National poll: Majority of registered voters think drug cartels have more control over southern border than U.S. government

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UNITED STATES – According to reports, a newly released Rasmussen national survey indicates that the majority of registered voters think drug cartels have greater control over the southern border than the American government does.

When sharing the link to the National Review piece about the poll, Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas tweeted:

“They are right. So – now we should do something about it. We should commit to provide #NotOneMorePenny to fund open borders & to empower cartels. #StandUpForAmerica.”

The poll found that 54 percent of registered voters do not think that the federal government, which is under President Joe Biden, is truly attempting to secure the border and decrease unlawful immigration.

According to the methodology section, the survey “was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on September 20-21, 2022. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc.”

GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has suggested that the United States should “get tough on the border and even tougher on the Sinaloa Cartel” in order to tackle the problem of the deadly drug fentanyl. He tweeted again, “Bomb Sinaloa. Not kidding.”

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, “fentanyl available in the United States is primarily supplied by two criminal drug networks, the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports that there have been more than 2 million southwest land border encounter during the 11-month period from October 2021 through August 2022.

Several GOP politicians have called for the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign. In a September 21st letter to Mayorkas, Sen Josh Hawley of Missouri declared:

“Your intentional disregard for our country’s immigration laws makes you unfit to remain in office. You should resign.”

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A group of GOP lawmakers have backed a measure to put stop catch and release policies, but the bill has little to no chance of advancing through the Democrat-controlled Congress. In a press release, Republican Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona said:

“Catch and release is incentivizing historic levels of illegal immigration, stretching Border Patrol resources thin, and making our communities unsafe. My legislation restores integrity in our immigration system by explicitly prohibiting DHS from patrolling or otherwise releasing illegal aliens into the country.”

He added:

“DHS can either detain the illegal alien or require them to remain outside the United States while their claim is pending. We must maintain operational control of the southern border and this legislation gets us closer to that.”

One man, who was interviewed on Fox News, said that he came to the United States illegally and that America’s border is open. He said:

“It’s open, not closed. It’s open because we enter, we come in, free. No problem.”

In September, Vice President Kamala Harris claimed that the border is “secure,” despite a record-breaking 2 million arrests at the southern border this fiscal year.

Sixty percent of voters said the “failure of the federal government to secure the southern border” is a bigger problem than governors like Ron DeSantis sending illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, and 63 percent said it is “hypocritical” for sanctuary cities, like Martha’s Vineyard, to complain when illegal immigrants are sent there.

Voters thought ending illegal immigration was important, with 83 percent of respondents saying it was important, 55 percent saying it would have a positive effect on the economy, and 44 percent saying it would “significantly reduce crime.”

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Border patrol chief announces the “dangers are real” after sex offenders, gang members, murderers and drugs busted coming across the border

September 10th, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – The head of the United States Border Patrol has announced that the dangers of illegal aliens coming into the country from the southern border are real.

Not only are there reports almost daily of large drug seizures, violent felons, and others attempting to cross, but now, the chief is reporting they have apprehended ten different illegal aliens who are sex offenders in just three days.

While those who support Democrat Biden’s stance on illegal aliens entering the country point to the number of apprehensions at the southern border being a sign of success and keeping the country safe, they are ignoring or not realizing the bigger threat at hand.

No one is taking away the significant results of federal authorities apprehending criminals illegally crossing the border, but those who oppose Biden are more concerned with how many people were able to make it across the border safely.

That issue could not be more clear after the United States Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz announced on September 6th that his agents had apprehended ten illegal alien sex offenders in three days.

In addition to those criminals being caught, numerous other alleged gang members and one murderer were also apprehended. In Chief Ortiz’s tweet, he wrote:

“The dangers are real. Great work by our agents.”

In three days, Chief Ortiz announced that his agents had encountered 2,690 illegal aliens who were attempting to cross into the country. That number included ten large groups of people who were attempting to come across at the same time.

Of that large number of people who were stopped, ten of those were sex offenders, four of them documented gang members, and one of them reported to be a murderer.

