Sheriff Warns ‘Americans Will Not Be Safe’ Under Biden’s Immigration Policies

H/T Western Journal.

With Joe Pee Pads Biden’s open borders all types of trash will be coming in to American cities.

A Maryland sheriff warned Americans about the dangers of President Joe Biden’s new immigration policies during an interview Monday on Fox News.

“Americans should be angry and outraged,” Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins told “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy.

“What he’s done is effectively and functionally dismantled ICE, basically telling the agents to stand down,” Jenkins said.

He was referring to the Biden administration’s new guidelines requiring Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to make fewer arrests and deportations regardless of the immigrant’s criminal background.

“There will be no enforcement,” Jenkins said.

Under these new rules, immigrants will no longer be deported if they get a DUI or commit fraud, tax crimes or assault, Fox News reported.

This policy is intended to enable immigrants to submit filings to immigration officials without the fear of deportation.

Additionally, officers will need approval from the ICE director in Washington, D.C., before making an arrest, according to Fox News.

“These people are going to roam our streets with impunity,” Jenkins said.

“This is going to be disastrous, dangerous, gonna impact every county, every city, every community in this country and again, this is total lawlessness,” he said. “We have to have interior enforcement along with strong border security or we have no laws.”

The Texas state government filed a lawsuit Friday over these new rules, according to The Washington Post.

Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar told Fox News’ “America’s News HQ” on Sunday that he had called the White House addressing concerns about the policy.

“Americans will not be safe, immigrant communities will not be safe,” Jenkins said.

“These types of laws lead to more victims of crime, more violent crime, gangs infiltrating this country,” he said.

Mexico Steamrolls Biden Administration Now Outright Refusing to Accept Captured Illegal Immigrants

H/T Western Journal.

Illegals swarming and  crossing the border carrying Covid-19 and who know what other diseases and who knows how many are criminals.

They’ve only been in office for a little over two weeks, but President Joe Biden and his administration are already throwing a 2014 party at the southern border — with Mexico’s help.

According to Reuters, officials in Texas are releasing illegal immigrant families from Central America because several Mexican provinces are refusing to take them back. The refusals have led to crowded Border Patrol facilities — and the release of immigrants to shelters.

The Biden administration had tried to preclude this. Yes, it introduced an immigration bill that amounted to amnesty — but it ensured that anyone who arrived in the country after Jan. 1 wouldn’t be eligible for the plan, which would provide an eight-year path to citizenship

There was still one migrant caravan determined to make it to the U.S. border despite both the coronavirus pandemic and the Biden administration’s dithering on undoing the Trump administration’s border policies. Now, it might have to deal with yet another situation like the Obama administration saw during the 2014 migrant crisis.

The decision not to accept illegal immigrant families “expelled” from the United States has only happened in two sectors of the border, according to The Washington Post. They just so happen to be two of the busiest Customs and Border Protection sectors in terms of illegal crossings — the Del Rio Sector and the Rio Grande Sector.

The immigration from Central America — mostly Honduras — began increasing last year and has risen to problematic proportions, according to CBP spokeswoman Stephanie Malin. That’s led to families being released.

“CBP has seen a steady increase in border encounters since April 2020, which, aggravated by COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing guidelines, has caused some facilities to reach maximum, safe holding capacity,” Malin said in a statement. “Whenever feasible we are seeking alternatives to detention in cases where the law allows.

This has led to the return of “catch and release,” whereby illegal immigrants are released into the community pending a hearing. According to BuzzFeed News, this means the immigrants are being left in border towns such as Brownsville and McAllen, Texas.

“COVID-19 protocols, changes in Mexican law, and limited US holding capacities have forced us to adapt,” CBP said in a statement.

“For those migrants who are released, CBP may work with non-government organizations who will assist them through the out-of-custody process.”

Former acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf tweeted about the mounting crisis. “This is heartbreaking,” he said Wednesday. “Catch and release is back for minors and now families. More concerning during COVID as well. This is slowly building to a full blown crisis.

“Urging the new DHS team to take decisive action now – before they are overwhelmed

The issue involves the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, which recently stopped allowing Central American families to be returned if they have children with them who are under the age of 6. This means either freeing them until they have a hearing or keeping them in custody.

