rural county of 3,600 residents.

But last week the area was bustling as troopers brought in and processed 17 illegal aliens on Aug. 3, another 17 on Aug. 6, and 13 more overnight on Aug. 8. All were males and all were magistrated by the Kinney County justice of the peace for criminal trespass after being arrested on local ranches.

On June 1, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration and on June 10 he directed state troopers to start arresting illegal aliens on charges including trespass, criminal mischief and evading on foot. But the jails were full and it took almost two months to make space and for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to work out the process.

It’s somewhat complicated for Kinney County as it only has 14 jail spaces that are perpetually full. So the aliens get booked and appear before a judge in Kinney County, then taken to a tent facility in neighboring Val Verde County. From Val Verde, troopers transport them 100 miles away to the Briscoe Unit in Dilley, Texas, which has been repurposed to detain almost 1,000 illegal aliens who are waiting for their court cases and serving out their sentences.
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Kinney County Justice of the Peace Narce Villarreal (R) magistrates a group of illegal immigrants from Mexico as they’re charged for criminal trespass on a local ranch, at the Kinney County Sheriff’s Office in Brackettville, Texas, on Aug. 8, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe said he wants to stick illegal immigrants with any charges he can, so that it might deter them from coming to his county, but he’s had to wait until the state was ready to help provide the infrastructure to do it.

“We’re going to try to hold these people accountable,” Coe said. He hopes the convictions might be a roadblock for illegal aliens if they ever try to file for some type of assistance or become a U.S. citizen.

“That’d be a check mark against them,” he said. “Some type of consequence has to be there.”

Kinney County Attorney Brent Smith is preparing to take up the slew of new trespass cases, with whatever he can’t handle to be picked up by the Texas Attorney General’s office.

“DPS has been working hard on conducting more ground operations on the ranches in Kinney County … where probably 80 percent of the illegal trafficking is occurring,” Smith said.

“They’re having some success in their arrests, but are very limited in the manpower they can deploy on the ground.”

Most of the troopers are deployed on the roadways, and while they’ve curbed the number of vehicle pursuits and smuggling events, it has pushed more foot traffic onto ranches.
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A Texas State Trooper and the Kinney County Constable arrest the Honduran driver (on ground) and passenger (right) of a stolen truck in Kinney County, Texas, on July 21, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Frustration High

Texans living near the U.S.–Mexico border are growing increasingly frustrated with the surge in illegal crossings, human smuggling, vehicle theft, property damage, and threats from illegal aliens trespassing on their property.

Most of the illegal aliens passing through Kinney County are adult males who have crossed the border in the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector—usually into the small cities of Del Rio or Eagle Pass.

In July, almost 10,000 illegal aliens evaded Border Patrol in the Del Rio Sector, according to preliminary Customs and Border Protection (CBP) numbers released by Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) on Aug. 2. Many of them pass through Kinney County on their way to larger cities.

“I’ve never seen it quite like this,” Coe told The Epoch Times.

He said in the past six months, illegal aliens that get past Border Patrol in the Del Rio, Texas, area are walking through ranches, destroying fences and water pipes, leaving water faucets on, and breaking into homes and vehicles.

“We’ve always had a fence cut here, fence cut there, because they’re hauling dope or small kids or something,” he said. “But we’ve never seen the intentional big four-by-four holes in the fence, or now, a 10-foot section just cut completely out. That’s really starting to bother me.”

The number of illegal aliens getting caught and charged is tiny compared to the number passing through, but county leadership says it has to do something.
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Border Patrol agents and State Troopers catch six Hondurans, including an 8-year-old boy, in Kinney County, Texas, on July 21, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)
Trespassers

The Cubans evading Border Patrol and coming through Kinney County are a new phenomenon, said Coe, who was a Border Patrol agent in the area for 31 years before becoming sheriff. He said he hasn’t seen a Cuban influx in the county for at least 35 years.

Until recently, the vast majority of Cubans crossing the border illegally have been turning themselves over to Border Patrol at the common crossing pathways into Del Rio and Eagle Pass.

Kinney County shares 16 miles of international border with Mexico and the land is owned by one rancher. State Troopers and local jail staff took about 2 hours to complete the paperwork and magistrate six Cubans who were arrested after crossing the Rio Grande onto that ranch late on Aug. 7.

The Cubans, all male, expressed surprise at being arrested on criminal charges—they had been told they’d simply be processed by Border Patrol and then cut loose into the United States to travel to their destination (five to Florida and one to Las Vegas).

All of the six had left Cuba at least 2 years ago and had been living in South America before traveling up to the U.S.–Mexico border.

Several talked about the difficult trek through the Darian jungle between Colombia and Panama.

One man said he saw 9 dead bodies in the six days he was walking—some who had been executed and others who had succumbed to the harsh conditions. He and another man both said they had been robbed at gunpoint in the jungle.
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Texas State Troopers complete paperwork after arresting illegal immigrants from Cuba for criminal trespass on a local ranch, at the Kinney County Sheriff’s Office in Brackettville, Texas, on Aug. 8, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

The seven Mexicans had been walking for two days before being caught on a ranch.

Two said they had already tried crossing a month ago, but got caught by Border Patrol and expelled. Another man, who said he was aiming to get to New York, said this was his third time trying to get through. He said his cousin was going to pay the $4,000 smuggling fee upon his delivery to New York.

Several said they’ll probably try again, while others weren’t so enthusiastic. They all said a “travel agent” on the Mexican side of the border directed them where to cross, gave directions of where to walk, and was going to coordinate a vehicle pick-up for them.
Process

After a misdemeanor arrest, Smith examines the evidence in the case file from the sheriff’s office. If it’s determined that trespass occurred, he’ll charge the individual with trespassing, which is a Class B misdemeanor. The charge is elevated if the individual has a deadly weapon or is found more than 100 feet past the property line on agricultural land.

Once charged, the suspect will make a plea, and if they plead guilty, they’ll most likely get time served and be turned over to Border Patrol.

It’s not a hefty penalty, but Coe and Smith say it gets illegal aliens into the system and gives them a record.

“We’re hoping they avoid our county,” Smith said.

“The only realistic solution to this crisis will require deploying all of the Texas military on the border and actually prevent the illegal entries from occurring. Right now, it’s like trying to build a dam after the flood gates have already been opened.”

During July, more than 205,000 illegal aliens were apprehended along the whole southern border, according to preliminary CBP numbers. It’s an increase over the previous months this year and a 20-year high.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/texas-state-troopers-ramp-up-arrests-of-illegal-alien-trespassers_3938848.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-08-10&mktids=0fa4e433035c6db10f4a26fe81756b8a&est=XVlFNhII0FQ8bOIBTt8DceHCWtRdZ1nyMq0UKwt%2Bo4dw2tdmkvDtgNy4
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#3280290 - 08/10/21 09:18 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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2 languages we gringos need to learn. chinese and spanish. thanks retarded joe
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#3280301 - 08/10/21 11:20 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: SlickerThanSnot]
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Based on the cross section of illegals encountered at the southern "border", better include Swahili, all South and Central American dialects, Ukranian, and several middle eastern dialects.
And be prepared to address all variants of Covid from these various locations, and that doesn't count the estimated 25% of "getaways" reported by CBP from wherever and infected with whatever. What the he!! are our "leaders" thinkin'?
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#3280316 - 08/11/21 09:39 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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YES hm, what the He!! are they thinking, there is NO WAY that this should be happening during normal times let alone during a worldwide pandemic crisis.
They are now more focused on Sturgis being a super spreader than what's happening at the border, unbelievable!


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#3280473 - 08/14/21 08:33 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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To put the Covid infection rate in perspective, Cameron county reported the 24 hour new infection rate on this date (14 August 2021) to have been 319 (Daily infection rate had been down to double digits in July).
Numbers were further broken down indicating that 175 of these new cases were resident and 144 were aliens. Population of Cameron county is 406,220. Number of illegal aliens is, of course unknown. crazy




A group crosses a road on the way to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, with the intention of entering the United States, in a file photograph. (Omar Torres/AFP via Getty Images)

40 Percent of Illegal Immigrants Released in Texas City Tested Positive for COVID-19: Officials

By Zachary Stieber
August 12, 2021 Updated: August 12, 2021


Four in 10 illegal immigrants released in a Texas city near the U.S.–Mexico border last week tested positive for COVID-19, city officials said.

“That was very high,” Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz told The Washington Examiner.

Laredo Health Authority Dr. Victor Trevino confirmed the numbers with the newspaper.

Officials in Laredo, located across the Rio Grande from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, didn’t respond to requests for comment by press time. However, they offered a similar positivity percentage in a federal lawsuit filed last month.

Officials said in the complaint that Customs and Border Protection officials have been releasing immigrants in the city, despite a large number of them testing positive for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes the disease COVID-19.

The surge in illegal immigrants crossing the border amid the COVID-19 pandemic presents a safety concern, Republican lawmakers and others have argued.

“Americans are sick and tired of endless mandates while watching COVID-19 cases surge at the border,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) wrote on Twitter this week.

While the Laredo case numbers are the highest recorded along the border, officials in McAllen, Texas, said last week that of the 7,000 immigrants released by federal officers into McAllen the week before, 1,500 of them have tested positive for COVID-19.

“Lately, we’ve been getting about 1,800 immigrants a day,” McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos said in a video arguing against unchecked immigration. “Then, coupled with the fact that 15 percent of the immigrants have COVID, has caused substantial problems to our great city of McAllen.”

Don McLaughlin, the mayor of Uvalde, Texas, told The Epoch Times this week that immigrants are probably responsible for 15 to 20 percent of COVID-19 cases in the community, citing the most recent survey completed by officials in the border city.

“The COVID deal is getting really serious again and really bad. And again, here we are on the southern border. ‘Just come on in.’ I mean, it just doesn’t make sense,” he said.
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A Border Patrol agent handcuffs illegal aliens together after they jumped off a train and tried to evade apprehension near Uvalde, Texas, on June 21, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

A Border Patrol agent who declined to be named in order to avoid repercussions told The Epoch Times that the agency was pushing many immigrants to Laredo, which triggered a lawsuit from the city against the Biden administration.

Laredo officials said in the complaint that Border Patrol planned to bus 250 to 350 immigrants per day into the city.

“Not every apprehended person is tested for COVID-19 as part of Defendants’ processing procedure before they are legally released from immigration custody and into the general public. Therefore, many, if not most, go untested and risk spreading the disease to other[s] in their group and the general public after their release,” the filing reads.

Of 139 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Laredo as of July 11, 63 were among immigrants or detainees.

A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spokesperson didn’t answer directly last month when asked about COVID-19-positive immigrants being released in La Joya, Texas—another border city.

On Aug. 12, a CBP spokesperson told The Epoch Times via email that “the border is not open” and that the agency is operating under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for the pandemic.

“CBP is making every effort to remain within CDC guidelines and mitigate long periods of processing and holding to minimize potential exposure to our workforce, those in custody, and the community. Once processing is complete, these individuals will be expeditiously transferred out of CBP custody,” the spokesperson said.

The lawsuit was dismissed on Aug. 9 after the parties reached an agreement.

Saenz told outlets that the agreement includes a provision that the city won’t be accepting immigrants who have been dropped off by Border Patrol. Instead, the city is hiring a charter bus company to immediately bus them to other cities, including Austin and Houston.

“We entered into an understanding that we would drop the lawsuit, which we did, and then Border Patrol would deliver these migrants, about 200 or so per day, to a city facility that we leased and then we, in turn, as a city, retained a bussing company to transport these migrants farther north here in Texas,” Saenz told Border Report.

Charlotte Cuthbertson contributed to this report.
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#3280702 - 08/19/21 04:47 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: SlickerThanSnot]
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Biden Wants to Cut Funding for ‘Border Security Assets and Infrastructure’ by 96%

Terence Jeffrey / @TerryJeffrey / August 04, 2021


If president Biden gets his way, the federal government will not spend one penny in 2022 on planning or constructing a "physical barrier system" at the border. Pictured: A border fence stands along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

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Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor in chief of CNSNews.com.

President Joe Biden has now revealed there is at least one area in which he is a fiscal conservative: When it comes to providing the infrastructure needed to secure the border, he wants to spend far less than the government currently spends.

His administration has presented Congress with a Department of Homeland Security budget proposal that calls for slashing spending on what it calls “Border Security Assets and Infrastructure” by 96%.

In fiscal year 2021, Congress approved $1,513,000,000 in funding for border security assets and infrastructure. Biden is now asking that Congress approve just $54,315,000 for fiscal year 2022. That is a reduction of $1,458,685,000—or 96.4%.

What exactly is Biden cutting?

Biden’s DHS has presented Congress with a 562-page “overview” of its fiscal year 2022 budget proposal for Customs and Border Protection. The explanation for its “Border Security Assets and Infrastructure” plan is presented on pages 326 through 350 of this document.

The presentation divides “Border Security Assets and Infrastructure” into six categories: Integrated Fixed Towers; Remote Video Surveillance Systems; Mobile Video Surveillance System; MVSS-M2S2 Modular Mobile Surveillance System; Border Security Assets and Infrastructure End Items; and Border Wall System Program.

In the past two fiscal years—as reported in Biden’s proposal—the Border Wall System Program has been the most significant of these. “This investment,” it says, “includes real estate and environmental planning, land acquisition, wall system design, construction, and construction and oversight of a physical barrier system.”

In fiscal year 2020, it received $1,375,000,000. In fiscal year 2021, it received the same amount.

Now, if Biden gets his way, the federal government will not spend one penny in fiscal year 2022 on planning or constructing a “physical barrier system” at the border.

“Integrated Fixed Towers” are the next item in DHS’ budget proposal for border security. “This investment,” according to the proposal, “provides automated, persistent wide-area surveillance for the detection, tracking, identification and classification of illegal entries in threat areas where mobile surveillance systems are not a viable and/or long-term solution.”

How much does Biden want for this piece of infrastructure? Nothing.

In fiscal year 2020, Congress approved $1,142,000 for these towers. This fiscal year, it approved nothing. Biden wants to make sure it approves nothing again.

“Remote Video Surveillance Systems” are the next item in DHS’ budget proposal for border security. “This investment,” says the proposal, “consists of permanently mounted remotely controlled systems of daylight or infrared cameras, which enhance situational awareness of border activity and facilitate proper law enforcement resolution.”

How much does Biden want for this piece of infrastructure? Nothing.

In fiscal year 2020, Congress approved $40,740,000 for these surveillance systems. This fiscal year, it approved nothing. Biden wants to make sure it approves nothing again.

“Mobile Video Surveillance System” is the next item. “This investment consists of sensor equipment mounted on a telescoping mast of a light-duty pickup truck,” the proposal says. “MVSS can be rapidly deployed to provide the best visual range for surveillance of several miles and provide situational awareness to the [United States Border Patrol].”

In fiscal year 2020, Congress approved $14,800,000 for these systems. This year, it approved nothing. Biden wants nothing again.

“MVSS-M2S2 Modular Mobile Surveillance System” is the next item. The proposal explains that the “M2S2” is “the successor to the MVSS investment” and “consists of Non-Developmental Items (NDI)/Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) surveillance systems based on a light truck, with radar and camera sensors, and backhaul communications capability.”

This year, Congress approved $15,000,000 for this system. How much does Biden want for it in the coming fiscal year? Nothing.

Finally, there are the “Border Security Assets and Infrastructure End Items.” “These procurements,” the proposal says, “include funding for multiple technologies and assets for the [United States Border Patrol].” Congress approved $77,106,000 for these in fiscal year 2020 and $123,000,000 in fiscal year 2021.

Biden wants $54,315,000 for fiscal year 2022.

Indeed, that $54,315,000 for this one category equals all of the money Biden is requesting for “Border Security Assets and Infrastructure” in fiscal year 2022.

At the same time, Biden is calling for $655,000,000 to fund “construction modernization” of CBP’s “land ports of entry,” where people come to the United States legally.

Yes, Biden wants to cut $1,458,685,000 from federal spending on border security assets and infrastructure aimed at stopping illegal border crossers while increasing spending by $655,000,000 on formal ports of entry.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas discussed his department’s budget request in the Senate Homeland Security Committee last week.

“First, the president’s budget invests in a secure border,” Mayorkas claimed. “It directs $1.2 billion toward more effective and modern port and border security, including a $655 million investment toward modernizing our land ports of entry, another $47 million to integrate Customs and Border Protection detection capabilities and robust investments in border surveillance technology.”

“There is no request for additional border wall construction,” Mayorkas said.

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio—the committee’s ranking member—expressed incredulity at the Biden administration’s proposal.

“You’re not providing yourself with the tools you need to be able to allow the Border Patrol to do their job,” Portman said.

He is right. Biden will not secure the border.

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#3280834 - 08/22/21 01:17 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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The Biggest ‘Super-Spreader’ Event: Biden’s Weak Border

Illegals on the southern border and COVID go hand in hand.

by Jed Babbin
August 2, 2021, 12:30 AM


A Border Patrol agent takes two Mexican men who crossed the Rio Grande River illegally near a section of border wall just before dawn into custody on May 26, 2021. (Shutterstock/Vic Hinterlang) spectator.org

If you aren’t confused and maybe a bit angered by all the COVID-related gobbledygook coming out of the Biden administration lately, you haven’t been paying attention.

The CDC has issued “guidance” that says even vaccinated people should start wearing masks indoors again, based on the fact that out of 161 million vaccinated Americans, just over six thousand have been hospitalized as a result of COVID. If you do the simple calculation, that means only 0.0038 percent of those vaccinated were hospitalized with COVID, odds lower than your chance of being hit by lightning.

The CDC also recommended that masks be worn by everyone — students and teachers alike — in K-12 schools. Good luck keeping masks on 6 or 7-year-old boys.

Meanwhile, Biden has ordered all federal civilian employees and contractors to either be vaccinated or to wear masks and get tested for the virus a couple of times a week. He would have ordered all military personnel to get vaccinated, but the law apparently prevents that because the vaccines are only approved for emergency use. Nevertheless, Biden ordered the Pentagon to determine “how and when” the COVID vaccine would be added to the list of required vaccines for members of the armed forces.

On Friday, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told Fox News that the surge in “Delta variant” cases in the southern U.S. wasn’t because of the enormous influx of illegal aliens. Walensky said:

“So as people come in, we are keeping migrants, as well as those communities, as safe as possible with the technical assistance and infection prevention guidelines from the CDC. . . . I would say that the percentages in the southern part of this country are really quite high. I don’t necessarily think we can attribute all of that to what’s going on at the southern border.”

Of course she doesn’t think so. Saying that the high infection rates along the border are the result of Biden’s permissible border policy is not allowed for anyone who, like Walensky, is a member of Biden’s political team.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott can’t make Texans immune to the COVID virus, but he’s working hard to make them immune to the worst ideas coming out of the Biden administration. Abbott is trying to complete the part of the Trump wall that is along Texas’ border with Mexico. Meanwhile, President Biden is reportedly spending more than $2 billion to terminate the government’s contracts to build the Trump border wall.

Last week, Abbott issued an executive order aimed at illegal immigrants who are infected with COVID. It prohibits the ground transportation of illegal migrants released from U.S. Border Patrol custody “who pose a risk of carrying Covid-19 into Texas communities.” In a Wednesday statement, Abbott said, “The dramatic rise in unlawful border crossings has also led to a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases among unlawful migrants who have made their way into our state, and we must do more to protect Texans from this virus and reduce the burden on our communities.”

The order means that Texas law enforcement personnel can stop and turn back private cars, trucks, and buses carrying illegal aliens. Biden can’t allow anything to interfere with the tide of illegals coming in, so Attorney General Merrick Garland (who, but for Mitch McConnell, would be on the Supreme Court) sued on Friday to get a restraining order against enforcement of Abbott’s policy.

Abbott’s orders and policies are his attempt to protect Texans against the biggest “super-spreader” event: Biden’s unsecured border, which enables illegal aliens to come into the U.S., some or many of whom are infected with COVID.

Abbott has good reason to worry about COVID-infected illegals entering Texas. In the border town of La Joya, Texas, police reportedly responded to a complaint that people exhibiting COVID symptoms were eating in a local burger joint. The people, who turned out to be illegal immigrants, said that they were infected with COVID. The police discovered that the feds had released them.

