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President Trump tweeted Wednesday that a new section of the border wall just erected in New Mexico, and he was telling the truth.

Customs and Border Protection confirmed in an email ... that the wall referenced in Trump’s tweet was a project announced in April 2018 to build 20 miles of new steel wall that replaced small fencing that prevents vehicle crossing. The new barriers are from 18 to 30 feet high, depending on the terrain.



Money for the project came from the congressional budget passed in May 2017, signed by Trump. It granted $73.3 million toward the Santa Teresa area of border in New Mexico, which sits just outside of El Paso.

“We have just built this powerful Wall in New Mexico,” Trump tweeted. “Completed on January 30, 2019 – 47 days ahead of schedule! Many miles more now under construction!”

If the new construction for the New Mexico wall was completed on Jan. 30, that would also mean Trump was right about it finishing well ahead of schedule. A press release from the Department of Homeland Security in April last year said that the project would begin immediately and would take approximately 390 days, which would have been in May. (A report in the El Paso Times in September, however, had readjusted the expected finish date to be closer to March.)

Trump last week also bragged that the administration had begun a new 6-mile stretch of wall in Texas. That was also true.

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so really, the New Mexico governor pulling her national guard from the border was just a political stunt, she knew her citizens were already being protected by America's border wall.
 

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced yesterday that authorities have discovered human traffickers keeping 67 illegal aliens from Guatemala and Ecuador in a "stash house" in Dexter, New Mexico. ICE reports that among these victims abused by transnational criminals include 6 teenagers.

“As the deplorable conditions of this stash house demonstrate, transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) have no respect for human life,” Jack P. Staton, special agent in charge of ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) El Paso, said in a press release. “Human smuggling is a multi-billion-dollar enterprise, and the individuals being smuggled are viewed as cargo by the criminal networks. HSI continues to investigate this organization and will hold them accountable for their illicit activities.”

ICE charged Guatemalan national Tomas Miguel Mateo with a "federal criminal complaint with harboring the illegal aliens and with unlawfully re-entering the United States after having been previously deported."

According to the press release, conditions for these illegal aliens were absolutely atrocious as dozens of people were cramped into 20 by 20 foot shed. Shockingly, one sign in Spanish in the stash was posted saying “Don’t use the bathroom.”

ICE, an organization the far-left seeks to abolish, regularly saves victims of human trafficking. According to ICE's website, "In fiscal year 2016, HSI initiated 1,029 investigations with a nexus to human trafficking and recorded 1,952 arrests, 1,176 indictments, and 631 convictions; 435 victims were identified and assisted."

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Sen. David Perdue of Georgia said he was “not prepared” for the explosion in drug trafficking that he learned about during a recent visit to the U.S. border with Mexico.
“I saw something that I was not expecting,” the Republican lawmaker told The Western Journal at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside of Washington, D.C., late last week.

“I expected to see the human trafficking, and we saw that with (Border) Patrol overnight,” Perdue said. “What I was not prepared for was the size and scope and how dramatically the drug trafficking has grown.”
He said that there has been an “explosion” in drug trafficking in the McAllen, Texas, area, where he visited.

The senator said seizures of fentanyl are up 73 percent from a year ago and methamphetamine is also flowing through the border at high levels. “This is a drug crisis of gargantuan proportion,” Perdue said.

He said Mexican cartels use human trafficking as a “distraction” to tie up Border Patrol agents, making it easier for drug traffickers to slip through.
NBC News reported the number of migrants crossing into the U.S. hit a 12-year-high for the month of February at 76,100.

Since the beginning of the fiscal year in October, Border Patrol has apprehended over 268,000 individuals entering in the country, a 97 percent increase over the same period in the previous year, according to the White House.

Cartels are thought to make about $2 billion in human trafficking, while trafficking drugs nets over $30 billion, Perdue said.
The senator related there is no doubt in his mind that what is happening at the border is a crisis, noting that is how former President Barack Obama described it, as well.

Perdue said 135 miles of barriers were built along the southern border while Obama was in office.

