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  • There Have Already Been 1.6 Million Known Illegal Border Crossings This Fiscal Year (Say goodbye, America. It was a nice run)

    03/20/2023 9:25:24 AM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 3/20/2023 | The Center Square
    More than 1.6 million foreign nationals have been apprehended or reported evading law enforcement officers after illegally entering the U.S. in fiscal 2023 through February, according to Customs and Border Protection apprehension data and gotaway data obtained by The Center Square. When reporting February enforcement data, CBP stated nationwide total encounters for fiscal 2023 through February totaled 1,285,056, excluding gotaways. Including monthly gotaway totals previously reported by The Center Square based on data obtained by a Border Patrol agent, at least 358,124 known gotaways in the nine southwest border sectors fiscal year were recorded through February. Combined, apprehensions and gotaways...
  • A good day to bury bad news: Biden administration sneaks out figures showing highest number of illegal border crossings EVER for November, with 233,740 intercepted - and at least another 73,000 allowed to get away

    12/24/2022 12:01:38 AM PST · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 24 2022 | JAMES GORDON
    Border patrol officers on the southern border caught 233,740 illegal immigrants crossing over from Mexico last month. The figure is the highest number of illegal border crossings ever recorded for November underscoring the chaos that exists even while the Title 42 pandemic border expulsion policy has been delayed. The Department of Homeland Security announced the numbers quietly on in a Friday night data dump.
  • What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border in 7 charts

    12/15/2022 10:31:45 AM PST · by deport · 7 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2021 | JOHN GRAMLICH AND ALISSA SCHELLER
    The U.S. Border Patrol reported more than 1.6 million encounters with migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border in the 2021 fiscal year, more than quadruple the number of the prior fiscal year and the highest annual total on record. The number of encounters had fallen to just over 400,000 in fiscal 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak slowed migration across much of the world. But encounters at the southwest border rebounded sharply in fiscal 2021 and ultimately eclipsed the previous annual high recorded in fiscal 2000, according to recently published data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the federal agency that...
  • The End of Title 42 Will Decimate the Rio Grande Valley

    04/29/2022 6:59:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2022 | Monica De La Cruz
    Source: Townhall Media/Julio RosasAs a Rio Grande Valley native, I know the daily hardship that people living along the border face every single day due to the consequences of the Biden border crisis. While it might be easy for Americans who live far from the border to become desensitized to the news clips and stories of the increasing number of illegal migrants crossing our open southern border, it’s a completely different story to live it. Since Joe Biden took office, border towns have dealt with the cost of overwhelming numbers of illegal immigrants coming into our communities. This has created...
  • Biden is Too Busy for Border, But Not for Ice Cream

    10/25/2021 8:30:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2021 | Jeff Crouere
    Our sad excuse of a president, Joe Biden, appeared in another gaffe filled town hall event Thursday night on CNN, his favorite network. The moderator, Anderson Cooper, tried mightily to assist Biden as often as possible, finishing his thoughts, and answering his softball questions. Luckily for Biden, mostly sympathetic Democrats asked the questions, and his supporters filled the audience and cheered his ludicrous answers. Even in this type of encouraging atmosphere, Biden’s performance was embarrassing. His worst moments came in response to a question about the border. One of the few Republicans in the audience, Megan Crawford, a law student...
  • Is the Open Border Compassionate?

    08/12/2021 5:30:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2021 | Jerry Newcombe
    We are often led to believe that it is the Christian thing to do to keep the southern border open. But is that really the case? This question is all the more acute in our nation’s battle against the spread of COVID-19. President Biden is acting as if there were one standard in dealing with COVID for law-abiding American citizens and another standard for those who break the law – as in the example of the illegal aliens streaming through our porous southern border. Gary Bauer in his End of Day Report (7/29/21) notes: “While the CDC is forcing vaccinated...
  • Illegal border crossings explode by 674% in a year: Biden's migrant crisis worsens with 180,000 crossing in May and this year on track to be highest since 2006

    06/09/2021 11:14:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 10 2021
    Illegal border crossings have exploded by 674 per cent in a year, with 180,034 recorded in May - the fourth consecutive monthly rise. Newly-released figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show the number of migrants rocketed by more than six-fold from the 23,237 who crossed from Mexico into the United States in May 2020. Last year's number was far lower than usual because of the COVID-19 outbreak, but this year's figures still spell worrying news for Joe Biden, with 2021 on-track to record the highest number of illegal border crossings since 2006.
  • Main Stream Media Ignores Huge Successful Border Effort Against Terrorism