We don’t know how many illegal immigrants are infected or have been tested, but what is clear is that regardless of proven infections, those who are caught by the Border Patrol are quickly shuffled off to other U.S. towns and cities across the nation.

Contrast that with other Biden administration policies. For example, every U.S. citizen who visits another country is required to prove that they tested negative for the virus within 72 hours before their return flight. If they can’t present a negative test, they aren’t allowed to fly back.

The Biden administration maintains visa blockades against travelers from about three dozen countries, including most of Europe. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has said no Cuban refugees will be admitted even if they come on small boats to Florida. (As I noted last week, the Cubans might become Republicans, which is reason enough for Mayorkas to prohibit their entry.)

But our border with Mexico is open to anyone from anywhere (except Cuba) whether or not they are infected with COVID. That is a greater danger to public health than anyone could imagine, far more significant than those who refuse to wear masks or get the vaccine.

Biden’s unenforced border policy is the worst and biggest “super-spreader” policy in the history of COVID. It is contrary to science, public safety, and common sense.
https://spectator.org/biden-the-super-spreader-border-and-covid/


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New Covid Statistics from CDC

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are still increasing in the U.S. as the delta variant accounts for more than 98 percent of all cases in the U.S., according to the CDC's COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review published Aug. 20.
Eleven statistics to know:

Reported cases
1. The nation's current seven-day case average is 133,056, a 14 percent increase from the previous week's average.

2. The seven-day case average is 47.6 percent lower than the pandemic's highest average (254,108) recorded Jan. 10 and 1,042 percent higher than the lowest average of 2021 (11,651) recorded June 19.

Vaccinations
3. The U.S. had administered more than 359.6 million total vaccine doses as of Aug. 19.

4. About 199.9 million people have received at least one dose — representing 60.2 percent of the total U.S. population — and more than 169.6 million people have gotten both doses, about 51.1 percent of the population.

5. The seven-day average number of vaccines administered daily was 823,355 as of Aug. 19, a 17.8 percent increase from the previous week.

Variants
6. Based on an analysis of specimens collected in the two weeks ending Aug. 14, the CDC estimates the delta variant accounts for 98.8 percent of all U.S. COVID-19 cases.
New hospital admissions

7. The current seven-day hospitalization average for Aug. 11-17 is 11,521, a 14.2 percent increase from the previous week's average.

Deaths
8. The current seven-day death average is 641, up 10.8 percent from the previous week's average. Some historical deaths have been excluded from these counts, the CDC said.

9. The seven-day death average is 82.4 percent lower than the pandemic's highest average (3,644), recorded Jan. 13, and 237.4 percent higher than the lowest average (190), recorded July 10.

Testing
10 The seven-day average for percent positivity from tests is 9.7 percent, down 1.4 percent from the previous week.
11. The nation's seven-day average test volume for the week of Aug. 6-12 was nearly 1.1 million, up 9.1 percent from the prior week's average.

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#3280857 - 08/22/21 07:10 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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I have a daughter that is a nurse and she said people are dropping like flies. She knows of 7 people who passed away within 6 minutes of each other and 5 were fully vaccinated. So the vaccine is good for what ? Population control.
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#3281178 - 08/29/21 02:33 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Has anyone else noticed that the majority of illegal aliens seem to be relocated to the red states rather than blue? Couldn't have anything to do with changing voter base could it? Naaah, of course not. unsure



Migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border walk alongside a highway in Chiquimula, Guatemala, on Jan. 16, 2021. (Sandra Sebastian/AP Photo)

Gov. DeSantis Demands Biden Administration Cease Resettlement of Illegals in Florida

By Jannis Falkenstern
August 29, 2021 Updated: August 29, 2021

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – On Thursday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent a letter to the Biden Administration demanding transparency and that they cease sending “illegal aliens” to Florida.

“President [Joe] Biden, Vice President [Kamala] Harris, and their administration have refused to fulfill their responsibility to enforce immigration laws enacted by Congress and the resulting influx of unvetted illegal aliens endangers our national security and undermines the socioeconomic wellbeing of hardworking American citizens,” DeSantis said in a written statement. “Unfortunately, even though the federal government is responsible for immigration enforcement, it is the states who bear the brunt of this administration’s reckless immigration policies.”

In the letter (pdf) to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, the Republican governor wrote that he wanted an end to the mass resettlements of “illegal aliens” into the United States. DeSantis also urged the Department of Homeland Security to provide more transparency when it comes to the resettling of illegals in Florida and to give advance notice to “state leadership” before illegals are resettled into the state. He called the Biden administration’s border policies “disastrous” and gave a deadline of September 30, 2021, to give the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) a long list of information and data before sending more illegals into the state.

DeSantis’ letter requested that the Biden administration disclose the following information to FDLE:

the number of illegal aliens resettled in Florida;
the names and destination of the illegal aliens;
the number of illegal aliens resettled in Florida who were tested for COVID-19 and the results of such tests;
the identities of illegal aliens who have criminal records and who have previously entered the U.S. illegally; and
the number and identity of illegal aliens resettled in Florida who have failed to appear for their removal proceedings.

The letter went on to accuse the Biden administration of operating its own human smuggling operation.

“My office has received information indicating that ICE, sometimes with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has chartered flights transporting illegal alien adults and children to Florida,” the governor wrote. “Given the overall lack of transparency, I am concerned that the federal government is running its own massive human smuggling operation, surreptitiously resettling illegal aliens in the various states without consultation or even advance notice to state leadership.”

The governor wrote that this practice is “intolerable and unacceptable.”

DeSantis wrote that he knows “firsthand” about the border crisis as he visited the border and deployed law enforcement officers to aid Texas law enforcement and border patrol agents with the surge of migrants attempting to cross the border.

“I have been to the border, and I observed firsthand the chaos that this administration’s policies have created,” DeSantis said. To fill the void left by the federal government, Florida deployed its own law enforcement officers to the border.”

After speaking with law enforcement officers who were deployed to the border to aid Texas law enforcement, DeSantis said they have told him that many of the migrants that were apprehended at the border said they plan to come to Florida.

“Floridians welcome responsible immigration that serves the interests of our citizens, but we cannot abide the lawlessness that this administration is aiding and abetting, and frankly encouraging, on the southwest border,” DeSantis said.

Law enforcement officials, according to the governor’s office said that most of the migrants indicated their final stops were going to be larger Florida cities such as Kissimmee, Orlando, Miami, Hialeah, and Jacksonville.

In April 2021, DeSantis had written to Mayorkas’s office requesting that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) remove all illegal alien felons who had completed their prison sentences in Florida. The governor said in his current letter that he has seen “no action” to enforce the federal immigration laws.

DeSantis wrote that it was his opinion that DHS was resettling large numbers of illegal aliens who have “no lawful status under federal immigration law from the southwest border to Florida.”

He wrote: “The Constitution charges the President with the duty to faithfully execute the laws, and with respect to immigration enforcement, the federal government, with the Supreme Court’s blessing, has assumed near exclusive responsibility. Unfortunately, President Biden and this administration refuse to fulfill their responsibility to enforce the immigration laws enacted by Congress.”

DeSantis said in his letter that the “Remain in Mexico” program that was administered under the Trump Administration was ultimately replaced with “catch and release” by the Biden administration, which he attributes to the massive influx of migrants.

“The administration’s reversal or weakening of the prior administration’s enforcement policies had amounted to an open invitation for mass illegal migration the United States, and the results have been predictably catastrophic,” DeSantis wrote. “Since this administration took office, the number of illegal aliens encountered at the southwest border has skyrocketed, increasing each month at an unrelenting pace.”

When Biden took office in January the number of border encounters was 78,417. In one month that number increased to 101,098; 173,283 in March; 178,797 in April; 180,569 in May; 188,934 in June and 212,672 in July according to figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This puts a total number of encounters for the fiscal year to be approximately 1.3 million. In the last year of the Trump administration the total number of encounters was 458,088.

The governor ended his letter with doubts that the federal government would comply with his request and reminded the secretary that it was the states who were “saddled” with the costs of having illegals in their states. Also, he said that massive illegal immigration increases the spread of COVID-19 and will consume taxpayer money and overload government services including the education system.

“Although I seek an immediate end to the resettlement of illegal aliens in Florida, at the very least, DHS should provide the requested information in the interest of greater transparency,” DeSantis wrote. “The State of Florida is entitled to this information to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its people.”

Efforts to obtain a response from the White House were made with no response.

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#3281315 - 09/01/21 12:19 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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As if the dimocrats cannot flood the country with illegal aliens, oops, sorry, forgot that this was an illegal, there I go again, unacceptable phrase......start over!

As if the dimocrats cannot flood the country with prospective dimocrat voters fast enough, there are very serious issues with the vetting of the Afganitan refugees being brought into the US and other nations.

Now don't get me wrong. We owe those who fought alongside our troops all those years and their families who are in dire danger if left in the hands of the Taliban......but, coming from a failed country known to spawn terrorists, there is NO room for even one mistake in vetting these folks.

At least one refugee who is on the "No Fly List" was flown to Germany in the evacuation airlift. Can we trust the current powers that be to prevent every potential terrorist that may be embedded in this botched Dunkirk style evacuation? I certainly hope so, but have my doubts. God help us.

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#3281959 - 09/15/21 04:01 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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#3282037 - 09/16/21 11:55 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: SlickerThanSnot]
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WOW!! Illegal Immigration has dropped from 212,000 in July to ONLY 208,000 in August.....or has it, maybe it just shifted a bit farther west. frown

CLICK HERE for: PHOTO/VIDEO OF THE DAY

FIRST ON FOX: The number of migrants, predominantly from Haiti, waiting under the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas has doubled to more than 8,000 in a single day, with sources telling Fox News that the situation is "out of control" and Border Patrol is overwhelmed.

Fox News drone footage shows ... Patrol.

On Wednesday, the numbers were more than 4,000 but by Thursday morning that number had spiked to approximately 8,200, a source told Fox. A source told Fox that Border Patrol was overwhelmed and that the situation is "out of control."

Meanwhile, a law enforcement source said that a large majority of the migrants are Haitians and more are arriving at the bridge by the minute.

MIGRANT ENCOUNTERS OVER 200,000 AGAIN IN AUGUST, AS BORDER SURGE CONTINUES

It is the latest scene of chaos at the border as the Biden administration continues to struggle to handle a continued and relentless migrant surge, which has overwhelmed authorities and led to Republican claims that the administration’s immigration policies are to blame.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Wednesday that there were 208,887 migrant encounters in August, a slight decline from the 212,000 encounters in July and the second month in a row where the number of encounters breached the 200,000 mark. Fox News first reported the numbers.

Of those encounters, 44% resulted in an expulsion under Title 42 public health protections, but just 19% of the more than 86,000 family unit encounters ended in a Title 42 expulsion.

The 208,887 number for August represents a 317% increase over last August 2020 which saw 50,014 encounters — and a 233% increase over August 2019, where there were 62,707 amid that year's border crisis.

The Biden administration has blamed the Trump administration for sealing off legal pathways to asylum, while pushing a strategy that includes a strong focus on tackling root causes like violence, corruption and poverty in Central America.

Republicans have blamed the Biden administration’s rollback of Trump-era policies like border wall construction and the Migrant Protection Protocols. Republicans immediately pointed to the footage as proof that the Biden strategy is not working.

"The Biden Border Crisis continues to spiral out of control," tweeted Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-N.M.

Meanwhile the Biden administration has begun to fly those expelled via Title 42 deeper into Mexico amid concerns that migrants are making multiple attempts to cross the border.

It was also recently dealt a legal defeat when the Supreme Court refused to stay an order forcing it to reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols.

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#3282107 - 09/17/21 04:35 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Last night FAA declared a no-fly zone over Del Rio international bridge to prevent FOX News from flying their drone to film the 10,500 illegals gathered under the bridge reported in the evening of 16 Sept. 2021. The number has been estimated to be well over 11,000 this morning with hundreds walking across the Rio Grande from Villa Acuna, Mexico.

WATCH THIS VIDEO TAKEN FROM TEXAS DPS HELICOPTER 17 SEPT 2021


According to FOX News report this AM, CBP declared that they are no longer in control of the border @ Del Rio, having been overwhelmed by sheer numbers.

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Thousands of Illegal Immigrants Amass Under Bridge in Texas

By Charlotte Cuthbertson and Zachary Stieber
September 16, 2021 Updated: September 17, 2021

DEL RIO, Texas—Thousands of illegal immigrants, mostly from Haiti, are congregating under an international bridge in Texas while they wait to be processed by Border Patrol.

The illegal immigrants are spread out over a dirt lot strewn with litter, many sitting or lying on blankets. Others stand, chatting with companions.

Some 9,000 illegal immigrants, including Haitian, Cuban, and Venezuelan nationals, are in the area, Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez confirmed at 3:45 p.m. local time on Sept. 16.

Five hundred more had arrived within the previous half-hour as the sheriff and the mayor of Del Rio, Texas, held a press conference near the bridge–almost within sight of the Rio Grande, which serves as the international border with Mexico.

The number has skyrocketed in less a week, from only a couple of hundred under the bridge on Sept. 9.

Mayor Bruno Lozano confirmed that another 20,000 are on their way.

“I’m deeply frustrated. The thing that I worry about is a stampede. The thing I worry about is terrorism,” Lozano said.

“This is not secure. This is not defensible,” he said, looking toward the wide open border and the number of people walking back and forth across it.

“We don’t really know who they are.”

Charlotte Cuthbertson Tweet/Video

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said that he has directed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to “maintain their presence at and around ports of entry to deter crossings,” although it’s unclear how effective that will be in reducing numbers.

“The Biden Administration is in complete disarray and is handling the border crisis as badly as the evacuation from Afghanistan,” Abbott said in a statement Sept. 16.

Lozano said his city’s medical services are stretched thin. An illegal immigrant woman was rushed to hospital on Sept. 15 to give birth. On Sept. 16, The Epoch Times witnessed Border Patrol loading a woman into an ambulance.

Lozano blamed the Biden administration, particularly Vice President Kamala Harris, for not focusing on the U.S.–Mexico border, especially the smaller cities being affected, such as Del Rio. The number of illegal aliens currently under the bridge is almost one-third of the population of the city.

“We’re ignored. They’re prioritizing urban centers,” he said.

Sheriff Martinez confirmed that the illegal immigrants aren’t being tested for COVID-19.

“None of them are being tested for anything,” he said.

Law enforcement is adding more portable toilets under the bridge every day and drinking water stations are provided.

The illegal immigrants cross the river frequently to go back to Mexico for food and supplies.
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Illegal immigrants walk near the international bridge area after crossing the Rio Grande (on left), from Mexico into Del Rio, Texas, on Sept. 16, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Lozano said the system is so overwhelmed that it will likely take Border Patrol two weeks to transport the current 9,000 illegal aliens to Border Patrol facilities and process them. Those who are released often get dropped at the local Stripes gas station in Del Rio, where they wait for a bus to San Antonio.

It isn’t clear why the bulk of the Haitians cross into Del Rio, though migration patterns show that people from certain countries have favored routes into the United States.

CBP didn’t answer the phone or return voicemails or an email on Sept. 16 as the number of illegal immigrants continued to swell. No CBP representative spoke at the press conference.

“It’s completely predictable because Biden is basically inviting in illegal immigrants,” Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a nonpartisan think tank that advocates for a pro-immigrant, low-immigration system, told The Epoch Times.

“This just seems to be an extreme example of what we’ve been seeing since Jan. 20, which is illegal immigrants, taking Biden up on his offer that if they manage to get into the United States, they’ll be let go.”
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Thousands of illegal immigrants amassing in Del Rio, Texas, on Sept. 16, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

President Joe Biden, upon entering office, quickly overhauled the U.S. immigration system, ending construction on the border wall as well as a program that forced many asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico.

Biden administration officials also stopped using the federal government’s Title 42 authority, which was established during the COVID-19 pandemic, to expel unaccompanied minors, or illegal immigrant children.

The use of Title 42 has dropped in recent months as Democrats pressure Biden to end the authority. Officials applied it to just 44 percent of the illegal immigrant encounters in August.

The decline in federal immigration enforcement has prompted Texas authorities to fill the void. State and local law enforcement have ramped up enforcement of illegal immigrants, including in Del Rio, where the mayor has pleaded with Biden to stop releasing illegal immigrants as local conditions deteriorate.

Crossing the border into the United States without proper papers is illegal, but after entering, an illegal immigrant can claim asylum, or fear of persecution if they are returned to their home country. If they do, they are often released into the United States. If they don’t, they are processed under Title 8, or federal law, typically getting a court date or told to appear at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office on a certain day. Most don’t end up appearing.

The CBP spokesperson told The Epoch Times that “the vast majority of single adults and many families will continue to be expelled under the CDC’s Title 42 authority, and those who cannot be expelled under Title 42 and do not have a legal basis to remain will be processed under Title 8 authorities.”

There are indications that a number of single adults are being allowed to remain in the country, particularly foreign nationals whose nations have been granted a special type of protection called Temporary Protected Status by U.S. authorities.

One Haitian man, a single male who crossed with some 350 other illegal immigrants to Del Rio from Mexico in July, spoke to The Epoch Times after entering the United States. About a month later, he texted to say he’d made it to Boston and was fine.

A Cuban man in his late-20s, Eduardo, told The Epoch Times this week at a gas station in Del Rio that he was waiting to be picked up by his parents, who live in Houston. He said he traveled from Panama through Central America before making it through Mexico to reach Del Rio, walking most of the time.

The United States recorded more than 208,000 illegal immigrant arrests at the border in August, one of the highest months on record. Under the Biden administration, the country is on pace to set records for the highest number of fiscal year and calendar year encounters.

The administration would have known about the large groups of immigrants that are now in Del Rio, Jaeson Jones, CEO of Omni Intelligence, told The Epoch Times.

U.S. intelligence programs monitor Central America to detect large groups forming, said Jones, a former Texas Department of Public Safety intelligence and counterterrorism captain, who worked closely with Border Patrol.

“No one in the federal government has acknowledged what was coming, stated that this was happening, nor did they do anything to mitigate it, because this should have been stopped. This is a large caravan of people that wasn’t stopped,” he said.

“To me, this just is more validation of the level of failure of leadership within the current administration.”

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#3282133 - 09/18/21 12:30 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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2ND WAVE OF ASSAULT ON SOUTHERN BORDER departs southern Mexico, shouting USA, USA. Third, fourth and .... waves soon to follow!

Just what defines a "crisis" and when does it begin!?
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#3282171 - 09/19/21 04:19 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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McCarthy Calls for National Guard to Help Cope With Del Rio Illegal Immigrant Surge


By Tom Ozimek
September 18, 2021 Updated: September 18, 2021

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has urged President Joe Biden to deploy the National Guard to help deal with the illegal immigrant surge along the southern border, insisting the situation is a national security crisis and blaming the Biden administration for a “failed response.”

McCarthy made the remarks in a Sept. 17 statement that came as thousands of illegal immigrants, mostly from Haiti, were congregating under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas while they await processing by Border Patrol.

“The Biden Administration must recognize this for what it is: A National Security Crisis. As such he must fully deploy the National Guard to the southern border to help our Border Patrol agents with more resources to control the situation,” the Republican leader said.

“Recently, over 10,000 migrants have surged to the border in Del Rio. It is no coincidence this is happening as Democrats in Congress are moving to pass legislation that would grant immediate citizenship for up to 10 million illegal immigrants. This is a wakeup call to Democrats that their policies are putting American lives in danger and must be abandoned,” McCarthy said.

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Thousands of illegal immigrants amassing in Del Rio, Texas, on Sept. 16, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

The number of individuals gathering at the Del Rio bridge has skyrocketed in less a week, from only a couple of hundred on Sept. 9 to around 9,000 by Sept. 16, according to Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez. Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano confirmed that another 20,000 are on their way.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who on Thursday traveled to the border, called the scenes at the Del Rio bridge “the most horrific thing I’ve ever seen.”