President Donald Trump has 124 miles under construction and improvement to existing barriers underway, and Congress just authorized 55 miles of new construction, Perdue said.

About 650 miles of the 1,954-mile border are covered with barriers of various forms, including 374 miles of pedestrian fencing, CNN reported.
Perdue said there’s no question that walls work.

“We know that where you build walls, illegal activity drops by 95 percent,” he said.

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The number of undocumented immigrants crossing the southern border last month was the highest total for February in 12 years, according to statistics released by Customs and Border Protection on Tuesday.
In 28 days, and in the same month President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to build a border wall, 76,103 immigrants without the needed documentation to enter the U.S. either presented themselves at legal ports of entry or were apprehended by Border Patrol between ports of entry.
It is the highest total for February since 2007, DHS officials said at a press conference Tuesday. It is also the highest single-month total since Trump was elected in November 2016. Crossings hit 66,842 in October 2016, just before Trump's election.​

The number of people taken into custody along the Mexico border jumped an additional 31 percent last month as an unprecedented mass migration of families from Central America pushes unauthorized crossings to the highest levels in a decade, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures released Tuesday.
Last month, the shortest of the year, was the busiest February at the border since 2007, officials said, with authorities detaining 76,103 migrants, up from 58,207 in January. The percentage of migrants who arrived as part of a family group also reached a new peak, with 40,325 parents and children taken into custody, a 67 percent leap from the previous month.
“The system is well beyond capacity and remains at a breaking point,” Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, the nation’s top border security official, told reporters Tuesday afternoon.​

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) argued in a hearing Wednesday that people often overlook the humanitarian concerns caused by smugglers exploiting women and children through the U.S. asylum process.

After DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen faced harsh questioning from Democrats regarding the separating of children from their parents at the border, Crenshaw noted, “a lot of questions have come up about the humanity of our policies, as they should. There’s some rightful anger about family separation but unfortunately it’s myopic because nobody ever talks about the other issues that we might have when it comes to our humanity.”
Crenshaw shared a discussion he'd had with a woman who told a heartbreaking story of kidnapping and sex trafficking.

“There was a young woman in my office yesterday, she’s from Mexico, she’s about eighteen years old. She was taken across the border, kidnapped about five years ago," he said, "they were turned back twice by border patrol, on the third attempt they made it through and she was brought to New York city where she was raped approximately 30 times a day for five years.”

“I don’t know why nobody talks about that kind of stuff,” Crenshaw said.
He went on to relate what he had seen at his own visit to the border in McAllen, Texas.

“In one location, 16 kids came across with adults that were not their parents,” he recounted. “Further questioning and follow-through led to a stash house of fifty-four people kidnapped inside in Houston.”
“Nobody talks about that humanity,” he lamented.

Crenshaw argued that those incidents are “direct results of the fact that our asylum laws are taken advantage of," and "of the fact that that woman in my office was allowed to walk straight across the border, nobody stopped her, there’s no wall, nothing.”

He said that walls work and provided the example of Brownsville, Texas which has 35 miles of border fencing and about six percent of illegal apprehensions as compared to the 94 percent that occur in McAllen, Texas where there is no wall.
Crenshaw also highlighted the fact that, under current asylum law, “if you bring a child with you, it’s your ticket into the United States, all you have to do is claim asylum.”

Townhall’s Katie Pavlich has repeatedly called attention to the fraudulent parent issue along the border.
"You can never really verify who the parents really are," former Border Patrol and Customs Special Agent Jason Piccolo told her. "Especially in light of adult males showing up with kids."

“Would you agree that our asylum process is completely taken advantage of?” Crenshaw asked Nielsen.
Nielsen agreed and called on Congress to fix the problems with current U.S. asylum law.

“There is nothing humane about a system that contemplates what we see today, that contemplates 60,000 children coming across the border unaccompanied, that contemplates the rape and abuse, the trafficking and child exploitation, the 70,000 Americans who died last year from drugs,” she said. “I’m asking Congress to work with me to change the law so that we can have a safe and orderly flow.”