The Post also reported a new Mexican law that prohibits families with young children from being held in detention centers; human rights groups applauded the change.

Given COVID-19, this also means facilities to hold illegal immigrants are often operating at half-capacity. So, catch and release is in full effect, and this time the consequences could be a lot more dire.

“In the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, adults arriving with children are now being taken to the Border Patrol station in McAllen for processing, and then typically released into the U.S. interior, border officials said. CBP officials do not administer coronavirus tests to migrants in their custody and do not have the capacity to do so,” The Post reported.

For those who run shelters for the families being released, this is especially worrisome.

“We’re very concerned,” said Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, the city manager of McAllen.

“We can handle a surge, we can handle immigrants, but the difference now obviously is COVID.”

“Rodriguez said Texas emergency management officials have sent testing kits to the Rio Grande Valley for use by the shelters that house migrants after they’re released by CBP,” The Post reported.

“But he said families that leave the area after release would not necessarily be tested. Also unclear was how the shelters would handle those who test positive.”

And then there’s a question of motivation. The issue with this “more humane” policy is that it ends up being far less humane to children, given that here’s now an incentive to bring children along on a perilous journey — particularly if they’re young.

We couldn’t afford the border crisis we had under Barack Obama. When that happened, however, we weren’t dealing with a pandemic. This is only going to get worse, particularly when we can’t even vaccinate our own citizens fast enough, much less illegal immigrants.

The disaster that was waiting to happen may already be here, particularly since Mexico feels free to steamroll the Biden administration on illegal immigration policy.

‘Obama 2.0’: AZ Chief Deputy Sheriff Explains the Border Is Starting to Get Worse With Biden In Office

H/T Town Hall.

With Joe Pee Pads Biden in office there will be the massive caravans of illegals flooding the border.

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. — “If he wants to see fresh tracks and footprints, these are hours old,” Lt. Chris Lapre told me and Pinal County Chief Deputy Sheriff Matthew Thomas through the thick brush right off of I-8. Thomas had just shown me the improvised waypoints smugglers from Mexico use on their trek north.

 

Full black water jugs were in the brush not too far from where the fresh footprints were. The “resupply points” are well-hidden to drivers who are zipping by on the road and were filled with trash that was discarded by the border crossers. 

“We missed them by a couple of hours,” Lapre said.

While Pinal County is not directly on the southwest border — it is about an hour and a half drive from Mexico— the local law enforcement officers are directly on the frontlines of the slowly emerging border crisis that has begun to take shape with President Joe Biden reversing key immigration policies set in place by former President Donald Trump.

Even before Biden took office, Thomas said they started to notice an increase in foot traffic in the late fall of 2020 because the Mexican cartels knew the more “hands-off” approach Biden would take when dealing with the southwest border. The effect is what he’s calling “Obama 2.0” since they saw similar behavior under President Barack Obama’s administration.

“When [Trump] took office, we saw that this area out here went completely dead. Nobody was moving, nobody was smuggling because [the cartels] knew that Trump was going to put all hands on deck out down here and that they would be intercepted so it came to a screeching halt,” Thomas said. “It was a very slow trickle to get back to some kind of normal but it never got back to where it was.”

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office saw a dramatic decline in human trafficking for a few years in the early 2010s because the cartels wanted to focus on getting drugs into the United States. Once marijuana started to become legal in the U.S., it devalued their cash crop so the cartels switched to hard drugs, such as fentanyl, which is easier to transport and is not limited to growing seasons like marijuana. Now, law enforcement in the county is seeing human smuggling making a comeback in addition to the regular drug runs.

While most illegal drugs enter the United States through different Ports of Entry, Thomas explained cartels still run drugs on foot since detection methods at the POEs are getting better.  

With the construction of the new border wall system being ordered by Biden to be halted as one of his first acts in office, Thomas said this was an issue because in areas where the barriers were not built, it has created a funnel that leads directly into Pinal County. Outside of Tucson and a few Indian villages in the Tohono O’odham Nation Reservation nearby, the smugglers who work for the Sinaloa cartel take full advantage of the open desert to get to I-8.