“There are right now, as we’re speaking, there are 10,503 people under that bridge. It is packed in as a mass of humanity,” Cruz said. “They take your breath away because it just goes on and on and on—infants, little children, people struggling enormously.”

Cruz, too, blamed the Biden administration for the situation and called for deportation flights to Haiti to resume.

“It’s a political decision that Joe Biden could end tonight by simply following the law and saying we’re going to send people back to Haiti, which is what federal immigration law requires,” Cruz said.

The Biden administration paused deportation flights to Haiti after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated the country on Aug. 14. There has been media speculation that the Biden administration was working on plans to start deporting people back to Haiti, though these reports remain without official confirmation. The Associated Press cited anonymous administration officials as saying that deportation flights were to resume next week, while NBC News cited internal documents to that effect.

More than 50 Democrat lawmakers urged Biden in a Sept. 16 letter (PDF) to extend the deportation pause indefinitely “for noncitizens who pose no threats to public safety or national security.”

The mayor of Del Rio said that it’s not clear who the illegal immigrants are and that he is concerned about security.

“I’m deeply frustrated. The thing that I worry about is a stampede. The thing I worry about is terrorism,” Lozano said, adding, “We don’t really know who they are.”

The United States recorded more than 208,000 illegal immigrant arrests at the border in August, one of the highest months on record. Under the Biden administration, the country is on pace to set records for the highest number of fiscal year and calendar year encounters.

Charlotte Cuthbertson and Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.

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#3282449 - 09/24/21 05:54 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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#3282552 - 09/26/21 12:43 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: Foxpro.223]
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Estimates of the Del Rio Crossings went as high as 30,000. Only those individuals "exhibiting Covid symptoms" were tested, the rest were placed in "other than detention" according to the WH press secretary.

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About 12,400 out of 17,000 Haitians are having their cases heard by immigration courts, Mayorkas said, adding that about 5,000 are being processed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Only approximately 3,000 are in detention, (Mayorkas) said.

When asked about what will happen to the 12,000 who were released in the past week, Mayorkas said that “it is our intention to remove” those aliens.


He forgot to add, If we can find them!


DHS Secretary: As Many as 12,000 Illegal Haitian Immigrants Released Into the US in Recent Days

By Jack Phillips
September 26, 2021 Updated: September 26, 2021


Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said Sunday that a significant number of Haitian illegal immigrants who had amassed along the U.S.-Mexico border last week are being released into the United States.

About 12,400 out of 17,000 Haitians are having their cases heard by immigration courts, Mayorkas said, adding that about 5,000 are being processed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Only approximately 3,000 are in detention, he said.

“Approximately, I think it’s about ten thousand or so, twelve thousand,” Mayorkas told “Fox News Sunday” when he was asked about the number of Haitian illegal aliens who have been released into the interior of the United States. The number could rise as 5,000 more cases are processed, he remarked further.


Mayorkas added that the figure of those being released “could be even higher” and added that the “number that are returned could be even higher.” Striking a defensive tone, Mayorkas said, “What we do is we follow the law as Congress has passed it.”

“Legislative reform is needed,” he said, adding that the U.S. “immigration system is broken.”

The Department of Justice in 2017 previously estimated that about 43 percent of illegal aliens released into the U.S. miss their immigration court hearings. When asked about what will happen to the 12,000 who were released in the past week, Mayorkas said that “it is our intention to remove” those aliens.

“We have enforcement guidelines in place that provide that individuals who are recent border crossers who do not show up for their hearings are enforcement priorities, and will be removed,” Mayorkas said.

Last week, more than 15,000 Haitians congregated underneath a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, and essentially constructed a shantytown before numerous local officials sounded the alarm that a humanitarian crisis was brewing.
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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas updates reporters on the effort to resettle vulnerable Afghans in the United States, in Washington on Sept. 3, 2021. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

DHS officials, including Mayorkas, on Sept. 24 said that the encampment under the bridge was cleared out. A day later, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said that the Texas border crossing will be partially reopened.

The agency also said it is planning to continue flights to Haiti throughout the weekend, ignoring criticism from Democratic lawmakers and some progressive groups.

The number of people at the Del Rio encampment peaked last weekend as migrants driven by confusion over the Biden administration’s policies and misinformation on social media converged at the border crossing. While Mayorkas and other White House officials have asserted that the border is closed, Republicans have said that the administration’s decisions to rescind a number of Trump-era immigrant orders have triggered a surge of illegal immigration.

All the while, Mayorkas and other senior officials have dedicated a significant amount of time in news conferences condemning some Border Patrol agents who were seen on horseback near Haitians who illegally crossed the border. The photographer who shot those pictures last week said that the agents were not whipping the migrants, as some officials and Democratic lawmakers had claimed.

“Some of the Haitian men started running, trying to go around the horses,” photographer Paul Ratje told local station KTSM, explaining the situation on the ground.

“I’ve never seen them whip anyone,” he said, referring to the agents. “He was swinging it, but it can be misconstrued when you’re looking at the picture.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/dhs-secretary-as-many-as-12000-illegal-haitian-immigrants-released-into-the-us-in-recent-days_4015864.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-09-26-1&mktids=8414d0efe24889bbb5b5a3a49b944798&est=THasS4icn21SrLdI6CNwhij6huv925eLZfnWMG2RpzckCT1kZDXJUZu%2B
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Biden Spending $3 Million Per Day to Not Build Border Wall
Report finds as much as $2 Billion wasted since inauguration


By Robert Law on July 27, 2021

On President Biden’s first day in office, he issued a memorandum blocking new border wall construction, including money appropriated by Congress for that purpose as well as Department of Defense (DOD) funds the Trump administration reprogrammed (reallocated) for border wall construction. Biden’s January 20 memorandum ordered a 60-day review of the border wall construction contracts and recommendations, but over 180 days later the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has failed to satisfy that directive.

Almost immediately, the Biden administration’s inability or unwillingness to secure the border and enforce U.S immigration law led to a historic, and worsening, crisis at the southern border. But, with Democrats in charge of both chambers of Congress, there has been no oversight of the Biden administration’s mishandling of the situation. Unable to haul DHS administration officials before a hearing to hold them accountable, the Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, took it upon themselves to investigate the effect of President Biden’s policy halting border wall construction.

According to the report, titled "President Biden is Wasting Billions by Not Building the Border Wall", subcommittee Ranking Member James Lankford finds that between $1.837 billion and $2.087 billion of taxpayer dollars have been wasted since Biden’s inauguration, and that this fiscal drain increases by at least $3 million per day. Lankford notes that at the end of the Trump administration, approximately $10 billion had been transferred to two Department of Defense accounts for border wall construction and related projects, known as DOD 2802 Accounts and DOD 284 Accounts. Based on interactions with DOD employees, the GOP learned that DOD 2802 accounts fund military construction projects and that there were seven border wall-related projects suspended by President Biden. Initially, the suspension resulted in $6 million a day in taxpayer waste, but after laying off some contractors the waste is down to $3 million a day. As explained in the report, “the Federal government is paying contractors on these seven projects $3 million per day to drive out to project sites and guard the unused pallets of steel and other construction materials.” Lankford estimates that between January 20 and July 15, DOD has paid the contracts between $618 and $708 million to babysit materials, and that it will take from 12 to 18 months to terminate the contracts. Citing government statements from pending litigation, the DOD 2802 funds wasted will total between $798 million and $1.048 billion by the end of the calendar year.

The waste of taxpayer dollars is similarly astonishing for the mismanagement of the DOD 284 accounts, which fund counter-drug and counternarcotic activities. For these accounts, DOD estimates that at least $624 million will be spent in contract claims and termination costs plus an additional $415 million in suspension costs. Like the DOD 2802 accounts, it will take between 12 and 18 months to terminate the projects. From the same litigation referenced above, DOD pegs the total cost of suspension and termination costs for projects funded by DOD 284 accounts at $1.039 billion.

The money wasted on not building the border wall is just one aspect of the Biden border crisis draining taxpayer resources. Not covered in the GOP report are the costs of DHS housing and caring for illegal aliens temporarily detained after being apprehended at the southern border. Similarly uncaptured, but highly relevant to the big picture impact, are the taxpayer costs incurred by these illegal alien economic migrants accessing public services like healthcare facilities and schools, as well as those who take jobs from Americans, either by working unlawfully or with a work permit doled out under lax Biden administration policies.

https://cis.org/Law/Biden-Spending-3-Million-Day-Not-Build-Border-Wall
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Biden playing a deadly game using secret flights to move migrants

By Post Editorial Board
October 18, 2021 9:41pm Updated

Miranda Devine on the 'secret' late-night flights to New York carrying underage migrants
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There’s a reason the Biden administration is using secret flights to small airports to move unaccompanied minors who illegally crossed the border.

They don’t want voters to know just how many people are being waved right into the country, because President Biden understands that open borders might be the policy of progressives, but it’s not popular among the majority of Americans.

But you know who does realize these flights are happening? The people of Central and South America. Word travels fast that no one is getting deported, and that’s why they are paying money to smugglers to take their children on a perilous journey north.

That’s why there are so many heartbreaking images of toddlers literally being dropped over the wall, abandoned in the wilderness.

There were a staggering 18,958 encounters between the Border Patrol and unaccompanied children in July. In August, the figure was 18,847.

That’s up 655.6 percent from the previous year.

Sometimes, these kids are placed with relatives already in the United States. Sometimes, they are placed with aid groups happy to help.

Of course there is sympathy for parents so desperate for their children to have a better life that they have a 7-year-old walk to America.

[img]https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/si...=all&w=1535[/img]
The Biden administration has been allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the country instead of deporting them.
Christopher Sadowski

But by not having a set policy, by not forcing people to apply for a visa from the country they live in, you are making a mockery of our immigration laws.

You are also encouraging a terrible, dangerous pipeline: How many children will be assaulted or die trying to get here?

[img]https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/si...=all&w=1535[/img]
Migrants seen after getting off a plane in Westchester.
Migrants seen after getting off a plane in Westchester.
Christopher Sadowski

Biden is trying to have it both ways: He can tell progressives that he’s let in the vast majority of migrants.

But he’s also hiding it from the public in hopes of not paying a political price. It’s cynical, and it’s wrong.

https://nypost.com/2021/10/18/biden-playing-deadly-game-using-secret-flights-to-move-migrants/
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Wonder how much of that stuff says made in china on it.
Buy from china and let it sit and rot.
Lose lose.
Sounds about right.
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Hello! Anybody home in DC? Nah, I didn't think so, and the crisis continues.


A Border Patrol agent picks up three illegal aliens after Texas state troopers arrested two U.S. citizen smugglers who were transporting them to San Antonio, in Kinney County,
Texas, on Oct. 20, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)


Immigration & Border Security
Arrests of Illegal Immigrants at US–Mexico Border Set New October Record

By Zachary Stieber and Charlotte Cuthbertson
November 10, 2021 Updated: November 10, 2021

Apprehensions along the U.S.–Mexico border in October set a new record for the month, unpublished data obtained by The Epoch Times show.

Border Patrol logged about 163,000 arrests of illegal immigrants at the northern and southern borders(emphasis added), according to preliminary data that doesn’t include Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations (OFO). While arrests at the U.S.–Canadian border are typically less than 100 each month, the OFO has recently recorded at least 5,096 arrests per month.

While the total apprehensions are down from the previous month, they established a new record for October, easily clearing the 91,410 arrests recorded in October of 1999 and well above the figures seen during recent administrations.

“It’s an improvement, but it’s still four or five times the level that we saw during the Obama or Trump administrations,” Steven Kopits, president of the Princeton Policy Advisors, told The Epoch Times.

Arrests under former President Donald Trump averaged 45,000 per October and arrests under former President Barack Obama averaged 33,000 per October.

The new October record isn’t the only one set by the Biden administration. The arrests last month mean the administration has presided over the year with the most arrests, with two months still left to go.

For the full year, Princeton Policy’s forecast stands at 1.87 million apprehensions, up from the prior record of 1.61 million set under the Clinton administration in 2000.(emphasis added)

Most of the October apprehensions took place in the always-busy Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol sector in Texas. But agents in other areas also made significant arrests, with the number breaching 22,400 in the Yuma, Arizona, sector.

Illegal border crossings have exploded since President Joe Biden took office in January. The Democrat quickly reversed or altered key Trump-era border security and enforcement policies, including halting the construction of the border wall and stopping the “Remain in Mexico” program. The administration also ended the expulsion of many illegal immigrants despite the COVID-19 pandemic and released hundreds of thousands into the U.S. interior, some without official papers to appear in court.

The Biden administration, which has called Trump-era policies “inhumane” and “cruel,” has said its immigration system overhaul will take time to complete.

Vice President Kamala Harris was tapped in March to address the border issue and has said her focus is on the “root causes” of illegal immigration.

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has said the agency’s three-part plan is to invest in countries that people are leaving, to build “safe, orderly, and humane pathways” for immigration, and rebuild the asylum system and refugee program.
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Thousands of illegal immigrants amass in Del Rio, Texas, on Sept. 16, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Scores of illegal immigrants have said they’ve traveled to the United States because of Biden’s policies. Mexico’s government also appears to have become more lenient with illegal immigrants transiting through since Biden took office.

Many Haitians who crossed into a primitive camp under the international bridge in Del Rio, Texas, recently told The Epoch Times that now was the time to come because it was easier to get in and stay in under Biden. The majority had been living in Chile or Brazil for years.

In addition to the apprehensions in October, there were roughly 50,000 “gotaways,” or illegal immigrants who were recorded as evading arrest, according to the unpublished data. An untold number of other illegal immigrants enter the country without being arrested or recorded as having gotten away.

“Those gotaway numbers are higher than I’d have expected—they’re equivalent to 30 percent of apprehensions,” Mark Kirkorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, told The Epoch Times in an email.

The decline in arrests from September may stem from a decrease in the number of U.S. job openings, Kopits said.

“There are a number of factors. One is that you may be running out of migrants right now—the number of people who wanted to come. It could just be a monthly blip, that happens sometimes. It could be the enforcement’s a little bit better than it was. Or it could be that the job market’s a little softer,” he said. “There’s a little bit less opportunity for migrants and so they’re slowing down a little bit.”

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated when the Biden administration would set a new yearly record. It already has. The Epoch Times regrets the error.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/arrests-of-illegal-immigrants-at-us-mexico-border-set-new-october-record_4096799.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-11-11&mktids=7de942b41a46142848fe6961b8eebbec&est=TK7DlnREV9k1glhFb32eTCEVAfV9k%2BkxPEhp4j2bEAQ1T%2Bo%2B7wQ7ZMmg

Current administration believes in the the trickle down principle.....don't take action; let the responsibility trickle down. Texas has appropriated a billion dollars to do your job for you and even local governments are kicking in. Gov. Abbott has begun building a wall to fill in blanks left by Biden's cancellation of the border wall (at great expense to taxpayers). The governor announced that a fund has been established where donations to build the wall may be made. Apparently many citizens disagree with the administration's opinion that "there is no crisis on the border", base on over $54,000,000 which has already been donated!

And then there's this!


Kinney County Attorney Brent Smith in his office in Brackettville, Texas, on Oct. 29, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

In Pursuit of a Secure Border: Small Texas County Leads Charge Against Border Crime

By Charlotte Cuthbertson
November 11, 2021 Updated: November 11, 2021

KINNEY COUNTY, Texas—Charging an illegal immigrant with a misdemeanor such as criminal trespass sounds simple enough.

But throw 1,008 cases at a small county with a jail that has 14 spaces and a court system that usually handles six or seven cases per month—using Microsoft Word—and the wheels start to fall off.

On June 10, when Texas Gov. Greg Abbott directed state troopers to start arresting illegal aliens—on charges including trespass, criminal mischief, and evading on foot—officials in Kinney County jumped on the idea.

County Sheriff Brad Coe was keen to stick illegal immigrants with any charges he could to deter them from coming to his county.

“We’re going to try to hold these people accountable,” Coe said. He also wanted to get them in the system because the illegal aliens captured in Kinney County have evaded Border Patrol, so they’re unknown.

Since January, ranchers and local law enforcement had seen an unprecedented increase in the number of illegal aliens traversing the county, and they’d given up on expecting federal solutions. Local ranchers, tired of cut fences and property damage, signed affidavits allowing the sheriff and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to press charges on their behalf.

Although Abbott announced the Operation Lone Star border security initiative in June, it took almost two months to secure enough jail space and for the DPS to work out the process. The state set up a temporary 100-bed detention center in neighboring Val Verde County and cleared out the 1,000-bed Briscoe Unit in Dilley.

Meanwhile, in July, almost 10,000 illegal aliens evaded Border Patrol in the Del Rio Sector, according to preliminary Customs and Border Protection numbers.

By August, DPS was ready to start the initiative in Val Verde and Kinney counties. In Kinney, DPS assigned a small team to work the brush near the U.S.–Mexico border in areas of high foot traffic. The officers quickly started arresting an average of 25 illegal aliens per day from private ranches, often at night.

At the sheriff’s office, state troopers and local jail staff took about two hours to complete the paperwork and magistrate seven Mexicans who were arrested late on Aug. 7. They’d been walking for two days before being caught on a ranch.
said they had already tried crossing a month ago but got caught by Border Patrol and expelled. Another man, who said he was aiming to get to New York, said this was his third time trying to get through. He said his cousin intended to pay the $4,000 smuggling fee upon his delivery to New York.

Several said they’ll probably try again, while others weren’t as enthusiastic. They all said a “travel agent” on the Mexican side of the border directed them on where to cross, gave directions of where to walk, and had planned to coordinate a vehicle pick-up for them.

At first, Kinney County Justice of the Peace Narce Villarreal came down to the sheriff’s office in the middle of the night to magistrate the groups before DPS transported them the 30 miles to the Val Verde facility. But the hours became untenable and the sheriff’s office parking lot was overwhelmed with detainees, so the whole process was moved to Val Verde.

From Val Verde, the illegal aliens would eventually be transported 126 miles to the Briscoe Unit in Dilley while they waited for their court hearing. Subsequently, some were then transported another 200 miles to the Segovia jail facility in Edinburgh.

Meanwhile, Kinney County Attorney Brent Smith was scrambling to take up the flood of new cases. He had started the job in January and was building the backend process on the fly. He had to go to the county commissioners to request a software system that would streamline the paperwork on the cases—Word documents had become too unwieldy under the volume. He contacted two other county attorneys to double-check that his complaints were solid.

Smith said he’s filed around 900 charges for criminal trespass since August, with more pending, and has had to rely heavily on Mason District Attorney Tonya Ahlschwede, who is part of Texas’s border prosecution unit, to keep up.

Former chief of the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector Austin Skero, who retired at the end of July, also joined the unit as an investigator.

After a misdemeanor arrest, Smith examines the evidence in the case file from the sheriff’s office or DPS. If it’s determined that trespass occurred, he’ll file a complaint against the individual for trespassing, which is a Class B misdemeanor. The charge is elevated if the individual has a deadly weapon, is found more than 100 feet past the property line on agricultural land, or if the alleged crime took place during a disaster (the county has been in a perpetual state of disaster since April).

Once charged, the suspect will make a plea, and if he pleads guilty, he’ll most likely get time served and be turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

It’s not a hefty penalty, but “we’re hoping they avoid our county,” Smith said.

The maximum punishment for a Class B misdemeanor in Texas is 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine, whereas a Class A is one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.


As the cases have piled up, it has become a race against time for Smith.

“If they don’t make bail, they’re in jail the whole time until trial,” he said. From the time of the arrest, he has 30 days to file a Class A misdemeanor complaint against a detained individual before the habeas corpus statute requires a personal recognizance (PR) bond to be set and the individual released.

In some cases, Smith received the arrest files from DPS on day 29, or even beyond day 30. In other cases, the complaints were filed within the 30 days, but the inmate had bonded out of jail and was nowhere to be found.

Logistics and lack of manpower were the bottlenecks, he said.

“Because what the state did, when they planned on this process, they got the jails set up, they got defense attorneys funded, but not one prosecutor was there to get the prosecution set up for this,” he said.

“So we’re playing catch up, trying to get the resources at the same time to do everything—versus the defense had everything set up from the very beginning.”

