Conservative governors located in states along the border the United States shares with Mexico have been screaming from the mountain tops about the border crisis which is seeing record numbers of individuals flood into the country illegally, along with massive amounts of drugs, human trafficking, and assorted other bad things, but the Biden administration has done nothing to stop it. The border remains unsecured. Illegal migrants are being allowed to stay here in the country. It’s chaos.
And now, as if arriving right on time to once again highlight the critical nature of securing the border, information has come to light concerning the number of arrests of drug dealers, sex offenders, and drug seizures made in these regions of the country. And it will blow your mind.
According to a report from Just the News, border patrol agents and other federal and state law enforcement agencies dealing with this crisis have now had two million encounters over the course of 12 months, which is a first in United States history. This is not the kind of first you want to have, folks.
“According to Department of Homeland Security statistics released on Monday, encounters with illegal immigrants jumped to 203,598 in the month of August from 200,195 the prior month. Of those encountered in August, 22% ‘had at least one prior encounter in the previous 12 months.’ The total number of encounters for this fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30, is 2,150,639, according to DHS data,” the report said.
In the course of a single week, CBP agents working out of the Rio Grande Valley Sector “arrested 14 gang members, two sex offenders, and a migrant previously convicted of possession, theft, and driving while intoxicated,” the agency revealed.
Here’s more from JTN:
Romero was previously arrested in Mississippi and charged with “touching of a child or a mentally defective, incapacitated or physically helpless person for lustful purposes” in July 2014, according to the state records. CBP reported that Romero was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
His primary address on the state website is listed as the Jena/LaSalle Detention Facility in Louisiana, which is operated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It is unclear how he was able to get out of prison early. The ICE press office did not return a request for comment before publication.
CBP agents from the Weslaco Border Patrol Station apprehended 13 “noncitizens” near Donna, Texas. Among the group was a Mexican national who had a “previous conviction for aggravated sexual assault of a child in Kaufman County and sentenced to 10 years probation.”
According to agents out of the CBP’s Office of Field Operations, the agency “seized heroin that totaled over $113,000 in street value in one enforcement action.”
All of this certainly flies in the face of Vice President Kamala Harris’ claim that the southern border is secure, doesn’t it? Yes, she actually did make this statement. It happened during an interview on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system and in particular over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed,” she stated during the interview. “We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration.”
Surprisingly, even some Democrats think Harris is full of it.
Texas Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar issued a response to Harris’ comment saying, “The border is not secure, with all due respect to the VP. Look, we get thousands of people along the border, from 6,000 to 8,000 people a day. They’re releasing people, and we can send you pictures and videos of what’s happened in Del Rio, the valley, El Paso and other places. People are coming in.”
“The number of illegal encounters for August has yet to be released by the CBP. Cuellar said that by the end of this fiscal year there will be 4 million or more illegal immigrants encountered by border agents since 2021,” the JTN report said.
“We have 1.7 million people that were encountered last year,” he went on to state. “We’re going to have 2 or maybe 2.2 [million] by the end of this fiscal year in about two more weeks. That’s almost 4 million people. That doesn’t even include the getaways. Getaways are the people that border patrol has a good idea that evaded them. So you’re talking about almost 4-plus, maybe 4.4 million individuals in two years.”