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DNA Tests Find Apx 30 Percent of “Families” at U.S. Border are Fake

In a pilot program, rapid DNA tests have found that approximately 30 percent of migrant adults who crossed the U.S. border with children were not related to them.

The Washington Examiner reports that an anonymous official familiar with the pilot program told the publication, “There’s been some concern about, ‘Are they stepfathers or adopted fathers?’ Those were not the case. In these cases, they are misrepresented as family members.”

The Examiner writes, “In some incidents where Immigration and Customs Enforcement told the adults they would have to take a cheek swab to verify a relationship with a minor, several admitted the child was not related and did not take the DNA test, which was designed by a U.S. company.”

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Earlier this month, Bongino.com highlighted an Epoch Times report about the large number of “fake families” crossing the U.S. border:

The Epoch Times reports that Yuma Sector Chief Anthony Porvaznik said Border Patrol caught 550 fraudulent family units in the past six months.

“And we know we’ve missed many, many more, simply because we’re overwhelmed with the sheer numbers,” Porvaznik said on April 17. “And so those are kids that are being rented, for lack of a better word, to an adult to format a fraudulent family unit so that they can be released in the United States and then that child will be recycled back to its country of origin—usually Guatemala, in our case here in Yuma.”

Porvaznik said adults are also changing their birth certificates so they appear to be minors, making it easier for them to stay in the United States.

“So there’s a huge fraud problem that’s going on with this process,” said the sector chief.

Raul Ortiz, Border Patrol chief for Del Rio, Texas claims these forms of human trafficking are happening every day across the U.S. southern border.

“You can walk through any of our processing centers and you can see that there are potentially parents, or adults with children, that there may not be a familial relationship,” said Ortiz. “There’s probably many more cases like that happening across all nine southwest border sectors on any given day. Really, if you think about it, it’s human trafficking.”

 

Border Patrol: Children are Being “Rented” to Fabricate Family Units at Border

A Border Patrol Sector Chief claims children are essentially being “rented” by migrants looking to appear as family units after they illegally cross the U.S. border.

The Epoch Times reports that Yuma Sector Chief Anthony Porvaznik said Border Patrol caught 550 fraudulent family units in the past six months.

“And we know we’ve missed many, many more, simply because we’re overwhelmed with the sheer numbers,” Porvaznik said on April 17. “And so those are kids that are being rented, for lack of a better word, to an adult to format a fraudulent family unit so that they can be released in the United States and then that child will be recycled back to its country of origin—usually Guatemala, in our case here in Yuma.”

Porvaznik said adults are also changing their birth certificates so they appear to be minors, making it easier for them to stay in the United States.

“So there’s a huge fraud problem that’s going on with this process,” said the sector chief.

Raul Ortiz, Border Patrol chief for Del Rio, Texas claims these forms of human trafficking are happening every day across the U.S. southern border.

“You can walk through any of our processing centers and you can see that there are potentially parents, or adults with children, that there may not be a familial relationship,” said Ortiz. “There’s probably many more cases like that happening across all nine southwest border sectors on any given day. Really, if you think about it, it’s human trafficking.”

The Times points out the disturbing trend has skyrocketed since 2014:

In 2014, fewer than 1 percent of all men apprehended by Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley Sector had a child with them. That number now sits at 50 percent, according to Rodolfo Karisch, chief Border Patrol agent for that  sector.

For the full report, click HERE.

Fmr Border Chief Warns: MASSIVE Surge in Gang Members Coming to U.S.

There has been a 50 % increase in gang members entering the United States through the southern border according to testimony from former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan.

The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard writes, “What’s more, he warned in Senate testimony Thursday, loopholes in federal law will result in some 650,000 illegal immigrants — more than the population of Wyoming — being released into the United States, where most will ‘never to be heard from again.’”

Morgan was speaking to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee where he warned that many entering the country “either lack proper identifying documentation or effective vetting of what they produce is impossible, so we know virtually nothing about who we’re letting in.”

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Morgan said that many of the gang members entering the country do so under false pretenses as “unaccompanied minors.”

“The MS-13 is one of the most violent and prolific transnational gangs the U.S. as ever seen and the influx of minors into the country through the current crisis will provide them with unlimited vulnerable prospects,” he said.

“While Border Patrol is tied up with the humanitarian mission, the smugglers business is thriving. According to Border Patrol, 800 gang members were apprehended so far this year, a 50 percent increase from last year. Imagine what they’re not catching,” he continued.

For the full report, click HERE.

DHS Warns: U.S. Faces “System-Wide Meltdown” on Border Security

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is warning that the nation’s border security system is reaching a breaking point with the nation facing a “system-wide meltdown” due to the overwhelming influx of illegal immigrants crossing over the U.S. border.

In a letter to Congress yesterday, Nielsen writes, “We face a system-wide meltdown … We are witnessing the real-time dissolution of the immigration system.”

Neilsen called the crisis a “humanitarian and security catastrophe,” and said without additional assistance, ICE would be forced to release illegal aliens in “large numbers.”

