- Border Patrol Is Dropping Hundreds of Ill and Hungry Migrants at Southern California Greyhound Stations
The Intercept reports in a left-leaning manner on their view of the “war on immigrants” who are being provided rides to interior bus stations.
The vans started coming on May 14, depositing their passengers into an alley by the Greyhound station in San Bernardino, California, and then taking off. The first night, the station’s small lobby quickly filled with migrants from Guatemala and elsewhere who had been abruptly dropped off there by the U.S. Border Patrol.
The manager of the station ended up getting many of them tickets to Los Angeles that night, said Luis Suarez, of the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice. “It’s open 24/7, and he wanted them to have a warm place at least. San Bernardino closes at 2 a.m.” On summer nights, temperatures can drop 30 degrees in the city, which is located in the foothills of a mountain range about 60 miles east of Los Angeles.
In the following days, word spread among community groups that Border Patrol was leaving large numbers of migrants at the bus station several times a day without any orientation or assistance. “Our first day on the scene was that Thursday, May 16,” Suarez said. “By then, some of these folks had been sleeping out on the street overnight. We found maybe 35 people, extremely hungry, some of the kids were sick, people hadn’t showered since they’d crossed the border and been kept in hieleras” (the holding cells known in Spanish as “iceboxes” for their freezing air conditioning).
“Border Patrol was not providing medical attention” before dropping off the migrants, said Erika Paz, also with the coalition. “Everyone had a cold. … There was one youth who was seriously dehydrated, and our local doctors were able to bring him back to health.” In recent months, five Guatemalan children have died while in U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, custody or soon after being released, of flu or other ailments.
(Read more — if you can stomach it — at The Intercept)
Obamacare was all about bankrupting the middle class for the purpose of giving health care to people who do not provide their own. Now the people in this article complain that people who entered America illegally have not received health care through the ICE agents.
They complain that an overburdened ICE is not taking these people to a bus station in Los Angeles (where there is a typhus epidemic).
- Border Patrol holding 900 at facility fit for 125 in situation that ‘could turn violent’
The Washington Examiner uses a 31 May 2019 article to illustrate how the surge of illegal aliens has come to backfire on those breaking into America.
A government watchdog is warning of a potentially “violent” situation at one Border Patrol station on the U.S.-Mexico border where migrants are held in unsafe conditions. Even so, Homeland Security officials are not planning changes anytime soon.
The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General released a report Friday that found “dangerous overcrowding” among adults being held at the El Paso Del Norte Processing Center in West Texas.
During an unannounced trip to the border May 7 to 8, Inspector General Office workers observed 900 people being held at a facility where the maximum capacity is 125 people.
Inspectors peered into cells and found 76 people in one fit for a dozen people. Another cell suitable for eight people held 41. A third cell with capacity for 35 was holding 155 people.
“Border Patrol agents told us some of the detainees had been held in standing-room-only conditions for days or weeks,” the inspector general report states.
CBP’s 2015 National Standards on Transport, Escort, Detention, and Search standards state that “under no circumstances should the maximum occupancy rate, as set by the fire marshal, be exceeded.”
(Read more at the Washington Examiner)
For the sake of those who would think of breaking in to America, build a wall and close the border. Create and enforce sane laws that protect our citizens and allow for the inclusion of people willing to both provide a service to America (as opposed to 71% of illegals with children who collect welfare) and to become Americans (as opposed to refusing to assimilate).
- Texas on pace for ANOTHER record month in illegal immigration: 19% increase from April
The Conservative Review reports in a 31 May 2019 article on Texas’ continued record-breaking illegal alien problem.
After the new record numbers of family units coming to the border almost every month this fiscal year, some might have thought the crisis would have maxed out in April and the numbers would begin decreasing. But preliminary data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehensions so far in May show that numbers continue to skyrocket.
According to preliminary weekly data used internally by CBP and given to CR by a Border Patrol agent who must remain anonymous because he is not authorized to speak to the press, 71,834 illegal aliens were apprehended between points of entry in the state of Texas from May 1 to May 28. That works out to a daily pace of 2,565.5 per day or a flow of 936,408 annually – just in the state of Texas alone. One has to go back to fiscal year 2006 to find this level of annual apprehensions in all four border states combined.
This ensures that May will now crush April’s unfathomable numbers. The same internal, preliminary CBP data for April shows that 60,476 illegals were apprehended in Texas during an equivalent 28-day period from April 3 through April 30. That means that illegal immigration into Texas likely increased roughly 18.8 percent in May over April.
