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Record Number of African Nationals Flood Our Southern Border

Record Number of African Nationals Flood Our Southern Border

Having declared they are seeking asylum, many are flocking to Portland, Maine

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In her post about the World Health Organization declaring Ebola outbreaks the “new normal,” Leslie noted that 350 people from the Congo turned up at our southern border.

It appears this was not an anomaly and that a record number of African nationals from a range of countries are arriving in America via Mexico.

Last week alone, hundreds arrived in San Antonio, Texas.

Fox News reports:

. . . . City leaders said they weren’t given a heads up and quickly scrambled to accommodate them and quickly recruit several French-speaking volunteers who could serve as translators.

“The City of San Antonio has received more than 200 individuals, mostly families and children. The families were released by the United States Customs and Border Patrol into the country with paperwork directing them to Portland, Maine,” said Interim Assistant City Manager Dr. Colleen Bridger.

The majority of them stayed at Travis Park Church, which regularly hosts asylum seekers.

“I’m not necessarily surprised…we react to changes on the border every day, we just had to figure out that process it didn’t really shake us up too much,” said Gavin Rogers, associate pastor.

It’s not just Congolese migrants arriving in alarming numbers. Border Patrol agents reported arresting more than 500 people from Africa since May 30. The group included nationals from Angola, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo,and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The influx is creating problems for border agents who often do not speak their language and are faced with individuals with no ties in the U.S.  Additionally, there reportedly is no cause for concern about Ebola.

Fox News continues:

Unlike most Mexicans and Central Americans, many of the migrants from Africa don’t have roots in America or families who can take them in once they are released from immigration detention. And many speak languages the immigration officials do not.

“Quite often, the individuals from the African continent do not have a permanent address or a sponsor already in the U.S. And so you really just have to pinpoint an immigration court near where they think they are going to ultimately end up and hope that they report themselves in,” said Ortiz.

. . . .  Over the weekend, the city, along with Catholic Charities, worked with the asylum seekers to figure out their next destination as many arrived without designated host families and cities.

“If we don’t know exactly the best place to send the migrant community like the Congolese. We have to figure out what shelters are available around the nation, where’s the best place for their community to go,” said Rogers.

There was also concern that some of the migrants could carry diseases, as there is currently an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

However, Bridger quickly shut down those rumors, telling local reporters that the migrants go through multiple health screenings.

It’s not entirely clear why there is a sudden spike in African nationals arriving at our southern border, but the AP reports that it may be related to immigration crackdowns in Europe, Turkey, and Libya.

The explosion in immigration to the United States from sub-Saharan Africa coincides with a steep drop in the migration flow across the Mediterranean to Europe after European countries and two main embarkation points — Turkey and Libya — decided to crack down. From Jan. 1 to June 12, only 24,600 migrants arrived in Europe by sea, compared to 99,600 over the same period in 2017, according to the International Organization for Migration.

But IOM spokesman Joel Millman doubts the migrant path for Africans has swung over from Europe to America.

Pombo, who was a teacher in Congo, learned in an internet search and by asking around that Portland is good place for migrants. He said his next step is to start rebuilding a life for himself and his family.

The African migrants are reportedly surrendering to Border Patrol and then requesting asylum before fanning out across the country.

Watch this segment from the Ingraham Angle in which investigative journalist Urs Gehriger reports on his interactions with Congolese asylum seekers:

As noted in that segment, the Congolese are being told not to trust or cooperate with ICE, yet they are, again according to the segment, demanding “help” from American taxpayers.

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Comments

I’ve been saying since a certain Tuesday in 2001 that border security is national security.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to McGehee. | June 17, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Just what America needs, another low IQ group, in the case of the Congo, averaging 78.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Puerto Rican, Avg. 83

    Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, Somalian, Avg 68

    palestinian Avg 84

    Oberlin College Admin. Avg 75 🙂

the Congolese are being told not to trust or cooperate with ICE, yet they are, again according to the segment, demanding “help” from American taxpayers.
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Of course they are. That’s what all these foreign moochers are coming here for: our money.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Observer. | June 17, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Touche!

    Why are they demanding help after spending Million$ in money to fly airplanes or ride ships to illegally invade U.S.?

we really need CWII to straighten out this mess. this is unsustainable.

Who are these people? How in the hell are they crossing the ocean? Who is aiding and abetting this effort? The stupid Catholic Church? Some NGO? Can someone explain the path from the Congo to eternal American welfare?

healthguyfsu | June 17, 2019 at 2:57 pm

I guess the community organizers thought the Central American caravan wasn’t dark enough to stir up outrage, so they are trying a new approach.

LeftWingLock | June 17, 2019 at 3:49 pm

“Quite often, the individuals from the African continent do not have a permanent address or a sponsor already in the U.S. And so you really just have to pinpoint an immigration court near where they think they are going to ultimately end up and hope that they report themselves in,” said Ortiz.

So at least we have a strategy.

Rather than putting them in existing cities, we should give these migrants the opportunity to build a new city of their own. Some remote forest land, with trees they can cut down and turn into timber, streams for water, etc. For their protection we’ll fence it so that nasties don’t go in (and they don’t come out) with a checkpoint at the road in/out.

we’ll call it “Asylum Town” because this is where our asylum seekers can go and live and work to build their lives here, even if temporary. We might also let those granted asylum stay if they want. We could put the hearings right there so they have no trouble getting to them, and of course if they’re denied asylum we’ll provide transportation back home.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to artichoke. | June 17, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    How about their own city, made up of old boats tethered together, some fishing line and hooks, tarps to collect water? Allow nature to take its course.

Immigration reform in lieu of emigration reform has been in progress for more than half a century, in a bid for diversity, profit, and democratic gerrymandering.

Didn’t Mexico say they were stopping this?

If it happens again tomorrow, the tariffs should go back on, starting at 10%.

Can’t we have a rule that if they don’t describe their origin and their trip, and all other information asked, truthfully, they are denied immediately and held in detention for deportation?

Of course they won’t tell where to deport them. But isn’t Mexico supposed to hold them now, in return for our not imposing tariffs?

Connivin Caniff | June 18, 2019 at 9:14 am

They are mocking us now, and the U.S. looks ridiculous. We no longer have a properly functioning U.S. government, one with the desire of will to survive.

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