Fox News published an infuriating report on January 25 which featured footage of a mass release of single adult migrants into U.S.
Here is an important excerpt:
Several of the migrants told Fox that they had crossed illegally that morning, paying approximately $2,000 per person to cartel smugglers. They also said they were flying to destinations including Miami, Houston and Atlanta.
Single adults are typically being expelled via Trump-era Title 42 public health protections. The Biden administration kept Title 42 in place but is not applying it to unaccompanied children or most migrant families. However, single adults have long been the easiest category of migrant to deport.
In a statement to Fox News, the city of Brownsville said its Office of Emergency Management, through federal assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), works to facilitate “the transfer of these migrants to their final destination by allowing them to use services to contact their families, NGOs, or a taxicab.”
It confirmed that the parking garage serves as a staging area for migrants to be given travel information to “facilitate their transfer to their final destinations.” Migrants can also be given a health screening there, a spokesperson said.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said its agency was not involved in the release. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) source who viewed the footage said they believed it was an ICE release.
The development comes just as CBP officially released its December border numbers — showing 178,840 encounters in December, a slight increase over November, but significantly higher than the 73,994 encountered in December 2020.
While shocking and disturbing, the insanity reported upon was not an isolated incident.
I recently wrote an article, “The Midnight Flights of the Biden Administration,” that was partially predicated upon another Fox News report that included a video from Lou Barletta, a former congressman and current candidate for the governorship of Pennsylvania, showing images of suspected ‘ghost flights’ arriving in Wilkes-Barre on Christmas.
In my previous article, I contrasted the patriotic actions of Paul Revere and others who rode out on horseback back in 1775 to warn the colonists of an impending British invasion with the current invasion that has been sanctioned — and indeed, encouraged — by the Biden administration.
Lou and I have known each other for many years, going back to when he was the mayor of Hazleton, PA, and sought help from the George W. Bush administration when a violent gang of illegal aliens from the Dominican Republic moved into his quiet town and began selling drugs on the playground. They committed the cold-blooded murder of a resident of Hazleton who told them to not sell drugs where his children were playing.
The Bush administration refused to provide any assistance and consequently Lou became the first mayor to promulgate ordinances to punish those who provided jobs or housing to illegal aliens. Not surprisingly, the ACLU immediately launched a lawsuit against the statutes. I was the final witness at the federal trial in defense of those important ordinances.
A few days ago, Lou and I taped a discussion we had about the so-called ‘ghost flights’ he captured on video and the broader immigration crisis that has been exponentially amped up by the Biden administration.
That video is well-worth watching.
The point is that the open borders advocates are quick to attack anyone who supports immigration law enforcement and securing America’s border against the uninspected entry of people and commerce.
Open borders advocates who are the “Profiteers of Biden Administration’s Open Borders Policy” can be found in both political parties — because for them our borders are not America’s first and last lines of defense but instead impediments to their immense wealth!
Around the world, most borders were decided upon after wars and bloody conflicts. Borders are not written in chalk or crayon but blood!
Nevertheless, Rep. Nancy Pelosi came to refer to the border barrier that President Trump sought to construct as being a “wall of hate.”
In reality, the wall was not designed to stop anyone from entering the U.S. but instead to simply funnel all traffic into our ports of entry so aliens could be vetted to ensure those who posed a threat to public health, national security, or public safety were not permitted to enter the U.S. The vetting process is guided not by supposed “xenophobia” or “racism” but by a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S. Code § 1182.
My recent article, “AG Garland Ignores Vital Immigration Law Enforcement,” included the preface of the official report, “9/11 and Terrorist Travel,” which begins with the following paragraph:
It is perhaps obvious to state that terrorists cannot plan and carry out attacks in the United States if they are unable to enter the country. Yet prior to September 11, while there were efforts to enhance border security, no agency of the U.S. government thought of border security as a tool in the counterterrorism arsenal. Indeed, even after 19 hijackers demonstrated the relative ease of obtaining a U.S. visa and gaining admission into the United States, border security still is not considered a cornerstone of national security policy. We believe, for reasons we discuss in the following pages, that it must be made one.
That article was predicated on a Department of Justice news release on January 21 titled, “Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors,” which provided a transcript of his remarks as they were delivered.
It is frustrating and disheartening, to say the least, that while Garland promised to provide mayors with resources from various federal agencies, there was absolutely no mention of including agencies charged with enforcing our immigration laws.
In writing my article, I called upon my 30 years of real-world experience as an INS agent. Half of those years invoked my being assigned to the Unified Intelligence Division of the DEA and my promotion to the position of Senior Special Agent and assigned to the Organized Crime, Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), where my unique perspectives and authorities as an INS agent were invaluable to the successful investigation and prosecutions of major international drug smuggling and human trafficking organizations.
Incredibly, AG Garland abjectly ignores the way immigration law enforcement could act as a force-multiplier to combat violent crimes, including where international terrorism and transnational gangs are concerned.
The Attorney General should review 8 U.S. Code § 1324 (Bringing in and harboring certain aliens), which deems the actions of any person or organization acting as the Biden administration currently is as felonies.
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