Report: More than 20,000 additional Haitians may soon migrate to through Mexico to U.S. border

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According to an NBC report from September 20th, more than 20,000 Haitians now living in South America may try to copy the Texas migration success for their fellow nationals. 

The report stated that U.S. officials are tracking large groups of Haitians in Latin America, including more than 20,000 in Colombia, who may soon try to reach the U.S. via the Texas border.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) document, obtained by NBC News, also stated that in addition to the 20,000 Haitians gathered in northern Colombia, DHS is also monitoring groups of about 1,500 in Panama and 3,000 in Peru.

A senior DHS official said it remains to be seen when and whether those migrants will come to the U.S., but they have begun “staging” in the various countries, potentially signaling they are planning to travel in large numbers.

Several media reports say President Joe Biden’s deputies are allowing thousands of Haitian migrants at the Del Rio landing site to move into the United States, if they bring children with them.

Adults without children are reportedly being sent home to Haiti, even if they were living in South America before they reached the U.S border.

According to Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies, Biden’s quiet welcome for migrants and children will encourage more migrants with children. He said the Haitian’s “aren’t idiots … they’re rational actors.” He added:

“They’re people who have a good sense of what they want and what the odds are … [So] if anyone who brings a child with them is exempted from the [deportation] rules, then sending back the single adults only [to Haiti] … is saying [to Haitians] ‘always make damn sure you have a kid with you and then we’ll let you go into the U.S.'”

Reportedly, for years, Democrat appointees and judges have offered a quiet welcome for migrants with children while loudly announcing the deportation of single adult migrants. 

According to federal data, in 2021, President Joe Biden’s officials have admitted 305,000 migrants and children, but just 148,000 single adults. However, the official data ignores officials’ policy of turning a blind eye to the northward flow of migrants who sneak across the border.

The flow of so-called “got-aways” is at least 350,000, few of whom will ever be arrested and deported. On September 6th, the Wall Street Journal reported:

“The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, which provides medical care to migrants in the hamlet of Bajo Chiquito, on the northern edge of the Darién [in Panama], says it has documented 180 cases of rape since starting operations here in May.”

The report added:

“Panamanian lawmakers who have received similar reports say they are alarmed by what they say appears to be a pattern of sexual violence against women who are en route to the U.S.-Mexico border.”

The report stated:

“Doctors Without Borders medical personnel have reported the attacks to Panamanian authorities. The group believes the true number of victims is likely far higher since many migrants don’t report the attacks for fear of retribution or because they don’t want to slow their journey.”

Krikorian said in a statement:

“It’s the cruelty of progressive compassion. Some people have to be sacrificed for the broader goal … [of] maximizing the number of people who can get into the country.”

When DHS had previously monitored caravans of migrants headed to the U.S. border in large numbers, there had been a two to three-week lag between their departure and their arrival.

However, many of the recently arrived Haitians took buses through Mexico, expediting their arrival and increasing their numbers.

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Report: Haitian illegal immigrants overpower staff, take over Border Patrol transport bus in Texas

September 22nd, 2021

DEL RIO, TX- According to officials, on Monday, September 20th, a group of Haitian illegal immigrants took over a Border Patrol transport bus traveling to Brownsville, Texas.

Breitbart News reported that a commercial coach bus contracted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) transported a group of 29 illegal immigrants from the migrant camp in Del Rio.

In a phone interview, Kleberg County Sheriff Richard Kirkpatrick told Breitbart Texas that as the bus approached a rest area north of the Javier Vega Jr. Border Patrol checkpoint on U.S. Highway 77 in Kenedy County, a fight broke out among the individuals on the bus. 

As Border Patrol agents struggled to regain control of the bus, a few of the illegal immigrants escaped and fled across the highway. Sheriff Kirkpatrick dispatched his deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers to assist the agents in the neighboring county. He said in a statement:

“When we get a call of an officer or agent being assaulter, we send everyone from multiple agencies to assist.”

