More than 1,000 illegal migrants openly walked across the Rio Grande into El Paso, Texas one Sunday night, capping a record-breaking 3-day weekend in which 2,460 illegal migrants were “processed” there by federal agents. El Paso is just one of nine sectors defined by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along the 2,000-mile border between the United States and Mexico. About 500 miles downriver from El Paso, two large groups totaling 1,000 migrants crossed into Eagle Pass, Texas, in the Del Rio Sector, that Friday, after 700 migrants had crossed the day before. On Saturday, Fox News reporter Bill Melugin tweeted that “CBP sources tell us more than 4,800 migrants have crossed illegally in just these two sectors in the last 24 hours.”
This one case study only exemplifies a larger problem caused by our president. From his first day in office, Joe Biden has signaled his administration’s policy and promise not to enforce our nation’s immigration laws. The predictable result is that a relentless human tide of uninvited people from around the world have been entering our country from the south, after first passing through the lawless narco-state of Mexico.
The roughly 5,000 people who surrender every day to be “processed” by Border Patrol agents in CBP do not even include the thousands of known “got-aways.” That’s the official term for migrants who evade arrest when they sneak across the border, often because they have prior criminal records for drug trafficking or sex crimes. The number of got-aways has exploded under Biden because no Border Patrol agents are available to stop and arrest them. That’s because Biden’s anti-American DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has reassigned CBP and Border Patrol agents to “processing” the unprecedented hordes of illegal migrants who voluntarily turn themselves in every day.
The problem is undeniable, but the solution is very obtainable. We must amplify the number of CBP agents and empower them to arrest people with the knowledge that those people won’t be released onto American soil the next day. Each day, we are seeing five thousand more reasons to secure our southern border. Let’s do something about it.