“We have a cameraman in the sector right now, where large numbers of single adult men from Africa have been crossing illegally, including many from Senegal. People from all over the world arrive in the Tucson sector.”
***I’m going to attempt a border post a day. This subject keeps getting glossed over yet it remains a problem.
The Arizona border remains strained as the border patrol has to keep migrants detained in outdoor cages.
We first saw migrants in cages in Ajo, AZ, over the summer.
A new video shows the problem has become worse.
Right now in Ajo AZ Sector for the Border Patrol. Hundreds in custody on top of what was caught last night. Already getting reports of large numbers crossing and Border Patrol trying to respond. They are overwhelmed and this administration
is letting this happen with no support! pic.twitter.com/Kkqv3xq8h9
— John Fabbricatore (@JohnE_Fabb) September 13, 2023
NEW: Images from Ajo, AZ show illegal immigrants being detained in an outdoor Border Patrol holding area yesterday as the Tucson, AZ sector is overwhelmed & CBP facilities there are overcapacity. The sector has seen approx 2,000 illegal crossings per day last 3 days in a row &… pic.twitter.com/rqp2MKOuF3
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) September 14, 2023
We have a cameraman in the sector right now, where large numbers of single adult men from Africa have been crossing illegally, including many from Senegal. People from all over the world arrive in the Tucson sector. pic.twitter.com/BM7UNVm084
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) September 13, 2023
Arizona is the new hotspot. From Fox News:
The sector has seen 2,000 illegal crossings a day for three days, and agents have resorted to street releases in order to decompress the packed shelters. The population includes migrants from Africa, including many from Senegal.
It has quickly become one of the most intense areas of a crisis that is again escalating as numbers increase. Sources told Fox that agents apprehended more than 7,400 illegal migrants at the border on Tuesday, and numbers have stayed above the 7,000 mark for three days straight. When combined with encounters at ports of entry, that number hit 9,100.
Sources told Fox News on Thursday that early indications show migrant encounters for August on track to exceed 230,000, making it the sixth month this fiscal year over 200,000.
The Border Patrol can only hold migrants for a certain amount of time. If the facility is at capacity, officials release “asylum seekers under parole directly into border communities that are often unequipped to help them.”
The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is ready for the street releases.
The county borders the Mexican state of Sonora. It is also home to Sierra Vista, Bisbee, and Tombstone.
Sheriff Dannels isn’t frustrated:
“The migrants being released are from outside Cochise County but were bussed to Cochise County, processed and then released. Cochise County is a rural county with limited resources leaving these migrants vulnerable. In short, this lack of humanitarian consideration poses risk for the migrants.” Sheriff DANNELS continued, “I applaud the local CBP agents and their leadership for doing all they legally can during this on-going crisis and I repeat my statement, ‘The intellectual avoidance and abandonment with intended consequences’ by those leaders in Washington DC reference our southern border continues to be a slippery slope for those doing everything we can to protect our quality of life here in Cochise County!”
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