Border Agents are Overwhelmed by Illegal Crossings

As Border Patrol Agents protecting the Rio Grande Valley Sector face overwhelming incursions, a caravan moves north through Mexico carrying more than 1,200 illegal immigrants planning to overrun them.

The Rio Grande sector has faced rising covert border crossings to the point the under-staffed and under-funded agency can no longer maintain even the semblance of control. They lead all areas in Unaccompanied Alien Children, Family Unit Aliens and total illegal immigrant apprehensions.

The February statistics show a brazen escalation of illegal crossings. The Rio Grande sector stopped nearly 10,000 illegals, according U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The vast majority travel from Central America, primarily Guatemala and Honduras. More than 1,300 were unaccompanied minors.

Chris Cabrera, vice president of National Border Patrol Council Local 3307, reportedly said the volume of illegal traffic has risen significantly when compared to the last two Februaries. Some see the increase as a sign that immigrants are aware that American Democrats have stymied the presidents goal of securing the border.

“A wall for this sector is necessary and needs to happen now,” Border Patrol Agent Cabrera reportedly said. “Walls will take time to build but there are things we need to do now, in the interim, to improve border security in this sector.”

Agents are not only confronted with an unmanageable influx of illegal and criminal immigrants, their personal safety has come under fire. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data, more than 230 agents have been physically assaulted by illegals in just six months.

Southern Border Showdown

With reports of the 1,300-strong caravan careening toward the American border, U.S.-Mexico relations have hit a boiling point. News reports and social media posts indicate that Mexican officials supported the Central Americans, knowing full well they plan to assail the U.S. border. The incident has become something of an international showdown.

The large group, organized by Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders), has reportedly taunted Pres. Trump, claiming he can do nothing to stop them from reaching U.S. soil and claiming asylum. The president has rattled his political saber mightily on Twitter, letting Mexican officials know they “had better be stopped” before reaching America’s southern border. Many recognize this as a less than subtle threat that Pres. Trump could scuttle the ongoing NAFTA negotiations, impose harsh tariffs and economic sanctions. Many believe he is considering stopping aid to Honduras as well.

While there have been some indications the caravan of more than 1,300 has been dispersed, other reports point to an undeterred mass breaking into smaller groups to attempt dead-of-night crossings. Either way, Pres. Trump has sent reinforcements.

National Guard To Defend Southern Border

On Wednesday, April 4, Pres. Trump took matters into his own hands. Unhappy with the GOP-majority Senate’s reluctance to impose a 51-vote “nuclear option” and ram through the approximate $25 billion the Department of Homeland Security requires to secure the border, he signed an Executive Proclamation to deploy troops.

Pres. Trump becomes the third consecutive president to call upon the National Guard to restore order. Pres. George W. Bush and Pres. Barak Obama were both prompted to use soldiers due to inadequate border protections and too few field agents. Recently appointed Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen indicated that deployment would occur immediately after the president signed the proclamation due to the rising dangers agents face daily.

“Despite a number of steps this administration has taken…we continue to see unacceptable levels of illegal drugs, dangerous gang activity transnational criminal organizations and illegal immigration flow across our border,” Nielsen reportedly said.

“Traffickers and smugglers know that these individuals cannot under U.S. law be easily removed in an expeditious way back to their country of origin and so they exploit the loophole,” she reportedly said a White House press conference.

“We will not allow illegal immigration levels to become the norm,” she said. “More than 1,000 people a day, 300,000 a year violating our sovereignty as a nation will never be acceptable to this president.”

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions supported the effort, promising to bring his office’s powers to bear.

“The Department of Justice fully supports the efforts of the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security announced today to secure our border,” Sessions reportedly said.” I will soon be announcing additional Department of Justice initiatives to restore legality to the southern border.”

~ Conservative Zone

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41 thoughts on “Border Agents are Overwhelmed by Illegal Crossings”

  1. These Central Americans are much smarter than our liberals, they send their children up here and when they’re accepted they in turn send for the rest of the family, pretty shrewd!

    1. The WALL is the answer, and Trump should get it built, and soon, any way he can! If he does that, he wins in 2020, and it won’t even be close!

      1. The WALL should have been built shortly after 9/11 and when it was not I felt 9/11 might just have been a “false flag” to limit Our freedoms—Why not protect Your borders when You are at war?

    2. Exactly. This is a full-blown invasion and it demands a full military response.
      Move the First Cavalry to the border with mechanized armored units, build the wall,
      and as a final step, put a minefield between the border and the Wall. Enough is enough.

