Outrage grows as Biden diverts Border Patrol agents from U.S. border to aid Ukraine border

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WASHINGTON, DC – Amid a U.S. border crisis, President Biden is diverting Customs and Border Protection officers from the strained United States southern border to send overseas to help at the Ukrainian border.

A memo issued by the CBP’ office of field operations requested border patrol volunteers to be immediately deployed to Poland in support of “Operation Ukraine Support,” according to a report by Just The News.

The memo sent to field operations executives stated:

“The Office of Field Operations is seeking volunteers to assist with the possible evacuation of U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and their immediate family members from Ukraine.

“Eligible employees who volunteer for this situation may be selected to serve a temporary duty assignment in Poland to facilitate travelers for entry into the U.S., to include providing guidance and problems resolution to other government agencies.”

As international humanitarian groups warned that the Russian invasion could trigger a major exodus from Ukraine, some refugee resettlement leaders in the United States called on the Biden administration to prepare to welcome people fleeing the war.

David Duea, president of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, called resettling Ukrainian refuges inside the U.S. a “moral imperative”:

“It will be our moral imperative to welcome Ukrainian refugees, as we have been doing for decades.”

However, the U.S. refugee program has been strained beyond limits trying to place 70,000 evacuees from Afghanistan following the disastrous pull out from the war-torn country in August.

Bill Frelick, director of the refugee and migrant rights division of Human Rights Watch, said funding cuts during the Trump administration have left nonprofits involved in resettlement, and that keeping refugees overseas would be a better solution:

“Right now, our resettlement capacity, which was decimated under the Trump administration, is strained to the limits.

Establishing camps, if needed in places like Poland, would be a much higher imperative than planning for refugee resettlement at this emergency stage.”

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Resettling Ukrainian refugees inside the U.S. is also complicated by the failed Afghan resettlement program, which has been widely criticized for allowing at least 50 individuals posing “potentially significant security concerns.”

In addition, the Defense Department Inspector General informed Congress earlier this month that 28 out of 31 Afghan evacuees with known “derogatory information” can no longer be located:

“Not being able to locate Afghan evacuees with derogatory information quickly and accurately could pose a security risk to the United States. In addition, the U.S. government could mistakenly grant ineligible Afghan evacuees with derogatory information (parole into the country).

“Significant security concerns include individuals whose latent fingerprints have been found on improvised explosive devices and known or suspected terrorists.”

In addition to those concerns, pulling Border Patrol agents from the U.S./Mexico border will further stretch U.S. immigration enforcement capabilities at a time when about 2.1 million border crossers and illegal aliens are expected at the border this year.

In January, the Border Patrol apprehended nearly 154,000 border crossers as the Biden administration signalled lax immigration enforcement and calls for leniency for border crossers.

The administration has re-enacted the catch-and-release process that was ended by former President Donald Trump. The Biden administration released more than 62,500 border crossers into the U.S. just last month.

In a leaked audiotape obtained by Townhall, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the immigration crisis in the United States was the worst it has been in two decades:

“Look, it’s worse now than it, frankly, has been in at least 20 years, if not ever.”

Steven Kopits with Princeton Policy Advisors, predicted that this year’s immigration crisis would outpace last year under the Biden administration:

“Given the comparatively steady pace of apprehensions, we might expect recent experience under the Biden administration to continue.

“Under such circumstances, we forecast 2.1 million apprehensions for both calendar year and fiscal year 2022, both records besting not only all other administrations but even the Biden administration’s disastrous first year.”

Outrage grows as Biden diverts Border Patrol agents from U.S. border to aid Ukraine border

Not stopping: Multiple sex offenders and gang members arrested by U.S. Border Patrol last week

February 2, 2022

 

EDINBURG, TX –  U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested three migrants with prior convictions for sexual crimes and eight gang members, according to a release issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Friday.

CBP reported that Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol (RGV) agents apprehended a group of 18 migrants in the brush attempting to circumvent the checkpoint near Sarita, Texas.

One of the migrants was found to be a Salvadoran national with a prior arrest for aggravated sexual assault of a child less than 13-year-old in 2017.

The arrest was made by Lindenwold Police Department (LPD) in New Jersey. The Salvadoran national was convicted of the crime and sentenced to five years confinement.

Shocking as the convict’s capture re-entering the country is, it was not an isolated incident. On Wednesday morning, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents conducted record checks on a Salvadoran national, who was apprehended with a group of 10 migrants in Hidalgo, Texas.

The records check determined this Salvadoran was a convicted sex offender, convicted in 2018 of lewd acts with a child under 14 years old in Los Angeles. He was sentenced to three years in prison.

Then, on Wednesday afternoon, Brownsville Border Patrol (BRP) agents arrested a male national from Uruguay illegally entering the United States.

Through records checks, BRP agents identified the subject as a sex offender with a prior arrest in 2007 for Loitering for Sex Under 18-years-old, by the Gwinnett County Police Department in Georgia.

He was subsequently sentenced to 12 months’ probation.

Outrage grows as Biden diverts Border Patrol agents from U.S. border to aid Ukraine border

Sex offenders are only one of a myriad of criminals being apprehended re-entering the United States across the porous southern border. CBP Press Officer Thomas Gresback wrote:

“Also, this week, RGV agents arrested eight foreign nationals that have been identified as members of trans-national criminal organizations.

“The migrants are nationals from Romania, El Salvador, and Honduras. One of the Romanian nationals has an active full extradition warrant out of Fort Collins, Colorado for Larceny.”

These migrants are some of the latest arrests of migrants with criminal convictions arrested by CBP entering the country this year. This builds on the 10, 763 arrests of migrant with criminal convictions in 2021, 2438 in 2020, and 4,269 on 2019.

Of the arrests in 2021, 488 of those were sex offenders, up from 156 in 2020 and 57 in 2019, according to records examined by Fox News.

Border crossings have surged at the southern border since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021. Lax immigration enforcement policies and public calls for leniency for border crossers have fueled the border rush.

The Biden administration is also ferrying illegal immigrants to the interior United States on private airlines late night, clandestine flights that have riled Republican governors like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who threatened to block state funds from companies who assist with the transport of such migrants inside his country.

 

 

 

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