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THIS Wall Works!

May 12, 2017 Leave a comment

Skeptics who believe a border wall will not stop illegals from entering the United States may want to look at what’s happening in Hungary.

On the day its border fence was completed, the influx of illegals entering Hungary went down from 6,353 one day to 870 the next. For the remainder of that month, illegal border crossings were steadily below 40 per day, officials said.

 

Border patrols prevent dozens of crossings every day and catch migrants who make it into Hungary within the first few miles of the border, according to authorities. /Reuters

“They don’t even try,” a local border guard told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We haven’t had a Syrian in six months.”

Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s pledge to stop illegals from flowing into the country appears to be a spectacular success.

Hungary’s 96-mile long, 14-foot tall double-line fence includes several layers of razor-wire capable of delivering electric shocks. The barrier features cameras, heat sensors and loudspeakers ready to tell migrants they’re about to break Hungarian law if they as much as touch the fence, the April 30 Daily Caller report said.

Nearly every police officer in Hungary is part of a rotation to monitor the border fence at all times. Temporary military bases house the police while they do their rotation.

Additionally, Hungary will train and pay more than 1,000 volunteers to deploy as “border hunters”.

Illegals who are caught are arrested and dropped off on the Serbian side of the fence. They don’t get a chance to apply for asylum unless they do so at a “transit zone” where they are held in housing containers while their cases get processed, the Daily Caller report said.

In September 2015, thousands of migrants streamed across the border every day as they made their way north to Austria, Germany and Scandinavia.

“It was an invasion,” Laszlo Toroczkai, the mayor of Asotthalom, told the Daily Caller. “Illegal immigration is a crime in a normal country. It’s not a normal thing to break into a country.”

“By the mid-year it was well beyond 100,000 people who came across,” said Zoltan Kovacs, a spokesman for the Hungarian government. “You should at least have the ability to handle what’s going on.”

Kovacs added: “You might not like it, it’s not a nice thing, but … the only way to stop illegal border crossings is [to] first build a fence, man it, equip it, and also, in parallel, build up your capabilities in terms of legal confines, legal circumstances to be able to handle what is coming.”

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Rising Illegal Immigration Reported on Univision, Telemundo

September 18, 2016 Leave a comment

 

Univision and Telemundo are reporting on the increased influx of unauthorized immigrants coming across Mexico’s border with the United States. In contrast, Univision and Telemundo’s English-language counterparts at ABC, CBS and NBC have yet to report on the trend.

Univision last week highlighted the dramatic increase of entire families crossing the border into the United States. Correspondent Pedro Rojas reported that the 68,000 family units that have unlawfully entered the country during fiscal year 2016 exceed the 66,000 that came in 2014, the year that saw a spike in unauthorized Central American children and parents crossing the border.

PEDRO ROJAS, CORRESPONDENT, UNIVISION: Official figures indicate that families detained at the border so far this year add up to more than 68,000 people; surpassing enormously the 66,000 apprehended throughout the entire fiscal year of 2014. What is serious about this situation is not just the increased detainment of undocumented families, but also the number of people dying while trying to enter the country through the border south of Texas.

MARLENE CASTRO, BORDER PATROL OFFICER: We’ve found 124 bodies so far this year, there only little over 3 weeks left for the rest of the year, that’s what really mortifies us.

Telemundo, meanwhile, reported on a growing crisis in Tijuana, Mexico where thousands of Haitian, along with Central American, migrants have gathered hoping to cross into the United States.

Correspondent Raúl Torres reported the Haitian migrants initially falsely claimed they were from Africa, and Mexican officials facilitated their movement through Mexico to the U.S. border.

RAÚL TORRES, CORRESPONDENT, TELEMUNDO: They’re more than 1,500. The Mexican government gave them a permit to get to the border until they discovered that there were fake passes. That is why the shelters are fuller than ever before.

Upon discovering the Haitian migrants’ false papers, Torres went on to report that instead of removing them from the country, Mexican officials have requested that the U.S. Government determine whether or not they can be received as humanitarian refugees.

Reporting on the same surge as Univision, the Washington Times noted that things have gotten so bad that some adults making the unlawful trek North from Central America to the United States are reportedly kidnapping children “so they can pose as families and earn easier treatment here.”

The events also occur while Fox News’ Malia Zimmerman reports of concerns that the Obama administration is stonewalling the release of a report that shows that “roughly half of adults who attempt to cross the border make it.”

