Activity on the U.S.-Mexico border wall is escalating and opposers of national security continue to do everything in their power to risk American lives and safety. On Monday, January 21, more than 100 illegal migrants were caught by border patrol, trying to scale the wall in Arizona’s Yuma sector. CBP Arizona tweeted about the incident, saying:
“On Monday #CBP #YumaSector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of 110+ Central Americans who illegally scaled the wall with the assistance of a smuggler with a ladder #NationalSecurity #SouthwestBorder.”
In the video below, aliens are seen forming lines to climb over the wall to get to the U.S. Later, the alleged smuggler is seen running away from the wall dragging the ladder he used to aid the illegals.
Just one week before, 376 Central American migrants were caught in the same area trying to sneak their way into the United States by digging in seven spots under a steel barrier. These illegals, which consisted of about 176 children, were mostly from Guatemala and were stopped and detained by border patrol.
The Facts Don’t Lie
Democrats – and some Republicans – just can’t seem to see the reality of our dangerous situation. The government shutdown and refusal to come to an agreement over the border wall has acted like a call to arms to illegals as they form mass groups and, like a tidal wave, attack and try to break through our boundaries to reach our promised land.
The Rio Grande Valley in Texas is the hotspot for criminal crossings, representing about half of the traffic that comes into the United States. Since the shutdown began, the border patrol “have arrested over 14,000 illegal immigrants and confiscated over 14,000 pounds of marijuana and 800 pounds of cocaine,” border patrol sources told Fox News.
Many of the dangerous MS-13 members are Salvadorian, and since October, authorities have apprehended more than 100 people in the same area suspected of being members of the gang. President Trump has been voracious in his attempts to get the wall whiners to see reason. Recently, he tweeted about the dangers we are exposed to because of lack of security:
Four people in Nevada viciously robbed and killed by an illegal immigrant who should not have been in our Country. 26 people killed on the Border in a drug and gang related fight. Two large Caravans from Honduras broke into Mexico and are headed our way. We need a powerful Wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 21, 2019
Fox News interviewed Chris Cabrera, a border patrol agent in the actively dangerous Rio Grande area. They asked him what he believed the agency needs to help in their jobs. “First off, we’re going to need some kind of barrier,” he said. “We need to close this catch and release loophole we have going on right now.”
Agents in the Rio Grande sector cover 17,000 square miles in 19 counties, which includes 320 river miles and 250 coastal miles. Cabrera said there are some spots where illegals can cross into the U.S. and be in someone’s backyard or speeding away in a vehicle in under a minute:
“Having a barrier there will slow them down and allow us to make that apprehension as opposed to them just getting into a vehicle and taking off on some type of high-speed pursuit or trafficking and drugs. It can be very dangerous and that’s what these barriers are meant to stop.”
A border wall will funnel traffic away from communities and neighborhoods into a specific area, where law enforcement can do their jobs more effectively, he said. The message is clear: Border walls do work.
The government shutdown is not helping these hard-working men and women who are protecting us and not getting paid in the meantime. Cabrera had a very strong opinion about the shutdown and the actions of Congress. “We’re out here working for nothing and they’re not even working,” he said, referring to members taking vacations during the shutdown instead of seeking a resolution.
Is the cost of building a wall really too much to consider when it comes to our safety? The facts do not lie. We are under siege and need to protect our citizens, and one essential tool in the toolbox, as Cabrera said, is the wall.