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“The result is a dangerous and growing backlog of individuals in custody that has forced us to begin releasing large numbers of aliens … Without additional assistance, we will be forced to increase the releases of the single-adult population from ICE — the only population for which we can currently effectively enforce U.S. immigration laws,” Nielsen writes.

Nielsen’s letter comes as a recent Breitbart report points out the United States is projected to add 1.5 million illegal aliens this year.

The publication notes, “This year, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Catch and Release policy — whereby border crossers and illegal aliens are readily released from federal custody into the interior of the U.S. — is on track to release roughly 434,000 border crossers and illegal aliens into the country by the end of the year. This projection is based on current estimates that more than 36,000 border crossers and illegal aliens have been released from DHS custody every month since the beginning of the year.”

On top of the 434,000 immigrants expected to be released from federal custody, Princeton Policy Advisors estimates up to 500,000 illegal aliens will cross into the country undetected by border agents.

“Also, should visa overstay levels continue at the same pace as in Fiscal Year 2017, there could potentially be about 630,000 illegal aliens added to the U.S. population after overstaying their visas,” writes Breitbart.

Shameful: Protesters Storm Border Patrol Museum, Vandalize Memorial to Fallen Agents

A group of protesters stormed a Border Patrol museum in Texas and vandalized its memorial to fallen agents over the weekend, according to the Washington Examiner.

The Examiner writes that museum Director David Ham and his staff feared for their safety on Saturday when approximately 50 “rowdy” protesters entered the building and refused to leave.

Some protesters can be seen on security camera footage pulling into the museum parking lot and putting on masks before entering the facility.

“That was really intimidating to our staff, plus their kind of aggressive attitude,” said Ham.

Ham, who wasn’t at the building on Saturday watched the events unfold through the security cameras. “We have cameras, and we saw them gathering in the parking lot. We saw them come in the museum… I was able to watch the cameras on my cellphone. They came in after putting masks on,” Ham told the Examiner.

“They proceeded to set up a bunch of signs and just went all over the museum. They of course had an agenda, they were chanting and singing songs, and then a couple of them got on a bullhorn,” he continued. “We had visitors in the museum. They started talking and kind of harassing them. Of course the staff was asking them to leave, and they wouldn’t leave.”

The Examiner reports that protesters standing inside and outside the building were chanting, “Say it loud, say it clear, Border Patrol kills!”

Ham said his staff ushered non-protesting visitors to hide in the back of the museum gift store until police arrived.

Houston Sector Border Patrol Chief Jason Owens tweeted photos of the defaced memorial to fallen border agents and wrote, “Yesterday, masked protestors “occupied & reclaimed” (whatever that means) the #BorderPatrol museum (non-profit entity run by volunteers) & defaced our fallen agent memorial (a very sacred monument). I’ll let you draw your own conclusions about the hypocrisy of their actions.”

For the full story from the Washington Examiner, click HERE.

Trump is Right – A Border Wall Worked for El Paso

During his recent State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump renewed his calls to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and strengthen border security. “The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime — one of the highest in the country and considered one of our Nation’s most dangerous cities. Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities. Simply put, walls work and walls save lives. So let’s work together, compromise, and reach a deal that will truly make America safe.”

Trump later repeated his claim during his recent visit to El Paso, noting that while there were 1,200 murders last year in Mexico’s border-town of Juarez, there were just 23 in bordering El Paso.

Trump is correct that El Paso is one of the safest cities in America (with the third lowest rate of violent crime), though his characterization that it was once one of the nation’s most dangerous is incorrect. A better phrasing of the argument would be that El Paso simply saw a significant decline in violent crime after the construction of a border. Trump is correct that bordering Juarez is one of the most dangerous cities in the world, though they’ve seen significant declines in violence in recent years.

The Fact Checkers Fire Back

NBC’s Jane Timm wrote that “Violent crime has been dropping in El Paso since its modern-day peak in 1993 and was at historic lows before a fence was authorized by Congress in 2006. Violent crime actually ticked up during the border fence’s construction and after its completion,” a claim completely debunked by the chart accompanying her article:

CNN was even more dishonest and ran this graphic ignoring the implementation of Hold the Line in 1993 (more on that in a bit).

NBC must think we’re only supposed to pay attention to the 2009 border fence completion on the chart – but not the immense increase in border security that Operation Hold the Line brought. Hold the Line, also known as Operation Blockade, began in September 1993 and ran through 2001. The Operation was launched with 130 agents and 3 maintenance crews that were deployed to repair holes in the border (mostly chain) fence. A stronger border was built to replace the chain fence in 2008-2009. Over 400 Border Patrol agents were also deployed on the 20-mile stretch 24/7. According to a 1994 study by the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform on the effects of Hold the Line, it had an immediate effect in thwarting illegal crossings:

The average gross number of apprehensions along the entire U.S./Mexico border declined by nearly 12,000 per month from FY 1993 to FY 1994 (from about 66,300 to about 54,500 per month). Most of this decline occurred because of the sharp drop in the El Paso sector, where apprehensions dropped by more than 10,000 per month. The dramatic effects of Operation Hold the Line can also be seen in the steep drop evident for the post-Operation months. Thus, as measured in these terms, Operation Hold the Line clearly has reduced the number of linewatch apprehensions in the El Paso sector substantially and, by implication, the flow of illegal crossers into the United States.