Hand in hand with unauthorized border crossings also comes human and drug trafficking. PolitiFact recently confirmed that in the midst of a national heroin epidemic, heroin is pouring across the border into communities all around the country. Another tragic cost of the lack of security at the U.S. border are the countless lives lost, as Texas officials find scores of dead bodies of those that perish due to the searing heat and other causes.

Mexico Encourages the Illegal Immigration of Africans to the U.S.

September 17, 2016 Leave a comment

By Dan Cadman, September 6, 2016

Fox News reports that 425 Africans who penetrated Mexico’s southern border illegally and entered the state of Chiapas were initially taken into custody by the National Migration Institute (INM, by its Spanish acronym) after they surrendered themselves.

According to the report, they were unwilling to state their respective nationalities to the Mexican authorities, notwithstanding which they were then released and given transit visas to cross Mexico in order to reach the United States’ southern border, there presumably to either cross illegally or present themselves to a port of entry to seek asylum.

The report further tells us that virtually all of the Africans had initially begun their journey through the Americas by arriving in either Ecuador or Brazil and then moving northward through various countries until crossing into Chiapas from Guatemala.

The report is doubly disturbing because it verifies a trend reported previously by my colleague Kausha Luna that Africans are beginning to routinely use smuggling transit routes through selected South and Central American countries as a part of their journey to the United States. It has become such a lure that even Haitians are now attempting to pretend to be Africans in order to “ride the wave” onward and into the United States.

The implication one gets from the willingness of all of these countries to tolerate the interlopers — as long as they continue trekking northward — is that the entire world expects the United States to bear the burden of dealing with nearly all international refugees in the Americas — if indeed these people truly are refugees.

But that’s not so. Ecuador, Brazil, and Mexico are all signatories to the United Nations International Convention on the Treatment of Refugees, and so are virtually all of the other South and Central American nations that sit between them.

What this means in functional terms is that each and every one of these states has an obligation to entertain any claim to asylum or refugee status that these individuals could make.

It also means that the individuals themselves have an obligation to seek refuge at the first possible place of save haven. It is a settled principle of international law that intended refugees do not have the right to pick and choose their place of asylum.

The proper answer by U.S. authorities to any requests for asylum from these individuals should be simple: “No.”

Doing anything else, most especially permitting their entry or parole into the United States:

  • Violates the spirit and intent of both international and domestic rules regarding the obligation to seek “first safe refuge” for asylum seekers;
  • Encourages other signatories to the United Nations refugee convention to shirk their international obligations by shunting the burden onto us;
  • Facilitates the unconscionable but highly profitable alien smuggling trade;
  • Makes it impossible to discern legitimate refugees from economic migrants in the resultant flood of opportunists; and
  • Opens the door to a path that might very well be used by members of al Shabaab, Boko Haram, or other international terrorist groups operating in Africa.

We already have so many problems on our southern land border, many of them self-engendered or at least exacerbated and perpetuated by the stupid policies of the current administration, including Central Americans by the tens of thousands (see here and here) and Cubans by the thousands ( see here, here, and here) to name just two. Why unnecessarily add to the burden when swift and decisive action can end this dangerous charade?

Just. Say. No.

Categories: Border Jumpers

More IA’s crossing our poor borders

September 17, 2016 Leave a comment

For the second time in three years, the U.S. Border Patrol is apprehending more non-Mexicans than Mexicans along the southwest border, reflecting a renewed surge of Central American migrants fleeing violence and gang warfare in their home countries.

Many of those apprehended are children traveling alone or in so-called “family units,” and come from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, according to newly released statistics from U.S. Customs and Border Enforcement. Nearly two-thirds of the apprehensions occurred within the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector, spanning much of Texas’s southernmost tip.

Through August of this year, there were a total of 369,411 apprehensions on the U.S.-Mexico border. More than half of those were of non-Mexicans, the statistics show. As of July, the border patrol had apprehended 57,344 people from El Salvador, 58,337 from Guatemala and 41,042 from Honduras compared to 160,193 from Mexico.

Apprehensions of non-Mexicans first outnumbered those from Mexico in 2014, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center. Faye Hipsman, policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., says the trend isn’t fading.