The sheriff stated that 24 of the 29 illegal immigrants were Haitians. As of this writing, it is unknown which were involved in the fight. The sheriff said Border Patrol sent two buses with security cages to take over the transport of the illegal immigrants. 

National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd briefed Governor Greg Abbott on the incident, adding that the illegal immigrants were being transported from Del Rio to Brownsville. In his response, Governor Abbott said:

“So, what they did in doing that is they committed a crime.”

Abbott further urged local officials to arrest and prosecute the illegal immigrants. Judd told Abbott that the Haitians are becoming restless and that tension is increasing after spending nearly a week in the encampment under the Del Rio International Bridge.

He added that the news of the removal of Haitian illegal immigrants on Title 42 flights to Haiti is adding to the already high levels of agitation among the detained individuals. According to reports, Border Patrol is currently detaining approximately 9,100 illegal immigrants under the bridge. 

Officials from Border Patrol, CBP or the Department of Homeland Security did not attend the briefing conducted by the Texas governor. 

Days before this incident, Border Patrol officials reportedly moved more than 400 mostly Haitian illegal immigrants from Del Rio to El Pas for processing. An additional 350 are being moved to Eagle Pass, Texas for the same purpose.

Prior to these moves, the population at the makeshift camp located under the Del Rio International Bridge was sitting at more than 12,000. The situation at the camp and the continuous flow of illegal immigrants caused the Border Patrol to shut down highway checkpoint operations in the Del Rio and Laredo Border Patrol Sectors.

The growing population of the camp has law enforcement officials concerned about the potential for unrest due to rising tensions in the camp. Elected officials from the community have expressed similar concerns and called the situation untenable for the small community of Del Rio.

At the camp, it has been reported that thousands of illegal immigrants move freely between the camp under the bridge and Ciudad Acuna in Mexico to bring food, supplies, and cardboard to build shelters at the camp. 

Local Border Patrol processing facilities are experiences overcrowding and the Border Patrol transportation fleet has not proved adequate to sufficiently move the illegal immigrants. 

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Fighting back and protecting America: Texas to award border wall contract in the coming days

September 13th, 2021

AUSTIN, TX- According to officials, Texas may award a massive contract to begin building a barrier that will stretch along more than 700 miles of the state’s southern border with Mexico within days of this writing.

The Washington Examiner reported that in a statement, the Texas Facilities Commission, which oversees state contracts, anticipates awarding the border wall project with more than $1 billion in available funds by mid-September.

The commissioners must vote on the decision before the contract for a program manager can be awarded. The commission has reportedly selected engineering firm Michael Baker International of Pennsylvania and design firm Huitt-Zollars of Dallas to team up on the project. 

The final monetary amount has not yet been determined as the program manager will handle the budget and determine where exactly to build. Over the last several months, four total companies have expressed interest in the contract.

Michael Baker International of Pennsylvania and design firm Huitt-Zollars of Dallas have both helped with hundreds of miles of completed border wall projects under previous presidential administrations. 

This is, however, the first time a state has opted to install a barrier at an international border, as it is typically considered the federal government’s responsibility. 

Rep. Greg Bonnen (R), who represents a Houston suburb, introduced a bill that passed the state Legislature in August that will be used to fund Governor Greg Abbott’s proposals to deter illegal immigration at the southern border in Texas.

More than half of the $1.8 billion bill goes toward the border wall and fencing.

An analysis of the existing border wall projects revealed that just 150 miles of the 1,250 miles of land Texas shares with Mexico have a substantive barrier, leaving the state responsible for roughly 1,100 miles of fencing. 

According to reports, the state has identified 733 miles of border-front land where it can build. The Texas National Guard will carry out the project. All of the land belongs to residents who have agreed to let the state put up the barrier, which will allow Texas to avoid the lawsuits that held up the Trump administration’s efforts to seize private land for construction.

