President Joe Biden urged migrants to not come to the U.S. in an exclusive interview with ABC News on Tuesday.
“I can say quite clearly, ‘Don’t come over,’” Biden said amid a surge of migrants and unaccompanied minors making their way into the U.S.
George Stephanopoulos of ABC News said to President Biden, “A lot of the migrants saying they’re coming in because you promised to make things better. It seems to be getting worse by the day. Was it a mistake not to anticipate this surge?”
Biden admitted this year’s surge “could be” worse than the influx of migrants in 2019 and 2020.
“I heard the other day they’re coming because they know I’m a nice guy, and I won’t do what Trump did,” Biden said before sending a message to migrants to not come to the U.S. “I can say quite clearly, ‘Don’t come over.'”
Biden went on to say that his administration is working to set up a system to process the large number of migrants.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday that the number of attempted crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border is expected to reach its highest peak of the past two decades.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was called in last week to assist with the increasingly large groups of unaccompanied child migrants.
Mayorkas said FEMA will support and assist to “safely receive, shelter and transfer unaccompanied children” attempting to get into the United States. He added that there has been a “record number of individuals, including unaccompanied children, at the southwest border.“
The Department of Homeland Security expects the number of unaccompanied migrants children to continue increasing throughout the year. Officials estimate that more than 117,000 will arrive to the U.S. this year, making it the largest number of migrant children to have arrived since President Obama was in office. During the fiscal year from October 2013 to August 2014, more than 66,000 children arrived to the U.S. unaccompanied.
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AZ Rancher Has 2,400% Increase of Illegal Immigrants on Property
A private property owner and rancher in Arizona is providing better insight into what is happening on the border with his own personal experience than the Biden administration. John Ladd’s ranch shares 10.5 miles of Mexico’s border. By 2019 he had an average of 12 illegal aliens crossing his land daily. He says Border Patrol was able to apprehend roughly half of them.
Ladd says unambiguously, the number of crossings rose right around the time Biden won the 2020 presidential election. And today, Ladd says about 300 individuals cross into his property, which sits between the US-Mexico border and Highway 92; a convenient route for smuggling.
The Border Patrol is only able to catch roughly 30 percent of the illegal immigrants, drug smugglers and human traffickers, on a “good day.”
Ladd told the Epoch Times in an interview in December, “I’m not going to say there’s no hope, but nothing is going to change as long as Biden is there and his administration is there…And what are we going to do? Let them pass?”
“These people cannot turn themselves in, they will be deported. These are the bad people. We’re dealing with the worst of the worst,” Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels said of those who cross in and near Ladd’s property.
The illegal immigrants coming through Ladd’s ranch aren’t seeking asylum: They’re mostly single young men dressed head-to-toe in camouflage and doing their best to avoid police forces and make it to Phoenix.
The Epoch Times reports:
Dannels’ border team has placed hundreds of trail cameras throughout the county since 2017 to detect illegal aliens, traffickers and smugglers.
“We put our cameras in areas where Border Patrol didn’t go,” he said. “We went to the river areas, we went into the mountainous areas, we went to the desert areas,” he said. The money for the cameras came from private donations—Dannels refuses to accept government money that comes with strings attached.
The highway that accompanies the border wall, lights, cameras, and sensors remain unfinished since January 2021, when President Joe Biden halted all border wall construction, in Cochise County, Arizona, on December 6, 2020. 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)
The drugs keep coming, but the cartels are making endless amounts of money smuggling people, so they’ve added a lucrative new source of revenue.
Currently, Dannels’ cameras are detecting about 6,000 illegal aliens a month in the county, while the Border Patrol detects another 10,000.
Detective Jake Kartchner, who is part of the sheriff’s border team led by Sergeant Tim Williams, said each illegal alien must pay the Sinaloa cartel between $7,000 and $9,000 on average to cross the border.
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