On Oct. 14, Abbott announced $36.4 million in grant funding toward border prosecutions and 12 border counties, including more than $3.1 million in grant money to Kinney County, as part of Operation Lone Star.

But the money doesn’t just appear in the county bank account. It’s grant money that requires an application process, and the county must carry the costs in the meantime.

Smith has already spent more than his annual office supplies budget (about $1,200) on file folders for the trespass cases.
Court Proceedings

The first of Kinney County’s cases came up on the court docket during the last week of October. They were conducted over video conference with retired judges coming in to fill the gaps.

On Oct. 26, Judge Vivian Torres sat on the virtual bench. The cases proceeded slowly, with frequent pauses for the translator to ensure the defendant understood the goings-on.

Defense lawyer Sylvia Delgado had arranged a plea deal for several defendants that reduced their charge from a Class A to a Class B misdemeanor and a sentence of “time served,” with court costs being waived.

The defendants pleaded guilty, and the judge agreed to the plea deal terms, which included a 72-day sentence, which had been served.

Delgado said she’s been assigned about 190 cases so far by the Lubbock Public Defenders’ Office and has been focusing on getting the first ones out of jail because they’d been detained so long.

She said she meets her clients via Zoom video conference. “And I tell them specifically: ‘You have not been forgotten. I’m your attorney, I’m going to work to get you out,'” Delgado told The Epoch Times on Oct. 28.

Delgado said she lets them know that she’ll attempt to get them released on a no-fee PR bond, try to get charges reduced, and, if they want to plead guilty, ask for time served.

“And then, unfortunately, when I go back to see them before docket, a lot of them are gone,” she said. Of her 18 clients for the Nov. 2 court docket, she has only been able to follow up with the six who are still in jail.

“I met with Joselito, and Joselito had told me, ‘Well, Ms. Delgado, I just want to plead guilty and get sent back to Mexico. I just want to go back to Mexico.’

“So I was looking for Joselito. And he’s nowhere to be found.”

She was told by the other inmates that Joselito was transferred to ICE, while others had returned to Mexico after bonding out.

Other defense attorneys have also said they had no idea where their clients were after they bonded out.

The region’s district attorney, Suzanne West, told The Epoch Times that she believes inmates who bond out are released to ICE.

ICE didn’t confirm that it was taking custody of the inmates, or what happened next. A spokesperson said the agency is following the enforcement priorities set out by the Biden administration.

“In Texas and elsewhere, ICE conducts an individualized determination in each case to assess whether arrest and removal is warranted. This determination includes an assessment of aggravating and mitigating factors, as well as a determination of whether the person is removable under the law,” ICE spokesperson Monica Yoas stated in an email to The Epoch Times.

“ICE fully respects the civil rights and liberties of all people when conducting this assessment.”

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which operates the Briscoe and Segovia jails, said that as of Oct. 29, the Briscoe unit held 654 illegal alien inmates, with 536 from Kinney County, 105 from Val Verde, 10 from Zavala, and three from Frio County. In Segovia, all 291 illegal alien inmates are from Kinney County.

Delgado said she has asked for an investigator to help on the ground to find the missing people and has meanwhile obtained a continuance in court for their hearing dates.

“If they’re truly lost, like we don’t ever hear from them again, we don’t know what happened. If I can’t really find out, then they’re probably just going to keep getting reset,” she said.

“So I suppose a warrant may issue, but we’re not there yet. We’re just not there in that system yet.”

Most of the defendants on the next several dockets, totaling about 60 cases, had their cases dismissed because defense lawyers argued that the complaints were deficient as they lacked the landowner’s name.

Smith later said he was disappointed that the name of the ranch wasn’t sufficient for the court, as he was hoping to avoid naming the landowner in public records. The landowner’s name is usually included in the arrest file, which the lawyer can access.

“A lot of ranchers are concerned about cartel retribution, possibly, if their name comes up in complaint after complaint after complaint” he said.

“So we can still refile it and prosecute once we correct that information. But you know, they’re not going to show up.”

Smith’s office scrambled to amend the 900 complaints already filed to include the landowner name and the GPS location of the alleged offense.

Defense lawyers appeared to change tack on the Nov. 2 docket and entered “not guilty” pleas for all their clients who were still present.

The judge subsequently ordered the release of each defendant on a no-fee PR bond and set a pre-trial hearing for Nov. 18.

Ahlschwede, from the border prosecution unit, told the court on Nov. 2 that several illegal aliens who had been released from jail after paying a cash bond have since been arrested again for criminal trespass in Kinney County.

Smith said one man was released after paying a $4,000 cash bond. “Then we re-arrested him 10 days ago. And despite it being a multiple offense, they gave a $500 bond. Well, we filed the motion to revoke [the bond] once we got the case file—which was 10 days after it occurred,” Smith said.

The man had been released three days prior to receiving the motion.

“By the time we got the file, he was already gone. Who knows where he’s at now,” Smith said.

Coe said his office has been juggling a steady stream of people coming in to pay cash bonds with wads of crisp $100 bills.

“Some of them are $5,000. Where are they getting the money?” he said. At one point, he had more than half a million dollars in cash sitting in his vault.

“I’d bet there’s a 99 percent chance that they don’t show up [to court],” Coe said of the released illegal alien defendants.

“They’ll probably end up in places like Michigan, Missouri, West Virginia, Washington—we’ll never see them again. So are we doing this all in vain? I mean, it’s doable. It’s very, very new. It’s just getting the mechanism rolling.”

Coe said he hoped the convictions might be a roadblock for illegal aliens if they ever tried to file for some type of assistance or become U.S. citizens.

“That’d be a check mark against them. Some type of consequence has to be there,” he said.

However, in reality, having a trespass conviction on record will act more like a speedbump, according to former immigration judge Andrew Arthur, who is now a resident fellow in law and policy for the Center for Immigration Studies.

“Generally, this isn’t going to have any effect on them from an immigration standpoint, but again, sleeping in a room with 30 guys for six months really does have a way of concentrating one’s attention,” Arthur told The Epoch Times on Oct. 27.

Even if the Texas legislature passes a bill that would enhance punishment to a third-degree felony for illegal alien trespassers, the impact on future immigration status would be negligible, Arthur said.

“But again, anything that impedes people’s ability to enter the United States, anything that’s going to require them to be detained pretrial, or imprisoned post-trial, is going to be a deterrent,” he said.

“Now, how strong a deterrent effect that is remains to be seen.”

Arthur said the deterrent effect was worth the taxpayer dollars spent on the trespass prosecutions.


“The problem is that Texas is doing the job that the federal government should be doing.”


The majority of Border Patrol apprehensions along the southwest border occur in Texas. Of the more than 1.6 million illegal alien apprehensions in fiscal year 2021, Border Patrol apprehended almost 958,000, or 58 percent, crossing into Texas.

Customs and Border Protection doesn’t publish the number of illegal aliens that Border Patrol agents have detected but who subsequently evade apprehension, but the internal numbers have sat at around 50,000 per month this year, according to an inside source. It’s impossible to estimate the number of those who aren’t detected at all.

Within the Operation Lone Star border effort, the DPS had made 7,744 criminal arrests as of Oct. 14, including 1,300 for criminal trespass and 6,339 on felony charges. State troopers had been involved in 822 vehicle pursuits, mostly chasing smugglers who were transporting illegal aliens.

Kinney County has charged significantly more illegal aliens with trespass than Val Verde County so far, which started the initiative at the same time. Other counties, such as Frio and Zavala started prosecuting more recently, while Uvalde and Brooks counties are considering getting started but are strapped with the same lack of resources that Kinney County has experienced.

Smith said the volume of prosecutions coming from Kinney County were a result of the county officials caring about the issue.

“They want to do something more about it than just close your eyes and not watch what’s happening to your county,” he said.

Smith said he’s been accused by a defense lawyer of being racist for prosecuting illegal aliens.

“The criminal complaints make no mention of immigration status or hinge on race. If you come down to Kinney County and trespass on private property, we’ll arrest you too,” he said in a statement on Oct. 26.

Delgado, the defense lawyer, said she hadn’t seen any malfeasance, despite the scramble to pull everything together.

“It’s a big ship and it’s making a large turn in a small canal. And so we are all working really hard to get things moving. And I believe it is starting to unclog,” she said.

Smith predicted that the system will be much more robust within a couple of months.

“What we’re working on right now is tweaking the language of the complaints, researching everything, making sure there’s nothing else they [the defense] can pick at,” he said.

“Now, will this Operation Lone Star continue for the next three years? Probably so. Unless the federal government decides to actually follow the laws passed by Congress—which at the moment they’re not doing.

“The only realistic solution to this crisis will require deploying all of the Texas military on the border and actually prevent the illegal entries from occurring. Right now, it’s like trying to build a dam after the flood gates have already been opened.”
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/in-pursuit-of-a-secure-border-small-texas-county-leads-charge-against-border-crime_4084276.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-11-12&mktids=24ab40685045db9190eb15406814df98&est=u0JDb1DwRutKOO9Ly%2BaGYQQ%2F3ERCHQd74KLvDUKlXlXvqxAx%2BAO91Tpz
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#3285391 - 11/13/21 01:19 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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And then, there's this:

13 November 2021

According to Fox News this morning, things are heating up again on the Texas border, especially in the Rio Grande Valley.

Their reporter, stationed @ La Joya reports in the last 24 hours:

*1,909 illegal aliens were apprehended by CBP

*Four of which were identified as known MS 13 gang members

*Authorities preparing for a reported surge of 10,000 next week

*So far this year, 180 convicted sex offenders and 160 gang members have been apprehended in this sector.

Biden to meet with Mexican President Obredor on the 18th; the day that an estimated 11,000 caravan members are expected to arrive somewhere on the southern border.

CBP estimate 400,000 "getaways" have slipped through the area so far this year! A very large percentage of these are presumed to be previously convicted in the US or gang members who would face expulsion if caught, as opposed to family groups seeking assylum.

And then there's the estimated 15-20% infected with Covid.
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#3285792 - 11/18/21 07:34 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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#3286641 - 11/30/21 12:27 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: Foxpro.223]
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Can't help but wonder just how many FARC members are among the thousands of "getaways" evading capture at our southern "BORDER"? Outrageous! cursing




Florida’s DeSantis Warns Against Removing Communist Rebels From Terrorist List: ‘A Serious Mistake’

By GQ Pan
November 25, 2021 Updated: November 26, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has criticized the Biden administration over its reported plan to remove a Colombian communist rebel group from the list of designated foreign terrorist organizations, calling it “an insult” to the Colombian American community in his state.

Financed by extortion, kidnapping, and a billion-dollar cocaine trafficking operation, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) waged a guerrilla war against Colombian government for more than a half-century until 2016, when the far-left rebels signed a peace deal that’s still being implemented. The decades long conflict has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced millions more, including many families who settled in Florida.

In response to a recent report that the U.S. Department of State is planning to remove FARC from its international terrorist list, DeSantis called the move a “reckless decision,” noting that the group “perpetuated countless murders, bombings, assassinations, kidnapping and attacks” in the name of redistribution of wealth. (Emphasis added)

“Biden’s policy is an insult to members of the Colombian American community, many of whom fled that terrorist group’s barbaric attacks on civilians,” the Republican governor said. “This is a serious mistake by the Biden administration and will hurt Floridians.”

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In this file photo taken in February 2001, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas guard the location of talks between Manuel Marulanda, Marxist rebel chief of the FARC, and then-Colombian President Andres Pastrana. (Luis Acosta/AFP via Getty Images)

He also argued that the move could “embolden terrorist groups throughout Latin America,” empower narco-traffickers, and pave the way for a revival of left-wing authoritarian Castro-Chavezism in Colombia.

DeSantis’s criticism was echoed by U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, who is seeking the Democratic nomination in an attempt to unseat DeSantis as governor in 2022. The former-governor-turned-congressman said FARC has earned its designation as a terrorist group for causing “decades of war and death.”

“I join Colombians across Florida and our nation, deeply troubled by reports that the State Department is considering removing FARC from the list of international terrorist organizations,” Crist said in a statement. “It should not earn its legitimacy from the United States without the advice and consent from the community who call America home.”

Florida state Sen. Annette Taddeo, another 2022 Democratic gubernatorial candidate, also spoke against the move. Taddeo, whose mother is Colombian, recalled on Twitter that she had to flee her home country at the age of 17 “because of the Marxist terrorist organization, FARC, a group of militias who kidnapped my father who was a WWII American fighter pilot.”

“This news is outrageous and I just hung up with the State Department to let them know just how outrageous it is,” she said.

During a Nov. 23 press briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the status of FARC and whether it’s being “delisted” as a terrorist group.

“I don’t have any update on that,” Psaki said. “I’m happy to check with our national security team and see if there’s anything we can get to all of you.”

The State Department has responded to The Epoch Times’ request for comment, saying that it has “provided Congress with notification of upcoming actions” it is taking with regard to the FARC, but has no further comment on those actions. FARC remains on the department’s international terrorist organizations list as of the time of publication.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/floridas-desantis-warns-against-removing-communist-rebels-from-terrorist-list-a-serious-mistake_4124214.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-11-25-2&mktids=63e9c7bff2058f2ec39b1faaa91cce76&est=DnRWtNvXzFjSA6u0GCIArS5uzNoMJEIEx4mSL0vHjsiz%2Fz5KhVQnnzIc
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#3286720 - 12/01/21 11:12 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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I would hate to march in those boots.
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#3286798 - 12/02/21 04:17 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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The real picture of Texas border the administration wants to ignore and MSM refuses to print.



A Texas state trooper arrests a U.S. citizen who was transporting three illegal aliens to San Antonio, in Kinney County, Texas, on Oct. 20, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Exclusive: Texas Law Enforcement Reports Reveal Scope of the Border Crisis

Reports detail drug seizures, gang activity, and illegal crossings—including the capture of individuals from terror prone countries

By Charlotte Cuthbertson
December 1, 2021 Updated: December 2, 2021

DEL RIO, Texas—In one week, 22,651 illegal aliens from 40 countries were apprehended in Texas near the U.S.–Mexico border, according to a Nov. 2 law enforcement report issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety and obtained by The Epoch Times.

The reporting week encompassed the seven days from Oct. 27 through Nov. 2, and according to the previous week’s numbers and a report from May, the numbers have been this high for months.

Law enforcement arrested 48 fugitives and 13 gang members. In addition, more than 4,000 pounds of marijuana, 669 pounds of methamphetamine, and 87 pounds of cocaine were seized. Also confiscated were 27 handguns, three long guns, and more than $188,000 in cash.

In the past six months, three separate currency seizures each exceeded $1.5 million.
(Emphasis added)

The Border Operations Sector Assessment reports, labeled “law enforcement sensitive,” are issued weekly to law enforcement personnel and government recipients, but the public is kept in the dark about the extent of border crime and illegal activity in their respective areas. The reports emanate from the Border Security Operations Center, run by the Texas Rangers, which collates information from Border Patrol, as well as state law enforcement and participating local law enforcement.

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A summary of reported law enforcement actions in illegal aliens apprehensions and cross-border crime incidents along the Texas-Mexico border from Oct. 27 through Nov. 2, 2021, from the Texas Border Operations Sector Assessment report obtained by The Epoch Times. (Screenshot)

Just shy of 22,000 illegal aliens were apprehended on average per week in Texas over the past four weeks—68 percent of whom were from countries other than Mexico. Extrapolated for a year, that would mean more than 1.1 million illegal alien apprehensions along the Texas–Mexico border alone. The report doesn’t estimate how many individuals evaded apprehension. (Emphasis added)

While illegal aliens from Central and South American countries tend to account for most of the apprehensions, the numbers from other nationalities are significant. In the reported week, apprehensions included 57 illegal immigrants from Turkey, 36 from Romania, 26 from Senegal, 14 from Eritrea, eight from China, and three from Uzbekistan.

The U.S. State Department lists four countries as “state sponsors of terrorism”—Cuba, North Korea, Iran, and Syria.

Although a handful of illegal aliens are caught in Texas each week from the latter three counties, hundreds of Cubans are flooding across the border and claiming asylum. In the week of the report, law enforcement apprehended 610 Cubans entering Texas, and 551 the previous week.

The report includes a section with photos showing where law enforcement is finding drugs and cash concealed in vehicles. It also includes a section that outlines significant recent events in Mexico, including any large group of migrants heading toward the United States border and any cartel activity. In one case, the Mexican army arrested three kidnappers from the Gulf cartel who were holding 25 people in southeast Matamoros, the Mexican city across the border from Brownsville, Texas.

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A summary of reported law enforcement actions in cross-border crime incidents in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, from Oct. 27 through Nov. 2, 2021, from the Texas Border Operations Sector Assessment report obtained by The Epoch Times. (Screenshot)

The report states that law enforcement was involved in 61 vehicle pursuits and 55 bailouts (in which a driver stops and the passengers scatter to avoid capture). The actual numbers are likely higher, as statistics from some counties aren’t included in the report.

The Willacy County Sheriff’s Office reported seven incidents of human smuggling within a five-day period. The county sits on a direct smuggling route to Houston, 30 miles north of the border in the Rio Grande Valley. Deputies arrested three human smugglers, turned 16 illegal aliens over to Border Patrol, seized seven vehicles, and were involved in four pursuits and five bailouts.

On Oct. 29, just north of Van Horn, Texas, law enforcement responded to a vehicle rollover that involved five illegal aliens and four other deceased occupants.

In the Big Bend sector, on Oct. 30, a Texas state trooper stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe and arrested the driver, who was under 18, for human smuggling. The driver admitted to being paid $2,000 to pick up the passenger, an illegal alien minor.

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Texas, Nebraska, and Iowa State Troopers, along with Border Patrol and the Kinney County Constable, detain the driver and prepare to search a stolen vehicle in Kinney County, Texas, on July 21, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)
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An example of law enforcement interactions with illegal aliens in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, from Oct. 27 through Nov. 2, 2021, from the Texas Border Operations Sector Assessment report obtained by The Epoch Times. (Screenshot)

The reports also track gang activity in each border sector.

During the week, Border Patrol reported encounters with 11 gang members associated with the Texas Syndicate, Paisas, 18th Street, Gulf Cartel, and MS-13 gangs.

In the Laredo sector on Oct. 28, a convicted felon and captain of the Mexican Mafia Laredo Chapter was arrested while distributing narcotics and carrying a firearm. Law enforcement searched a related apartment and found methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. Several Santa Muerte shrines were located in the apartment, according to the report. Santa Muerte, or the saint of death, is often revered by cartel and gang members.

A second law enforcement report obtained by The Epoch Times that summarizes border activity from the end of May, shows similar trends, indicating the consistently high volume of border crime.

More than 25,000 illegal aliens, from up to 46 countries, were apprehended per week during a four-week period, with more than 70 percent of them from countries other than Mexico.

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A summary of reported law enforcement actions in cross-border crime incidents in the Del Rio, Texas, area from Oct. 27 through Nov. 2, 2021, from the Texas Border Operations Sector Assessment report obtained by The Epoch Times. (Screenshot)

June 2011 Report

Ten years ago, the picture looked vastly different.

During the reporting period of June 15 through June 21, 2011, the number of illegal aliens apprehended near the Texas–Mexico border was 2,258—one-tenth of the current number, although the volume of drugs seized was significantly higher.

The illegal aliens hailed from 22 different countries and 34 percent were from countries other than Mexico—compared to the 68 percent in recent times.

Law enforcement arrested 179 fugitives and 15 gang members. Agents seized almost 35,000 pounds of marijuana, 237 pounds of cocaine, 57 pounds of methamphetamines, and almost five pounds of heroin.

The report also outlines three separate incidents—on June 9, 11, and 19—where Border Patrol agents and other law enforcement personnel in the Rio Grande Valley area were shot at from the Mexican side of the river.

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Border Patrol agents apprehend and transport illegal immigrants who have just crossed the river into La Joya, Texas, on Nov. 17, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

The 2011 report contained more detailed information on cartel activity in Mexico than the more recent reports (16 pages versus two pages), including details about alleged cartel-related killings in Mexican border cities.

One example from June 21, 2011, described the discovery of a man’s remains in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso.