“For us, effectively, I-8…becomes the new border and even the cartels will tell you that’s their goal line because once they get there, they’re shooting west or they’re shooting east and then they’re on a main interstate right into downtown Phoenix…we become the kickoff point for that,” said Thomas.

As for how the smuggling traffic affects the rest of the country, Thomas put it bluntly: Drugs and illegal immigrants get by them due to the lack of manpower.

“These people and these drugs are not coming here to Pinal County to stay. This is a transport location. This is a spot they get through to get to their final destination and they’re being sent all over the country.”

 
 

Report: Massive Group of Haitian Migrants ,Illegally Cross Border in Texas

H/T Western Journal.

As Joe Pee Pads Biden overturns President Trump’s border policies the more illegals will start flooding over the border.

A new report says a large group of illegal immigrants from the Caribbean island of Haiti were apprehended on Saturday.

The arrests took place in the Del Rio, Texas, sector after the migrants crossed from Mexico into Texas, according to Breitbart.

A representative of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the arrests took place Saturday at about 9 a.m., Breitbart reported.

Over 90 illegal immigrants were traveling in one group, the representative said. As the migrants who crossed into Texas were being apprehended, a second group was dispersed by Mexican authorities.

Quoting a source it did not name, Breitbart reported that the Border Patrol was alerted by Mexican immigration officials that migrants traveling through Mexico on charter buses might try to cross the border.

The report indicated that more Haitian migrants are expected to follow those arrested Saturday.

In October, the Del Rio sector noted in a news release that it had been battling a surge of illegal immigrants and that as part of the surge had apprehended 450 Haitians out of 1,800 detainees overall.

President Joe Biden took office vowing to undo many of the immigration policies of former President Donald Trump.

Reality has so far shown that although Biden has called for giving all illegal immigrants in the U.S. a path to citizenship, dismantling policies at the border has moved slowly.

“These Trump policies are alive and well on the border … it’s frustrating,” said Linda Rivas, an immigration attorney, according to CNN.

“It’s really weighing on people, weighing on their souls. What we saw our clients go through is the opposite of dignity.”

On Friday, a federal appeals court gave Trump’s administration a victory when it ended a temporary stay of a Trump-era policy that turned away migrant children as public health risks, citing the COVID-19 pandemic and a federal public health emergency rule, according to The New York Times.

Now Biden is being pressured to act in line with his promises.

“The border is closed to families and single adults, including those seeking refuge from horrific persecution and violence,” said Lee Gelernt, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, according to CNN.

“We don’t expect the Biden administration to be able to process everyone in the first week, but we need a signal very quickly that he is going to open the border,” she said.

In a Jan. 13 commentary piece for the Heritage Foundation, Mike Howell, the foundation’s senior advisor for executive branch relations and Lora Ries, senior research fellow for homeland security, make the case that  Biden is moving toward a goal of unlimited illegal immigration.

This is perhaps the most important domestic policy issue at stake for America as we face single-party leadership in both chambers of Congress and the White House. And it couldn’t come at a worse time for our country as Americans struggle to keep businesses open and regain a public health footing from the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 virus,” they wrote.

They warned that Democrats will make the most of their control of both houses of Congress as well as the White House.

“With the left in control of the U.S. Senate, the Biden administration has a Congress available to rubber-stamp its most radical immigration agenda items. And make no mistake: The left will not waste this political opportunity. Its leaders understand that mass immigration historically transfers into more leftist voters,” they wrote.

“[T]he borders would be open and overrun. Promising amnesty has already resulted in a run on the border, or the ‘Biden Effect,’” they wrote.

“Once the wheels start moving toward the largest amnesty in our history, the Border Patrol would be overwhelmed by illegal aliens seeking to get their claim to the most prized passport in the world — and all the government benefits that come along with it.”

 

Biden Administration Hit with First Major Lawsuit as Texas Warns of ‘Irreparable Harm’ on the Horizon

H/T Western Journal.

Hopefully this Executive Order signed by Joe Pee Pads Biden will be overturned.

Less than a week into President Joe Biden’s term, the administration has been hit with a major lawsuit over a flurry of executive orders issued shortly after the Inauguration Day ceremonies.

