Thursday, September 7, 2023

Migrant Smugglers Promoting Easy Border Crossings On Social Media During Crisis: ‘Achieving their goals’; Open Floodgates at Arizona Border Allow Thousands of Migrants to Walk into the Country

Migrant smugglers promoting easy border crossings on social media during crisis: ‘Achieving their goals’:
Human smugglers are openly boasting on social media how easy it is to sneak migrants into the United States — as frustrated Border Patrol agents stand by, unable to stop them under a toothless President Biden, video obtained by The Post shows.
The confronting clip, posted on YouTube and sent to The Post from a Border Patrol source, shows a long line of migrant men casually climbing through a gap in the US-Mexico border wall — flashing smiles and thumbs-up gestures to the camera as they cross with nobody stopping or questioning them.
A caption in Spanish accompanying the video reads: “Achieving their goals, the gents” followed by two prayer emojis.
Bright green text overlaid on the clip also flippantly describes the illegal crossing as a “desert adventure.”
The footage was shot on May 27 near Lukeville, Arizona, a remote outpost about 2.5 hours from Tucson — which has become the busiest point of illegal entry into the country, with 1,300 people a day crossing into the US in this area, according to federal statistics.
Border Patrol agents say that smugglers make these videos to promote how easy it is to cross the US-Mexico border.
It is “free information for everybody,” one fed-up agent who asked not to be named said.
Meanwhile, The Post witnessed a smuggler brazenly escorting about a dozen illegal immigrants through open gates in the border wall near Lukeville on Thursday. --->READ MORE HERE
Open floodgates at Arizona border allow thousands of migrants to walk into the country:
The door to America is wide open.
Thousands of migrants are flowing across the US border in Arizona every day — literally through open floodgates that have made the Tucson post the busiest point of illegal entry into the country, The Post has learned.
US officials have inexplicably welded open 114 massive gates along the Arizona border to allow water to flow freely during the annual monsoon season and for the migration of an endangered species of antelope, officials said.
But the move is also letting an average of 1,400 migrants from as far away as China casually walk into the country daily — with overwhelmed and outnumbered border agents practically helpless to stop them.
“We thought the agents were going to tell us something,” one Ecuadorean migrant said. “But we just walked in.”
Said another from Cuba: “It was so easy to get into the US.
“Nothing like our journey through Mexico. That part was hard,” she added. “I thought there was going to be more security.”
Video taken by The Post shows a group of around 50 migrants strolling through the opened gates and into the US in a matter of seconds, with nobody stopping or questioning them.
Smugglers are capitalizing on the floodgate blunder, driving migrants by the busload to the border and dropping them off as if they were casual tourists. Once across, they turn themselves in to border agents and say they are seeking asylum.
Border Patrol agents call them “give-ups.”
Last month, 42,561 migrants were encountered at the Tuscon border post, a huge jump over the June number of 27,294. Tuscon now tops traditionally busier border spots at El Paso and Laredo in Texas, where 24,352 and 26,627 border crossings, respectively, were reported in July. --->READ MORE HERE
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