And there’s no denying that the wall is still working as intended, as the following chart from Rep. Dan Crenshaw of apprehensions in El Paso proves:

Increased border security drastically reduced illegal crossings (and crime), but the fact checkers are ignoring all that and pretending that El Paso only beefed up border security in the form of a border wall.  The U.S. Border Patrol agreed that Hold the Line was a success early on because it inspired a similar effort in San Diego which reduced illegal entries 75% just a few years after being implemented in 1994.

Violent crime in El Paso was cut in half from the time Hold the Line began until the border was completed, though it must be emphasized this doesn’t mean that entire decline (or even most) was due to the prevention of illegal immigrant crimes.  Illegal immigrants are only a sliver of the population of El Paso (3%), so even a 100% drop in illegal immigrant crime wouldn’t appear that dramatic in a chart. I only mention this because I don’t want to oversell the wall’s benefits in El Paso, which undoubtedly worked in stopping illegal crossings.

Unfortunately, until a full border is completed, there will always be cracks that illegals can slip through regardless of how well any stretches of border built so far perform. We know that 20-miles of border security and a wall worked in El Paso – only 1,400 miles to go.

Report: Migrant Caravans Used by Cartels to Sneak Drugs into U.S.

The migrant caravans inundating the United States are being used by cartel members to smuggle drugs into the country, according to a Washington Times report.

The large groups of migrants often overwhelm Border Patrol agents, allowing drug gangs to take advantage of the situation and ship drugs across the border while agents remain occupied providing humanitarian aid to the illegal immigrants.

A Customs and Border Protection official said, “They’re using these large groups to facilitate the crossing of narcotics because they know they’ve tied up a large percentage of our manpower.”

The Times reports:

“On any day, about 150 Border Patrol agents are pulled out of the field and have to do “hospital watch,” staying with hundreds of illegal immigrants who were so sick when they arrived that they needed immediate medical attention, officials said.

The latest large group was nabbed near Ajo, Arizona, on Thursday.

The 320 people came to a part of the U.S.-Mexico border where there is no fence, but rather a vehicle barrier to prevent cars and trucks from driving across.

The group easily climbed the barrier, then demanded the attention of Border Patrol agents.

“You’re pulling from a security mission in order to be able to perform a humanitarian mission,” the border official said.”

For the full story, click HERE.

 

Border Town Residents Fear Cartel Retaliation for Reporting Criminal Migrant Activity

Americans in border towns in New Mexico are leery of reporting crimes and suspicious activities by illegal immigrants because they fear they will be retaliated against by drug cartels, according to a  Washington Examiner report.

Seven residents who live within 30 to 50 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border told the paper that calling local or federal law enforcement for help after discovering they have been victims of illegal immigrant crime could lead to “nasty consequences.”

One cattle rancher from Hidalgo County told the Examiner he calls in every crime, but not without punishment from the cartels.

“I turned in 700 pounds [of marijuana] up here … I called it in [to Border Patrol]. They went and got it. That night, they [smugglers] came back. They … broke off all the floats off my troughs — chopped ’em up, drained all of it,” he said.

Another cattle rancher, Cammi Moore in Animas is also concerned about reporting illegal activity.

“You don’t know whether to call them [suspected criminals] or not, if they are packing ’cause there is retaliation on some families,” she said.

The Examiner writes, that Moore then “noted the case of Bob Krentz, a prominent rancher in nearby Cochise County, Ariz., who many believe was murdered by drug cartel members after he left to check on his cattle in 2010 and never returned.”

Hidalgo County commissioner Joel Edwards said resident’s claims of cartel retaliation are “legitimate.”

“I mix and mingle with those folks a lot,” Edwards said. “That’s pretty much a real common feeling out there … I’ve heard it quite a bit in the last few weeks. They’re just scared.”

For the full report, click HERE.

Deported Child Molester and Kidnapper Arrested at U.S. Border

U.S. Border Patrol agents in Calexico, CA apprehended a deported child molester and kidnapper on Monday after the illegal alien re-entered the country.

Breitbart reports:

…agents identified the man as 63-year-old Jose C. Gomez, a Mexican national. The agents checked his criminal history and discovered that a Georgia court convicted Gomez in 2007 for Felony Child Molestation. The court sentenced the man to five years in prison. Following the completion of his prison term in February 2011, immigration officers deported him to Mexico.
However, that wasn’t Gomez’s only felony. In Virginia in 1999, he was charged with felony abduction and kidnapping and served two years in prison.

The man will be prosecuted for re-entering the U.S. as a sex offender and could face up to 20 years in prison.

Last week–in two separate incidents in Del Rio, TX–Border Patrol agents arrested two previously deported sex offenders.

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One man was a 53-year-old Mexican national previously convicted in Illinois in 2012 for child molestation and sentenced to 10 years in prison. After serving five years in prison, immigration officers deported him in April 2017.

The other man–a 48-year-old Mexican national was previously convicted in Kentucky for a 1996 rape. He was deported after serving two years in prison.

Both men will also face charges for re-entering the U.S. after deportation as sex offenders.