The legal action, brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, specifically seeks to stop an “unconstitutional, illegal, and bad” freeze on deportations of illegal immigrants from the state.

Paxton revealed the lawsuit Friday, stating that it was brought only after Biden refused to undo an order issued by his Department of Homeland Security halting the removals.

“I told [the Department of Homeland Security] and [Biden] last night to rescind its deportation freeze, which is unconstitutional, illegal, and bad for Texas and the nation,” Paxton wrote in a Twitter post. “They didn’t budge.”

According to Paxton, the executive order’s abrupt halt to deportations would lead to major financial harm against the state and an even higher burden for its legal residents.

“A higher number of illegal aliens in Texas leads to budgetary harms, including higher education and healthcare costs,” Paxton wrote in the lawsuit.

“This unlawful reversal will cause Texas immediate and irreparable harm if it is not enjoined.”

A slew of DHS officials in their official capacity are named in the massive legal action, as well as a number of immigration and customs agencies.

The Biden order marked a sharp reversal of former President Donald Trump’s policies, which saw a strengthening of border security and equipped immigration enforcement agencies to conduct their work with remarkable efficiency.

Now, the immigration crisis threatens to engulf Texas and other border states once again.

Thankfully for those living along the border, it looks like Paxton is digging in for a fight.

“Our state defends the largest section of the southern border in the nation,” Paxton said in a statement. “Failure to properly enforce the law will directly and immediately endanger our citizens and law enforcement personnel.”

“I am confident that these unlawful and perilous actions cannot stand,” he later continued. “The rule of law and security of our citizens must prevail.”

Before the current push to defeat the Biden administration’s rollback on immigration enforcement, Paxton fought to overturn the former vice president’s victory and deliver the win to Trump.

Shortly after his election integrity fight began, Paxton was hit by allegations of criminal acts including accusations that he participated in bribery and abused the influence of his office.

Days later Paxton reportedly became the target of an FBI subpoena, hinting that an investigation against him may be ongoing.

While there may be federal action brewing against the state attorney general, it seems that isn’t stopping his fight to protect Texans against the damaging effects of illegal immigration.

Is The US Headed For Open Borders Under Biden’s Immigration Policy?

H/T The Daily Caller. 

In spite of what the stooge that is wanting the Department of Homeland Security job says we are headed for open borders under Joe Pee Pads Biden.

  • President Joe Biden has proposed legislation that would expand immigration without increasing security or enforcement measures, according to a draft of the proposal. 
  • Republican Sen. Tom Cotton said that Biden’s proposed legislation consists of “open borders” that will have “no regard for the health and security of Americans.” 
  • Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security suggests that the administration will not move to completely open borders, or necessarily adopt welcoming policies directed at migrants. 

President Joe Biden’s proposed immigration policies that would grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, placed a hold on certain deportations and a temporary hold on Migrant Protection Protocols without increasing border security, according to a draft of the proposal.

Critics of Biden’s proposed legislation say the policies will lead to open borders and ultimately harm Americans while supporters say that the administration is unlikely to implement drastic policies as it works toward broader immigration reforms.

Biden’s proposed legislation does not push for increased security and enforcement measures at the border despite an expected expansion of immigration, the Los Angeles Times reported Jan. 15. Biden is likely not calling for increased measures after the Obama administration failed to gain the support of Republicans through similar proposals, National Immigration Law Center Executive Director Marielena Hincapié said, according to the LA Times.

The existing agencies should focus on prosecuting criminals and seizing drugs and guns instead of allocating more resources for immigration enforcement, Democratic California Rep. Raul Ruiz said, according to the LA Times.

‘Total Amnesty’?

Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton said Biden’s proposed legislation consists of “open borders: total amnesty, no regard for the health and security of Americans, and zero enforcement,” The Washington Post reported.

“Let’s be clear: Joe Biden is prioritizing amnesty ahead of the pandemic or getting Americans back to work. We can’t let him get away with it,” Cotton said, according to the Post.

Biden’s Department of Homeland Security pick Alejandro Mayorkas, however, “indicates the new administration won’t be embracing open borders, or even crafting especially welcoming policies toward migrants arriving over the Mexican border,” according to Bloomberg Opinion columnist Noah Smith.

