Illegal Immigrants Flood Across Border Before Trump Takes Office
Human smugglers using Trump’s wall as a selling point
Human smugglers are using President-elect Trump’s election victory to drum up business, telling people that they better hurry up and get into the U. S. before Trump takes office and puts a stop to illegal immigration. Combined with individual and family decisions to sneak across the border into our country, this sales pitch has led to a massive influx of illegal aliens flooding across our southern border.
Along the route through Mexico, no one was really sure how to say Trump’s name. Smugglers called him “El Malo” (the bad one) or “El Feo” (the ugly one) and told the migrants they had better hurry north before his wall went up.
. . . . By winning the election, Trump may have inadvertently made his job even harder. His plans have become a selling point for the smugglers urging people to cross the border before a wall goes up, according to migrants and officials in the United States and Mexico. Others were hoping Clinton would win and offer them some form of blanket amnesty, according to Border Patrol agents.
So many families have arrived in recent weeks that U.S. authorities announced last weekend that they are sending 150 agents to shore up this portion of border in the Rio Grande Valley.
Border control agents who’ve been angry and frustrated by Obama’s “catch and release” program are looking forward to the day that they can finally do their job.
The Orlando Sentinel continues:
Many Border Patrol agents resent what they see as a “catch-and-release” approach to the flood of Central Americans. To them, Trump’s win has delivered the morale-boosting equivalent of a Red Bull.
“We’re going to be able to do our jobs again,” said Chris Cabrera, a Border Patrol agent and a spokesman for their union, which endorsed Trump for president.
“We’ve turned into a detention agency,” he said. “We’re not out there enforcing. We’re doing jailer work and sometimes babysitting.”
. . . . [According to illegal aliens who entered the country and were detained,] The U.S. agents who took them into custody said [Trump] would be president, and it was a new day at the border.
“They said it to the whole group: We would all be deported because Trump won,” said Octavio de Leon, 43, a Guatemalan who was detained with his son while crossing into Texas right after the election.
President-elect Donald Trump has promised major change to the U.S. immigration system at a time when Central American families are flowing into the United States in growing numbers, many fleeing warlike conditions and poverty back home. U.S. Border Patrol has captured more migrants over the past three months than during the same period in each of the past five years.
Reports are also coming in that Middle Eastern men have been caught in the flood of South and Central American people illegally crossing our border.
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U.S. Border Patrol has captured more migrants over the past three months than during the same period in each of the past five years.
This by itself doesn’t imply an increase in the flux of criminals; it could mean that the Border Patrol actually thinks it’s now worth apprehending them.
I’m actually surprised that during the Obama miasma they even bothered to show up for work, just so they could spend the day doing … nothing much.
Clearly they didn’t get the message that Donald Trump is literally Adolf Hitler.
Is this the new, “I’ll believe there’s a global warming crisis when the elites begin to act like it?”
First leg of a round trip.
Perhaps they are simply taking the shortest route to Canada.
I wonder what a poutine burrito would taste like.
Then again…I first have to wonder what poutine tastes like.
My Dr. would have a heart attack if he knew I was even thinking about wondering about it.
Meanwhile, on other blogs, I’m reading stories of self deportation. People waking up and finding out their Mexican neighbors moved during the night, leaving no forwarding address. So, are they coming or going?
Both. IIRC for the last year or two, net migration across the southern border has been negative…more leaving than coming. Maybe longer than that.
You can read up on it.
“Along the route through Mexico, no one was really sure how to say Trump’s name.”
Well, they could ask Ragspierre. “El t-Rumpo, bebe”.
But then they would scratch their head and ask how to pronounce Ragspierre.
I’d have gone with “El Senior Cheeto Grande”…
It’s been a problem for a while, of course.
Years ago I had some involvement with a machine which moved trucks slowly past a backscatter x-ray scanner. The scanner looked for smuggled contraband in semi trailers crossing the border. The x-ray source had to be rather intense to penetrate the metal walls of the trailer. An obvious problem was that if any illegals were hiding in (or under) the truck while it was being scanned, they’d be lit up like popcorn in a microwave oven.
I don’t know if the scanner was ever used. In any event, the US has been putting up with this nonsense for a long time.
Obama’s emigration reform is not limited to the refugee crises.