Along with those arrested, Chief Ortiz reported federal agents also seized a large number of illicit narcotics during the same time frame, including 71 pounds of methamphetamine and 100 pills of fentanyl.

During this fiscal year, which begins in October and runs until October of 2023, federal agents apprehended almost 2,000 illegal aliens attempting to cross the southern border.

That of course does not include the unknown number of illegal aliens who have been able to successfully cross into the United States. Although no one really knows how many people that could be, estimates are upwards of 500,000 or more.

How many of those 500,000 or more people who safely made it illegally across the border were terrorists, drug dealers, murderers, or child abusers?

The answer to that is not known which is troubling, considering the apparent belief that the number of those who are attempting passage into the country will only increase.

The recent news comes after Chief Ortiz reported under oath that President Biden’s policies seemingly lead people to believe that there are “no consequences” for illegal aliens coming across the border. According to Fox News Digital, Chief Ortiz made the comments during a recorded deposition on July 28th regarding a lawsuit that had been filed by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody.

Chief Ortiz surmised the number of people attempting to illegally cross the border will only increase due to the belief that there are no consequences. Chief Ortiz said:

“In my experience, we have seen increases when there are no consequences.”

An attorney who was part of the deposition asked Chief Ortiz:

“So, if migrant populations believe that they’re going…there are not going to be consequences, more of them will come to the border. Is that what you’re saying?”

Chief Ortiz responded:

“There is an assumption that if migrant populations are told that there is a potential that they may be released, that, yes, you can see increases.”

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After over 2 million illegal border crossings last year, Biden team halts most prosecutions

WASHINGTON, DC – With a significant increase in border crossing since taking office, Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration has halted most prosecutions for those people accused of illegally entering the country.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, prosecutions dropped by almost 80 percent.

The Washington Free Beacon obtained an internal memo from the Department of Homeland Security which outlined the drastic reduction in prosecutions for those allegedly illegally crossing the southern border.

According to the memo, during the 2021 fiscal year, only 2,896 illegal aliens were transferred into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service compared to 13,213 in the fiscal year 2020.

The drop appears indicative of President Biden’s break from presidential administrations year’s past which some believe is actually encouraging illegal immigration.

Opponents believe that this move has only increased the crisis at the border which saw over two million people illegally cross into the country in 2021.

Those who illegally enter the country could face a misdemeanor charge for their first offense.

On subsequent illegal entries, illegal aliens have the misdemeanor charge elevated to a felony which could land them not only civil penalties but also up to two years in federal prison.

One of those people that are frustrated with the lack of consequences for those illegally entering the county is an unnamed Department of Homeland Security official who spoke to the Free Beacon. That person said:

“The lack of accountability from this administration encourages the worst people flooding our borders, criminals, to keep violating our laws until they finally commit a crime so egregious that the Department of Justice is forced to prosecute.”

Proponents of the President claim that the lack of prosecutions is only because of the administration’s use of Title 42, a public health regulation that provides authorities the ability to expel migrants quickly.

Thus, law enforcement, in theory, does not need to process the illegal alien as they normally would and simply expel them from the country.

According to data provided by the administration, roughly 90,000 illegal aliens were expelled back to Mexico or their home country under Title 42.

While the agency notes those that were expelled, they fail to mention how many met the criteria of expulsion under the title versus those who were released with just a notice to appear in court or sent to long-term detention centers.

Biden’s administration has worked tirelessly to undo all of former Republican President Donald Trump’s approach to securing the southern border through the removal and blocking of illegal aliens from entering the country.

The administration has unsuccessfully worked to end Title 42 while they have been successful in ending the Remain in Mexico policy.

These moves come as the U.S. Border Patrol reported they apprehended 191,898 illegal aliens in June and over 222,000 in May of this year. Those numbers point to authorities having processed over 1.7 million illegal aliens during the fiscal year 2022. A number that will exceed the fiscal year 2021 with a few months remaining during this fiscal year.

Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Chris Magnus said that they are working to reduce the number of illegal aliens crossing the border:

“We are committed to implementing our strategy of reducing irregular migration, dissuading migrants from undertaking the dangerous journey, and increasing enforcement efforts against human smuggling organizations.”

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