“It’s definitely clear that these flows are enduring,” Hipsman said. “They’re not going to go away anytime soon. We’re likely to see significant numbers of Central American unaccompanied children and families crossing the border.”
A huge surge of undocumented immigrants, including children fleeing the “northern triangle” of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras without their parents marked 2014. The influx elicited strong responses from those on both ends of the political spectrum. Both President Obama and then-Gov. Rick Perry deemed the situation a humanitarian crisis. Perry called for the swift deportation of the unaccompanied minors, saying that allowing them to stay would only encourage more to come.

Mexico boosted security along its southern border, hoping to curb illegal immigration through the country, but the efforts have not had a lasting effect, experts say.

Hipsman said Mexico’s increased border enforcement worked for a time in 2015, “but this year, it kind of looks like smugglers have found their way around that enforcement or are just increasingly beating it.”

Her views are reflected in a U.S. Customs and Border Protections report published Sept. 9 which indicates apprehensions overall are higher this year than in 2015, but below the rates of 2014 and 2013.

“They’re not going to go away anytime soon. We’re likely to see significant numbers of Central American unaccompanied children and families crossing the border.”
— Faye Hipsman, immigration analyst
As of August, the apprehension of unaccompanied children from El Salvador and Guatemala far outpaced apprehensions of unaccompanied children from Mexico. The same holds true for family units — individuals apprehended with a family member — apprehensions for those from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras compared to those from Mexico.

But unlike in 2014, the Border Patrol may be better prepared to process the large volume of Central American immigrants. Border Patrol spokesmen declined comment for this article, but the agency’s report detailed plans for “expanded capacity for refugee processing.”

“There isn’t the surprise element,” Hipsman said. “They aren’t blindsided by these flows anymore. They’ve worked on management and processing them. So you don’t see you know, just that hysteria that we saw in 2014.”

Categories: Border Jumpers

AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT SEXUAL PREDATOR TERRORIZES AUSTIN, TEXAS

September 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Nicodemo Coria-Gonzalez, rapist of a 68-year-old Texas woman — and previously deported five times.

Nicodemo Coria-Gonzalez, a 26-year-old illegal alien from Mexico now in custody in Austin, Texas, is thought by detectives to be a violent serial sexual predator who since December had terrorized women in North and Northeast Austin. Previously deported five times, he could serve as Donald Trump’s new poster boy for get-tough deportation policies and a massive border wall — replacing San Francisco’s Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the undocumented Mexican immigrant facing murder charges for shooting 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle as she strolled with her father along a trendy pier. That crime inspired “Kate’s Law.” Like Austin’s Coria-Gonzalez,  Lopez-Sanchez had a long rap sheet and had been deported five times.
One of Coria-Gonzalez’s reported victims was a 68-year-old woman who walks with a cane. He had spotted her sitting at a bus stop and offered her a ride to the store. She was sexually assaulted.
Austin, the state’s capital, is a trendy liberal enclave in a red state, as well as being a hi-tech mecca, college town, and veritable sanctuary city. It attracts many undocumented immigrants seeking work from employers who have no qualms about hiring them. Austin prohibits police from reporting illegal aliens to immigration authorities. The Travis County sheriff’s office, on the other hand, cooperates with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and holds jailed suspects in the Austin area on “immigration detainers” made by ICE. That may change in the near future, however, because the popular Democratic candidate for Travis County sheriff, Constable Sally Hernandez, has pledged to follow the same policy as San Francisco and stop cooperating with federal immigration authorities. This would make Austin the first full-blown sanctuary city in Texas. “I just don’t think you solve the criminal justice process by deporting them,” the liberal Democrat told the Texas Tribune. “We talk about being progressive. I believe we need to lead the way.”
ICE says Coria-Gonzalez was previously deported five times between 2012 and 2015. During those years, his rap sheet included three drunken driving arrests and tampering with a government record. After his arrest last month, ICE quickly filed an immigration detainer against him, thereby ensuring he remains in jail even if he makes his $890,000 bond.
Police believe Coria-Gonzalez may have assaulted at least 10 women and are asking victims to come forward. He presently faces two counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count of aggravated sexual assault – all related to three attacks. One of his victims was stabbed several times. She had pulled out a knife when fighting off Coria-Gonzalez, but he turned it on her. She escaped with her life.
Police tracked down and arrested Coria-Gonzalez for allegedly kidnapping a prostitute and trying to set her on fire after dousing her with gasoline. He had offered to give her a ride to a gas station to buy cigarettes. She escaped unharmed. Detectives subsequently connected Coria-Gonzalez to other violent sexual assaults after identifying his car in the gas station’s surveillance video. In all, he assaulted at least six women at a favorite location – a remote area he called his “garden,” police said.
“We do know there are additional victims out there who have not come forward…We’re not sure of how many,” Robert Thompson, a detective with the Austin Police Sex Crimes Unit, told local news channel KXAN. Noting that Coria-Gonzalez’s crime spree had become increasingly violent, he said that “We believe probably about half (his victims) are prostitutes.” They ranged from their early 20s to late 60s.
Kate’s Law,” which was derailed by Democratic lawmakers, would have mandated long prison sentences for illegal immigrants who return to the U.S. after being deported. Had the law been on the books, Kathryn Steinle may not have died – and Austin would have been spared from Coria-Gonzalez.
Coria-Gonzalez, to be sure, is hardly the first illegal alien from South of the Border to run afoul of the law, including for sexual assault – a crime that is widespread in Mexico’s culture. Indeed, rape is a veritable courtship ritual in Mexico’s backward hinterlands, home to Mexico’s peasant culture from which most of Mexico’s illegal immigrants come. And, no, Donald Trump didn’t say that. That’s according to a Pulitzer Prize-winning article in The Washington Post: “In Mexico, an Unpunished Crime.”
It’s hardly surprising, then, that 80 percent of woman and girls journeying illegally to the U.S. report having been raped while traveling through Mexico.
The number of criminal illegal aliens in America is not known; definitive statistics are hard to come by. But in her book “Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole,” conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter teased out some alarming figures, writing: “The available data suggest that the crime rate among immigrants is astronomical.” She explained that in 2006 “nearly a third of the 2 million prisoners in state and local facilities that year were foreign born. Piecing together state and federal reports, it appears that half the correctional population in California consists of illegal aliens.”
No doubt this reflects what ordinary Americans have been seeing up-close; or have long suspected when regularly seeing crime reports in their local media outlets. No wonder Donald Trump struck a nerve when asserting that more than a few of Mexico’s illegal immigrants are criminals: drug dealers, gang bangers – and, yes, rapists.
Obviously, all that diversity that liberals tout as being good for us isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Just ask Coria-Gonzalez’s victims – and all those ordinary Americans that Hillary Clinton disparages as “deplorables.”
Categories: Border Jumpers