Smith said that the Biden administration is “unlikely” to adopt “radical pro-immigration” policies akin to open borders.

The Biden administration’s proposed legislation includes a pathway for 11 million illegal immigrants to obtain citizenship, the LA Times reported. Under the proposed legislation, illegal immigrants would qualify for legal permanent residence after five years and for citizenship after three more years.

Biden will offer permanent protections to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, end the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and plans to raise the refugee cap from 15,000 set by the Trump administration to 125,000, Reuters reported. Biden rescinded a travel ban implemented by the Trump administration and issues a pause on most deportations for the next 100 days.

Executive director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Jorge Barón expressed concern that immigration reform will take a “back seat” under the Biden administration, Crosscut reported.

“I think the lesson, at least for me, is that just the fact that there’s a new administration is not enough. There’s gotta be a lot of pressure for the changes to happen,” Barón said, according to Crosscut.

The New York Post editorial board praised Trump’s immigration policies as successful while saying that Biden’s proposed legislation would cause a border crisis similar to the one experienced during the Obama administration.

Migrant ‘Surge’

Biden’s victory could inspire a “surge” of migrants who think that a Biden administration means more relaxed immigration policies that would make it easier to enter the U.S., The New York Times reported last week. Biden’s potentially “far-reaching legislation” proposal would reinstate refugee and asylum programs done away with by the Trump administration, The Times reported.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation praised Biden’s decision to tackle Trump’s immigration policy over a six month period instead of rushing to get them repealed during his first days in office.

“The delay is a smart move, and Biden should use the first six months of his administration to backpedal further and embrace the reality that throwing open our borders to virtually unrestricted immigration would cause a crisis that would thrust border state governors into the greatest challenge of their careers,” according to the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Biden “pledged to do the opposite of everything Trump did regarding illegal immigration,” Heritage Foundation National Security and Foreign Policy Expert James Jay Carafano said. “It’s hard to find even a political upside to open borders and not enforcing immigration laws.”

Carafano said that most Americans don’t want open borders, and would rather see an end to human and narcotics trafficking and to end the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Trump Discouraged Migration 

The Trump administration’s policies geared toward deterring migrants from entering the country started showing results in California in July 2019 after former President Donald Trump threatened to tax Mexico if the country did not control migrants flowing through the country, The New York Times reported at the time. The MPP were implemented around the same time, leaving over 18,000 migrants in Mexican cities while their claims were processed by the U.S.

“The United States policy to return people to Mexico and the pressure on Mexico to stop the migration are having a big impact,” Tijuana immigration lawyer Daniel Bribiescas said at the time, The Times reported.

Mexico deployed over 20,000 security forces to avoid Trump’s threat of trade tariffs and a Customs and Border Protection official said that the deployment prevented “large groups” of migrants from entering the U.S., according to The Times. Mexican law enforcement intercepted 15 groups of 100 or more migrants in June 2019.

“In Joe Biden’s campaign, he offered to finalize immigration reform and I hope that he is able to achieve this. That is what I hope,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, the BBC reported earlier in January.

Obrador added that Mexican security forces will attempt to divert migrants from entering Mexico, though he said that the rights of the migrants should be respected, the BBC reported. (RELATED: Media Outlets Attribute Migrant Caravans And Increased Asylum Seekers To Biden’s Immigration Proposals)

 

MPP has discouraged migrants who are unlikely to qualify for asylum from attempting to enter the U.S., The Times reported in February 2020. The policy stopped a potential migration surge and has alleviated overcrowding in U.S. detention centers, though over 61,000 migrants ended up in makeshift camps near the border.

In 2019, nearly 30,000 people were admitted to the U.S. as refugees and 46,508 individuals were granted asylum, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Trump administration’s cap on refugees combined with new vetting and screening procedures contributed to a decrease in admissions since 2017, according to the DHS.

 

 

New DHS Report Paints Picture of Biden’s Immigration Challenges

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

The immigration situation will get out of control under Joe Pee Pads Biden.

Lax immigration enforcement under Biden could bring about a new border crisis.