Overall, in April, almost 99,000 illegal immigrants were caught between points of entry at the entire southwestern border, in addition to roughly 10,000 inadmissible immigrants at points of entry. Given that approximately 60 percent of the aliens have been coming in through Texas and Texas’ numbers increased almost 19 percent in May, it’s likely that when the final numbers are tallied for the entire border, May will easily set another overall record. Axios is reporting that 75,000 families have arrived, absolutely blowing out the record 58,000 in April.
On Wednesday, a record 1,036 illegal immigrants came in one large group at El Paso, which is the most of any single group coming in at once. Clearly, the situation is getting worse, not better.
While the overwhelming majority of the illegal aliens hailed from the three northern triangle countries in Central America, there were also a number of people from other Latin American countries and even other parts of the world. There were 1,045 from Brazil, 1,787 from Cuba, 1,118 from Ecuador, and 1,301 from Nicaragua. This suggests that a number of people in other countries relatively close to the smuggling routes are catching on to the de facto open border for those coming in with a child.
There were also illegal aliens caught from countries of possible terror concern, including 67 from Bangladesh and 40 from Uzbekistan. Special interest aliens (SIAs) usually pay smugglers much more to get smuggled in while agents are tied down with Central American family units, so it’s very likely that the apprehension rate for those from countries of particular concern is lower.
(Read more at the Conservative Review)
Just as most families cannot afford Obamacare, we cannot afford to take in this many immigrants when they are not self-supporting. When 71% of illegals with children are collecting welfare, but have never contributed a cent to the program, that creates a problem.
Of course, San Fran Nan and her protege AOC would suggest that we only need to raise taxes on the rich. However, what happens when (as happened in New York), the rich people that they wanted to use to raise taxes get up and move?
- Here’s How The Asylum System Is Being Exploited
The Daily Caller expounds in a 19 May 2019 article on the ways illegal aliens have been taking advantage of our asylum system. It tells how people who come to our borders have been coached to make claims of fleeing violence or religious oppression while, in actuality, they only flee economic conditions. Additionally, the uptick of “families” with children has its origins in American immigration law.
Tens of thousands of apprehended migrants from the Central American countries driving the border crisis exploit loopholes in the immigration system by making false asylum claims, according to data, experts and surveys.
The loopholes allow “people with suspect asylum claims … to make their way into the interior of the United States and disappear,” one expert told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Data shows only about half of the migrants from those countries who claim asylum actually file a formal application after being let into the U.S.
Asylum is a status reserved for individuals who face persecution in their homeland, but less than 4% of migrants from the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras exclusively said they were fleeing violence, while 72% cited economic conditions as their sole reason for leaving, according to a 2017 survey of deported migrants by the Migration in the Southern Border of Mexico (EMIF).
Just 10% cited both violence and economic conditions as motivating factors.
“The vast majority of current Central American asylum seekers — by their own admission — are economic migrants who do not qualify for asylum, because they are not subject to persecution on the basis of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group,” Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) research director Matt O’Brien told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
(Read more at Daily Caller)
Of course, the ACLU and a number of other organizations gladly coach illegal aliens in the correct words to say to game the system. Sadly, some of the groups that I would otherwise support (like Catholic Charities) are known to coach illegals in methods of lying to game the law. Were it not for the fact that charities like this get funds from the government to take care of illegal aliens who have entered the system, this would not seem so bad. However, with this in mind, it seems very self-serving of them.
- Obama Border Official Brooks: Trump Is ‘Right’ About Border Crisis, But He Has ‘No Policy Process’
In a 6 April 2019 Breitbart article, Obama’s Border Official David Brooks is quoted as having agreed with President Trump (but only to the degree that would admit the obvious).
On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that President Trump is correct that there is a crisis on the border, but Trump lacks a policy process and a wall isn’t the solution.
Brooks said, “I give him a little credit. He has been saying there’s a crisis on the border for the past six months and eight months, and he’s right. And I think some of us have downplayed that.”
(Read more at Breitbart)
It’s good to see that, when Nancy Pelosi adamantly denies the reality of the crisis at the border, someone with knowledge on the Democrat side is willing to stand up and tell the truth.
- Dallas, Houston considered for new migrant shelters as monthly apprehensions expected to reach 100,000
This 8 April 2019 Dallas News article pointed out how several mega-centers have been planned for Dallas and Houston.
