Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Arizona Border Just as ‘out of control’ as Texas, Gov. Doug Ducey Warns; Significant Spike in Migrant Traffic Headed to Arizona Border; Not Just Haitians: Brazilian, Venezuelan and Cuban Migrants Stream to Arizona Border

Arizona border just as ‘out of control’ as Texas, Gov. Doug Ducey warns:
Texas has been the center of the border crisis, but Arizona is also in peril and bearing the brunt of Mexican cartels’ smuggling of people into the United States at record-high levels, its governor said.
“What's already happening in Yuma is reflective of what's happening on the Texas border,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said in an interview with the Washington Examiner in Mission, Texas. “Arizona is a border state. We faced this before, but we've never faced a crisis this large in 21 years.”
Ducey said the state’s border is “just as out of control” as that of Texas. Border Patrol agents in western Arizona’s Yuma region have encountered 1,038% more suspected illegal immigrants year-over-year.
Yuma, a city of 96,000 residents, has seen 91,841 people illegally cross since the start of the government’s fiscal 2021 year in October 2020 through August. In all of 2020, fewer than 8,100 were apprehended, according to data reported by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Neither of those numbers includes the number of people who evaded law enforcement and got away. --->READ MORE HERE
Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Yuma Sector
Significant Spike in Migrant Traffic Headed to Arizona Border:
The Yuma Sector in Arizona is on the cusp of surpassing the Del Rio Sector in Texas. Yuma Sector agents report a spike in migrant apprehensions only days into FY22 which began on October 1.
A source operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection told Breitbart Texas that Yuma Sector agents apprehended more than 5,000 migrants during the first seven days of the new fiscal year. Most migrants are converging near the Morelos Dam, west of Yuma, where the Colorado River is extremely shallow. This makes for easy entry into the United States where the migrants promptly surrender to Border Patrol agents.
The trend has been building steadily over the past few months and is in stark contrast to previous years when the Yuma Sector was ranked nearly last in border apprehensions. In FY 2020, 8,804 migrants were apprehended throughout the sector. The source says they are now seeing that number exceeded every two weeks.
The migrants, mostly from Central America, cross in large groups for the most part and consist of family units and unaccompanied migrant children. On Tuesday, a group of 171 migrants entered near the Morelos Dam and surrendered to awaiting agents. This is now a common occurrence in the area. --->READ MORE HERE
Randy Hoeft/Yuma Sun via AP
Not just Haitians: Brazilian, Venezuelan and Cuban migrants stream to Arizona border:
It’s not just Haitians, and it’s not just Texas where the border seems out of control.
Some 3,400 migrants — most of them Brazilian, Venezuelan or Cuban — were mired in Border Patrol holding facilities in Yuma, Arizona, over the weekend, according to the sheriff, who said he has never seen such unruliness.
Video shows long streams of migrants walking around the border wall and surrendering to authorities. Most of them figure they will be caught and released, and many of them are right.
“It’s getting a lot worse,” said Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot. “I’ve never seen it this bad with Border Patrol having to hold so many, and dealing with the issues we’re dealing with now because the administration won’t enforce the law.”
Agents have been pulled off the line to shift to caretaking duties. Sheriff Wilmot said he can drive a 20-mile stretch of the border and see only a handful of agents because “everybody else is busy processing” the thousands of migrants in custody. --->READ MORE HERE
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