“A black plastic bag containing the head and genitals of a man was thrown from a car onto the sidewalk behind a church,” the report states. “The rest of the body was found the following morning on a sidewalk in front of an abandoned house five blocks away. The man’s torso was inside one plastic bag and his extremities in another bag inside a cardboard box.”

The Epoch Times submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Texas Department of Public Safety asking for Border Operations Sector Assessment reports from previous years.

The request was denied on the basis of a prior opinion that states, in part, “We agree the release of the submitted information would interfere with law enforcement.”

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/exclusive-texas-law-enforcement-reports-reveal-scope-of-the-border-crisis_4133656.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-12-02&mktids=68df2bb5af10e2af577ae8cd1995877b&est=4fp8AtrWFSxzUrTJt%2BkGdEO5BRw0phIiDEwtts6JMpyn%2Btv4a28l%2BCPC
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#3287232 - 12/07/21 03:13 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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So people who facilitate illegals entry into the US are subject to arrest.
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#3287260 - 12/07/21 11:42 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: tnshootist]
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So people who facilitate illegals entry into the US are subject to arrest.


You bet they are in Texas, thanks to Gov. Abbott! AFAIK very few if any have been arrested by the Feds due to Biden's policy, or lack thereof.

Gov. Abbott has cleared out a couple of state facilities and set them up to handle the flow of IA's arrested for trespassing (when caught on private property) and any other infraction applicable, thus reviving the old saw, "Texas, a whole 'nother country.".

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#3287289 - 12/07/21 04:51 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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So if we could get Biden and his cohorts to cross into Texas we would have them!
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#3287906 - 12/14/21 12:24 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Two deaths here, eight illegals killed in Del Rio, 54 deaths in Mexico crash*, pretty soon you have quite a few deaths as direct result of "no crisis on the border" policy. *See links below:

Mother, Daughter Killed Near Border After Human Smuggler Fleeing Police Crashes Into Them

Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images

Taylor Giles
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December 13, 2021 9:43 PM ET

A mother and her daughter died Saturday after an alleged human smuggler ran a stop sign in Misson, Texas.

The mother, 59, and her daughter, 22, were hit by the alleged smuggler while the smuggler was fleeing from police, according to Fox News.

Police arrested the alleged smuggler, who was an 18-year-old U.S. citizen transporting six illegal immigrants, Fox reported. The driver was charged with felony evading and human smuggling. RELATED:THE BORDER CRISIS IS KILLING AMERICANS, data shows

A migrant went through the windshield at impact but survived. The only deaths in the crash were the mother and her daughter whose identities have not been released by officers.

Texas officials have ARRESTED over 8,520 ILLEGAL ALIENS as of November since the start of Operation Lone Star in March. Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott launched Operation Lone Star to target human and drug smugglers at the southern border. DPS had also made over 75,600 migrant apprehensions as part of the operation.

A TRUCK CRASH in Mexico left at least 54 migrants dead and over 100 injured Thursday.

The Texas Department of Public Safety did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller for comment.

https://dailycaller.com/2021/12/13/texas-human-smuggling-kill-mother-daughter-crime/
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#3288308 - 12/18/21 09:45 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Latest statistics released yesterday on BBB, no not Build Back Better, Biden's Botched Border!

173,620 illegal aliens apprehended in the month of November!
This is up 140% over November, 2020 which saw "only" 72,113 apprehensions and 5% over October, 2021.

Rio Grande Valley CBP reported 112,000 apprehensions since October 1!
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#3288623 - 12/21/21 10:46 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Building the Wall Back Better

Cal Thomas
December 20, 2021 Updated: December 20, 2021

During a debate with George H.W. Bush in New Hampshire in 1980, the moderator asked that Ronald Reagan’s microphone be “turned off for the moment.” Reagan was angry and said something that might be applied to the failure of the Biden administration to use materials lying unused in Texas paid for during the Trump administration for the purpose of constructing the border wall. Said Reagan, “I paid for this microphone.” The clear implication was that since he paid for it, he ought to be able to use it.

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas is making a similar argument. He believes the Biden administration, either to spite Trump, or because it is not interested in securing the border, refuses to use materials already paid for by taxpayers for the purpose of resuming construction of the wall. As a result, Abbott has ordered that construction resume, using state taxpayer funds and new materials.

More than a $100 million of taxpayer money was spent on materials intended for the border wall during the Trump administration. They should be made available to Gov. Abbott, but the Biden administration won’t allow it. President Biden canceled contracts for its construction after entering office last January.

The Texas Department of Transportation is set to pay nearly $25 million for the construction of a nearly two-mile concrete barrier along the border in Eagle Pass. The Texas Tribune reports: “Under the project, the state has also contracted for a temporary fence near the right of way along State Loop 480, which the Department of Public Safety has designated a high-traffic area for illegal immigration.”

Officers from the Texas Department of Public Safety are patrolling parts of the border where federal border control officers cannot be found. Immigrants who cross are being charged with trespassing and put in jail.

Gov. Abbott has said: “The Biden administration has abandoned its responsibilities to secure the border and Texans are suffering as a result. The problems along the border are only getting worse due to President Biden’s inaction. Property is being destroyed, deadly drugs and illegal weapons are being smuggled into communities throughout the state, law enforcement is having to redirect their resources, and county judges and mayors are facing skyrocketing expenses. Texas is doing more than any state has ever done to protect the border, but it is clear that more is needed. In the Biden administration’s absence, Texas is stepping up to get the job done by building the border wall. Through this comprehensive public safety effort, we will secure the border, slow the influx of unlawful immigrants, and restore order in our border communities.”

As some media outlets (mostly Fox) show pictures of migrants illegally entering the country and new reports find some are coming from other than Central American countries, opinion appears to be shifting. A Fox poll last spring found an increase in the portion of respondents saying the migrants “hurt” the country and that attitude is seen across the board: “independents (+21), Republicans (+20), Whites (+18), men (+16), women (+14), Blacks (+11), and Democrats (+8) are more likely to think immigrants hurt rather than help.”

Abbott has created the equivalent of a GoFundMe campaign so he might have additional resources to complete the wall. The website is Borderwall.Texas.gov.**

Originally Posted By: **
Border Wall Funding Donations

As of December 13, 2021: $54,423,681


I’m betting there are many Americans who would be willing to contribute, because they want to see the wall finished and stop the invasion. I would call the project “building the wall back better.”

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/building-the-wall-back-better_4167985.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-12-21&mktids=2bdde08b16c7a21df6eb275cc6129cac&est=AfEiV4%2BfHE%2BGIszDOiR685HmEu9R%2FAykUIlxS0mwyLA9a2xdITwLnw46
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#3288631 - 12/21/21 11:47 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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People work on the U.S.-Mexico border wall in El Paso, Texas, on Feb. 12, 2019. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Immigration & Border Security

Texas Governor Confirms Border Wall Construction Has Officially Started
By Jack Phillips
December 17, 2021 Updated: December 17, 2021

Texas has officially started building its own state-funded border wall, confirmed Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday.

“Texas has officially started building its own border wall,” he wrote Friday, while asserting that President Joe Biden’s immigration policies allow for an “open border” since he took office in January.

Biden, the Republican governor added, also “refuses to enforce laws passed by Congress to secure the border and enforce immigration laws” and that “Texas is stepping up to do the federal government’s job.”

A reporter with Fox News captured images of the first Texas-commissioned border wall panels going up in Starr County, Texas, located in the Rio Grande Valley.

Earlier this year, amid near-record numbers of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, Abbott announced that he would try to secure funding for the state to construct its own border barrier after Biden signed an executive order that scrapped federal construction of the wall.

Texas’s wall construction, which would not obtain federal funding, has been favored by Abbott as a means of cracking down on illegal immigration and drug trafficking. In June, the governor started a private donation campaign that has raised about $54 million.

According to records, Wyoming-based billionaire Timothy Mellon, the grandson of banking tycoon and former Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon, donated $53.1 million of those dollars to the private wall fund.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott holds a press conference about the thousands of illegal immigrants, mostly Haitians, living in a primitive, makeshift camp under the international bridge that spans the Rio Grande between the United States and Mexico while waiting to be detained and processed by Border Patrol, in Del Rio, Texas, on Sept. 21, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

About 450 miles of the larger border barrier was constructed under President Donald Trump, who had championed the construction of the wall during his 2016 presidential campaign.

“Three billion dollars of Texas taxpayer money has been devoted to this cause of Texas securing the border, and so we have a lot of money available to us to continue to build the wall,” Abbott told Fox News in an interview on Friday.

Abbott then asserted that the Texas wall will “cost less than it did for the Trump administration” because the “state of Texas owns [land] on the border itself” and will not have to acquire the land—as the federal government had to do under the Trump administration.

“There are property owners of massive acreage on the border who are fed up with Biden’s open border policies,” he continued, “and they are donating their land to Texas for us to be able to use that land for free to build a wall on their property.”

One of the first orders Biden signed was to pause wall construction and called for a review of projects and funds. In a statement released on Jan. 20 just after Biden’s inauguration, the president claimed the wall construction “is a waste of money that diverts attention from genuine threats to our homeland security.”

Since then, Biden’s order—as well as other immigration-related orders—has fueled Republican criticism of the president’s immigration policies, denouncing it as part of an “open borders” agenda.

Abbott’s office announced the governor will hold a news conference on Saturday, Dec. 18, in Rio Grande City to discuss the border wall construction.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/texas-governor-confirms-border-wall-construction-has-officially-started_4164212.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-12-19&mktids=585bf3f1161077c9c10c15e77d0524b6&est=LknraQTAzIo5oxs99aJVDh3C4%2Fm2heHJ4xurSwdLPGZZHUmBisJUzgJp
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#3288633 - 12/22/21 12:05 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Fentanyl Overdoses Become Leading Cause of Death in 18- to 45-Year-Olds

By Charlotte Cuthbertson
December 19, 2021 Updated: December 20, 2021

Fentanyl-related drug overdoses in 2020 became the top killer in adults aged 18 to 45—overtaking suicide, vehicle accidents, and gun violence, according to an analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data by nonprofit group Families Against Fentanyl.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that’s 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, highly addictive, and deadly. Buyers may be unaware that the drugs they buy contain illicit fentanyl, a 2 milligram dose of which can be fatal.

The substance is most often manufactured in Mexico using chemicals supplied from China and trafficked across the southern border by Mexican drug cartels. Fentanyl is mixed with other narcotics to increase potency as well as pressed into counterfeit pain pills that are made to look like blue Oxycodone prescription pills and are commonly known as “Mexican oxys.”

Families Against Fentanyl is advocating for the U.S. government to designate fentanyl and its analogs as a weapon of mass destruction under federal statute.

The statute defines “weapon of mass destruction,” in part, as “any weapon that is designed or intended to cause death or serious bodily injury through the release, dissemination, or impact of toxin or poisonous chemicals, or their precursors.”

More than 100,000 Americans, a record amount, died of drug overdoses in the 12-month period ending in April, according to CDC data. Fentanyl was involved in almost two-thirds of those deaths.

During 2020, as lockdowns became prolonged and widespread as a response to the pandemic, overdose fatalities accelerated.

“This represents a worsening of the drug overdose epidemic in the United States,” the CDC stated in an emergency health advisory issued more than a year ago, on Dec. 17, 2020.

An analysis by the Well Being Trust in May 2020 estimated a possible 75,000 additional “deaths of despair,” including suicide as well as drug and alcohol abuse over the ensuing several years, due to the shutdown measures.
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Areas of influence of major Mexican cartels within the United States. (DEA report 2021)

This year, as the southern border became more porous, record amounts of drugs have been seized by authorities.

During fiscal year 2021, which ended in September, Customs and Border Protection confiscated 11,200 pounds of fentanyl, up from 2,150 pounds the year prior.

In addition, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) seized a record-breaking more than 20 million counterfeit pills containing fentanyl this year, according to Cheri Oz, DEA special agent in charge of the Phoenix field division.

Almost half of those were seized in Arizona, she said.

“The Sinaloa Cartel primarily uses the trafficking routes that run through Arizona,” Oz said during a Dec. 16 press conference. “Phoenix is historically known as a repackaging and distribution area.”

At the press conference, Oz announced the results of a two-month joint DEA and local Scottsdale, Arizona, drug trafficking operation run by the Sinaloa Cartel.

“In total during the two-month surge, we seized 3 million pills, 45 kilos of fentanyl powder, over 35 firearms, and arrested over 40 drug traffickers,” she said.
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Illicit fentanyl-laced pills and other narcotics are displayed by law enforcement during a press conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Dec. 16, 2021. (Scottsdale PD)

Oz said drug traffickers are using social media platforms, posting emojis, and coded language that has specific meanings related to selling drugs more efficiently.

“Traffickers are using technology to get into your homes and sell pills to your children and loved ones,” Oz said. “Watch their social media and educate yourselves on the dangers and lingo of the online emojis being used.”

At least 76 recent cases involved drug traffickers using social media applications, including Snapchat, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, according to the DEA. The agency provides emoji decoding information on its website.

Scottsdale Police Chief Jeff Walther said, “It’s not just a drug,” it’s an “intended destabilizing influence in our country” wrought by the cartels and their partners.

“And if those across the border can continue to push this destabilizing influence in our country, we’re going to continue to see … these record numbers of seizures, because this is just flowing like a river into Arizona and then it has tendrils that go around the country,” Walther said during the press conference.

Congress has failed to pass legislation that would designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations.

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#3289450 - 12/31/21 03:00 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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New Covid Cases in Hidalgo county, one of the most active sectors of illegal encounters on the Texas border, has jumped from double digit one day to 400 to 600 cases in three short days.

With this week's new Covid infections to date hovering at 1347, the administration seeks SCOTUS ruling in attempt at further delaying lower court order reinstating Trump's "Remain in Mexico policy".

According to Brandon Judd, National Border Patrol Council President in a Fox News interview this week, all unaccompanied minors are released to HHS and subsequently flown to other states, such as Florida, Pa, etc. under cover of darkness.

Then there's this.



A male Saudi Arabian national poses after he was arrested for illegally entering the United States, in Arizona on Dec. 16, 2021. (U.S. Border Patrol)

Biden Administration Takes Down Post on ‘Potential Terrorist’ Apprehended at Southern Border

By Zachary Stieber
December 29, 2021 Updated: December 29, 2021

President Joe Biden’s administration has deleted a social media post that informed the public that a “potential terrorist” had been apprehended this month at the U.S.–Mexico border.

Chris Clem, a top Border Patrol agent, posted pictures on Twitter last week showing the man who was apprehended.

Clem included the man’s age (21), his country of origin (Saudi Arabia), and said the male was “linked to several Yemeni subjects of interest.”

But Clem’s post was taken down recently, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which includes Border Patrol, confirmed to The Epoch Times on Dec. 29.

“All individuals encountered at or between U.S. ports of entry are screened and vetted against a broad range of law enforcement and intelligence information to determine if they pose a threat to national security or public safety, consistent with the law. CBP is continuing to investigate the matter following its standard protocols. This may include referral, if appropriate, to other relevant law enforcement entities for further investigation and a custody determination,” Luis Miranda, CBP’s public affairs assistant commissioner, said in an emailed statement.

“A December 20, 2021, tweet on the matter has since been deleted as it contained law enforcement sensitive information, violating agency protocols,” he added.

A similar situation played out in April when CBP announced that two Yemeni nationals on the FBI’s Terrorism Watch List were apprehended at the border. In that case, the agency issued a statement detailing the arrests.

That release was pulled within days.

“The news release in question was not properly reviewed and contained certain disclosure and policy information related to national security that required CBP to remove it from our website,” the agency said at the time.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) took notice of the more recent scrub.

“The American people deserve to know that suspected terrorists are coming through our broken border system. We need to get to the bottom of this,” he wrote on Twitter.

The Biden administration is presiding over the worst illegal immigration surge in U.S. history and Republicans say the crisis involves terrorists and people with terror links.

“I am deeply troubled by reports of a Saudi national apprehended at the southwest border with potential ties to terrorism and found wearing a jacket emblazoned with a Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps emblem,” Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), ranking member on the House Homeland Security Committee, told The Epoch Times in an email.

“As I and many of my colleagues have been saying for months, the impact and relevancy of the Biden Border Crisis are not limited to communities along the southwest border. Migrants are entering the United States illegally in record numbers from a litany of countries. We are undoubtedly experiencing a nationwide crisis.

“While I continue to seek additional details from the Department of Homeland Security about this specific instance, the reality is our nation faces a serious crisis at the southwest border and this Administration still refuses to address it. With this report, as well as documented increases in fentanyl and other drugs crossing the border, it’s clear the security failures on the border are having an adverse impact on Central New York and communities across the United States. That’s why I remain committed to advocating for strong border security,” he added.

Katko and other lawmakers have unsuccessfully urged Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to make public the number of suspected or confirmed terrorists caught by border agents this year.

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#3290604 - 01/10/22 02:25 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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One of several recent issues w/coyotes trying to evade arrest while smuggling aliens in lower RGV: Police Chase, Vehicle Crash Leads To Two Killed

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Mark Morgan, former acting CBP commissioner, at a press conference in Anzalduas Park in Mission, Texas, on March 30. 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Former Border Commissioner: ‘We Have Lost Control of the Southwest Border’

By Charlotte Cuthbertson
January 9, 2022 Updated: January 9, 2022

The southwest border during President Joe Biden’s first year in office reached historic levels of illegal crossings, pulling agents off the front line and leaving large swaths of the border unpatrolled. Drugs, especially fentanyl, flowed in, and overdose deaths are at an all-time high.

“What we’re experiencing now on the southwest border is a complete, utter catastrophe,” Mark Morgan, former acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which oversees Border Patrol, told The Epoch Times on Jan. 7.

“We have lost control of the southwest border.”

During the 2021 calendar year, Border Patrol agents apprehended close to 2 million illegal immigrants from 150 different countries along the southwest border—more than double 2019, the last pre-pandemic year, according to CBP data.

Last year, Border Patrol agents detected, but didn’t catch, an additional 600,000 illegal border crossers, known as “gotaways,” Morgan said.

“That’s the equivalent to the size of the state of Vermont,” he said. “Think about the bad people that are in that 600,000 that got away.”
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A Border Patrol agent organizes illegal immigrants who have gathered by the border fence after crossing from Mexico into the United States in Yuma, Arizona, on Dec. 10 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Mexican nationals made up 28 percent of encounters in fiscal year 2021, the lowest proportion in recorded history, according to CBP.

The northern triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador made up 44 percent, and the remaining 28 percent were from other countries—double the previous record for the latter demographic.

“This trend is important because the Department of Homeland Security does not currently have agreements to electronically verify nationality with these different countries of origin, making removing or expelling their nationals more resource-intensive and time-consuming,” CBP stated in a press release on Jan. 3.

Outside of Mexico and the Northern Triangle nations, the countries accounting for the largest number of encounters in fiscal year 2021 were Ecuador, Brazil, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Haiti, and Cuba, CBP said.

On the Mexico side of the border, across the Rio Grande in Texas, hundreds of discarded passports, visas, and identification papers can be found every day. Illegal aliens are told it’s harder to be deported from the United States without papers.

“This is not a surge. This is an invasion,” Morgan said. “I mean, this is a catastrophic amount of illegal aliens trying to break into our country.”

The result in some border areas, he said, is that most Border Patrol agents are being pulled off the “national security mission” to be “daycare providers, processing agents, and bus drivers.”

Morale among the Border Patrol workforce is at an all-time low.

Upon taking office almost a year ago, President Joe Biden was quick to dismantle several key border security initiatives that the Trump administration had established, including a halt to border wall construction, and the Remain in Mexico program, which attributed to up to an 80 percent drop in “catch-and-release” by requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico until their final court judgement.

Now, instead of waiting in Mexico, most illegal immigrants are released into the United States to wait for future court dates that can be set years into the future.
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Border Patrol drops van loads of Haitians who crossed the U.S. border illegally at local NGO Border Humanitarian Coalition to catch a bus to San Antonio or Houston, in Del Rio, Texas, on Sept. 22, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)
Border Security

Although the public’s main focus is on illegal immigration numbers, Morgan said that’s just a subset of border security.