    03/29/2021 4:38:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Marchh 29, 2021 | Rachel Alexander
    You don’t hear much about what’s going on behind the scenes to stop terrorists from coming over the border. Certainly, much of it is classified, because it might compromise sources and methods used to intercept plots. But the left wants you to think there isn’t much of a threat, it’s just hype meant to justify strict border laws that keep out Hispanic illegal immigrants. They ridiculed President Trump for bringing it up, feigning professional outrage. They deny that possible terrorists, identified as “SIAs” or Special Interest Aliens, are crossing the southern border. Fortunately Todd Bensman, a counterintelligence expert who covered...
  • The Border Crossing Covid Problem Is More Serious Than What's Being Reported

    08/11/2020 6:26:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2020 | Todd Bensman
    Editor's note: The first part of this series by Todd Bensman, author of the forthcoming book "America’s Covert Border War," can be found here: "Trump Is on Point: The Covid-infected Are Fleeing Mexico…for US Hospitals."  AUSTIN, Texas – Last week, a hearse carrying the body of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Marco A. Gonzales slowly wound its way south from the Central Texas hospital where he died of Covid-19, through small towns along the way where mourners lining the roads saluted their last respects. Gonzales, to be buried in the small border city of Del Rio where he worked, was one of...
  • Poll: 62% Of Likely US Voters Want The Government To Deport Individuals Who Overstay Visas

    05/12/2019 1:47:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    A recent Rasmussen Reports poll finds that 62% of Likely US Voters want the United States government to deport individuals who overstay their visas and most believe the United States is too lenient on these issues.According to the poll, which took place on April 30-May 1, 2019 via telephone and online survey of 1,000 US Likely Voters, found that "just 21% disagree, while 17% are not sure" with the idea that vias overstayers should be deported. The same poll also found that, "51% say the government is not aggressive enough in finding those who have overstayed their visas and sending them...
  • Border tensions could affect busy shopping week at San Marcos outlets (TX)

    04/19/2019 7:46:18 AM PDT · by bgill · 10 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Apr. 18, 2019 | Adela Uchida
    Business is booming in San Marcos -- as Mexican families spend Easter week vacationing and shopping. And this year, they're here to spend money, even with the tension at the border. "We arrived yesterday, and we waited around four hours to cross the border," Valeria Cavazos said. That's a lot longer than it has taken in years past when the family has come to San Marcos for vacation. But Valeria's sister Fernanda says it could have been worse. "Some families told us when we were already here, there were like trailers or trucks covering the bridge, so they couldn't pass,...
  • DHS touts drop in border crossings amid ‘zero tolerance’ push

    07/05/2018 12:45:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 5, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    The Department opolicy” toward illegal immigrants crossing the border. "Following the implementation of the administration’s zero-tolerance policy, the June 2018 Southwest Border Migration numbers declined by 18 percent when compared to the previous month,” DHS press secretary Tyler Q. Houlton said in a statement. The statement reflects a renewed administration effort to defend the tough enforcement policy, amid the outcry over since-halted family separations that resulted from it. f Homeland Security said Thursday that border apprehensions dropped by 18 percent last month after the Trump administration implemented its “zero-tolerance policy” toward illegal immigrants crossing the border.
  • Drug Cartels Fuming At New U.S. Border Truck Inspections

    08/03/2017 7:45:07 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    OANN ^ | 3 Aug 2017
    OAN Newsroom The Trump administration is allowing customs officers to screen all cargo trucks coming into the U.S. in an effort to crack down on Mexican drug cartels. Under the Obama administration agents would only conduct random inspections allowing cartels to run their concealed loads through the border, but border security forces will now use technology to screen every cargo truck. According to the Department of Transportation about 471,000 trucks pass through the U.S.-Mexico border on a monthly basis. Officials say cartels often use other routes to transport drugs, but their preferred method is driving through a port of entry.
  • Misconceptions about how Canada can prevent illegal border crossings