Thousands of asylum-seeking children could be headed to Dallas as the federal government looks to relieve pressure on a bloated immigration system and overwhelmed nonprofit shelters along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has contacted Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins to gauge the county’s willingness and ability to house some migrants as shelters along the border become overwhelmed by the number of asylum seekers vying to stay in the U.S.
Jenkins said his office received a letter from HHS Regional Director Fred Schuster, informing him that Dallas was being scouted as a possible shelter location.
“I let him know that we are ready, willing and able to help out these kids,” Jenkins said. “I asked him to let us do our part.”
A HHS spokesperson confirmed that the Office of Refugee Resettlement in HHS’ Administration for Children and Families is assessing vacant properties in Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston for “potential future use as state-licensed permanent shelter locations for unaccompanied alien children.”
Other cities being looked at are Phoenix, Arizona and Atlanta, Georgia. HHS is considering adding shelters to avoid using temporary shelters, like the Tornillo tent city.The development comes as apprehensions for the month of March are projected to rise to more than 100,000, with some experts concerned that totals could exceed 150,000 in the coming months.
On the border, the situation continues to have the look of a crisis: Troops are deployed, lining concertina wire on steel bollard fences. Border Patrol agents rounding up hundreds of migrants and showcasing them to the media.
(Read more at the Dallas News)
Sadly, these shelters proved inadequate for the surge that occurred shortly after these shelters were announced. It seems that the illegal aliens are looking at the accommodations being prepared and this encourages them and others to come.
- Inspired by migrant caravans, new wave of Cubans seek U.S. asylum
According to 9 April 2019 Reuters article shares how Cubans have been making a new push for asylum.
Isel Rojas put his dream of leaving Cuba on hold when the United States ended a generous immigration policy for island residents. But watching coverage of migrant caravans heading from Central America toward the United States on Cuban television last year, he began to see a new path.
One morning in January, he woke up and told his wife he was finally ready. Fifteen days later, he was gone.
“If they can do it, why can’t we?” said Rojas, a 48-year-old who worked in agriculture in the eastern city of Holguin, recalling the images of young men and families traveling en masse to the Mexico-U.S. border.
Rojas is now waiting to apply for U.S. asylum in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez, which has become a magnet for Cuban migrants.
Political repression and bleak economic prospects remain the primary reasons cited by Cubans for migrating from the Communist-ruled island, a Cold War foe of the United States. But some in Ciudad Juarez say news of the caravans also motivated them, giving them the impression the United States was accepting migrants.
Since early last year, the caravans have been a frequent target of U.S. President Donald Trump as he advocates for stricter immigration policies. Critics say the president’s statements about the caravans, including a series of angry tweets, have ironically enlarged the groups and publicized asylum as a possible avenue to legal status.
“The person who created the media coverage and who drove the issue of the caravans has been President Trump,” Tonatiuh Guillen, the head of Mexico’s National Migration Institute, said on local radio last week.
The addition of Cubans to those flows is adding to the pressure on already overwhelmed shelters and border authorities in Mexico and the United States. More than 100,000 people were apprehended or presented themselves to authorities in March, the White House said on Friday, calling it the highest number in a decade. Trump has threatened a border shutdown or tariffs on Mexico in retaliation.
(Read more at Reuters)
As mentioned in the third article in this series, illegal aliens from nations across the globe (even as far as Uzbekistan and Bangladesh). Previous posts have mentioned illegals caught at our border who hailed from Pakistan, India, Romania, and some Middle Eastern nations.
- “The Violent Type of People”: Drug Cartels taking Advantage of Migrant Tidal Wave Distraction
In a 8 April 2019 Christian Broadcasting Network article, we find how drug running and waves of illegal aliens has affected the ranchers along the border.
US Customs and Border Protection shut down a border crossing Saturday between Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, saying the crisis of migrants crossing illegally requires the agency to deploy its agents along the unguarded border fence.
But in nearby New Mexico, the risks to America go even beyond the flood of illegal immigration.
As the tidal wave of migrants at the southern border dominates the attention of authorities, cartels are using the distraction to ship record amounts of drugs into the US. So far this fiscal year, seizures of cocaine along the border are on pace to triple last year’s totals.
The Johnson family has been ranching 160,000 acres of the New Mexico desert for four generations.
Joe Johnson tells CBN News, “Well my grandfather came here in 1918, and we’ve been here 101 years this year.”