    3. I just read that the government could without trial or hearing hold a citizen i wartime.Well surprise surprise citizens we are at war and have been for some time,a few decades.If that is so for citizens it surely should cover invaders.I suggest that we build some enclosures not unlike hitler had for the Jews and corral ALL of these illegals and put them in there.Not necessarily treat them very humanely even,that would be hard I know ,we are a humane people but we are being bullied and of we don’t fight back the bully wins.Put Hillary ,Soros and all of that kind in there also. If the invaders weren’t pampered like I bet the have been told they will be they just might want to go home and stay there.Let them communicate with home and that would maybe slow things down more. It is maybe that or all out war.

  2. They should just put signs along the route directing all of these people to California. Then build a wall around California – much cheaper. Especially if the sane people in California succeed in dividing the state. All the immigrants will be in Beverly Hills – San Francisco guest of Maxine Waters – Nancy Pelosi and Jerry Brown. The left wing loons in those towns wanted it – they got it – and they can pay for it too.

    1. It would be a very good idea to partition California into Two (up to 5) States;but, the stranglehold (especially with motor/voter) the communist (so called liberal progressives)
      have on the State is vast. Were laws enforced about voting and illegals were no longer a part of the count then that noose around the citizens necks would be slack.
      Illegal registration and voting is a crime that needs to be severely punished.

  3. why dont these immigrants fight for theyre freedom in theyre own country. We need to stop the free everything that draws them in.

    they need to protest theyre own leaders. I am sick of it. they are not here for a better life, they hate the white people and they dont respect our laws, our language, etc.

      1. food, housing, shelter, medical care, TANF, WIC, schooling costs, false tax return refunds. etc, etc.

        It’s Y-U-G-E, and you’re paying for it, Richie.

  4. I wish that people would stop calling them illegal immigrants! Yes, they do intend to illegally force their way across our boarder and invade our country. But they are not immigrants! As someone else has said: Immigrants obey the law. They apply for citizenship and follow the rules for naturalization. The assimilate into our culture and American society. These people at not immigrants, they are invaders!

  5. Article four of the Constitution guarantees to every State protection against invasion. It does not stipulate that it has to be a military invasion or even and armed one. This protection against invasion is a constitutional mandate! Any person in congress that does not abide by this mandate is in dereliction of duty and is violation of the oath of office to uphold and protect the Constitution.

    1. Mow them down like grass. Let their bodies rot at the border so others who would enter illegally see their bleached bones.
      THAT would be a big deterrent.

  6. Put the full power of the United States military on the border, we can knock out ISIS in the Middle East but not protect the sovereignty of the greatest nation ever founded! Trump is right force these liberals and Rinos to fund the wall now! Not next month or next year! we will have how many more to deport then. The Truth is in 2 years it costs this country more than 25 Billion with border security, deportations, court appearances,court time and not to mention lost lives. Put the greatest military in world in charge of it, and use whatever force is necessary. There may be innocents lost, but this countries interst in illegal INVADERS lives over American lives has to stop. I am so tired if it and so many other Americans are too. Hey Everyone make sure you VOTE in November. Vote all liberals and RINOS OUT!!! Also PRAY hard too for these evil politicians to be voted out. God did it November 8th 2016 He will do it again but he has to hear our plea!!

  7. So what happens when the cartels decide to confront the troops. Are they going to be hampered in their response or will they be allowed to treat these invaders as enemy combatants and clean house on them ?

    1. The cartels should be treated the same way as ISIS was. They kill, torture, behead, cut to pieces, and dismember men, women, and children the same as ISIS did. They are enemies not only of the US, but of mankind. Destroy them like a rabid dog or a rattlesnake. You can’t be nice to everybody, but the cartels are a no brainer.

    2. I say that if the drug cartels are dumb enough to confront the military, you treat them like the enemy in war, and you mow those useless pieces of human crap down, and by doing so, you send a message loud and clear!

  8. Pull or men out of Afghanistan, put them on the border, and secure our own nation! Cut off all side to countries, who are letting these people come here. They’re double dipping( getting taxpayer aide, and using taxpayer aide to take care of them, when they get here). I’d love to see these thug cartels go up against somebody( our special forces) other than their own people.
    Most of our politicians, will never do anything, because they’re part of the BIG money drug enterprise…

  9. This is war! Arm the troops with live ammo with clearance to shoot to kill. E are being invaded by an insidious enemy that is steeling what we have put our life on the line for to protect the rights of ev en the liberals. An airborne Gunship with m-60 machine gun will change the invaders minds real quick.

    Draft the liberals into her military and send them to Iraq and Afghanistan so they can learn what it is to fight for our freedom.
    The Liberals want to turn the USofA into a Sh-t Ho-e Country!