    03/05/2017 8:34:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/05/17 | Arthur Weinreb
    The illegals will continue to come and the politicians will continue to wring their hands but there is no quick fix Recently there has been an influx of illegal immigrants walking into Canada from the United States. According to the RCMP more than 400 people have crossed the border illegally since Jan. 1; a substantial increase over the same time period last year. Despite what the practitioners of the religion of global warming say, it gets a tad chilly in the Great White (obviously racist) North. Two illegals suffered severe frostbite after walking for seven hours to reach the border....
  • Illegal border crossings from Mexico into U.S. up 23 percent from 2015

    10/18/2016 5:52:34 AM PDT · by tekrat · 11 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/18/2016 | Andrew V. Pestano
    The total apprehensions by U.S. Border Patrol agents of people trying to illegally cross the border between the United States and Mexico increased in 2016 from last year but is lower than the two years prior. In 2016, there were 408,870 total apprehensions, a 23 percent increase from 2015 in which there were 331,333 apprehensions, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. The 2016 numbers, though, represent a 14.7 percent decrease from the 479,371 apprehensions in 2014, and a 1.3 percent decrease from the 414,397 apprehensions in 2013.
  • Immigration protest canceled over ‘death threats from Mexican cartels’

    09/21/2014 5:29:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Saturday 20 September 2014 16.38 EDT | Jessica Glenza
    Conservative activists who planned to protest against illegal immigration and President Obama’s immigration policies on Saturday said they had canceled all events after receiving death threats from Mexican drug cartels. Activists had planned to use vehicles as barricades to shut down border crossings at 17 locations in four states—Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. But the event, called Shut Down All Ports of Entry, was canceled early on Saturday morning by organizer Stasyi Barth, who said she had received the threats. In August, a similar protest was canceled after organizers claimed they had been threatened by Mexican drug cartels. The...
  • Operation American Shield a real Fourth of July Celebration by real Americans

    06/18/2014 9:10:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/18/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    A gathering sponsored by Operation American Shield will take place this Fourth of July weekend in El Paso, TX to demonstrate against our federal government’s refusal to protect its own legal citizens and national borders. Here is your chance to really celebrate our Fourth of July, to stand up for America and to stand against what is being done to Her! Just seeing the pictures of the helpless Central American children being used as pawns by Obama and his Democrat amnesty pushers should be enough to get you to El Paso if you are even remotely near this area. “If...
  • Shift of illegal crossings into Texas accelerates

    05/24/2014 1:18:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2014 7:35 PM EDT | Christopher Sherman
    A shift by immigrant smugglers to target the tough-to-defend U.S.-Mexico border in southernmost Texas has accelerated this year as the Border Patrol scrambles to shift its resources from states farther west, according to an internal agency report obtained by The Associated Press. From Oct. 1 through May 17, agents in the southernmost tip of Texas made more than 148,000 arrests, on pace to match last year’s total in less than eight months, according to the intelligence report. That compares with nearly 63,000 arrests in the Tucson, Arizona, sector, which it surpassed for the first time just last year. The Rio...
  • Illegal border crossings rise in South Texas as Congress debates immigration reform [Rubio call ofc]

    05/01/2013 10:48:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 1, 2013 7:30 PM | Anna Werner
    A few thousand protesters hit the streets in Los Angles Wednesday to demand citizenship for illegal immigrants. The protesters hope to influence Congress, which is working on comprehensive immigration reform. … In Texas, just the debate itself is drawing new immigrants over the border. Juan Mercado lives on border property his family has owned since the 1850s. Immigrants often sneak across there. But since January, the number has tripled. … Border patrol agents in the Rio Grande sector tell CBS News apprehensions have risen from 2,800 in January to 7,500 in March. …
  • Federal officials pressured to tighten border crossings under outbreak

    04/30/2009 7:52:57 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 615+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | April 30, 2009 | Jim Landers
    WASHINGTON – Pressure mounted on federal officials Wednesday to tighten health screening or even close border crossings with Mexico to stem the spread of a new strain of influenza. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Flower Mound, who is a physician, said the federal government should close the border "to the extent that you can. Our surveillance needs to be a lot tighter than I hear it is right now," Burgess said. "I'm very concerned with the way this is developing. I'd much rather be criticized for doing too much than not enough..." The 2009 H1N1 influenza virus...mixes genetic material from humans, swine...