During a Wednesday evening press conference, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas demanded that the White House close the Freeman Coliseum migrant housing facility in San Antonio after he received tips the children were being sexually abused and were not eating enough.
“These problems are a byproduct of President Biden’s open border policies and the lack of planning for the fallout for those disastrous policies,” Abbott told reporters.
The governor said that separate complaints were sent to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Texas Department of Family and Protective services Wednesday, alleging four different kinds of child abuse.
The agencies then informed the state leadership.
Abbott said allegations of sexual assault, an insufficient number of staffers, children not eating, and an inability to separate COVID-19 positive children from virus-free children, were the most critical complaints the Texas government has received.
“In short, this facility is a health and safety nightmare. The Biden administration is now presiding over the abuse of children,” Abbott told reporters, calling on the White House to immediately shut down the facility.
Gov. abbott said “the Biden administration caused this crisis and has repeatedly failed to address it. The administration failed to plan for the influx of children that they invited to come. Now they face allegations of despicable child abuse and neglect.”
Abbott asked that an investigation into the allegations surrounding child abuse be done immediately by the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers.
Biden’s America: TX Border Agents Rescue Infant Tossed into Rio Grande River by Human Traffickers
A six-month-old baby was rescued by U.S. Border Patrol agents and Texas Rangers after the infant was thrown from a raft into the Rio Grande River by human traffickers. The mother of the child, who reportedly paid $3,500 to the traffickers was also assaulted by the smugglers and suffered a broken leg throughout her trip to the U.S. border.
Along with the mother and baby, the rafts contained 67 adults and 150 children. It was during the crossing that the child was tossed overboard into the Rio Grande.
The Texas Department of Public Safety’s South Texas Special Operations Group assisted in the effort to save the child. Texas DPS Lt. Christopher Olivarez told local news station KEVO that the mother and her baby had been in Mexico awaiting a chance to cross the border since December.
The Texas Department of Public Safety reported the story on Facebook:
Our South Texas Special Operations Group, Texas Rangers Division, are an integral asset in border security. On 03/16/21, this specialized group assisted U.S. #BorderPatrol in Roma with a 6mo female child who had been thrown out of a raft and into the Rio Grande River by smugglers.
The child’s mother had been assaulted by smugglers in Mexico resulting in a broken leg. This specialized group is a highly trained tactical team whose primary responsibility is to carry out specific missions, usually along the Texas-Mexico border region or wherever needed.
The team is designed to conduct both overt and extended covert operations in remote areas where conventional law enforcement cannot operate. The teams focus is to gather intelligence, conduct interdiction, and disruption of criminal activity usually associated with drug cartels.
The U.S. has experienced a shocking wave of illegal immigration ever since President Biden took office and ended many of President Trump’s successful border policies.
While the Biden Administration has attempted to pin the blame on its predecessor, Mexico’s President recently blamed Biden for the crisis.
During a press conference last week, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said, “Expectations were created that with the government of President Biden there would be a better treatment of migrants. And this has caused Central American migrants, and also from our country, wanting to cross the border thinking that it is easier to do so.”
Almost 100,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended last month, making it the highest February total since 2006.
It marks a 26 percent jump from January’s apprehensions and 170 percent jump from one year ago.
DHS Deletes Report About Yemeni Nationals on Terror Watch List Apprehended at U.S. Border
A shocking report revealing that two Yemeni nationals on the FBI’s Terrorism Watch List and No-Fly List were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border was deleted from U.S. Border Patrol’s website due to “national security” matters.
A press release on the incident was posted to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s website on Monday, but was subsequently removed by Tuesday morning.
A CBP spokesperson told Breitbart, “The news release in question was not properly reviewed and contained certain disclosure and policy information related to national security that required CBP to remove it from our website.”
The two men were apprehended by El Centro Border Patrol agents in California after illegally crossing the U.S. border.
One man, a 26-year-old from Yemen was apprehended on March 30. The other man 33, also from Yemen, was detained on January 29. Both men were found in the same location, west of the Calexico Port of Entry.
Border Patrol Chief Gregory Bovino said in a statement, “Part of the Border Patrol’s mission states we will protect the country from terrorists. Today, like every other day, our agents did that. These apprehensions at our border illustrate the importance of our mission and how we can never stop being vigilant in our everyday mission to protect this great country.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki downplayed the story yesterday, telling reporters that the incidents are “rare” and a “reflection of [Border Patrol] doing their job.”