Builders are installing “no trespassing” signs in English and Spanish on the new fences. This notice will give state and law enforcement the ability to arrest illegal immigrants found trespassing. While the Border Patrol arrest illegal immigrants on federal charges, state and local forces cannot arrest someone on an immigration charge.

Those arrested will be held in county and state jails, for which lawmakers provided $273 million to cover the costs. The state is reportedly using the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Briscoe Unit prison as a jail. The infusing of cash will allow it to expand jail space to two more state jails.

At present, one engineer battalion is handling the construction of a temporary, 8-foot-tall barbed wire fence. The bill also includes $301 million for an additional 1,800 National Guard soldiers, including 11 more battalions to install fencing that will eventually be replaced by a more solid barrier.

The governor is also crowdfunding donations and as of September 7th, has raised a total of $54,263,593.00. On the website, Governor Abbott stated:

“While securing the border is the federal government’s responsibility, Texas will not sit idly by as the crisis grows. Texas is responding with the most robust and comprehensive border plan the nation has ever seen.”

According to the website:

“Open-border policies have led to a humanitarian crisis at our southern border as record levels of illegal immigrants, drugs, and contraband pour into Texas. The State of Texas is working collaboratively with communities impacted by the border crisis to arrest and detain individuals coming into Texas illegally.”

Adding:

“Our efforts will only be effective if we work together to secure the border, make criminal arrests, protect landowners, rid our communities of dangerous drugs, and provide Texans with the support they need and deserve.”

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Not messing around: Texas border sheriff locks up 17 illegal immigrants caught sneaking into America

August 12th, 2021

KINNEY COUNTY, TX– The influx of migrants into the United States has gotten out of control since the Biden administration took over earlier this year.

Many criticized the Trump administration for their tough stance on immigration, however with former President Trump no longer in office, illegal aliens are now flooding the borders at record numbers. 

Texas is being overrun by migrants, and Governor Greg Abbott has declared a local emergency, which allows for the migrants to be arrested by state police. The Kinney County Sheriff’s Office posted images of 17 migrants booked in jail after illegally crossing the border from Mexico, according to reports

Officials posted a video on Facebook, saying: 

“This is happening! 17 illegals this morning at the Kinney County Sheriff’s Office,”

The post went on to read:

“Judge Narci Villarreal magistrated each illegal alien. Thank you DPS for all your help.”

The sheriff also posted a group of photos showing the 17 migrants in their county jail uniforms.

Governor Abbott tweeted the Facebook post as an example of his “Catch and Jail” policy for illegal immigrants who are breaking Texas laws after illegally crossing the border, Breitbart reported.

Governor Greg Abbott pledged to arrest migrants who violate Texas laws and put them in jail, Breitbart Texas reported in an exclusive interview in June.

In a message directed towards migrants who are thinking of crossing the border into Texas, Abbott said:

“If you come to Texas, you’re subject to being arrested,”

He continued:

“You’re not going to have a pathway to roam the country. You’re going to have a pathway directly into a jail cell.”

Abbott went on to say:

“We want to be very aggressive in working with local officials and begin making mass arrests,” 

He added:

“In working in collaboration with a large number of counties — that means we’re going to be arresting a lot more people.”

In March, Abbott announced a newly launched plan to curtail and combat issues related to the smuggling of humans and narcotics through the southern border, which includes deploying the states National Guard and State Troopers to key areas. 

Here is that complete story. 

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AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently announced a newly launched plan to curtail and combat issues related to the smuggling of humans and narcotics through the southern border, which includes deploying the states National Guard and State Troopers to key areas. 

On March 6th, Governor Abbott announced what has been dubbed as “Operation Lone Star” – which the operation’s main focus is, “to combat the smuggling of people and drugs into Texas.”

In a statement provided by Governor Abbott regarding the operation, the following was noted: 

“The crisis at our southern border continues to escalate because of Biden Administration policies that refuse to secure the border and invite illegal immigration.”