“When you open your borders up to one threat, one crisis, it’s not mutually exclusive from the others—you’re opening your borders up to the vast set of complex threats that we face,” he said.

“Anytime you’re so overwhelmed that you can’t perform the fundamental national security mission to secure our borders, the result [is] that every aspect of our nation’s public health, public safety, and national security is being impacted.”

The record numbers in 2021 occurred during a year in which many Americans, under the backdrop of a pandemic, faced vaccine mandates, work-from-home orders, and school closures.

Overcrowded border facilities were unable to test everyone for COVID-19, resulting in the release of illegal immigrants with the disease into communities. In July 2021, the city of Laredo sued the Biden administration for releasing a “flood” of illegal immigrants into Laredo, causing “irreparable harm.”

Under the Title 42 public health order, which was instituted in March 2020, illegal immigrants could be quickly expelled back into Mexico as a pandemic precaution, rather than be processed under Title 8 immigration law, which is a much more protracted process inside the United States.

Since March 2021, however, Title 42 has slowly been whittled down—first to allow in all unaccompanied children, then families with children under 7, then most families in general, most single females, and single adults from non-Spanish speaking countries.
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Border Patrol agents apprehend and transport illegal immigrants who have just crossed the river into La Joya, Texas, on Nov. 17, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Border 2022

Morgan predicts the southwest border metrics will continue to worsen through 2022.

“There’s no end in sight. There’s none. And this administration, every single day, everything they’re doing is just to get better at releasing people. They’re not trying to stop the flow,” he said.

Biden tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead border security efforts, with the main focus being to address the “root causes” of illegal immigration. Harris visited Mexico and Guatemala last year, but was criticized by the Guatemalan president in December for having no communication since June 2021.

On Aug. 26, the Supreme Court ordered the Biden administration to restart the Remain in Mexico program, but CBP data through November 2021 doesn’t indicate any new enrollees in the program.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has said he is working toward building a “safe, orderly, and humane immigration” system.
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Thousands of illegal immigrants, mostly Haitians, live in a primitive, makeshift camp under the international bridge that spans the Rio Grande between the U.S. and Mexico while waiting to be detained and processed by Border Patrol, in Del Rio, Texas, on Sept. 21, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

During the tail end of the September crisis that saw close to 15,000 mostly Haitian illegal immigrants gather under the international bridge in Del Rio, Texas, Mayorkas denied that the administration’s policies were responsible.

“What we are learning from our interviews with individuals is that they are receiving false information and misinformation from the smuggling organizations that traffic in the exploitation of vulnerable individuals,” Mayorkas said during a congressional hearing on Sept. 21, 2021.

During a Senate hearing in November 2021, Mayorkas gave himself high marks for his role in leading the border efforts.

“I’m a tough grader on myself and I give myself an ‘A’ for effort, investment in mission, and support of our workforce,” Mayorkas said.

Morgan accused Mayorkas of creating a “sanctuary country” for illegal immigrants, allowing them to come in and then shielding them from deportation.

“They’re trying to totally demolish ICE and make illegal immigration legal,” Morgan said, referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“Everything that they’re doing is making our border less secure and our country less safe.”
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Border Patrol agents apprehend 21 illegal aliens from Mexico who had hidden in a grain hopper on a freight train heading to San Antonio, near Uvalde, Texas, on June 21, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)
Looking to Governors

Morgan said he believes the open border policies are an intentional move toward more Democratic House seats through redistricting now that illegal immigrants are counted in the Census. Secondly, eventually they expect illegal immigrants to vote Democrat.

Republicans are also complicit, he said, because they still believe that this country needs the illegal workforce.

“But there is a true marginalized American workforce that’s out there that’s having to compete with companies paying lower wages to illegal immigrants. That’s real,” Morgan said.

He said concerned Americans should push their governors to do more in the immediate term, instead of waiting for the federal elections. Morgan said Florida, Texas, and Missouri have made some inroads, but more need to step up.

“If you have a meth overdose in your state, I guarantee that meth came from the southwest border,” he said.

“The cost to American taxpayers is unconscionable and governors should step up and say enough is enough.”

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#3290862 - 01/12/22 11:31 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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And this is just at ports of entry....how much is carried across by the mules between POE's?


Fentanyl-laced sky blue pills known on the street as "Mexican oxy" in a file photo. (Drug Enforcement Administration via AP)

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Border Patrol Reports 1,066 Percent Increase in Fentanyl Seized in South Texas

By Mimi Nguyen Ly
January 8, 2022 Updated: January 8, 2022

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has reported a 1,066 percent increase in fentanyl seized in south Texas ports during fiscal year 2021.

Border agents at eight ports of entry extending from Brownsville to Del Rio said that between Oct. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021, they seized 87,652 pounds of narcotics that would have commanded a combined estimated street value of $786 million, CBP reported on Jan. 5.

Of this, 41,713 pounds was marijuana, 8,592 pounds was cocaine, 33,777 pounds was methamphetamine, 1,215 pounds was heroin, and 588 pounds was fentanyl. That’s a 1,066 percent increase in fentanyl seizures, as well as a 98 percent increase in cocaine seizures, from the year prior.

They also reported having seized $10.4 million in unreported currency, 463 weapons—up 21 percent from FY 2020—and 84,863 rounds of ammunition.

The eight ports of entry comprise the Laredo Field Office. The CBP officers at these ports of entry also noted that in FY 2021, more than 20,701 non-U.S. citizens were inadmissible to the United States due to violations of immigration law.

Randy J. Howe, the Laredo Field Office’s director of field operations, said in a statement that despite significantly less traffic due to travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, “the drug and contraband threat remained the same.”

“Our significant gains in fentanyl and cocaine seizures underscore the deadly nature of the contraband we encounter, the need to utilize Personal Protective Equipment to protect our officers and our continued resolve to carry out our vital border security mission,” he said.

Fentanyl is a highly addictive and deadly drug that’s about 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. Just a 2-milligram dose of the synthetic opioid can be deadly.

An illustration of two milligrams of fentanyl powder, a lethal dose, next to a one-penny coin. (DEA)

China is “the primary source of fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances trafficked through international mail and express consignment operations, as well as the main source for all fentanyl-related substances trafficked into the United States,” the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said in its 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment report (pdf).

A record number of Americans—more than 100,000—died of drug overdoses in the 12-month period ending in April, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and fentanyl was involved in almost two-thirds of those deaths, making it the largest cause of overdose deaths in the United States.

Overall, during fiscal year 2021, CBP confiscated a total of 11,200 pounds of fentanyl—up from 2,150 pounds the year prior, signifying a 521 percent increase.
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#3290865 - 01/12/22 11:40 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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More Than 584,000 Foreigners Overstayed Their Visas: DHS

By Zachary Stieber
January 8, 2022 Updated: January 9, 2022

A total of 584,885 foreigners overstayed their U.S. visas in fiscal year 2020, according to a newly released report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

DHS recently released the report, but made it appear as if it had been released in September 2021 after being pressured by Republican senators for defying the law and not releasing it.

The Entry-Exit Overstay Report (pdf) found 584,885 foreign nationals who were legally allowed to enter the United States for a period of time, but failed to abide by their visas and stayed longer than permitted.

That was higher than the 497,272 foreigners who overstayed visas in fiscal year 2019.

Fiscal year 2020 ran from Oct. 1, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2020.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas called the increase “an anomaly when compared with the prevailing trend” and attributed it to the COVID-19 pandemic.

About 1.2 percent of foreigners who entered the United States legally via air or sea are believed to have overstayed their visas in 2020, according to the report.

The most overstays among nonimmigrant visitors were among Brazilians, Venezuelans, Colombians, Chinese, and the British. Nonimmigrant students and exchange visitors staying too long were most likely to be from China, India, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil.

The high number of overstays “is an indication that the State Department is not doing a good enough job to screen travelers for eligibility and that they’re simply issuing too many visas inappropriately to unqualified applicants,” Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, told The Epoch Times.

“And I’m concerned that this is going to get even worse when travel picks up again and people around the world have heard the message from the Biden administration that there is essentially no interior enforcement and no enforcement of the rules against overstaying, that they’re going to see this as an opportunity to come and settle here illegally, without fear of any penalties,” Vaughan said.

The Biden administration has relaxed enforcement rules that helped the Trump administration clamp down on illegal immigration, such as by restricting which illegal aliens that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers can pick up.

Biden administration officials have described the immigration system as broken and have said it will take time to fix it. Critics say it was working fine when former President Donald Trump was in office.

Some attempts at change have been reversed, including a bid to end the “Remain in Mexico” program, which forces some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their applications are being processed. A federal judge forced the administration to relaunch it after he found that Mayorkas ignored how DHS determined that it helped curb illegal immigration.

In 1998, Congress ordered the government to produce an annual report on visa overstays. Lawmakers said in 2021 that they were “concerned that the large number of annual in-country alien overstays threatens national security and the integrity of legal immigration.”

Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) pushed for the release of the report in December 2021, noting that DHS had failed to meet its legal deadlines in producing it and a separate report over how it vetted evacuees from Afghanistan.

“These reports hold vital information for our oversight work of your department and for the public as the American people seek to assess the impact of the Biden administration’s immigration enforcement efforts. Your continued delay in providing these reports violates the law and raises significant questions about your commitment to uphold the laws Congress enacts,” the senators told Mayorkas.

The administration is still withholding the Afghan evacuee report, as well as an annual report detailing the deportations that ICE carried out in 2021.

The number of illegal immigrants that ICE was holding in detention has dropped since May, hitting 20,623 on Dec. 19, 2021, according to Syracuse University’s Transactional Research Access Clearinghouse.

The Biden administration has been releasing tens of thousands of immigrants without court dates—an unusual arrangement—and has let thousands of immigrants go without receiving COVID-19 testing.

For the first time, the number of immigrants being monitored through ICE’s new alternatives to detention programs exceeded 150,000 in December 2021, Syracuse University stated. The programs feature immigrants being allowed to go free while being monitored through various technologies, such as ankle bracelets.

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#3291115 - 01/15/22 01:52 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Rancher John Ladd on his property that abuts the U.S.–Mexico border near Naco in Cochise County, Ariz., on Dec. 8, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

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A ‘Gun at Every Door’: Border Rancher Sees 2,400 Percent Increase In Illegal Aliens on Property
Arizona rancher says Border Patrol only catches around 30 percent—on a good day

By Charlotte Cuthbertson
January 13, 2022 Updated: January 14, 2022

COCHISE COUNTY, Arizona—Ranching and smuggling are respectively the primary legitimate and illegitimate economic drivers in Cochise County, Arizona.

Much to John Ladd’s frustration, the two industries intersect on his ranch, which is sandwiched between the U.S.–Mexico border and Highway 92, a convenient smuggling pick-up road.

Ladd’s ranch shares 10 1/2 miles of border with Mexico and in mid-2019 had an average of 12 illegal aliens traversing his land daily, with Border Patrol catching about half.

Now, he says, it’s about 300 a day and Border Patrol catches about 30 percent on a good day. The numbers started escalating the same time the 2020 presidential election swung Joe Biden’s way.

“I’m not going to say there’s no hope, but nothing’s going to change as long as Biden’s there and his administration,” Ladd told The Epoch Times on Dec. 8, 2021.

“And so what are we going to do? Just let them come through?”

The illegal immigrants traversing Ladd’s ranch aren’t seeking asylum—they’re mostly young, single men dressed head-to-toe in camouflage clothing and doing everything they can to avoid law enforcement and get to Phoenix.

“These people can’t turn themselves in, they’ll get deported. These are the bad people. We’re dealing with the worst of the worst,” Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels said.

Dannels’s border team has placed hundreds of trail cameras throughout the county since 2017 to detect illegal aliens, traffickers, and smugglers.

“We put our cameras in areas where Border Patrol wasn’t going,” he said. “We went to the river areas, we went into the mountain areas, we went to the desert areas,” he said. The money for the cameras was raised from private donations—Dannels refuses to accept government money that has strings attached.
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The border wall’s accompanying road, lights, cameras, and sensors remain unfinished since January 2021 when President Joe Biden halted all border wall construction, in Cochise County, Arizona on Dec. 6, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Four years ago, the sheriff’s border team, called SABRE (Southeastern Arizona Border Region Enforcement), rid Ladd’s ranch of drug smugglers, which was the biggest problem at the time.

“There were 37 experienced smugglers [on his property] that are now sitting in prison,” Dannels said in 2019.

The drugs are still coming across, but the cartels are making an endless amount of cash with human smuggling, so they’ve added a lucrative new revenue stream.

Currently, Dannels’s cameras are detecting about 6,000 illegal aliens per month in the county, while Border Patrol is detecting an additional 10,000.

Detective Jake Kartchner, who is part of the sheriff’s border team run by Sgt. Tim Williams, said each illegal alien must pay the Sinaloa cartel between $7,000 to $9,000 on average to get across the border.

Getting across the border and to a road is the first step. Next, a smuggler receives a GPS location of a group, loads them up, and heads to Phoenix. The drivers are mostly U.S. citizens who are recruited via social media and paid about $1,000 per alien transported to Phoenix, according to the sheriff’s office.

“It’s like the cartel Uber. They just stage in public places all along the roadways waiting to get called up to go pick them up,” Dannels said. He said 900 to 1,000 smuggling vehicles are tracked in the county each month.

Ladd said he has watched vehicles load up on Highway 92 after crossing his property.

“Those cars aren’t even stopping—they’re slowing down and they’re running along and open the door and jump in and off they go,” he said. “It’s very well coordinated.”

No state law against smuggling illegal aliens exists in Arizona, and the federal government isn’t prosecuting juvenile drivers or those transporting five or fewer aliens, according to Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre.
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Illegal immigrants who just crossed the border into the United States from Mexico, in Cochise County, Ariz., on Nov. 16, 2021. (Courtesy of Cochise County Sheriff’s Office)
‘They’re Running’

Cochise County shares 83 miles of international border with Mexico and sits in the southeast corner of Arizona, abutting New Mexico. The landscape consists of remote desert and mountain passes.

Border Patrol apprehensions in the Tucson sector, which encompasses Cochise County, almost tripled in 2021 compared to 2020.

In fiscal year 2021, border agents apprehended more than 190,000 illegal aliens in the sector, compared to 66,000 the year before. Thousands more evaded capture—including many on Ladd’s ranch.

“This new invasion, they don’t want to get caught. This isn’t like Texas, where they’re coming, ‘Here I am.’ They’re running,” he said.

Ladd said his family has to stay more vigilant than before and ensure everything is locked up.

“We’ve got a gun at every door in the house. We had to go through all that again with the family—you better understand if you’re going to shoot somebody, the consequences, and you better make sure you’re really in danger,” he said.

Ladd said two of the ranches on the Mexican side directly across from him are owned by the Sinaloa cartel and the owners of the other two have been told to stay off their property after dark.

Although he’s not looking to sell, Ladd said the border has halved the value of his ranch since it was placed into a family trust in 1983. He had to get the ranch reappraised eight years ago when his mother died and the value had plummeted by half, he said, adding that improvements worth $2 million to $3 million had been undertaken during that time.

“In the appraisal, they said, ‘This ranch’s southern fence is the border,'” Ladd said. “That was the first sentence in the appraisal.”

His ranching costs are also higher as he deals with cut fences, gates left open, and more scattered herds.

“The amount of labor involved to get cattle now is three or four times what somebody 50 miles north has to put up with,” he said.

McIntyre said residents want to feel safe on their property.

“You’re not going to feel safe if you’ve got 100 people across your property line at night,” he said.

“And you don’t know that they’re armed and you don’t know who’s coming to pick them up and where they’re going to pick them up. It is a violation.”
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A Border Patrol agent pulls tires behind his vehicle to smooth out the road to make detecting footprints easier, near Naco in Cochise County, Ariz., on Dec. 6, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Kartchner said the sheriff’s office is currently investigating a new phenomenon involving television ads allegedly being broadcast in southern Mexico, spurring illegal immigration.

“The commercials are pretty much telling them—from what we’ve gathered—’It doesn’t matter your immigration status, we’ll hire you,'” he said.

The commercials are encouraging illegal immigrants to get to New Jersey, Oregon, or Chicago and work will be provided, Kartchner said.

“They’ll freely tell you why they’re coming across,” he said of the illegal aliens they catch. He said up to 60 percent of them are currently saying they came because of the advertising.

Ladd said he believes most illegal immigrants coming across his land end up being indentured servants to the cartel to pay off their smuggling debt.

He’s bracing for another frustrating year in 2022 as the flow continues unimpeded.

“The plan is to let everybody come,” he said, referring to the Biden administration. “And they’re all going to vote Democratic. I think that’s the biggest thing that people have finally understood—that’s what he’s doing.”

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/a-gun-at-every-door-border-rancher-sees-2400-percent-increase-in-illegal-aliens-on-property_4197034.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2022-01-14&mktids=d88c521d29e48a6e7ad4ba525fdda832&est=F17AvUAou2O0DxJn8MtTfPtedX1WlMhlmez0O3JX%2BLMDlI%2B4pA5K0JBNGkKcXaI%3D
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#3291185 - 01/15/22 05:07 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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#3291205 - 01/15/22 07:07 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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ICE Has ‘Lost’ 47,000 Illegal Immigrants After Release in 2021

By Charlotte Cuthbertson
January 13, 2022 Updated: January 13, 2022

Border Patrol agents were so overwhelmed by illegal immigrants on the southern border last year that they resorted to issuing a newly developed “notice to report” to tens of thousands of individuals before releasing them into the United States.

The notice requested the illegal alien to report to a local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office within 60 days, where they’d be issued a “notice to appear”—an official document that includes a date for their first immigration court hearing for their deportation proceedings.

Normally, illegal immigrants are given notices to appear before being released at the border.

More than 104,000 notices to report were issued in the five months between the end of March and the end of October 2021. Of those, 47,705 individuals have failed to report to ICE, according to official data received by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).

Johnson had requested the information from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Oct. 19, 2021.

In his letter accompanying the data, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas states: “DHS is committed to ensuring a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system.

“It is important that we continue working together during these unprecedented times as we strive to keep the country safe and secure.”

Border authorities released more than 273,300 illegal aliens into the United States between January and August 2021.

ICE transported more than 37,000 by bus from the border to larger transportation hubs such as San Antonio or Phoenix, and provided domestic flights for 51,750 individuals.

Between March 21 and Dec. 5, 2021, ICE issued 50,683 notices to appear at local offices for illegal immigrants who had been issued a notice to report after apprehension at the border.

“For over 40,000 of those cases, ICE does not have data on what immigration court is overseeing these cases, despite the fact that ICE acts as the prosecutor in deportation proceedings,” Johnson said in a statement.

The number of illegal immigrants apprehended by Border Patrol during 2021 reached historic highs in several metrics, including the total number (1.7 million), the number of unaccompanied children, and the number of illegal aliens from countries other than Mexico or the northern triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/ice-has-lo...tm_medium=email
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#3292698 - 01/28/22 06:26 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Well, for some reason, its getting harder to find reports of the never ending flow of illegals across the southern border, but a bit of searching uncovered the following article.

The incursion continues with hundreds of adult single migrants being bused into parking garage in Brownsville, Tx, subsequently leaving via taxi cabs (with documents in hand)and followed to a nearby regional airport.

23 January 2022
Fox News footage shows mass release of single adult migrants into US

But thanks to Texas Governor Greg Abbott and AG Ken Paxton, the storm clouds may be gathering:

27 January 2022
12 attorneys general invited by governor to ‘border security briefing’ in South Texas

28 January 2022
Paxton launches 9th lawsuit against Biden administration regarding Southern border
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#3292903 - 01/30/22 10:14 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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What if someone were to just drop one here and there, would the influx slow down?

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#3293460 - 02/05/22 12:12 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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US Border Patrol agents shot at from Mexico


Border patrol vehicles parked on a levy near the Rio Grande, where they constantly patrol f

U.S. Border Patrol agents were shot at while patrolling the Rio Grande Valley Sector in Texas, along the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday night.

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agency (CBP) confirmed in an emailed statement to American Military News on Thursday that agents responded to a report of suspected migrants near Fronton on Wednesday night and then reported shots fired from the Mexican side of the border. Officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas DPS) the Starr County Sheriff’s Office and additional CBP agents responded to the location.

The FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility were all notified of the incident.

Fox News reported, citing multiple law enforcement sources, that the agents that were fired upon were members of the special operations unit of the CBP’s Border Patrol Tactical Operations (BORTAC). The CBP agents reportedly returned fire and nobody on either side was hit.

Sources for Fox News said Mexican military units were first engaged in a shootout with cartel members on the Mexican side of the border, during which time one man fled the gun battle and attempted to flee into the U.S. by crossing a nearby river. A BORTAC agent reportedly jumped into the water to rescue the man, at which point the agent was fired upon.

This cross-border shooting incident comes a month after CBP agents in the same border sector were fired upon from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande River. That shooting incident occurred on New Year’s Day. Tweets from the incident showed bullet holes in a CBP agent’s vehicle.

“NEW: A Border Patrol agent was shot at from across the river in Mexico on New Year’s Day while he was apprehending a migrant who had crossed illegally near Roma, TX. Bullets hit agents vehicle, but he wasn’t hurt,” Fox News reporter Bill Melugin tweeted at the time. “CBP and FBI now investigating. Pics from LE source. @FoxNews.”

The January shooting incident took place in Roma, Texas, about a six-mile drive from where shots were fired on Wednesday in Fronton.

In October, a Fox News crew also captured footage of the tracer fire of an automatic weapon firing from Mexico into the U.S.



Fox News reported sightings of heavily armed groups have become more common in recent times and Texas DPS officials have reported seeing suspected cartel members armed with AK-47-style rifles taunting National Guard troops on the U.S. side of the border.

In March of last year, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott launched a border security effort known as Operation Lone Star. The operation pairs Texas National Guard troops and Texas DPS personnel in an effort to prevent the smuggling of humans and drugs across the border into Texas.

https://americanmilitarynews.com/2022/02/us-border-patrol-agents-shot-at-from-mexico/
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#3293654 - 02/07/22 01:51 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Former President Donald Trump speaks with EpochTV's Kash Patel at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on Jan. 31, 2022. (The Epoch Times)

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EXCLUSIVE: Trump Reveals the First Thing He Would Do If He Is President Again

By Ivan Pentchoukov
February 6, 2022 Updated: February 7, 2022

Former President Donald Trump said that if he wins the presidency again, his first executive action would be to restart construction of the wall on the southern U.S. border.

The president told EpochTV’s “Kash’s Corner” on Jan. 31 that completing the wall has a significance that extends beyond domestic policy because it would project an image of strength to China’s Xi Jinping and other world leaders.

“First of all, the wall, even for him,” Trump said referring to Xi. “You know why? Because when he sees millions of people pouring into our country, he loses respect for our country.” The interview will premiere at 8 p.m. Eastern on Feb. 7.

“When [he] and Putin and Kim Jong Un and Iran’s leaders, when they’re watching millions of people walk into our country … they lose respect.”

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW W/PRESIDENT TRUMP @ 8 PM ET ON EPOCHTV.COM

President Joe Biden rescinded or froze dozens of Trump’s border policies upon taking office in January last year. The relaxed policies have led to a flood of illegal aliens crossing the border in volumes unseen for decades.

Border Patrol agents apprehended 1.9 million illegal crossers in 2021, four times as many as were apprehended in 2020 under Trump. The number of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.–Mexico border reached an all-time high in 2021.

Biden froze the construction of the wall with an executive order issued on the day of his inauguration. Millions of dollars worth of materials have languished in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas since and could now be sold for scrap for pennies on the dollar. The wall’s accompanying roads, cameras, and sensors have remained uninstalled or unfinished.

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The border wall’s accompanying road, lights, cameras, and sensors remain unfinished since January 2021 when President Joe Biden halted all border wall construction, in Cochise County, Arizona on Dec. 6, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border was a Trump signature campaign promise. Democrats in Congress fought against funding the project tooth and nail and at one point shut down the government to block money for construction. Trump prevailed and, by the time he left office, the government built more than 450 miles of wall. More than 200 miles of fencing were under construction when Trump left the White House.

“It’s so easy. You close it up, you’ve got to close it up. And that would send a big signal, a really big signal,” Trump told Epoch TV.
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Former President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on Jan. 31, 2022. (The Epoch Times)

“And then you’ve got to get their respect again. How do you do that?” the former president added. “You do that by making sure that they know that this country is here, and it’s here to stay and we’re not going to take any nonsense.”

Biden called the border situation a “crisis” in April last year, but the White House later walked it back and has refused to use the word publicly since.

The full exclusive interview will premiere on EpochTV.com at 8 p.m. Eastern on Feb. 7.

Charlotte Cuthbertson contributed to this report.
Ivan Pentchoukov

https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-reveals-the-first-thing-he-would-do-if-he-is-president-again_4258227.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_campaign=mb-2022-02-07&utm_medium=email&est=cKVsoha7chgn3R6yy4SNk4thPVxCgbgr%2FnIlwZC%2BYcRZYuPH0yUjLO4r
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#3293778 - 02/09/22 03:12 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 7 FEB 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ur Jaddou delivers remarks during an event in Camp Springs, Md., on Nov. 9, 2021. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Executive Branch

US Immigration Agency Changes Mission, Removes Key Phrases

By Zachary Stieber
February 10, 2022 Updated: February 11, 2022

A key federal agency on Feb. 10 changed its mission statement, removing several key phrases.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) “upholds America’s promise as a nation of welcome and possibility with fairness, integrity, and respect for all we serve,” the new mission statement says.


Under the old statement, the agency was described as “administer[ing] the nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values.”

USCIS, with approximately 19,000 employees, oversees legal immigration to the United States.

Ur Jaddou, the agency’s director, said the new statement “reflects the&#8239;inclusive&#8239;character of both our country and this agency,” adding, “The United States is and will remain a welcoming nation that embraces people from across the world who seek family reunification, employment or professional opportunities, and humanitarian protection.”

“USCIS is committed to ensuring that the immigration system we administer is accessible and&#8239;humane. As we look towards the future, my commitment will remain the same—USCIS will continue to serve the public with respect and fairness, and lead with integrity to reflect America’s promise as a nation of welcome and possibility&#8239;today and for generations to come,” Jaddou, an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump, added.

Michael Knowles, president of AFGE Local 1924, said the union supports the statement.

He told The Epoch Times in an email that it “reflects the views of many of the employees who do this important work.”

The union represents USCIS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement workers. Both agencies sit inside the Department of Homeland Security.

Ken Cuccinelli, who served as acting USCIS director during the Trump administration, offered an opposing view.

“When we’ve got an invasion at the border, this is what USCIS chooses to spend their time on. This is just another example of Left-wing busy-bodies shirking their duty to Americans and not protecting our border,” he told The Epoch Times in an emailed statement.

Several lawmakers also spoke out about the change.

“With this move, the Biden Administration is signifying that lawful immigration, protecting Americans, and securing our homeland are no longer its priorities,” Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) said on Twitter.

“The Biden Administration has made clear that lawful immigration, protecting Americans, and securing our homeland are no longer a priority of theirs,” added Rep. Michael Cloud (R-Texas). “This is a complete dereliction of duty.”

The shift in language follows similar changes under President Joe Biden. Top officials told all immigration agencies in 2021 to stop using certain terms, including “illegal aliens.”

The USCIS mission statement in place until this week’s change came during the Trump administration. It was changed from “USCIS secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.”

Francis Cissna, the USCIS director at the time, said that the statement was changed because certain words, like customers, led to erroneous beliefs about which populations USCIS serves.

“I believe this simple, straightforward statement clearly defines the agency’s role in our country’s lawful immigration system and the commitment we have to the American people,” he said.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-immigration-agency-changes-mission-removes-key-phrases_4269309.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-02-10-4&utm_medium=email&est=dt4XFQW5pAS17%2BN9DAgu9qyf5uv%2F9Itb6K03u7Engm7VRNyGI0uLSMwC
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#3294558 - 02/19/22 05:00 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Originally Posted By: Fox News Report 19 Feb 2022

CBP Encounters in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas for January this year are double those for same month, 2021 and four times from Jan, 2020!




According to the Fox report, 432,000 of the total encounters so far fiscal year 2022 (645,801) were single adults; 164,000 were family units and 47,000 unaccompanied minors.

While encounters are skyrocketing,Ice arrests are down from 10,190 in Jan. of 2021 to only 4860 in Jan. of 2022.

Anyone else wonder where the rest have gone?
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#3294842 - 02/23/22 11:53 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Morning report from Fox News:

As has been recorded, RGV is one of the hot spots for human and drug trafficking on the TX border. That sector has experienced four car crashes within 10 miles of La Joya involving multiple illegals trying to escape from DPS/CBP officers in the past 24 hours.

The latest MO is for the cartels to place vehicles strategically for the illegals to pick up and use in their attempts to escape capture.

18 miles to the east, a tractor trailer was found to contain over $18,000,000 worth of methamphetamine.
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#3294920 - 02/24/22 12:38 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Estimates, by Border/Customs, 750,000 MISSED crossings since new fiscal year(10/21). Millions of Undocumented since Jan 20 executive action by Joe Bidens(Obama) administration, including terrorists,criminals,human trafficking. All released into country are subsidized with EBT cards under presidents discretionary spending. And they( democrats) continue to advertise south of the border and provide aid to crossings.

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#3294924 - 02/24/22 01:36 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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a tractor trailer was found to contain over $18,000,000 worth of methamphetamine.


What a mess. It would almost make a man think somebody was getting paid if a man believed there is people in DC and other places that might...... Nope couldn't be that. That could not be the reason the border is open.
Might just as well run Buffets train down there to haul dope and quit making a joke out of it.
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#3295969 - 03/12/22 01:52 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: tnshootist]
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Omnibus Legislation Funds Border Security for 8 Foreign Nations
The measure includes no new funding for US border security


By Joseph Lord
March 10, 2022 Updated: March 10, 2022

Democrats’ $1.5 trillion omnibus legislation would provide funding for border security in eight foreign nations—many of whom are U.S. adversaries—while providing no new money for security along the U.S. border.

The omnibus measure allocates $370 million to “enhanced border security” measures in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, and Oman, of which $150 million alone is set to go toward border funding in Jordan. In addition, the legislation provides funding for border security measures in Libya, Nepal, and Pakistan, a longtime U.S. adversary.

As a compromise, Republican lawmakers retained about $2 billion in previously allocated border wall construction funds, but the omnibus measure contains no new funds for border security along the U.S. southern border.

Preston Huennekens, government relations manager at the nonpartisan Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), blasted the measure in a statement to The Epoch Times.

“It is insulting to the American people that Democrats would rather secure the borders of countries such as Oman, Pakistan, and Libya while our own states on the border are overwhelmed with illegal immigration,” Huennekens said. “The omnibus package offered exactly zero dollars for the hiring of any additional border or immigration agents and also took steps to dismantle enforcement tools such as the 287(g) program.”

The program referenced by Huennekens allows state and local law enforcement officials to aid the Department of Homeland Security to find and deport illegal aliens.

“This shows that Democrats are simply out of touch with the American electorate, who overwhelmingly disapprove of President [Joe] Biden’s handling of immigration,” he said. “Democrats ignore our raging border crisis at their own peril.”

Since Biden took office, he has taken a far more laissez-faire approach to border security than former President Donald Trump.

Biden halted construction on Trump’s border wall almost immediately after taking office, leaving construction materials that had already been paid for by the federal government sitting unused along the border. At the same time, he reduced the number of border security agents, leaving those agents who remain unable to stop the unprecedented inflow of illegal immigrants into the country.

He also overturned Trump’s “Stay in Mexico” policy, which required that those seeking asylum in the United States remain in Mexico until their asylum applications were approved.

The United States already is facing unprecedented levels of illegal immigration along its southern border, which critics have blamed on the Biden administration’s laissez-faire attitude toward enforcement of immigration law. Viral images and videos have circulated on the internet showing massive numbers of immigrants crossing into the country, often without a border patrol agent in sight.

Alarming reports have arisen from Americans living in border towns, which are facing the constant threat of criminal sex and drug traffickers crossing the border. Several interviewees living along the U.S.–Mexico border say that they’re now unable to leave their homes without a firearm, and they don’t let their children out of their sight while outside.

Border patrol agents say that they’re swamped, and they’ve been unable to apprehend a large portion of illegal entrants to the country, leaving many border residents to fend for themselves.

Estimates of how many illegal aliens have entered the country since Biden took office vary, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection data show that about 2 million people illegally crossed the border in 2021, a nearly fourfold increase from illegal crossings a year earlier.

Worsening the situation, many illegal aliens who are apprehended by border security agents have since been released into the United States.

According to an October 2021 letter by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), in the January–August period in 2021, roughly 500,000 illegal aliens were released into the United States after being detained by border security.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and several other Republicans have placed the blame for the massive increase in illegal immigration on the policies of the Biden administration.

“The cause of all of this is simple,” Cruz said in an October 2021 press conference. “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris refuse to enforce the law.”

During that conference, Cruz and several Senate Republican colleagues called on Biden to return to the immigration policies of Trump by restarting construction on the border wall, ending the policy of “catch and release,” and reinstituting the “Remain in Mexico” policy.
https://www.theepochtimes.com/omnibus-bill-funds-border-security-for-eight-foreign-nations_4329100.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_campaign=mb-2022-03-11&utm_medium=email&est=4mSEqYySzQk90rCT88L54EkaNDf5bebVUcC%2Fs%2BMp0wGMlpuzVNE7HD3Z
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#3295971 - 03/12/22 02:03 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Feds Donate Trump Panels to build wall

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The Texas Facilities Commission, the state office in charge of Texas border wall construction, applied in November to receive the surplus panels through the federal government’s General Service Administration, a program that allows nonprofit organizations and state and local governments to receive property the federal government no longer needs.

Francoise Luca, a spokesperson for the Facilities Commission, said the state didn’t have to disclose to the federal government that it planned to use the panels for Texas’ border wall project, adding that the state followed the surplus program’s rules.

In December, the Facilities Commission hired New York-based Posillico Civil Inc. to haul the panels from San Diego to Eagle Pass at a cost of $2 million, according to the contract awarded to the engineering firm. The company finished the job earlier this month.

Luca said the panels are being stored in “a temporary and secured area” in Maverick County under the watch of the Texas National Guard.
https://www.texastribune.org/2022/02/15/texas-border-wall-federal-surplus-abbott/


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#3297026 - 03/29/22 04:45 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 29 MARCH 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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Border Patrol chief says US on track to hit 1M migrant encounters in 6 months as crisis accelerates

Border chief says 'every sector is busier' than last year

By Adam Shaw | Fox News
Published March 29, 2022 12:10pm EDT


Biden warned of 'chaos' at southern border as COVID-related policy set to expire

Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz on Tuesday said that the U.S. is currently on track to hit one million migrant encounters so far in Fiscal Year 2022 – a number that shows that continued migrant traffic is already outpacing last year's staggering numbers.

"Probably in the next two or three days we’ll get over a million encounters or apprehensions along the southwest border," Ortiz said at a border security conference in San Antonio, Texas. The current fiscal year began in October.

Arizona Dem senators warn Biden AGAINST ‘SHARP END’ TO TITLE 42 BORDER RESTRICTIONS WITHOUT PLAN

Ortiz described a situation on the ground in which Border Patrol is short on staff, is facing additional challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and where "every sector is busier than they were back in ‘21." He also said that agents have encountered migrants from 157 different countries – an indication of the global character of the U.S. border crisis.
Jan. 23, 2022: Fox News footage shows migrants being released into the US.

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Jan. 23, 2022: Migrants being released into the US. (Fox News)

There were 164,973 migrant encounters in February, up dramatically from 101,099 in Feb. 21 -- a month that preceded a massive surge in the spring and summer months. The February numbers mean that there were 838,685 encounters since the fiscal year began in October. March's numbers have not yet been released but are expected to outpace February's, which would take the number of encounters for the fiscal year to over one million, with six months still to go in the fiscal year.
DHS requesting additional Pentagon support at border Amid Fears of Massive Migrant Surge

In the entirety of FY 2021, there were over 1.7 million migrant encounters, with the majority coming in the second half of the fiscal year as encounters hit a monthly high of 213,000 in July.

The numbers overwhelmed agents and saw the introduction of methods to allow quicker release of migrants into the interior. Republicans have blamed the Biden administration's rolling back of Trump-era border security measures, but the Biden administration has instead favored an approach that targets "root causes" like poverty and violence in Central America.

VIDEO: Probe into Border Patrol agents still ongoing, 6 months after false ‘whipping’ claims

Chad Wolf: Biden, Harris owe apology to Border Agents in 'whipping' probe Video

With numbers lowering from the summer highs, but still remaining high compared to prior winter months, lawmakers and officials have warned that a surge that could outpace last year’s could be on the way -- particularly if the Biden administration ends the Title 42 public health order this week which has been used to expel about half of those migrants encountered.
DHS PUTS OUT CALL FOR EMPLOYEES TO VOLUNTEER AT SOUTHERN BORDER AMID ‘LARGE NUMBERS' OF MIGRANTS

Fox News reported earlier this month that DHS has put out a call for employees to volunteer at the border. On Wednesday, a top Pentagon official confirmed that DHS had asked the Department of Defense for additional support due to a potential increase in numbers.

While many top Democrats have been urging the Biden administration to end Title 42, Democratic lawmakers at the border have been urging against such a move.

"Given the impacts that changes to Title 42 could have on border communities, border security, and migrants, we urge your administration not to make any changes to Title 42 implementation until you are completely ready to execute and coordinate a comprehensive plan that ensures a secure, orderly, and humane process at the border," Arizona Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema said in a letter to President Biden last week.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/border-patrol-chief-us-1m-migrant-encounters-southern-border-crisis
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#3297204 - 04/02/22 02:57 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 2 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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Border Patrol agents apprehend illegal immigrants after they cross the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States, in La Joya, Texas, on Jan. 14, 2022. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Biden Admin Announces End to Title 42 Illegal Immigration Rule

By Jack Phillips
April 1, 2022 Updated: April 1, 2022

The Biden administration on Friday said it will soon 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, amid fears of a significant wave of migrants approaching in the coming months.

“After considering current public health conditions and an increased availability of tools to fight COVID-19 (such as highly effective vaccines and therapeutics), the CDC Director has determined that an Order suspending the right to introduce migrants into the United States is no longer necessary,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a statement on Friday.

Title 42 was implemented under the Trump administration as a means to quickly deport illegal aliens due to the pandemic. Both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden used the measure.

The order will now end on May 23, said the CDC, which added that the decision was made “in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security.” The agencies will now be “scaling up a program to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to migrants and prepare for resumption of regular migration under Title 8,” the CDC said.

Critics have said that removing the rule will likely draw more illegal immigrants to the U.S.–Mexico border. In February of this year, Title 42 reportedly forced the return of about 55 percent of illegal immigrants.

Among them, Republican Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich warned that rescinding Title 42 will spur a “tidal wave” of illegal immigration, according to a letter he sent to the White House this week.

“Your immigration policies have already led to the worst border crisis in our nation’s history, and now we understand that your administration is rolling back a vital policy, Title 42, which will further compromise public health and overwhelm law enforcement,” he said.

Sens. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) have also expressed concerns about the decision, speaking with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday. Sinema announced that she told Mayorkas she intends to hold a hearing on the issue.

But the White House, in response to reports that the CDC would end the rule, alleged that most people who cross the border illegally won’t be able to remain in the United States.

“To be clear, most individuals who crossed the border without legal authorization will be promptly placed into removal proceedings and if they are unable to establish a legal basis to remain in the United States, they’ll be expeditiously removed,” White House communications director Kate Bedingfield told reporters on Thursday.

Over the past year, some left-wing groups and Democrat lawmakers have pressured Biden to rescind the order, while others, including the American Civil Liberties Union, have filed lawsuits to block the rule.

Ahead of the 2022 midterms, it’s likely that GOP lawmakers will attack Biden and Democrats for removing the rule in a bid to portray the party as weak on immigration and border security.

It comes as the head of the Border Patrol, Raul Ortiz, said earlier this week that the United States is slated to reach 1 million illegal immigrant encounters so far this year.