He’s seen the makeup of illegal border crossers change over the years. “I think what we have coming through us is the violent type of people… More drug traffic.”
“This right here is what the border patrol calls nineteen canyon. And we’ve been told many times we ought to stay out of here because of the danger. But we can’t. We have to keep an eye on our border.”
(Read more at Christian Broadcasting Network)
Amazing that the organization that has been known to chop off the heads of those who cross them might also use these illegal aliens as human shields or decoys to keep the police from their illegal and poisonous product.
- As all of these immigration events occur, even the liberal outlets start to take notice
Migrant Families Arrive In Busloads As Border Crossings Hit 10-Year High
When even National Public Radio starts to take notice in a 5 March 2019 article, you know that the border crisis has grown beyond a simple crisis.
The U.S. Border Patrol apprehended more than 66,000 migrants at the Southern border in February, the highest total for a single month in almost a decade.
The majority of those arrested were migrant families or children traveling alone or without a parent, according to figures released Tuesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Many of the migrants say they’re fleeing criminal gangs and poverty in Central America to seek asylum in the United States.
“This is clearly both a border security and humanitarian crisis,” said CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan at a press briefing.
Between October and last week, Border Patrol agents have picked up more than 260,000 people — a 90 percent jump over the same period a year ago.
(Get more confirmation that a crisis exists at National Public Radio)
When the New York Times and National Public Radio start trying to save face by starting to cover a crisis, you know that the news cycle has not only matured — it has aged.
- While Pelosi insists there is no border crisis, a woman’s security camera catches illegals cutting through her back yard
As we see from the YouTube video posted by a South Texas resident during January 2019, the border crisis exists.
- Although the media attempts to hide it, more of the murders than they report have come by way of illegals
Although the KRGV went to great measures to conceal that a shooter was a Mexican national, they let it slip.
An 18-year-old man is being held without bond on a capital murder charge after Houston authorities say he fatally shot two brothers in an ambush attack from a rooftop.
Marlon Valdez was being held Monday in the Harris County jail after appearing before a judge a day earlier who denied bond for the Mexican national.
Authorities say Valdez was atop an abandoned home Thursday and armed with a semi-automatic rifle when he fired on a group of people as they arrived to settle a lingering feud with another group.
Police Chief Art Acevedo previously said the “coward shot these young people like they were deer.”
(Read more at KRGV)
Naturally, the hometown paper (the Houston Chronicle) hid the fact that this murderer was an illegal alien. Now, all of their articles on the perpetrator have been deleted.
- The Story of Another Angel Dad
USA Today provides the story of an Angel Dad who lost his daughter to an illegal alien.
In his declaration of a national emergency on our southern border, President Trump recognized the Americans who experienced the consequences of that emergency firsthand: angel moms and dads.
I never expected I would be one of them.
My beautiful daughter, Mandy, was a 28-year-old sixth-grade teacher at Eastwood Heights Elementary School, and the center of our family. She was my world, she was my wife’s best friend and, most importantly, she was my baby girl.
On the morning of November 22, 2018 — Thanksgiving Day — a man who should never have been in our country drank several beers before getting behind the wheel of a car. He blew through two red lights at an intersection, killed my daughter, and changed our lives forever.
Surveillance footage shows that Mandy was using a crosswalk as she crossed the street. A witness described the sound of the impact as being so loud that he thought two vehicles had collided, not that a human being was struck. My daughter died on the spot.
We should not have even one of these. Sadly, there were enough angel parents to pack Nancy Pelosi’s office so that she had to sneak out the back.
- Illegal immigration at worst rate since 2007
The Washington Times even reported in a 5 March 2019 article how illegal immigration had hit the worst rate since 2007 (when Obama posted billboards and distributed leaflets in Mexico telling how to game the system).
Illegal immigration continues to break records on the southwestern border — and they’re not good ones.
The number of families snared trying to sneak into the U.S. soared by 50 percent in one month alone, setting an all-time record with more than 36,000 family members apprehended, Homeland Security officials announced Tuesday.
The government has also encountered some 70 groups of at least 100 migrants during the first five months of the fiscal year, shattering records and placing new challenges on Border Patrol agents.
The mini-caravans are being funneled to some of the remotest parts of the border, where there is little in the way of medical help and it takes hours to process and transport the groups. That takes agents off the line, and drug smugglers use the distraction to send across their shipments, top border officials said.
“We are facing alarming trends,” said Kevin K. McAleenan, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
These are records that we don’t need to break.