Illegal immigrants aren’t just crossing the border into the United States without COVID-19 protections, restrictions and testing; they are then being shuttled around on commercial airlines. Western Journal reports “The Biden administration has packed roughly 7,200 illegal aliens into commercial airplanes in recent months.”
Those same immigrants “who broke the law to enter the country” neither required “a negative COVID test, or a valid I.D., according to reports.” Texas Republican Representative August Pfluger tweeted the information with the very pointed statement “The Biden Admin is knowingly endangering the lives of American citizens.”
Breitbart News, in a report which claimed to confirm Pfluger’s statement, reports the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) transported the roughly 7,200 illegal immigrants from February until just last week:
Those 7,200 border crossers put on flights at 10 U.S. border airports by the Biden administration were allowed to bypass photo identification requirements, the standard rules all American citizens are required to abide by,” Breitbart’s John Binder reported. “Likewise, the border crossers are not required to show proof of a negative coronavirus test despite the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently confirming that border crossers in their custody are testing positive for coronavirus.
Even The New York Times reported that some illegal migrants are skipping quarantine protocols and could be infected with the novel coronavirus before traveling:
More than 170,000 migrants crossed the border in March — many coming from countries still grappling with high infection rates — but the Border Patrol is conducting no testing for the coronavirus during the several days that the newly arrived migrants are in U.S. custody except in cases where migrants show obvious symptoms. Illegal immigrants are then reportedly transported away from the border and, in some cases, quickly board airplanes.
Migrants who have a positive result are transferred to a shelter operated by the city. Others spend a night or two at the respite center and then board planes or buses to their destinations around the United States. Some of them could well have infections contracted in Border Patrol facilities that did not register on tests during the brief time they spent at the respite center, immigrant advocates warned, and could unknowingly expose others as they travel to join friends and family elsewhere in the country,” the reporting added.
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1,600 Illegal Immigrants, Including Known Criminals Arrested in Only 3 Days at Border
56 illegal immigrants with prior sexual assault convictions have been “encountered” by agents since only Oct
‘Come one, come all’ was the Democrats’ promise to illegal immigrants during their desperate pursuit to get Biden elected in November. Now, Americans and agencies at the border in particular, are experiencing the repercussions. In only 3 days, more than 1,600 illegal immigrants were arrested in a single Texas border sector.
According to Austin Skero, the head of Border Patrol for Texas’s Del Rio Sector wrote on Twitter, “Over 1,600 arrests in three days for Del Rio Sector agents! These arrests include more than 25 smuggling cases, two criminal aliens, and were comprised of mostly single adults.”
Skero later gave additional information on the situation in a news release Tuesday: “our agents arrested two more sex offenders over the weekend one of whom was convicted of third-degree rape in Kentucky.” Skero added, “that is why it is critically important that Border Patrol Agents are out there, on the border, identifying everyone who crosses our borders illegally.”
The criminal, 49-year-old Roman Gonzalez-Flores of Mexico, was arrested after he illegally entered the United States from Mexico. The Epoch Times reports “officials later determined that he was convicted of the crime in 2004, was sentenced to two years in prison, and was most recently deported in 2021, according to the agency.”
Frighteningly, the agency said 56 illegal immigrants with prior sexual assault convictions have been “encountered” by agents since only October 1 of 2020. Catching criminals is just one of many hurdles border agencies are facing. On Wednesday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed that 13 people died when their SUV collided with a semi-truck. The Ford SUV had roughly 25 women and children of all ages crammed together illegally being smuggled across the border after driving through a hole cut in the border fence.
El Centro Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gregory Bovino stated in a news conference “human smugglers have proven time and again they have little regard for human life.” Bovino warned, “those who may be contemplating crossing the border illegally should pause to think of the dangers that all too often end in tragedy; tragedies our Border Patrol Agents and first responders are unfortunately very familiar with.”
American Teens Are Now Being Recruited By Cartels on TikTok To Smuggle Illegals For Cash
Social media is now being utilized by the cartels to target American teenagers to help smuggle illegal immigrants across the southern border into the U.S..
Images of ads being used by cartels on TikTok targeting teens and young adults were obtained by Fox News which show offers for cash, sometimes more than $3,000 per ride to smuggle migrants once they reach the border.
“Need 2 or 3 drivers to go through a checkpoint,” one says.
“Got another 6 left, already crossed. Lemme know ASAP for that easy cash,” another says.
If they take it, their job is to get migrants through checkpoints and then to a drop-off location like a store parking lot, where the migrants are then picked up by someone trusted by the cartel and transferred to stash houses scattered along the border.
There were 172,000 migrant encounters in March alone, but authorities have estimated there are more than 1,000 “gotaways” – people who got into the U.S. by sneaking past Border Patrol – every single day.
Sources previously told Fox News that smugglers would often dump children in one part of the border, so adult migrants can sneak past as Border Patrol is overwhelmed with dealing with the children. Often they will get through unfinished gaps in the border wall.
Sources told Fox News the recruited kids often use their parents’ SUVs to make these trips to ferry migrants, without them knowing. One teenager’s mother, a nurse, started crying when she got a call from authorities about the business her daughter was conducting. But with authorities so overwhelmed, teens are often getting little more than a slap on the wrist.
Although Biden finally called it a crisis, the White House walked it back and said he was referring to Central America, not the southern border.