On August 12, 2021, Border Patrol agents tasked with patrolling the Rio Grande City Station caught over 1,000 migrants in the span of a few hours. Bob Price of Breitbart News observed that “This occurred as Rio Grande Valley Sector agents apprehended more than 4,000 in a single day.”
In a video that he posted on Twitter, Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings showed Rio Grande City Station agents apprehending a large group of migrants on August 12. Hastings claimed that the agents caught 1,000 migrants in a few hours.
On top of that, Hastings recounted that Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector caught over 412,000 migrants up to this point in the fiscal year of 2021, which started on October 1, 2021.
Additionally, Hastings posted a photo on Twitter showing about 60 migrants discovered in a stash house designed for human smuggling.
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On August 12, agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector caught a record 4,000 illegal alien invaders. This coincided with Alejandro Mayorkas’ visit to the sector where he made several statements, but reporters were not allowed to gain access to the Border Patrol officials’ briefings.
Breitbart Texas’ Randy Clark observed that Mayorkas ignored the frightening condition that migrants in detention were being subjected to. Mayorkas declared that the current border crisis is a “serious challenge.”
The record apprehensions noted in the Rio Grande Valley Sector in South Texas, break established historical figures for an agency that dates to May 28, 1924. On that date, then-President Calvin Coolidge established the United States Border Patrol. The agency was established to enforce immigration law between established ports of entry along the southwest border. The record-breaking number of apprehensions today has as much to do with Calvin Coolidge as it does with Donald Trump.
Unlike the overwhelmed humanitarian care organization of today, the primary mission of the Border Patrol, when it was established, was to enforce immigration laws. It was not to welcome, receive, and care for thousands of migrants illegally entering the country daily at the invitation of a new presidential administration. The current administration forced the agency to neglect its responsibility to the American public to safeguard its borders as a national security agency.
In Secretary Mayorkas’ political deflection of who might possibly be responsible for the deplorable conditions wrought upon border communities and the migrants themselves, he chooses to target the previous administration’s handling of immigration affairs. Rather than acknowledge the current border crisis is quickly getting out of control, Mayorkas chooses to engage in political deflection that is self-serving and protective towards an out-of-touch administration.
Price provided a lurid overview of the types of movement taking place at the border:
Agents assigned to the five Texas-based Border Patrol sectors apprehended more than 73 percent of all migrants apprehended in the nine southwest border sectors in June, Breitbart reported. The agents apprehended 146,212 migrants in the month of June alone.
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo, Del Rio, Big Bend, and El Paso Sectors apprehended 146,212 migrants in July, according to the Southwest Border Land Encounters report released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection late last week. These include the apprehensions of 61,779 family unit aliens, 15,267 unaccompanied alien children, and 68,666 single adult aliens.
It’s becoming clear that there is a crisis taking place at the Southern border and the Biden administration is completely in denial. Complaining about the status quo won’t do us any good.
Liberty conservatives will need to put forward viable candidates in the primaries and general elections in 2022 to build a formidable movement that will restore border security and enact immigration reforms that uphold the American interest.