“Probably in the next two or three days we’ll get over a million encounters or apprehensions along the southwest border,” Ortiz said at the Border Security Expo in San Antonio, Texas.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-admin-announces-end-to-title-42-illegal-immigration-rule_4376889.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_campaign=mb-2022-04-02&utm_medium=email&est=cPykhjQAyw1GBj4mOlb4CR3yyrWhL1ysd6bPe0xqPzNzYjWouQ5S2w6%2B
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#3297331 - 04/04/22 01:49 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: Foxpro.223]
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Just four short days on the border in the Rio Grande Valley sector alone! ETA: And just how many "gottaways fall into this category?



And just where do you suppose they are gonna put all these folks?




Edited by hm1996 (04/04/22 02:04 PM)
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#3297420 - 04/06/22 05:25 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 4 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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Texas Governor Gregg Abbott announces Phase 1 Action to Mitigate Massive Surge of Illegal Aliens Predicted Due to Rescinding Title 42

Texas preparing for what will be an extreme crisis with the repeal of Title 42, which provided a means for immediate expulsion of illegals during the Covid crisis.

CBP provided statistics:
1) USBP experienced 8000 "encounters" with illegals on 1 April alone!
2) USBP estimates that number would be in neighborhood of 18,000 per day upon removal of Title 42 scheduled for mid-May.
3) 1,700,000 illegals have been expelled under Title 42 since March, 2020.

Operation Lone Star has apprehended over 200,000 illegals; arrested 11,000 drug smugglers, gang members and convicted criminals on the Texas border.

Yesterday Texas National Guard advised TX legislature that $500,000,000 will be required to fund their border operations for the next 90 days (10,000 TNG troops have been activated for 1 year).

Governor Abbott announced today that the following steps will be taken starting 6 April with further actions to be announced next week.

Phase 1 to include:
1) Zero tolerance vehicle safety inspections of all commercial vehicles entering the state at border crossings. He acknowledged this will probably cause traffic delays.
2)Texas will provide charter buses to transport the expected overflow of illegals to Washington DC. thumbup
3) Boat blockades will be established at points of high traffic along the river.
4) Concertina wire will be installed at points of high foot traffic as well as cargo container blockades where appropriate.
5) Lighting will be deployed at known night crossings.
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#3297472 - 04/07/22 06:44 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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What a shame that all the responsibility is placed on Texas!

https://feepay.txapps.texas.gov/oog/texas-border-wall/

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#3297475 - 04/07/22 07:05 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 6 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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Well it's about time, where has Abbott been...under a rock? Must be reelection time soon again...
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#3297477 - 04/07/22 08:04 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 6 APRIL 22**** [Re: Foxpro.223]
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Originally Posted By: Foxpro.223
Well it's about time, where has Abbott been...under a rock? Must be reelection time soon again...


Originally Posted By: fOXPRO.223
Texas needs to tell the federals to go pack fudge, take over control, and secure the border from this invaision.


Ummm, you might want to read some of the past 9 pages of this thread a bit and find out where Gov. Abbott is/has been. It is getting close to election but Gov. Abbott has been front and center on the border issue from the get-go, as has our AG, Ken Paxton, who has been very busy filing lawsuits against the Biden administration's border policy as well as 2nd Amendment issues.

A few of his endeavors to stem the tide:

Texas Highway Patrol Deploys Heavily-Armed Gunboats On Rio Grande

OPERATION LONE STAR IN THE NEWS

Governor Abbott Announces Border Wall Construction Strategy

10,000 National Guard and Texas state troopers deployed to border for ‘Operation Lone Star’

Texas governor announces $250M down payment on border wall

Over 16,000 Illegal Aliens Referred, 598 Criminals Arrested in March by Texas Troopers

Lots of governors have stepped up to mitigate the damage being done to this nation by throwing open our borders, but anyone would be hard pressed to find another governor who has done more than Gov. Abbott.

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#3297481 - 04/07/22 09:22 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 6 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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Failed to mention the following conference hosted by Gov. Abbott: In addition to the nine governors who attended the conference below, from memory, SD Gov. Kristi Noem and FL Gov. Ron DeSantis (and perhaps others) have come to witness the situation in the past and the two named above sent LEO &/or state NG personnel/equipment to pitch in and lend a hand.

"Under current border policy, every state is a border state."

Governor Abbott, State Governors Outline 10-Point Plan To Combat Border Crisis

October 6, 2021 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference with nine other state governors in Mission, Texas to discuss the ongoing crisis at the border as well as what Texas is doing to keep communities safe in the midst of President Joe Biden's disastrous open border policies. During the press conference, Governor Abbott and the other governors discussed the far-reaching impact of the Biden administration's open border policies, particularly with the rise in fentanyl in communities across the nation. The governors also outlined a 10-point plan that President Biden can take to end the crisis.

The 10-point plan includes:

Continue Title 42 public health restrictions
Fully reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols
Finish securing the border
End catch and release
Clear the judicial backlog
Resume the deportation of all criminals
Dedicate federal resources to eradicate human trafficking and drug trafficking
Re-enter all agreements with our Northern Triangle partners and Mexico
Send a clear message to potential migrants
Deploy more federal law enforcement officers



During his remarks, Governor Abbott recognized Arizona Governor Doug Ducey for his partnership and thanked the other governors in attendance for their shared commitment to securing the border and keeping Americans safe. Governor Abbott also reiterated his commitment to surging resources in Texas' fight to secure the border, including Operation Lone Star and his own 10-point plan of actions Texas has taken to secure the border:



Signed laws providing $3 billion funding for Texas' border security efforts
Deployed thousands of National Guard and Department of Public Safety officers
Created a system to arrest and jail illegal migrants trespassing in Texas
Signed a budget authorization to build the border wall in Texas
Signed a law to make it easier to prosecute smugglers bringing people into Texas
Signed 9 laws cracking down on human trafficking in Texas
Created a law that makes it a crime to manufacture or distribute fentanyl
Issued a disaster declaration for border counties
Issued an executive order preventing non-governmental entities from transporting illegal immigrants
Continuing to enforce the Remain in Mexico and Title 42 policies in Texas

Prior to the press conference, Governor Abbott and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Executive Director Steve McCraw hosted the state governors for a briefing on what Texas is doing to secure the border.

Governor Abbott was joined at the press conference by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Idaho Governor Brad Little, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, Texas Military Department Adjutant General Tracy Norris and Deputy Adjutant General Monie R. Ulis, and National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd.

"The Biden Administration's open border policies have led to complete chaos at the southern border, and pose a threat to the safety of Texans and all Americans," said Governor Abbott. "Texas has stepped up to keep our communities safe and mitigate this crisis ourselves, and our efforts have been made stronger by the support and assistance of governors from across the nation. I thank the state governors who are here with me today for their support and for visiting the border to see firsthand the ramifications of President Biden's disastrous policies. Together, we are sending a strong message to the Biden Administration that we will not tolerate their refusal to secure the border — and we will continue to do whatever it takes to keep our communities safe."

"We’re not going to sit around while Biden refuses to act," said Governor Ducey. "We’ve tried to meet with the president and be part of the solution, but he refuses. No, worse — he ignores us, just like he’s ignoring the border and the well-being of the American people. If the president won’t meet with us, then we’ll share our policy ideas today. Hopefully he will hear our solutions and begin to act."

"When we see this type of mass influx of migrants to our state, the cartels profit by exploiting the situation," said DPS Director Steve McCraw. "Unless we act, there is no stopping them from reaching communities across the country with their drugs and violence. Governor Abbott has made it very clear, Texas is going to lean forward and take a stand. We are grateful for his leadership and the continued support of our partners, both here in our state and across the country, in making sure we secure our southern border."

In June 2021, the State of Texas and the State of Arizona invoked the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. Under this interstate compact, Governor Abbott and Governor Ducey asked other states to send law enforcement officials and equipment to help mitigate the ongoing border crisis.

https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor...t-border-crisis

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#3297609 - 04/10/22 01:26 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Two groups of over 100 illegals each were apprehended @ La Joya, Tx. and another group of over 100 were caught @ Del Rio, Tx. that same day recently.

Multiple gang members have been arrested along with convicted sex offenders and other criminals daily, and no telling how many others evade capture among the thousands of "gottaways".

Notice the fourth from left, front row displaying what I believe to be a gang symbol but not sure. Can anyone shed any light on this.

Gov. Abbott has already dispatched charter buses to various cities around the state whose mayors have requested them in order to ship the many illegals dumped on their cities by the feds.

No word yet if any have actually been shipped, but the word from these mayors is that there have been no more illegals dumped on them since their request for buses. thumbup1

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#3297621 - 04/10/22 05:11 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border [Re: hm1996]
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Yet I have to buy a license and a stamp to fish.
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#3297705 - 04/12/22 09:53 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 12 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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Looks like the Title 42 Surge has begun

This is from one small town in Starr county only in the RGV BP sector:



Stand by to direct traffic! crazy
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#3297774 - 04/14/22 12:17 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 13 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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Looks like Gov. Abbott is onto something here thumbup1 :

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#3297794 - 04/14/22 03:17 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 13 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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The first "Gov. Abbott" Busload of illegals arriving in DC on 13 April after a 3 day trip from Del Rio, TX with a 2nd busload en-route. WTG Governor! thumbup1



ETA:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a meeting in Houston, Texas, on Oct. 27, 2021. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Federal-State Relations


First Texas Bus Drops Off Illegal Immigrants Near US Capitol
By Zachary Stieber
April 13, 2022 Updated: April 14, 2022

The first bus carrying illegal immigrants from Texas arrived in Washington on April 13.

The illegal aliens were dropped off between Union Station and the U.S. Capitol, according to the office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

“As the federal government continues to turn a blind eye to the border crisis, the State of Texas will remain steadfast in our efforts to fill in the gaps and keep Texans safe,” Abbott said in a statement. “By busing migrants to Washington, D.C., the Biden administration will be able to more immediately meet the needs of the people they are allowing to cross our border. Texas should not have to bear the burden of the Biden administration’s failure to secure our border.”

Abbott, a Republican, directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management earlier this month to begin coordinating “voluntary transportation” to Washington and other locations outside Texas of immigrants released from federal custody.

The bus that arrived on Wednesday was filled with immigrants who came from Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, Abbott’s office said.

Footage captured by Fox News showed the immigrants getting off the bus several blocks from the Capitol at approximately 8:13 a.m.

It wasn’t clear which officials were processing the immigrants.

The Texas division declined to comment, as did U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Two men in khakis and black, collared shirts greeted the immigrants and gave them cell phones as they got off. They also looked up information from a wristband that each person wore. They exchanged hugs and handshakes with the aliens after processing them.

Everybody getting off the bus had a manila folder.

Many were men.

Luis Alberto, a Venezuelan national who was on the bus, told NTD that the group crossed the border into Texas on April 12 after being robbed by cartels and Mexican police officers.

“When we got to Texas we had nothing because they had taken everything. We heard there was help, and a bus to Washington, and there would be someone to facilitate travel, because in Texas there is no help,” he said as to why the immigrants agreed to get on the bus.


Catholic Charities assisted the immigrants after they got off the bus.
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Catholic Charities workers assist the illegal immigrants who were bussed from Texas to Washington on April 13, 2022. (NTD Television)

Most of the immigrants are going to other areas, Sister Sharlet Wagner, executive director of the Newcomer Network which the charity runs, told NTD.

“Most of them do have family or friends in the place where they really want to go. We’re happy to help them if they want to stay here. Most are choosing to move on,” she said.

Organizers bought food for the immigrants and bus tickets for those who want to go elsewhere.

Abbott announced the plan during a press conference on April 6. He said it was necessary because Texas has been “overwhelmed by hordes of illegal immigrants who are being dropped off by the Biden administration” and transporting them to the capitol of the United States would allow the federal government “to more immediately address the needs of the people that they are allowing to come across our border.”

Since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, the United States has recorded an unprecedented number of illegal immigrant encounters at the U.S.–Mexico border.

There are few signs the flood is waning. Both critics and supporters of Biden’s treatment of the border say a spike is expected when Title 42, a pandemic-era authority, expires in May.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki previously called Abbott’s bussing plan a “publicity stunt.”

Asked about Wednesday’s arrival, she told reporters in Washington that “these are all migrants who have been processed by CBP and are free to travel so it’s nice the state of Texas is helping them get to their final destination as they await the outcome of their immigration proceedings.” CBP stands for Customs and Border Protection.

Abbott’s office says a second bus is en route to Washington.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/first-texa...ol_4401715.html


Edited by hm1996 (04/14/22 06:10 PM)
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#3297804 - 04/14/22 09:07 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 13 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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Joe said don't worry the taxpayers are GIVING free smart phones and debit cards in the swag bags to all illegals who have crossed the border. So they can be "tracked". Totally different from the Obama phones that taxpayers funded. I still can't believe there is anyone who falls for this S__T and votes for, whatever these "people" are ideology wise. I really hate having to hold back, how I feel about the left.

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#3297807 - 04/14/22 09:29 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 13 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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Second Texas bus drops off migrants near US Capitol in Washington, DC

Read & watch the videos @ above link.

Dr. Kevin Roberts, President of The Heritage Foundation in an interview encourages Gov. Abbott to continue busing illegals to DC and said if he would deliver a bus load to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, The Heritage Foundation would sponsor that bus. thumbup
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#3297867 - 04/16/22 12:08 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 4 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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Isn't it incredible that Gov. Abbott has secured an agreement with the four adjoining state governors to our south to assist Texas in stopping illegal traffic across the Rio Grande in just a few short days by inspecting every truck crossing into the US.

Read article (w/videos) at link above:


Gov. Abbott signs agreement with fourth Mexican governor on border security, ending total commercial truck inspections
Christian Aleman - Yesterday 5:55 PM

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/gov...ions/ar-AAWeEfU

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#3297937 - 04/17/22 10:51 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 15 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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#3297999 - 04/18/22 07:12 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 17 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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23 Known Terrorists Arrested on Southern Border in 2021
According to Fox News reports:


Fox News screenshots

Other information reported by Fox:
1) CBP reported 300,000 known "Getaways" during that time period.
2) Estimated "getaways" were placed at 500-600,000.
3) Total encounters on southern border last year exceeded 2,000,000.

In another Fox report, March, 2022 encounters were 221,303.
Of these encounters, CBP reported 80,116 were released into the US and 109,549 were expelled under title 42 (Which expires in May).

It was also reported that last spring, ICE spent $17,000,000 renting hotel rooms to house illegals due to overflow of their detention facilities.


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#3298057 - 04/19/22 06:52 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 6 APRIL 22**** [Re: Foxpro.223]
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Originally Posted By: Foxpro.223
Well it's about time, where has Abbott been...under a rock? Must be reelection time soon again...


Looks like Gov. Abbott isn't spending much time under that rock. As mentioned above, just to name a few, not only has he renewed building of the wall, initiated TNG/DPS patrols along the border, set up lighting, concertina wire and shipping container barricades @ active illegal crossing points, most recently, in his spare time he's managed to get all four Mexican state governors to sign on to an agreement to initiate patrols of their own on the south side of the Rio Grande to help stop human and drug trafficking by the Mexican cartels.

And then there's this:
Quote:
Republican Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona announced the formation of the 26-state American Governors' Border Strike Force on Tuesday


Republican governors form 26-state border task force amid worsening crisis

by Anna Giaritelli, Homeland Security Reporter |
| April 19, 2022 04:39 PM

More than half of U.S. governors have banded together in an effort to respond to rising illegal migration at the southern border absent meaningful help from the Biden administration.

Republican Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona announced the formation of the 26-state American Governors' Border Strike Force on Tuesday, a day after the Biden administration released data that revealed more people were encountered trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico in March than any month in 22 years.

"This is not just an Arizona issue, it’s a national issue," Ducey said in a statement. "If our entire southern border isn’t secure, our nation isn’t secure. As dangerous transnational criminal organizations continue to profit from holes in the border and fill our communities with drugs, it’s no coincidence that we’re seeing historic levels of opioid-related deaths."

The 26 states, all led by Republican governors, will work as a "force multiplier in the fight against criminal activity directly tied to our border" by increasingly sharing intelligence on state-level crimes, going after the profits that Mexican cartels make by smuggling people and narcotics, and enhancing patrols of major interstate highways near the border in an effort to interdict more smuggling operations.

BORDER CITY WARNS BIDEN: 'NO AMOUNT OF PREPARATION' WILL LIMIT TITLE 42 DISASTER

Last summer, a handful of Republican governors deployed state law enforcement and military to Texas to assist border security efforts. Those troops and police have since been pulled back to their home states, unable to sustain the cost of long-term deployments.

Under Texas's Operation Lone Star effort to help federal law enforcement at the border, its National Guard and Department of Public Safety officers have encountered more than 225,000 illegal immigrants who would likely have slipped into the U.S. without being detected.

In October 2021, 10 Republican governors introduced a 10-step plan that they asked the Biden administration use as a road map to regaining control of the southern border.

The other 24 states in the task force are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/polic...orsening-crisis
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#3298063 - 04/19/22 08:14 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 6 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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I wonder how many on the US side of the border are under the direct control of the cartels.
Both the Mexican government and the US government has to know what is going on.
Therefore both governments want this to happen.
Would almost make a fellow wonder who is getting paid.
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#3298344 - 04/26/22 11:56 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 19 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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Typical deny and deflect BS cursing !

Click HERE for Psaki's video & read entire article

Psaki was asked if White House feels responsible for death of TX Natl Guardsman. Her answer is infuriating.

April 26, 2022 | Chris Donaldson | Print Article

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“Does the White House feel at all responsible?” Heinrich asked. “And what more can you offer to people who you know are on the border, in border communities who are experiencing loss and trials like this?”

Psaki replied,” Well of, of course, we are mourning the loss of his life and we are grateful for the work of every National Guardsman, I would note that the National Guard work for the states, so he is an employee of the Texas National Guard and his efforts and his operation were directed by there, not by the federal government.”

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2022/04/26/...-texas-1230310/
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#3298435 - 04/28/22 09:56 AM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 26 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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Illegals being smuggled in a load of onions along the southern border.
(No rest stops on this journey....Do your veggies taste funny lately?) TV screen shot

Judge Issues Temporary Injunction Against Cancellation of Title 42

But it expires in only two weeks. Illegal traffic on the southern border expected to skyrocket to an all time high of as many as 18,000 per day.

Mayorkas opened his statement to congress yesterday by pointing how successful this administration had been in handling "the broken immigration system they had inherited! Whaaat!!!?

He then outlined his "plans" for this severe surge, which he admits will overwhelm border agents. These plans are not aimed at stemming the illegal flow, but only in speeding up the "processing" procedures in order to get them on the road north more efficiently as to avoid bottlenecks along the border. Key elements of the plan included:

He confirmed that one of the key pieces in his plan is to divert VA funds and/or personnel to the border, as has been rumored recently.

Other measures being considered are:

1) talking with foreign governments in an effort to determine the "root causes" of illegal exodus. (Wait! I thought the VP took a trip down south and handled that, already. confused )

2) Entering in agreements w/other countries to assist in controlling the illegal flow before it reaches our border. (Governor Abbott kinda stole their thunder on this one, didn't he!? thumbup1 )


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#3298726 - 05/03/22 04:39 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 28 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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Edited by Foxpro.223 (05/04/22 02:26 PM)
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#3298780 - 05/05/22 12:49 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 28 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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Hidalgo County judge to Biden: 'Immediate and decisive action' needed to address increase of migrants

Read Letter to Joe Biden from County Judge Richard Cortez Here

VIDEO AND FULL ARTICLE HERE

Has Anybody Seen Joe Biden Recently?

Well, yeah, Republican governors had this billboard placed in Delaware!



Screen Shot Fox News
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#3298845 - 05/06/22 02:44 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED 28 APRIL 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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"221,000 Apprehensions on Southern Border in Month of March", John Roberts. 6 May 2022!
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#3299057 - 05/12/22 10:07 PM Re: And So it Goes With the "Not a Crisis" on the Southern Border**** UPDATED Cinco de Mayo 22**** [Re: hm1996]
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