California Highway Mass Casualty Crash Involved Smugglers, Illegal Immigrants

The horrendous crash on a Southern California highway left at least 13 people dead

California Highway Mass Casualty Crash Involved Smugglers, Illegal Immigrants

The horrendous crash on a Southern California highway left at least 13 people dead


A horrendous crash on a Southern California highway left at least 13 people dead. The crash occurred in the town of Holtville, about 125 miles outside of San Diego, and involved human smugglers and 25 illegal immigrants. A Border Patrol source told people dead on the scene. A thirteenth victim died at a local hospital and eight others were transported to different local hospitals for “several different life-threatening injuries.” The commercial truck driver was also hospitalized with moderate injuries. Customs and Border Protection sources told Fox News that the crash occurred after a hole was cut in the U.S.-Mexico border fence near Calexico, California.

The vehicle involved in the crash was one of “two vehicles crammed with illegal immigrants inside” that “had driven through the ten-foot-wide hole in the early morning hours of Monday’s midnight shift, sources say, somehow evading a mobile camera system set up nearby” reports Fox News. The fence appears to likely have been constructed sometime between 2007 and 2009. Sources added “border patrol was not looking for the smugglers until they were notified by the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office about the crash, which occurred about 8 miles north of where the fence was cut.”

A California Highway Patrol Official told Fox News they are working with the Mexican consulate to identify the victims and notify their families. Victims smuggled in the vehicle were both males and females ranging in age from 15 to 53.”>Fox News Tuesday’s crash “involved an overloaded Ford Expedition, which normally seats eight, and a semi-truck near the U.S.-Mexico border.”

The back seats of the SUV had been removed to create more space for the human smugglers to fit the 25 illegal immigrants into the single-vehicle. “Authorities do not yet know if the driver of the Ford, who died in the crash, had stopped at a stop sign before crossing into the path of the big rig around 6:15 am, CHP Chief Omar Watson told reporters.”

The Ford’s left side was hit by a gravel-hauling semi-truck, and California Highway Patrol officers found 12 people dead on the scene. A thirteenth victim died at a local hospital and eight others were transported to different local hospitals for “several different life-threatening injuries.” The commercial truck driver was also hospitalized with moderate injuries.

Customs and Border Protection sources told Fox News that the crash occurred after a hole was cut in the U.S.-Mexico border fence near Calexico, California. The vehicle involved in the crash was one of “two vehicles crammed with illegal immigrants inside” that “had driven through the ten-foot-wide hole in the early morning hours of Monday’s midnight shift, sources say, somehow evading a mobile camera system set up nearby” reports Fox News. The fence appears to likely have been constructed sometime between 2007 and 2009.

Sources added “border patrol was not looking for the smugglers until they were notified by the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office about the crash, which occurred about 8 miles north of where the fence was cut.” A California Highway Patrol Official told Fox News they are working with the Mexican consulate to identify the victims and notify their families. Victims smuggled in the vehicle were both males and females ranging in age from 15 to 53.

DHS Announces "Equal Access" to Covid Vaccine for Illegal Immigrants


The DHS announced Monday that the agency would provide “equal access to the COVID-19 vaccines” for “undocumented immigrants.”

In a statement from the DHS released Monday they said “It is a moral and public health imperative to ensure that all individuals residing in the United States have access to the vaccine. DHS encourages all individuals, regardless of immigration status, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine once eligible under local distribution guidelines.”

The DHS statement continued:

To reach underserved and rural communities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in collaboration with federal partners, will coordinate efforts to establish and support fixed facilities, pop-up or temporary vaccination sites, and mobile vaccination clinics. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not conduct enforcement operations at or near vaccine distribution sites or clinics. Consistent with ICE’s long-standing sensitive locations policy, ICE does not and will not carry out enforcement operations at or near health care facilities, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, accredited health clinics, and emergent or urgent care facilities, except in the most extraordinary of circumstances.

Breitbart reports:

Scalise said that this move amounts to a slap in the face for Americans waiting to get the vaccine.

He Said:

President Biden’s plan to vaccinate illegal immigrants ahead of Americans who are currently being denied the COVID-19 vaccine is a slap in the face to millions of hard-working families who have been waiting months for the vaccine and expect Washington leaders to be looking out for them. This pattern of President Biden putting non-citizens ahead of American citizens is even more disturbing after last week’s actions that put foreign jobs over American jobs; now he is making Americans wait to get the vaccine behind people who came here illegally. Even worse, this comes on top of the recent exposure of the Biden administration’s original plan to prioritize vaccinating terrorists at Guantanamo Bay over Americans here at home. It is time that President Biden puts Americans first when it comes to protecting the hard-working families who are counting on Washington to put them first.

“President Biden must abandon this ridiculous plan and instead focus on getting the elderly, the vulnerable, frontline workers, and other essential Americans vaccinated as quickly as possible,” Scalise added.

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Biden Deportation Freeze is Temporarily Blocked by Federal Judge After Texas Challenge


An executive order issued by Joe Biden to put a freeze on deportation was temporarily blocked by a federal judge in Texas.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton challenged the EO in court to which U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a temporary restraining order on Jan. 26, blocking Biden’s policy nationwide for 14 days.

Epoch Times reports:

The order is a setback to the Biden administration, which has proposed far-reaching changes, including a plan to legalize about 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States illegally. Last week, the administration also issued an order that halts all U.S.–Mexico border wall construction.

During former President Donald Trump’s four years in office, Democrats and immigration activists often filed lawsuits in an attempt to halt Trump’s border wall construction, among other immigration provisions. With Paxton’s lawsuit, it’s likely that Republicans may do the same—especially with hundreds of judges appointed by Trump during his term in office.

Paxton hailed the victory, saying on Twitter, “Texas is the FIRST state in the nation to bring a lawsuit against the Biden Admin. AND WE WON.”

“Border states like Texas pay a particularly high price when the federal government fails to faithfully execute our country’s immigration laws,” Paxton said last week, adding that an “attempted halt on almost all deportations would increase the cost to Texas caused by illegal immigration.”

Full story at Epoch Times.

 


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