  10. With Donald Trump as Flannelmouth-in-Charge, we’re already something of a sh*t ho#e country. He bungles everything he touches and never makes a drop of sense.

    1. You really don’t have a clue, do you Richard? I truly feel sorry for you, as I would hate it if I were that dumb!

    2. Go back to the ‘Space’ Station, Richard. We’re doing BETTER THAN EVER down here, no thanks to libtards like you. You are unworthy of smelling Trump’s farts, Loser. Begone !

  11. Right Richard, the accomplishments of this president in just over a year have far exceeded the bungled eight years of our country’s previous “president”!!! If things ever truly get vetted out, the history books will have an asterisk next to Obama’s name explaining how our 44th president was a traitor to our country!!!

  12. First off, I hate entering forms like this…as everyone who reads it can see a very large percentage of the responses are either ill informed about the subject or completely ignorant on the subject and just are “shooting from the hip”.
    The problem is Washington DC and our elected officials. They are the ill informed and ignorant powers that we…who voted…put them there! We all know we have a serious illegals and drug problem to say none the least. We also could have a terrorist infiltration problem as well. Each human being who crosses the border is not labeled as to which they are…it is just they do not belong here in the matter they are coming…period.
    How do we slow down the crossings? Certainly, a piece of paper…our Constitution… is not the answer. What is the answer? “President Trumps Wall”? It worked for the Chinese, the Great Wall of China. Mexico even has a Wall between them and Guatemala, although I have not seen it I have heard of it.
    What needs to be done is Our Elected Liberal and some Conservative Officials need to spend at least one full week, yes, 24 hours a day in the trenches on the border with one of the Border Patrol Agents. Take off those fancy ties, get out of those office suits and sweat, get scratched or stuck with the cactus…bleed a little and see what the real problem is. I think then, when they return to Washington DC, sunburned, nursing wounds, and mainly seeing how ineffective the few agents we have working the border…well they may pay for the wall out of their own (lobbyist) pockets. For sure the US Military and State National Guards would be bivouacking a few hundred meters on this side of the line! The military would also be protecting the construction workers and equipment that was building the wall the next day!
    Just a thought, and probably the reason I never get into these discussions.

  13. Rewind to the 1920s and 30s. Back when the Marine Corps was involved in the Banana Wars. Fast forward to the present for Banana War 2. Go in clean out all the bad elements in Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras. Chesty Puller made a name for himself during his time there. Would be good jungle warfare training for the Corps. That area of the world falls to the 1st Mar Div. area of responsibility. While local LEOs deal with MS-13 here the Corps can deal with them there on their own soil. Do not expect any help from the Mexican Government when going after the cartels. California, Arizona, New Mexico along with Texas should put in teams along the border to do strictly reconnaissance. Anyone carrying drugs or a weapon can be taken by a sniper team. The message will be received very quickly. Time to take back parts of the US that have been over run by these narco terrorist and human traffickers. As a sovereign nation we are being invaded.

  14. Funny that none of the Trump bashers have any solutions, just more drooling attacks.
    Perhaps if the rinos in Congress would do their jobs something could get done.
    Seems they are still butt hurt that their chosen globalist candidates didn’t get elected.Get over it!!!

  15. Question, can a sheriff/President/military or someone deputize retired military or others to help defend the borders with guns if needed? Why have to but so much pressure on the B/P alone! Tazers might be another deterrent. The drugees and hard core punks are going to laugh at words only!

  16. why not run razor wire in the worse areas until they can get the wall up or get enough military to get it under control????

  17. MEXICO is the co conspirator to the invasion of illegals! Trump should cut all ties to Mexico and start the wall with money being sent back to Mexico thru Western union or bank transfers and most important start making e-verify a must for all employees whom hire immigrants and let those that come via work permits for farms pay an extra 10% tax for every employee which can be returned once e-verify is completed. I REALLY FEEL THAT THE ESTIMATE OF ILLEGALS IN THIS COUNTRY IS WAY LOWER THAN THE REAL NUMBERS, but the 2020 census will not bring that to light, as the liberals will block it with the appointees from 8 years of Obama. Time is now to close the border and declare Mexico a hostile nation before it allows transfer of terrorist from ISIS, or some other credible muslim groups. ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL, PERIOD. They can apply for immigration status like the many that came here before them, and I do feel that immigration is a welcome part of our society, but not illegally! Children should be sent back immediately, if they can come here on their own with out parents, they can return on their own. Obviously that sounds cruel, but lets look at the facts, once here we end up supporting them for years and maybe even life as they learn to abuse Americans thru the system created by the democrats to get votes.

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