Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced its agents have arrested more than two dozen gang members and criminals attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border just this week alone. of the criminals, at least 21 are gang members, two are sex offenders, and three are immigrants with prior convictions.
One Salvadoran Tango Blast gang member with a prior conviction of aggravated robbery in the U.S. was arrested at the Rio Grande Valley sector.
Within 24 hours, agents intercepted a Salvadoran 18th Street gang member with a prior conviction for aggravated homicide. CBP agents near Sarita, Texas simultaneously encountered a Guatemalan who had an outstanding warrant in Houston for indecency with a child.
A Sureno gang member with prior convictions of battery and immigration offenses, and a Paisas gang member with a prior conviction for evading arrest, were also apprehended.
CBP also announced the arrests of 20 gang members from the 18th Street and MS-13 gangs. “In this fiscal year, CBP agents have arrested at least 627 gang members, a significant increase compared to 348 in the fiscal year 2021 and 363 in the fiscal year 2020, according to the agency’s data” reports The Foreign Desk.
Numbers in just the past two years show the uncontrollable crisis: “Border Patrol has intercepted at least 9,381 undocumented migrants with criminal convictions, compared to 10,763 last fiscal year and 2,438 in the fiscal year 2020.”
All migrant apprehensions have increased substantially. However, “those with and without criminal records, so far in this fiscal year already exceeds the total of the previous fiscal year and has set record-breaking numbers. Since October, more than 1.8 million individuals have attempted to cross the border, four times more than those who were intercepted at the border in 2020.”
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“No city should be left to handle a national humanitarian crisis largely on its own, and without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will only be the beginning,” said New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams about his decision to make budget cuts as a result of the overwhelming migrant crisis.
However, those who will suffer from budget cuts to the city’s services to offset the cost of dealing with the ever-increasing number of migrants are those that are in place to make the city better.
“The cuts will see police freeze hiring and bring the total number of police officers below 30,000. It would further slash the education budget by $1 billion over two years and affect a litany of other agencies” reports Just The News.
Albeit, Adams admitted: “In all my time in government, this is probably one of the most painful exercises I’ve gone through.” More than 110,000 migrants have arrived in New York City over the past year, including roughly 13,000 sent from Texas by GOP Governor Greg Abbott as part of his ongoing bussing plan to send new arrivals to the U.S. to sanctuary cities.
However, similar to other leaders of sanctuary cities, Adams is unwilling to put his money where his mouth is. In September, Adams warned that the crisis would “destroy New York City” and begged the federal government to pay for his mess.
“I’m gonna tell you something, New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” Adams said at the time. “The federal government needs to do its job. We need the federal government, the Congress members, the Senate and the president to do their job: close the borders,” said Adams’ advisor Ingrid Lewis Martin insisted in early October. “And until you close the borders, you need to come on with a full-on decompression strategy where you can take all of our migrants and move them through our 50 states.”
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