Yet again, President Joe Biden’s relaxed open border policies are proving rather dangerous. Ever since his first day in office, Biden has been trying to change immigration in America. In his first week as president, he faced a legal setback when a judge blocked his 100-day pause in deportations.
At certain times this year, we have seen over 10,000 illegal immigrants crossing into our country daily. A Democratic senior official said, “President Biden’s strategy is centered on the basic premise that our country is safe and stronger and more prosperous with a safe, orderly, humane immigration system.”
He continues, “one that welcomes immigrants, keeps families together, and allows both newly arrived immigrants and people who have lived here for generations to more fully contribute to our country.” Unfortunately, their plan isn’t quite going as they’d hoped.
This week, illegal border crossings topped 10,000/day — the highest levels ever.
The border is not “secure.”pic.twitter.com/fZ8Tbfka2B
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 14, 2023
Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents uncovered several Mexican cartel weapons this week. The weapons were found along the Texas bank of the Rio Grande. This incident is the second suspected armed cartel incursion incident in the South Texas border region this month.
Chief Border Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez confirmed the discovery, saying that lethal weapons from Mexico are found daily when trying to snake their way into the U.S. She shared a message online, “Our U.S. Border Patrol Agents confront threats daily as they do their best to secure our border.”
She continues, “Agents working with our L.E. partners made a significant discovery of weapons and ammunition hidden by criminal organizations near Fronton, TX.” Photos were released of the weapons and ammo that were discovered. No arrests were made in connection to the confiscated weapons.
On Friday, an armed Mexican cartel gunman was spotted trying to cross over the Rio Grande with a group of illegal immigrants. Reports suggest that the man pointed a rifle at the Texas National Guard that was on patrol. This incident happened near the international railroad bridge in Eagle Pass, Texas.
A Fox News correspondent said the armed illegal immigrant escaped before authorities could reach his location. Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol troopers made five arrests in June that were suspected cartel members in the same area. They seized multiple rifles.
A DPS spokesperson stated, “One of the men told CID special agents they came under fire from Mexican law enforcement and fled across the Rio Grande.” The Rio Grande Valley Sector has seen an outrageous increase in illegal crossing attempts over recent months.
While the Rio Grande Valley sector saw the most significant numerical increase in these incidents, the largest proportional increase happened in the Yuma sector, where illegal migrant encounters were off the charts. From 8,804 in fiscal 2020 to 114,488 in fiscal 2021.
Migrant border crossings in fiscal year 2022 topped 2.76 million, breaking the previous record. In 2022, we also saw a spike in Venezuelans, Cubans, and Nicaraguans crossing the border.