United States Border Patrol Southwest Family Unit Subject and Unaccompanied Alien Children Apprehensions Fiscal Year 2016

September 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Overall apprehensions by the Border Patrol in August along our southwest border – which include apprehensions of single adults, unaccompanied minors, and family units — increased somewhat from the previous month. For the year to-date, overall apprehensions continue to be somewhat higher than in Fiscal Year 2015, but lower than FY 2014 and FY 2013.

The Department of Homeland Security and its federal government partners continue to closely monitor current migration trends and are working aggressively to address underlying cases and deter unauthorized migration, while ensuring that those with legitimate humanitarian claims are afforded the opportunity to seek protection.

DHS and its components continue to enforce U.S. immigration laws and to do so consistent with our enforcement priorities, which were revised as part of the President’s executive actions in November 2014. These priorities more sharply focus our limited enforcement resources on public safety and border security.

We also recognize the need to provide a safe, alternative path to our country for individuals in need of humanitarian protection. Recently, the Government of Costa Rica announced its agreement to enter into a protection transfer arrangement with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration to help address this regional migration challenge. For cases not requiring immediate transfer to Costa Rica, the U.S. is establishing an in-country referral program in countries of origin including Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. This will enable vulnerable residents in the region to be considered for refugee protection in the United States after being screened and interviewed by Department of Homeland Security officers. The U.S. Government has also announced expansion of the categories of individuals eligible for participation in the Central American Minors program, when accompanied by a qualified child. Further information is available here.

While we believe this expanded capacity for refugee processing is an important step, we recognize the ultimate solution to the humanitarian situation in Central America is long-term investment to address the underlying conditions there.  We continue to work closely with our federal partners and the governments in the region, and we are pleased with the $750 million in support Congress provided this year in aid to Central America.

Southwest Border Total Apprehensions (FY12-16)

Graph that displays total apprehensions for current and previous fiscal years

Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Children (0-17 yr old) Apprehensions

Graph that displays current and previous fiscal year UAC numbers

Comparisons below reflect Fiscal Year 2016 (October 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016) compared to the same time period for Fiscal Year 2015 and Fiscal Year 2014.