“Texas supports legal immigration but will not be an accomplice to the open border policies that cause, rather than prevent, a humanitarian crisis in our state and endanger the lives of Texans.

We will surge the resources and law enforcement personnel needed to confront this crisis.”

The effort will include the deployment of the state’s National Guard and DPS officers in concurrence with, “air, ground, marine, & tactical border security assets to deny Mexican cartels & smugglers the ability to move drugs & people into Texas,” as mentioned in a follow-up tweet by the governor. 

Just days before this announcement from the governor was made, even Democrat Congressman Henry Cuellar admitted that there was something that needed to be done about what was impending at the southern border: 

“We are weeks, maybe even days, away from a crisis on the southern border. Inaction is simply not an option. Our country is currently unprepared to handle a surge in migrants in the middle of the pandemic.”

The Texas Democrat made said statement after it was revealed that Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents had managed to apprehend approximately 10,000 migrants in a seven-day period between late-February and early March. 

Congressman Cuellar explained that with illegal border crossings going along in concurrence with the ongoing pandemic is, “potentially exposing border communities to the coronavirus and putting us at risk.

Right now, none of the migrants are being tested for COVID-19 by Border Patrol.”

As it would turn out, Congressman Cuellar’s concerns aren’t mere hyperbole, as we at Law Enforcement Today recently reported on illegal immigrants entering and travelling throughout country despite being positive for the coronavirus. 

Here’s that previous report from earlier in March. 

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BROWNSVILLE, TX – As if the situation relating to the southern border weren’t complex enough already, there are new reports of border crossers being released into the country’s interior while testing positive for COVID

As many know already, President Biden has reinstated the practice of “Catch and Release” with respect to border crossers being released into the country’s interior while they’re awaiting their respective immigration and asylum hearings. 

But compounding the matter is reports that some of these border crossers are actually testing positive for the coronavirus, and still are moving freely throughout the U.S. to reach their desired destinations. 

Surprisingly, it was NBC News that shared the report of these instances, in which the report noted the following

“Miriam Izaguirre, a 35-year-old asylum-seeker from Honduras, crossed the Rio Grande at dawn Monday with her young son and turned herself in to the authorities.”

“A few hours later she was released, and the first thing she did was take a rapid test for Covid-19 at the Brownsville bus station. They told her her test came out positive.”

In that same report, Izaguirre had even told reporters from Noticias Telemundo Investiga that despite her positive test, she intended to travel by bus to make her way to Houston. 

Another border crosser mentioned in the NBC report stated that she intended to take a bus from Texas to North Carolina after having just tested positive for COVID:

“Eva Orellana, 29, who is from Honduras and who tested positive, said she was going to take the bus to North Carolina with her 3-year-old daughter.”

The distance between Brownsville, Texas to North Carolina is roughly 1,500 miles – and the CDC notes that travel by trains or buses, “for any length of time,” can, “increase your risk of getting COVID-19.” 

City officials in Brownsville have been testing border crossers since January 25th of this year, noting that roughly 110 border crossers have since tested positive for the virus. 

Despite all this ongoing, President Biden recently reiterated on March 2nd that there’s no crisis at the southern border currently happening. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas also shared similar sentiments one day prior to President Biden. 

Instead, DHS Secretary Mayorkas called the issues impacting the southern border a “challenge”:

“I think there is a challenge at the border that we are managing, and we have our resources dedicated to managing it.”

Back in early February, Republican officials were pressing President Biden to cease from his handling of immigration endeavors that were seeing, “unvetted and likely unvaccinated illegal aliens to enter our nation,” according to a letter signed by numerous GOP senators

The letter conitnued from there, pointing out the hypocrisy of businesses being forced to close while the southern border seemingly remains open: 

“As we write this letter, main streets across America are shuttered, millions of parents can’t go to work, and children are kept from school. In a nation where everything seems closed, our border is now open.”

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