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The southwest border during President Joe Biden’s first year in office reached historic levels of illegal crossings, pulling agents off the front line and leaving large swaths of the border unpatrolled. Drugs, especially fentanyl, flowed in, and overdose deaths are at an all-time high.

“What we’re experiencing now on the southwest border is a complete, utter catastrophe,” Mark Morgan, former acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which oversees Border Patrol, told The Epoch Times on Jan. 7.

“We have lost control of the southwest border.”

During the 2021 calendar year, Border Patrol agents apprehended close to 2 million illegal immigrants from 150 different countries along the southwest border—more than double 2019, the last pre-pandemic year, according to CBP data.

Last year, Border Patrol agents detected, but didn’t catch, an additional 600,000 illegal border crossers, known as “gotaways,” Morgan said.

“That’s the equivalent to the size of the state of Vermont,” he said. “Think about the bad people that are in that 600,000 that got away.”

Mexican nationals made up 28 percent of encounters in fiscal year 2021, the lowest proportion in recorded history, according to CBP.

The northern triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador made up 44 percent, and the remaining 28 percent were from other countries—double the previous record for the latter demographic.

“This trend is important because the Department of Homeland Security does not currently have agreements to electronically verify nationality with these different countries of origin, making removing or expelling their nationals more resource-intensive and time-consuming,” CBP stated in a press release on Jan. 3.

Outside of Mexico and the Northern Triangle nations, the countries accounting for the largest number of encounters in fiscal year 2021 were Ecuador, Brazil, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Haiti, and Cuba, CBP said.

On the Mexico side of the border, across the Rio Grande in Texas, hundreds of discarded passports, visas, and identification papers can be found every day. Illegal aliens are told it’s harder to be deported from the United States without papers.

“This is not a surge. This is an invasion,” Morgan said. “I mean, this is a catastrophic amount of illegal aliens trying to break into our country.”

The result in some border areas, he said, is that most Border Patrol agents are being pulled off the “national security mission” to be “daycare providers, processing agents, and bus drivers.”

Morale among the Border Patrol workforce is at an all-time low.

Upon taking office almost a year ago, President Joe Biden was quick to dismantle several key border security initiatives that the Trump administration had established, including a halt to border wall construction, and the Remain in Mexico program, which attributed to up to an 80 percent drop in “catch-and-release” by requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico until their final court judgement.

Now, instead of waiting in Mexico, most illegal immigrants are released into the United States to wait for future court dates that can be set years into the future.

 

Border Security

Although the public’s main focus is on illegal immigration numbers, Morgan said that’s just a subset of border security.

“When you open your borders up to one threat, one crisis, it’s not mutually exclusive from the others—you’re opening your borders up to the vast set of complex threats that we face,” he said.

“Anytime you’re so overwhelmed that you can’t perform the fundamental national security mission to secure our borders, the result [is] that every aspect of our nation’s public health, public safety, and national security is being impacted.”

The record numbers in 2021 occurred during a year in which many Americans, under the backdrop of a pandemic, faced vaccine mandates, work-from-home orders, and school closures.

Overcrowded border facilities were unable to test everyone for COVID-19, resulting in the release of illegal immigrants with the disease into communities. In July 2021, the city of Laredo sued the Biden administration for releasing a “flood” of illegal immigrants into Laredo, causing “irreparable harm.”

Under the Title 42 public health order, which was instituted in March 2020, illegal immigrants could be quickly expelled back into Mexico as a pandemic precaution, rather than be processed under Title 8 immigration law, which is a much more protracted process inside the United States.

Since March 2021, however, Title 42 has slowly been whittled down—first to allow in all unaccompanied children, then families with children under 7, then most families in general, most single females, and single adults from non-Spanish speaking countries. . . .

Looking to Governors

Morgan said he believes the open border policies are an intentional move toward more Democratic House seats through redistricting now that illegal immigrants are counted in the Census. Secondly, eventually they expect illegal immigrants to vote Democrat.

Republicans are also complicit, he said, because they still believe that this country needs the illegal workforce.

“But there is a true marginalized American workforce that’s out there that’s having to compete with companies paying lower wages to illegal immigrants. That’s real,” Morgan said.

He said concerned Americans should push their governors to do more in the immediate term, instead of waiting for the federal elections. Morgan said Florida, Texas, and Missouri have made some inroads, but more need to step up.

“If you have a meth overdose in your state, I guarantee that meth came from the southwest border,” he said.

“The cost to American taxpayers is unconscionable and governors should step up and say enough is enough.”

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(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Article written by Charlotte Cuthbertson. Photo Credit : UnSplash)

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Gary
January 13, 2022

More Real News that Matters; Really.
If Pelosi were to release the film, and the documents of her involvement in J6, she would lose her gavel, and then be on her way to jail. That is why she has been so nervous about answering questions about her involvement in J6. Also! her involvement in the attempted coup with Gen. Milley. She is so afraid that she will have to depose to a congressional committee under oath, that she has to change her shorts almost hourly. Considering her involvement in J6. Why hasn’t she recused herself from the J6 investigation. More to come as more unsubstantiated accusations, from unverified anonymous sources, are made available.

Gary
January 13, 2022

More Real News that Matters; Really.
Just in Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are running for president and vice president on the Democratic ticket, in 2024.
Joe Biden is pissed after his staff leaked that Stacy Abrams stood him up, as he was going to announce that he was going to dump Harris and have Stacy replace her. This was right after he said that blacks were too stupid to know how to get a driver’s license.
More to come as more unsubstantiated accusations, from unverified anonymous sources, are made available.

Jessica Renshaw
January 12, 2022

Appreciate knowing specifics–facts and statistics–of the border crisis, as well as the consequences in other seemingly unrelated areas of our national life. Didn’t know 144 countries are involved. As long as they are in our country, legal or not, we have a Biblical imperative to seek to reach them with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Whether they like it or not, churches and Christians along the border are being impacted by these needy people. The language spoken by the people flowing over the border is predominantly Spanish. We can order Spanish gospels of John from PTL.org (https://www.ptl.org/) to hand out to them–or to provide in bulk to those churches along the border attempting to help them. (Search the internet for Bible-believing churches along the border)- Send donations to those churches to help with immigrants’ practical and humanitarian needs.

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Laura K
January 12, 2022

Lord, the statistics and situation at the border is horrendous. It’s an egregious act of the part of Joe Biden to allow this to happen and even, I believe, to secretly applaud it as a furtherance to satans demonic schemes. Lord, Abraham stood in the gap for Sodom and Gomorrah where You agreed to save them if there were but ten righteous people and I appeal to You, the King of Heaven, to have mercy on this land. Send dreams and visions to whom You choose that total disaster will not overcome us until the right time and as Your word declares.

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