Sector FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 % Change
FY 14 to FY 15
% Change
FY 15 to FY 16
Big Bend Sector 244 656 895 169% 36%
Del Rio Sector 3,147 2,023 2,445 -36% 21%
El Centro Sector 612 595 1.200 -3% 102%
El Paso Sector 945 1,454 3,395 54% 133%
Laredo Sector 3,627 2,232 2,694 -38% 21%
Rio Grande Sector 48,468 21,131 33,183 -56% 57%
San Diego Sector 875 986 1,394 13% 41%
Tucson Sector 7,869 5,500 5,877 -30% 7%
Yuma Sector 328 908 2,969 177% 227%
Southwest Border Total 66,115 35,485 54,052 -46% 52%

Southwest Border Family Unit Apprehensions*

Graph that displays currrent and previous fiscal year Family Unit Apprehensions

Comparisons below reflect Fiscal Year 2016 (October 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016) compared to the same time period for Fiscal Year 2015 and Fiscal Year 2014.

Sector FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 % Change
FY 14 to FY 15
% Change
FY 15 to FY 16
Big Bend Sector 165 580 959 252% 65%
Del Rio Sector 4,838 1,854 3,200 -62% 73%
El Centro Sector 592 580 1,297 -2% 124%
El Paso Sector 530 1,011 4,662 91% 361%
Laredo Sector 3,486 1,187 1,517 -66% 28%
Rio Grande Sector 50,622 23,862 45,672 -53% 91%
San Diego Sector 1,617 1,448 2,428 -10% 68%
Tucson Sector 3,668 2,602 2,898 -29% 11%
Yuma Sector 626 1,441 5,447 130% 278%
Southwest Border Total 66,144 34,565 68,080 -48% 97%

U.S. Border Patrol Southwest Border and Rio Grande Valley Sector Other Than Mexicans

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Year 2016 (October 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016)

Sector FY2016
Rio Grande Valley 125,032
Southwest Border 194,726

Unaccompanied Alien Children Encountered by Fiscal Year

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2009-2015, FY 2016 (October 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016)

Country FY  2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
El Salvador 1,221 1,910 1,394 3,314 5,990 16,404 9,389 15,987
Guatemala 1,115 1,517 1,565 3,835 8,068 17,057 13,589 17,113
Honduras 968 1,017 974 2,997 6,747 18,244 5,409 9,305
Mexico 16,114 13,724 11,768 13,974 17,240 15,634 11,012 10,854

Family Unit Apprehensions Encountered by Fiscal Year*

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Year 2015, FY 2016 (October 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016)

Country FY 2015 FY 2016
El Salvador 10,872 23,897
Guatemala 12,820 20,070
Honduras 10,671 17,608
Mexico 4,276 3,145

*Note: (Family Unit represents the number of individuals (either a child under 18 years old, parent or legal guardian) apprehended with a family member by the U.S. Border Patrol.)

United States Border Patrol Southwest Family Unit Subject and Unaccompanied Alien Children Apprehensions Fiscal Year 2016 – By Month

  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
FMUA UAC Total Apprehensions
Sector FY 2016 OCT FY 2016 OCT FY 2016 OCT
Big Bend Sector 240 185 735
Del Rio Sector 283 237 1,873
El Centro Sector 89 76 1,214
El Paso Sector 266 239 1,641
Laredo Sector 152 242 3,146
Rio Grande Sector 4,172 3,012 15,036
San Diego Sector 108 105 2,082
Tucson Sector 303 618 5,903
Yuma Sector 413 230 1,101
Southwest Border Total 6,026 4,944 32,731
Last published:
September 9, 2016
Categories: Border Jumpers

Tucson Woman Busted at Port with $88K in Drugs

September 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Release Date:

September 16, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 37-year-old Tucson woman Sept. 15 after finding 175 pounds of marijuana, worth close to $88,000, concealed throughout her Nissan sedan.

Officers at the Port of Lukeville discovered 175 pounds of marijuana when they searched a vehicle being driven by a Tucson woman
Officers at the Port of Lukeville seized 175 pounds
of marijuana when they searched a vehicle being
driven by a Tucson woman.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the woman over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last published:
September 16, 2016
Categories: Border Jumpers
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