The FBI recently rescued migrants being held hostage in El Paso by kidnappers, who allegedly threatened to cut a migrant woman into pieces. The hostages were held in a home in Sunset Heights, and the FBI say the kidnappers “sent menacing ransom videos to the families of migrants held hostage after they were smuggled over the border” reports the El Paso Times.
This horrific incident is the result of yet another poor policy of the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis. Sara Carter has been exclusively reporting on migrants being held for ransom after they are smuggled across the border for Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “Glad they are catching up” says Carter about the media finally publishing stories about what is becoming quite common.
The rhetoric of the Biden administration and liberal policymakers have persuaded migrants to make treacherous journeys and attempt to cross our borders in record numbers. Once a report was released that the Justice Department was considering payouts of $450,000 a person or $900,000 for a parent and child to compensate for suffering, safety of migrants and their suffering became even worse.
Now, coyotes, human traffickers and criminals are extorting migrant families for money, “stemming from the mistaken belief” that they have “received a huge payout” reports the Associated Press who details the lives of two individuals who have suffered:
“People here think that I have lots of money,” said a 47-year-old business owner in northern Guatemala whose wife was separated from their son. He has become more nervous because of news reports on the settlement talks and now changes his cellphone number every two weeks.
The man lives in Guatemala with his 14-year-old daughter, while his wife and now 18-year-old son live in Atlanta after being separated at the border for more than a month in 2018. The man said he was getting text messages at the time threatening to kidnap his son if he didn’t pay money…“I don’t live in peace,” he said. “I am always looking over my shoulder.”
Another woman thought the worst was over after she was reunited with her son who was six when she was separated from him during the Trump administration. Because people believe families like hers are receiving huge payouts, she has already received demands for $5,000 a month.
“Apparently, I am a millionaire now,” said the woman, who, like others interviewed by The Associated Press, spoke on condition of anonymity due to fears for her family’s safety. “I don’t have the money to pay for something like that and I don’t know what to do. I am desperate, really.”
The AP notes, “While specific reports are isolated, widespread extortion in Central America explains why many seek asylum in the United States in the first place. Some advocates fear prospects of large payments will fuel many more threats. An attorney for the woman and other families has asked U.S. officials to consider admitting more relatives because of the threats.”
Now the Biden administration has created the exact same scenario they were running from in the first place.
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An exclusive report by the Daily Caller News Foundation reveals the number of illegal migrants in the custody of Border Patrol nationwide has surpassed 22,000 as of Tuesday evening. The Daily Caller exclusively obtained internal Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data providing the information.
The report also shows how extremely fast the numbers are rising. As of the evening of August 10 Border Control had nearly 17,000 illegal migrants in custody, up from 7,696 two months prior on June 8. Just this week there were 8,923 migrant encounters by CBP on Monday and 7,730 illegal migrants released into the country, according to the new data.
Democratic El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser said Saturday that the city is at its “breaking point,” while Democratic Eagle Pass Mayor declared a state of emergency in recent days. Agents have also become increasingly vocal about what they are enduring. One agent stationed along the northern border said “Our duties now revolve around virtual processing and the facilitation of the inflow of illegal migration into the United States. The scenario unfolds with agents stationed at their respective posts, immersed in virtual paperwork, striving to cope with the overwhelming surge of illegal migrants, far outpacing our capacity to process them efficiently. This has rendered our border exposed and vulnerable.”
“In my extensive 13-year tenure, I find myself grappling with a reality I never envisaged. Our current circumstances defy logic; established policies, our solemn oaths, and the very essence of our professional calling have been eroded. Instead, we find ourselves relegated to mere affirmations from higher authorities, commending our efforts. The days of border patrol, the pursuit of illicit substances—what we colloquially term ‘dope’—have yielded to a role resembling that of caretakers,” the agent added.
“We are upset because what they are making us do is break our oath we pledged. They have taken our job and made it a joke. We have endangered the country in so many ways. We must sleep at night knowing we are the reason this nation is in trouble,” another agent said.
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