New data from the Department of Homeland Security capture the changing face of illegal immigration, revealing dramatic shifts that will shape President-elect Joe Biden’s hopes for comprehensive immigration reform.

The report from the Office of Immigration Statistics captures a transition as the share of lone adults, particularly from Mexico, declined, replaced by children and adults traveling with them from the “northern triangle” countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. That change in turn has led to a dramatic decline in the number of individuals reported, as members of the latter group rely on more accommodative legal protections to remain in the country far longer than the former.

The report also shows that individuals who were not detained after apprehension are much more likely to still be in the country. That’s a sign, acting deputy homeland security director Ken Cuccinelli wrote, that “catch and release” policies do not work.

That such policies, including an expansion of the use of “alternatives to detention,” are top of the Biden immigration agenda augurs poorly for the incoming president. The challenges that changing migration patterns posed to the Obama and Trump administrations are unlikely to go away under Biden, teeing up yet another border crisis and ensuing political meltdown.

The report combines data from myriad sources to track the “lifecycle” of would-be entrants apprehended over the past five years at the southwestern border, providing information on the immigration status of some 3.5 million apprehensions. Its coverage bookends two major migrant crises: a surge of unaccompanied minors in 2014, and a much larger surge of both families and unaccompanied kids in late 2018 and early 2019.

These two crises are part of the changing face of migration. Whereas in the period of 2000 to 2004, 97 percent of all those apprehended were Mexicans—many of them lone adults seeking work—by 2019 that share had dropped to just 24 percent. By contrast, arrivals from the “northern triangle” countries rose from 44 percent of apprehensions in 2014 to 64 percent in 2019, amid the second crisis. Many of these individuals were children, often quite young, and adults traveling with them, claiming to be their family members.

Those demographic differences strongly determine what happens to an individual after he or she is apprehended. Single adults are quickly deported, with 78 percent of those apprehended over the preceding five years repatriated by Q2 2020. But family arrivals and children are not—just 32 percent of the latter, and only 11 percent of the former, had their cases resolved as of Q2 2020.

Such migration is likely to rise under Biden, who has promised to substantially reduce immigration enforcement and intends to pursue an amnesty, both of which could incentivize further arrivals. Data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that apprehensions at the border rose year-on-year in the immediate lead-up to and aftermath of Biden’s election, which may indicate a rising tide of migrants eager to take advantage of a more lax immigration regime.

Those arrivals will enjoy the same preexisting immigration challenges that the Center for Immigration Studies’ Andrew Arthur identified as driving the low number of deportations for families and children. “Loopholes” in federal immigration law incentivize the bringing of children from noncontiguous countries and delay almost indefinitely their immigration court process.

In particular, abuse of the asylum system, and of provisions which require the release from detention of minors and their guardians, results in large populations who arrive, are released, and never show up for subsequent immigration processing. According to the report, just 1 percent of those detained had unexecuted removal orders, while 55 percent of those released were still listed as unresolved.

The reason for this dynamic is not that those who arrive at the southwestern border have reasonable claims to be asylees: Just 14 percent of initial applicants are eventually granted asylum. Similarly, among those cases resolved, roughly 13.6 percent were granted some relief, while the rest were summarily deported.

In other words, the report indicates a large and persistent challenge to the U.S. immigration system, with an ever-growing pool of illegal entrants and an ever-expanding backlog of immigration court cases jamming up the process of legal immigration and the limited resources of DHS.

That dynamic is likely to continue, and even expand, under the Biden DHS. Biden’s promised undoing of many of President Donald Trump’s tougher enforcement tools, including the “Remain in Mexico” policy and the limitation of “reasonable fear” asylum claims, could exacerbate the inflow of people driven by the “loopholes” Arthur and Cuccinelli identify. So too could the deployment of “alternatives to detention,” which Cuccinelli specifically singled out as problematic.

The Biden team, likely spooked by the surging apprehension numbers, has signaled that it will slow-roll the undoing of Trump’s immigration agenda. But it has not promised any of the “targeted legislative fixes” endorsed by Cuccinelli in his letter, leaving in place the adverse incentives. That could lead to another humanitarian crisis at the southwestern border—a ticking time bomb Biden’s team has evinced little interest in defusing.

