Video has been released showing a group of non-American citizens illegally entering the United States. While this is a regular occurrence it seems, the video reveals just how easy it is to cross our border.
“Wednesday morning a group of 66 people, mostly family units, crossed the border where the fence ends east of Sasabe,” CBP Arizona posted with a 22-second clip on Twitter.
Wednesday morning a group of 66 people, mostly family units, crossed the border where the fence ends east of Sasabe. Video shows the group approaching the fence and walking to the end. 30% of apprehensions in the #TucsonSector are family units surrendering to #BorderPatrol. pic.twitter.com/C5wI3HKLrt — CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) August 29, 2019
If you didn’t watch the video clip, I suggest you go back because holy smokes, those people just walked right on in. No fence. No guard. Just a massive group of people going for a stroll, and stumbling upon a new life.
I mean, we have enough problems with people exploiting loopholes in our immigration laws, but we can’t even stop people from walking in. Now, I’m no expert, but I think a wall, or a fence, or even a little ditch, would do better than NOTHING.
In the meantime, the Trump Administration is attempting to do something to limit these crossings. Last week they announced they would be ending “catch and release”:
“Large numbers of alien families are entering illegally across the southern border, hoping that they will be released into the interior rather than detained during their removal proceedings. Promulgating this rule and seeking termination of the FSA (Flores Settlement Agreement) are important steps towards an immigration system that is humane and operates consistently with the intent of Congress,” according to a Department of Homeland Security statement.
“The requirements help ensure that all alien children (both accompanied minors and unaccompanied alien children) in the Government’s custody are treated with dignity, respect, and special concern for their particular vulnerability as minors.”
Unable to scale the new primary border barrier and flee back to Mexico, two men who entered the U.S. illegally near San Diego were arrested by #BorderPatrol. Barriers give agents the time they need to respond and contain illicit activity at the immediate border. @CBP pic.twitter.com/zQH1GAPPZx — CBP San Diego (@CBPSanDiego) August 19, 2019
Construction crews continue work on the new border wall system along the SW border near San Luis, AZ. In partnership with @USACEHQ, CBP has constructed over 60 miles of new border wall system along the SW border since 2017 and expects to complete 450 miles by the end of 2020. pic.twitter.com/ZMVqVteMUN — CBP (@CBP) August 25, 2019