A resounding number of migrants were apprehended in Texas during a 24-hour period recently, highlighting the severity of the ongoing migrant crisis at the US-Mexico border but a win for undermanned superstar border agents. The surge in border crossings, which has put countless lives in danger, is being largely ignored by the Biden administration.
In the past 24 hours, Border Patrol agents of the Brownsville Station have apprehended over 1,600 migrants who have crossed the border illegally. This follows warnings from officials who report increasing numbers of apprehensions during the past few days as the end of Title 42 approaches next month.
These dangers were highlighted in a tweet from Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez, which showed Brownsville Station agents processing large groups of migrants.
Chavez warned that the smugglers were pushing border crossings that “bring inherent dangers even to the most vulnerable — Children.” These troubling developments suggest that the crisis at the border is far from over and that our nation’s security remains at risk.
The US Border Patrol has been stretched thin by the relentless waves of migrants seeking to enter the United States illegally. The increase in apprehensions at the border has put a strain on the resources of border patrol agents and other law enforcement officials.
Recent reports indicate that smugglers have been putting migrants in more dangerous situations, including packed vehicles and treacherous swimming conditions. Border Patrol agents have been working tirelessly to intercept these crossings before they can reach the United States.
The crisis has become a major threat to national security. With the influx of migrants coming through the border, there is a growing concern about the possible infiltration of terrorists and other dangerous individuals. Additionally, the overcrowding of detention facilities and the lack of adequate health screenings poses a severe risk of disease outbreaks and other health-related problems.
Despite these concerns, the Biden administration seems to be taking a hands-off approach to the border crisis. As the end of Title 42 approaches, the situation is only expected to worsen. Title 42, implemented by the Trump administration in March 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, allows for the swift deportation of migrants who pose a threat to public health. However, the Biden administration is set to end the policy soon, despite the ongoing migrant pandemic, making the situation at the border unbearable.
The Rio Grande Valley sector has long held the title of busiest border sector. However, in March 2022, the sector fell to fifth place with only 17,958 apprehensions, a 60 percent drop from the more than 44,000 apprehensions in March 2021. Despite the significant decrease in apprehensions, the crisis at the border persists, with Texas officials sounding the alarm on Biden’s border policies.
Border Patrol agents and other law enforcement officials are working tirelessly to secure the nation’s borders and protect American lives. However, the Biden administration’s lax approach to the border crisis is making their jobs even more difficult by overwhelming the little victories these agents continue to have. Those who have remained fighting to protect our borders ought to be recognized for their tremendous bravery by the next Republican President in 2024. Without those agents, that invasion we all talk about would be a full-blown reality.
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