Border Patrol Foils Multiple Human Smuggling Attempts, Busts Nearly 300 Illegals in 18 Hours

H/T Western Journal.

Those alleged 525 children that Joe Pee Pads Biden sope of in the debate could have very well been brought in by coyotes  and other smugglers like President Trump said.

Customs and Border Protection officials and local law enforcement in Texas arrested 294 suspected illegal immigrants within 18 hours, the Department of Homeland Security announced last week.

CBP agents intercepted human smuggling attempts and raided stash houses in four separate incidents in Laredo, Texas, on Oct. 13, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

Of those detained, 90 were from countries other than Mexico.

“These callous and dangerous acts are several examples of the lack of regard human smugglers have for those they exploit for profit,” the DHS said.

CBP agents found 123 individuals during a consensual search of a stash house, according to the DHS. The individuals were in the U.S. illegally from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

CBP agents detained 84 illegal immigrants traveling inside a tractor-trailer from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, according to the DHS.

Another 74 illegal immigrants traveling in a tractor-trailer from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Peru were detained hours later.

All detainees remain in CBP custody pending an investigation, according to the DHS.

Border Agents Discover ‘Most Sophisticated Tunnel in US History’

H/T Western Journal.

These narco-terrorists will do whatever they can to get their poison into America.

An incomplete tunnel found stretching from Arizona to Mexico appears to be “the most sophisticated tunnel in U.S. history,” authorities said.

The tunnel intended for smuggling ran from San Luis, Arizona, to a Mexican neighborhood and had a ventilation system, water lines, electrical wiring, a rail system and extensive reinforcement, federal officials said Thursday.

“This appears to be the most sophisticated tunnel in U.S. history, and certainly the most sophisticated I’ve seen in my career,” said Carl E. Landrum, acting chief patrol agent with the Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector.

Homeland Security Investigations found the tunnel in late July.

A camera was sent 25 feet underground after federal agents discovered a sinkhole in the area of a tunnel investigation, authorities said.

Photos show the tunnel measured 3 feet wide and 4 feet high, according to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement news release.

 

‘It’s Simple Math’: AZ Officials Praise Trump’s Border Wall

H/T Western Journal.

It is really simple the wall went up and the number of illegals went down.

Several federal and local Arizona officials praised President Donald Trump’s border wall for reducing undocumented immigrant crossings during his Tuesday visit to the state.

“You’re the only president in my 23-year career that has actually come down to the border multiple times to look at — assess what actually needs to be done,” National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd said in a conference with Trump and several other officials, according to the Washington Examiner.

“I worked on the road back in the early 2000s, and I understand firsthand the calls for service related to undocumented immigrants and how high those calls for service were,” Yuma Police Chief Susan Smith told Trump during the briefing, according to the Examiner.

“After the border enhancements were put in place, I can tell you we saw a marked decline in many of those calls associated with undocumented immigrants, such as load vehicles coming across with drugs and humans, human trafficking, stolen vehicles,” Smith said.

Trump visited Yuma, Arizona, on Tuesday to assess the outcome of a $267 million initiative to construct 26 miles of border wall.

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He was greeted by multiple federal and state officials, and he signed the newly completed barrier in the border state, the Examiner reported.

The president’s visit marks the completion of the 200th mile of new border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, KPNX reported.

“It’s not just a wall. I keep saying ‘wall system’ on purpose because what you have delivered is something that has just not been delivered before. It’s not just a bunch of steel in the ground,” acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan said, according to the Washington Examiner.

“Every town, city and state is a border town, border city and border state. Everything that touches our border touches every town, city and state in this country.”

Republican Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls hailed the wall for possibly stemming the spread of the coronavirus in his town.

“If you fast-forwarded that situation to today, and those families were coming through with COVID-19, that would be 5,200 people coming through my community potentially with COVID-19,” Nicholls said.

“So, it’s simple math. The wall prevents people from coming — that prevents the number of exposures we can have to COVID-19. From a local perspective, that helps our community.”

Trump also took to the podium in Phoenix, where he spoke at a Turning Point Action event. The president touted possible strong economic numbers for the third quarter, according to KPNX.

Riot police reportedly responded to protests outside of the event.