Presidential candidate takes eye-opening trip to Arizona’s border crisis.
YUMA, Ariz. (ChurchMilitant.com) – A presidential hopeful’s new documentary showcases the realities of the U.S. southern border crisis. On Aug. 5, Democratic candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. released an 18-minute film of his June visit to the border in Yuma, Arizona.
“Most of the movement at the border is at this crossing between 1 and 3 a.m. I came down here because I want to see firsthand what the problem is and get as many ideas as possible about the best way to solve this problem,” remarked Kennedy during his late-night adventure.
Kennedy admitted that he was surprised to discover that many of the people who crossed illegally that night were not from Central America.
WATCH this 18-minute documentary that follows my journey to the Arizona-California border with Mexico where I witnessed this dystopian nightmare of an uncontrolled flow of desperate humanity crossing the border.
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— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) August 5, 2023
“I’m at the border wall around Yuma, Arizona. It’s about two o’clock in the morning,” explained the presidential candidate. “We’ve watched about 150 people come across. I was expecting that most of the people would be from Central America. This is really extraordinary.”
In a TikTok video he posted at the time, Kennedy revealed that the migrants he talked to were from West Africa, Peru, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, India, China, Tibet and Nepal.
“Altogether, people have come from 117 nations in the last couple years,” he reported in his social media post.
Kennedy shockingly revealed, “Of all of these people, only one of them said that they were here for asylum. The rest of them are here for work, for better lives, doing things that we all want for ourselves.”
The politician’s next stop was at 10 a.m. at the Regional Center for Border Health, where the migrants are brought on buses to be processed.
While there, Kennedy spoke with Amanda Aguirre, the President and CEO of the RCBH. The two discussed how Aguirre’s team makes sure the immigrants are healthy enough to travel and then sends them on buses to every city in the country.
Aguirre revealed, “We coordinate with the airport in Phoenix, and out they go to their final destination the same day.”
“Most people bring the money or have a sponsor that buys their ticket,” the CEO continued. Kennedy asked her, “What happens if the family doesn’t have the money for a plane ticket?” She replied, “FEMA reimburses us. We can buy the ticket.”
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Kennedy’s next stop in the video was at the Morelos Dam Gap, where he talked to retired chief border patrol agent Chris Clem.
Clem explained the infamous gap was caused by President Biden halting the construction of the Trump border wall.
“It’s done just the opposite of what they’re trying to accomplish from a humanitarian standpoint. When you are giving people, you know, an opportunity to come here the wrong way because the policies allow them to do that, that’s exploiting people,” expressed Clem.
Kennedy showed the millions of dollars of construction equipment wasted due to the border wall drama on Capitol Hill.
“What you’re seeing behind me here are millions and millions of dollars of materials, including these steel [sic], that were purchased by the Trump administration to complete the construction of the wall,” Kennedy pointed out. “When the Biden Administration came in, it didn’t want to complete the wall, and they left material to languish and bought new fencing.”
Jonathan Lines, the supervisor of District 2 in Yuma County, told Kennedy that “this is where Secretary Mayorkas told me he would fill in nine of the 11 gaps. So 18 months later, we see maybe 50 feet completed.
“Now, the difference between this product and the other product: This has a 10-foot foundation going into the ground, so it’s almost impossible to go under.” Lines continued. “The other new fencing being installed: the foundations are on the top of the ground, so you don’t necessarily have that secondary protection under the ground.”
Lines then explained why that matters: “We’ve seen them start to use horizontal drilling machines to burrow under and use the bank teller type of tubes to send Fentanyl and other drugs across the border.”
District supervisors reported they’ve seen about 2,000 people crossing per day. According to a graphic in the video, 310,000 illegal aliens crossed the border through Yuma in 2022.
Lines next showed Kennedy an area known as the “rape tree.”
Lines states, “We would see Plan B — which is the day after, the morning-after pill — found all throughout the ground, where the cartel, after taking advantage and raping women and young children as young as 12; it’s been reported to us. They would force them to take the Plan B and then send them along their way.”
A graphic shown in the video depicts this statistic: “As of April 2023, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement is unable to account for the whereabouts of 85,000 migrant children who entered the U.S. in the previous two years.”
Yuma’s mayor, Douglas Nicholls, sat down with Kennedy and discussed the tactics that cartels use to get dangerous individuals into the country.
“They can push through 300 people. They know the U.S. Border Patrol is going to surge to take care of the people, and then an hour later they could be coming through with a large drug load,” proclaimed Nicholls. “They do the same thing with terrorists, and they do the same thing with gang members that they want in the country. They’ll do those diversionary tactics to keep our border patrol occupied.”
Kennedy ended the video with some reflections on his experiences.
“After visiting the border, I’ve come to understand that the open-border policy is just a way of funding a multi-billion dollar drug and human trafficking operation for the Mexican drug cartels.”
He then made this promise:
When I’m president, I will secure the border, which will end the cartel’s drug trafficking economy, and I will build wide doors for those who wish to enter legally, so that the United States can continue to be a beacon to the world where diversity and culture make us great.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. was raised Catholic, but the Democratic candidate is a major supporter of the man-made climate change narrative and a supporter of abortion.
One group complicit in the border crisis that Kennedy did not mention is the U.S. Catholic bishops, who have made billions of dollars profiting off illegal immigration.
The Deposit of Faith Coalition’s recent press conference in Washington, D.C., exposed the bishops’ Marxist push for open borders.
Speaker Sheena Rodriguez, president and founder of the Alliance for a Safe Texas, declared:
Catholic Charities and the Conference of Catholic Bishops displayed strong public opposition against the recent congressional Secure the Border Act of 2023, along with continued opposition against the building of the southern wall and any efforts that they perceive or categorize as “restricting asylum,” claiming that it would “cause the United States to violate its international obligations.”
“Catholic Charities often teams up with other open-border advocacy groups such as RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. RAICES maintains deep ties with several Soros-funded groups,” continued Rodriguez.
Secretary Mayorkas is responsible for putting Americans' safety and security at risk with the WORST border crisis in U.S. history.
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— Heritage Action (@Heritage_Action) August 8, 2023
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