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OPINION: Biden’s immigration orders embolden smugglers and drug cartels at the expense of migrants and U.S. citizens

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Thousands of migrants are fleeing from Central America to the United States border, again. On bus, foot and train many will do whatever they can to survive the long journey with the promise that a better life awaits them in America.

Thousands more will make the trek by this Spring when the weather gets warmer and those numbers are expected to surpass anything previously seen before, according to federal law enforcement officials who recently spoke with me.

“We’re expecting a huge influx this year along the Southern border,” said a Border Patrol agent, who spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak on the matter. “No one wants to fix the problem. It’s going to be the same ol’ thing but worse. They don’t care about these people because they (Biden admin) would actually put a stop to this, not use them in some sort of game – just look at the trains piling up in Mexico – the smugglers are having a field day at our expense.”

In one video circulating among federal law enforcement officials working along the border, and allegedly filmed by Mexican authorities last week, hundreds of migrants are seen cheering on top of ‘La Bestia,’ a train heading toward the U.S. in the dead of night. The name, ‘La Bestia,’ or ‘The Beast,’ in English is a network of freight trains that through Mexico. These trains operate from Mexico’s southernmost border with Guatemala and head north to the United States.

This time, however, the promises being told to them by the drug cartels and human smugglers are true: President Joe Biden’s administration will welcome them, his administration doesn’t believe in walls and eventually they may qualify to be part of his immigration plan for U.S. citizenship.

These same nefarious organizations would use similar statements in the past as bait to lure the migrants on the journey to the U.S. border, collect their fees and then dump them in the U.S. or force them into a slave labor situation until they paid off whatever debt was owed.

What the Biden administration isn’t addressing or is refusing to acknowledge is that the lax policies lead to more human suffering. Human traffickers and drug cartels always require a substantial fee, as well as a so-called tax to get migrants across the border. Not one migrant heading to the border does so without paying the cartels a tax and the smugglers a fee.

Moreover, those fees never ensure safety in travel. Rape, sickness and death are the demons many of the migrants, including unaccompanied minors, confront along their journey. I’ve interviewed many young migrant children, as well as others traveling alone to the border over the years, and many of them are victims of horrendous abuse and crime.

Biden’s new immigration policies do not address the real dangers facing the migrants planning to enter the United States illegally. These people are used as political footballs and the hundreds of millions of dollars they collectively pay to the cartels yearly, along with the drug smuggling operations that use them for trafficking, have given rise to deadly organizations like, Sinaloa, Juarez, Los Zetas and numerous others that wage war on our nation, plague our neighbor Mexico with corruption and poison our children with narcotics.

Biden said Tuesday that he plans on signing executive orders regarding family separation, border security and legal immigration, reversing what they say are the strict policies established under President Trump’s administration. Tuesday’s executive order, now makes nine executive actions reversing Trump’s immigration policies in Biden’s first two weeks in office. There hasn’t even been time for an assessment. This progressive agenda will only perpetuate the crimes against humanity and the suffering faced by illegal immigrants when they arrive to a nation where promises made are met with a very different reality.

It is also presenting a very real risk to U.S. citizens, as criminal illegal aliens are not facing deportation after serving their sentences in U.S. prisons but being released to the public.

Who will be in charge of the changes immigration policies imposed by the Biden administration? Alejandro Mayorkas. He is currently awaiting Senate confirmation as Biden’s Homeland Security secretary. He’s expected to lead a task force on family separation, focused largely on reuniting parents and children. The number of children actually separated from their families is uncertain. Allegedly, more than 5,000 children are identified by the government in court documents but remember many children traveled alone, or with people other than their families to the United States.

The real villain is not the U.S. policies under Trump but the decades of failure by lawmakers to enforce the laws at the border.

The tragedy is not family separation in the United States but the horrors perpetuated by cartels and enabled by administrations, which will occur again under President Biden’s policies.

Government officials in Central America, Mexico and for that matter other nations throughout the world, along with the cartels and terrorist organizations will take advantage of the progressive and lax U.S. policies. They will use them for their benefit at the expense of the poorest migrants and the American people.

Only the corrupt are beneficiaries of failed immigration polices disguised as legislation meant to assist the most vulnerable migrants.

Several weeks ago, former head of Guatemalan intelligence Mario Durate, spoke to me on “The Sara Carter Show,” about the thousands of migrants that recently entered his nation along the Honduran border.

He said the people using the migrants and pulling the strings, “are the real criminals, because you’re talking about kids, children, women, young women, being exposed to all these pedophiles, these heartless cartel members. You just have to look at Homeland Security statistics on their websites. How many of those Latino girls that reached the border were raped multiple times with STDs, some of them even pregnant? That’s what these kids are exposed to. And then you’re talking about the elderly, most of them don’t make it all the way over there.”

Duarte is right. It’s a disgrace that U.S. policies, along with those of our Southern neighbors, don’t take into account the reality of what is actually happening along the border.

Why? Because these people are nothing more than tools in a corrupt political system that uses them for votes, to manipulate the media and as cheap menial labor.

Duarte said those involved in organizing the caravans “should be investigated very harshly. And they are not only in Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, a lot of them are in the United States. There’s also a lot in Europe and other countries, and a lot of them are unfortunately hidden inside multilateral agencies as well.”

I agree with him but why would that ever happen, if it’s our own governments perpetuating the criminal and dangerous behavior.

You can follow Sara A. Carter on Twitter @SaraCarterDC

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Report: Deportations Dropped By 90% Under President Biden

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Deportations of illegal immigrants have dropped by 90% under President Biden, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies.

“Immigration enforcement, as measured by the number of aliens removed from the country, has collapsed to the lowest level since the mid-1990s, according to ICE deportation records the Center has obtained. Under policies imposed by the Biden administration, removals dropped by 80 percent since last year’s low point during the pandemic lockdown, and by 90 percent since 2019, the last normal year for ICE operations,” Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, said in the report.

The report explained that, “Under Biden Policies, ICE Removals Have Plummeted to a Fraction of Normal Levels. On his first day of office (January 20, 2021), President Biden issued a directive halting virtually all deportations for 100 days and greatly restricting immigration enforcement activity. Following a lawsuit by Texas asserting grave fiscal and public safety harm to its citizens from a near-suspension of federal immigration enforcement, within two weeks federal judge Drew Tipton halted the deportation freeze and later enjoined it indefinitely pending further legal action.”

“The restrictions on other enforcement actions have remained in place with some minor modifications, meaning that, in effect, ICE has been limited to removing known or suspected terrorists, aliens convicted of very serious crimes (mostly those defined as ‘aggravated felons’), and recent illegal arrivals,” the report added.

“The number of aliens removed who had serious criminal convictions also has declined by over 50 percent from 2020 and by 65 percent since 2019,” the report observed.
The Biden administration’s restrictions on ICE have resulted in the highest levels of illegal immigration on record as the agency has been “functionally abolished.”

The Washington Post reported, “ICE under President Biden is an agency on probation. The new administration has rejected calls from some Democrats to eliminate the agency entirely, but Biden has placed ICE deportation officers on a leash so tight that some say their work is being functionally abolished.”

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