After her recent trip to the southern border, Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) is demanding that Facebook remove human smuggling ads from the platform. Cammack believes ads like these are facilitating illegal border crossings.
“Facebook’s role in the crisis at the border is urgent and must be addressed immediately,” Cammack wrote in a letter she shared with Fox News. The original letter was addressed to Facebook CEO Zuckerberg.
Just a month ago, Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA) also asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the ads directly in a hearing before the Energy and Commerce Committee. At the time, Zuckerberg promised that those ads go against Facebook’s policies. But, Cammack points out, “but the advertisements are clearly continuing to be posted.”
The Florida congresswoman called on Zuckerberg to remove existing ads and prevent more in the future.
“Facebook clearly has no problem monitoring and censoring conservative voices on a daily basis,” Cammack said, “so I am confident your company has the capabilities and resources to detect and prevent criminal enterprises from posting content that encourages and facilitates illicit activity.”
Facebook did not respond to requests for comment.
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Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens tweeted recently, on May 17, that agents under his command apprehended 2,849 migrants last weekend. However, as migrants no longer want to wait for Title 42 to end, they have surged the border.
In a Breitbart exclusive, the media outlet reported the “number will be eclipsed as it appears the total could approach 4,000 this weekend.” Unfortunately, “the migrants did not appear to know or understand that the Title 42 will not end on Monday due to a federal court order. They expressed they were simply tired of waiting” the report adds.
Between April 1st and May 15 of this year, approximately 513,000 migrants illegally crossed the southern border.
Breitbart notes “whether Title 42 ends or not, migrants say they are tired of waiting and surged across the Rio Grande into the Eagle Pass, Texas, area of operations. As many as 3,600 crossed so far this weekend — eclipsing last weekend’s total of just over 2,800 migrant apprehensions in the Del Rio Sector — according to a source operating within U.S. Customs and Border Protection.”
In just a couple of hours on Sunday evening, agents apprehended more than 700 migrants. Agents identified majority of the migrants as Honduran nationals, and some as Colombian.
One source told Breitbart resources were not available to transport migrants from the border to the processing station. It also appears the NGOs who regularly shelter the migrants are overloaded as migrants are reportedly being dropped off at an Eagle Pass Stripes convenience store.
“The crossings are not without danger. On Saturday, seven migrants were swept off their feet in the middle of the night forcing Border Patrol agents to jump into action to save their lives” Breitbart Texas reported. Those seven were lucky, whereas the bodies of three migrants were recovered at the Del Rio Sector.
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