The crisis at the southern border has reached a fever pitch, as reports continue to pour in of large groups of migrants attempting to cross illegally into the United States. In the Arizona Sonoran Desert, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents recently encountered a group of migrants wearing camouflage, a clear attempt at evading detection.
Despite their camouflage clothing, #WelltonStation agents detected and apprehended this group of migrants on a recent triple-digit day in the Sonoran Desert. #YumaSector #heatawareness #notworthit pic.twitter.com/vKmqGEZud7
— Acting Chief Patrol Agent Dustin Caudle (@USBPChiefYUM) July 11, 2023
Yuma Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Dustin Caudle tweeted a shocking photo of this group, whom he stated had crossed the border from Mexico into Arizona. Tragically, these migrants were hiking through the harsh desert terrain in triple-digit heat, putting their lives in grave danger. Caudle reported that, during the prior week, Yuma Sector agents apprehended over 1,400 migrants from a staggering 42 different countries. This included more than 40 unaccompanied children, who are particularly vulnerable during such a perilous journey, as well as a convicted felon.
— Acting Chief Patrol Agent Dustin Caudle (@USBPChiefYUM) July 10, 2023
This is not an isolated incident, as this week Yuma Sector agents arrested a 31-year-old Honduran national named Alexander Aguilar Pozada. A records check revealed that Pozada has a felony conviction for the transportation, sale, and possession of narcotics in San Francisco. To make matters worse, Chief Patrol Agent Caudle stated that this dangerous criminal is also a member of the notorious Sureños gang.
#YumaStation agents arrested Diones Alexander Aguilar Pozada, a 31-year-old Honduran national with felony convictions in San Francisco for transportation/sale and possession of narcotics. He is also an active Sureños gang member. #nottoday #BorderSecurityIsNationalSecurity pic.twitter.com/hwazPSztLP
— Acting Chief Patrol Agent Dustin Caudle (@USBPChiefYUM) July 12, 2023
Not to be outdone, the neighboring Tucson Sector also reported a disturbing incident involving migrants crossing through the desert. Chief Patrol Agent John Modlin tweeted a photo of agents from the Three Points Station Motorcycle Unit apprehending a group of migrants near Sells, Arizona. The agents tracked these migrants for over two miles through treacherous terrain, emphasizing the danger and persistence required to keep our borders secure.
Three Points Station agents assigned to the Motorcycle Unit used their “signcutting” skills to track a group through the desert Wednesday morning. Five migrants were apprehended near Sells, AZ, after agents tracked them for more than two miles. Great #teamwork! pic.twitter.com/dTILTCYYIg
— John R. Modlin (@USBPChiefTCA) July 12, 2023
As these troubling incidents continue to pile up, it is clear that our nation’s border security is in crisis. With these migrants coming from such a wide variety of countries, we can only imagine the potential threats they pose to our communities and national security. The time for action is now, before even more innocent lives are lost and our nation’s sovereignty is compromised.