Saturday, May 1, 2021

Unprecedented Border Crises Overtake Biden's First 100 Days; "It's An Act Of War" - Texas Counties Declare Disaster Over Border Crisis; Security Analysis ‘We’re Being Overrun,’ Arizona Lawmaker Says of Border Crisis

Unprecedented border crises overtake Biden's first 100 days:
President Joe Biden entered office on Jan. 20 expecting to champion immigration reform, but his first 100 days were overtaken by the southern border, where the problems were far beyond what other administrations had faced.
More than three months into the crisis, the U.S.-Mexico border situation threatens to overtake Biden’s next four years, shuttering chances of legislative action on immigration in Washington.
The White House came out of the gate wiping away Trump-era and decades-old policies. Biden suspended border wall construction, paused most deportations for 100 days, stopped forcing asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims proceed, and scrapped bilateral agreements that allowed the United States to send asylum-seekers to Central American countries to seek protection there instead.
By early February, the increase in people arriving at the border was already being felt across Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California. Trouble at the border had been brewing during former President Donald Trump’s final nine months in office, as the number of people encountered attempting to come across the border illegally had climbed from 17,000 in April 2020 to 78,000 in January. Mexican authorities were seeing rising levels of people from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras seeking asylum, which immigration policy analyst Cris Ramon said was a sign that people were increasingly emigrating and the U.S. should prepare for similar effects on its own southern border. --->READ MORE HERE
La Salle County Sheriff's Office
"It's An Act Of War" - Texas Counties Declare Disaster Over Border Crisis:
A Honduran woman’s body was found dumped in the brush on private property in Goliad County, Texas, after she had been smuggled hundreds of miles north from the border in March, according to county Sheriff Roy Boyd. In another case, an old shed on a ranch was being used to strip stolen vehicles in preparation for smuggling people.
Boyd says the county—which sits about 200 miles north of the U.S.–Mexico border—is used as a staging area for smuggling illegal aliens to Houston.
“What happens is they’ll bring them up from the border to somewhere in this area. They’ll drop them off at a temporary holding site and then someone from Houston comes and picks them up and then takes them to Houston, where they’re distributed across the United States,” he said.
Goliad County, with a population of 7,600, is one of four Texas counties that issued local states of disaster last week due to the impact of the border surge. Three of the counties are located 40 to 200 miles north of the border but are dealing with cross-border crime and human smuggling every day.
In their declarations, each of the counties—Kinney, Goliad, La Salle, and Atascosa—said the “health, life, and property” of their residents are “under imminent threat of disaster from the human trafficking occurring on our border with Mexico.” --->READ MORE HERE
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