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Authorities apprehended more than 700 illegal immigrants in El Paso overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Two convicted sex offenders were among those detained. The men had attempted to enter the U.S. with larger groups of immigrants that agents were processing.

“Both sex offenders were arrested in different groups attempting to enter the United States illegally evading Border Patrol agents. Both subjects had been convicted of their sex offenses and had served time in jail before being deported from the United States,” CBP said in a news release Thursday.

An unaccompanied 2-year-old was also found among one of the large groups, according to CBP.

The immigrants, mostly from Central America, had traveled primarily in large groups through Mexico before crossing into the U.S. The influx of crossings continued into Thursday to bring the total to more than 1,000 over a two-day period, KTSM-TV reported.

The recent apprehensions were among the largest number of illegal immigrants taken into custody in El Paso in recent years.

The number of unaccompanied children (those younger than 18 years old) who’ve been taken into federal custody in El Paso has spiked by 296 percent this fiscal year over 2018, according to recently released CBP data.

From October 2017 to February 2018, there were 1,355 unaccompanied minors apprehended. Since October, there have been more than 5,372.

And the number of those captured, while traveling as family units, has exploded by 1,689 percent, according to CBP data.

Agents in El Paso have taken in more than 36,298 traveling as family units since October, up from 2,029 during the same period during the fiscal year 2018.

One of the large groups was reportedly made up of mostly women and children from Brazil, Guatemala, and Honduras to Mexico.

One man said he had traveled with his daughter for days because he wanted to escape poverty in his home country.

“That’s why we’re pursuing this dream to travel to the United States so we can help our families, help my daughter who is here with me so she can go to school,” Andres Martinez told KTSM before he was detained.

But authorities said the immigrants are merely a diversion for drug smugglers.

“They’re using these individuals to try to coordinate movements and try to get our agents to create gaps in the coverage and that way they can try to exploit those gaps for the criminal aliens,” Border Patrol spokesman Joe Romero told the news outlet. “We’re talking about the felons. The wanted individuals, the pedophiles, the rapists, the murderers. They are trying to smuggle them past our agents by inundating them with groups like this.”

According to Romero, the smugglers are the ones who are controlling the movement of the immigrants and where they attempt to cross from Mexico into the U.S.
A smaller group of six was also arrested Wednesday.

A “28-year-old U.S. citizen and self-proclaimed prison gang member, was found to have an outstanding federal warrant for escape. In addition, the subject has a lengthy criminal record. The subject was remanded to the custody to the U.S. Marshals Service. The other five aliens are currently being processed accordingly,” according to the CBP release. “Criminal organizations continue to attempt to distract and occupy Border Patrol agents, however their continued vigilance and experience is stopping these attempts.”

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An illegal immigrant with prior convictions and multiple arrests for offenses such as false imprisonment and battery has been taken into custody in the stabbing death of a woman in San Jose, California.

Law enforcement officials decried the state’s sanctuary law as they revealed that before the murder, Santa Clara County officials ignored no less than nine U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests for the self-professed gang member.

Police say Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza, 24, stalked 59-year-old Bambi Larson before breaking into her home and killing her in her bedroom last month. Larson’s body was discovered by her son on Feb. 28, when he checked in on her after she failed to show up for work.

Carranza was arrested Monday after investigators linked him to the crime using DNA evidence from Larson’s home. He was also seen on security footage “stalking” the area near Larson’s home on the day of her murder and well as leaving the residence after the crime was committed.

The transient’s lengthy rap sheet goes back to 2013 when he was arrested for crossing into the U.S. at the southern border. He was deported back to Mexico but returned only to be arrested another 10 times with at least three convictions prior to Larson’s murder, according to the Daily Mail.

At the time of his arrest, Carranza was on probation for false imprisonment, burglary, and possession of methamphetamine.

San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia revealed at a news conference that ICE had applied nine times for a detainer on Carranza, which would have allowed for the suspect to be held longer than his jail term in order to allow federal authorities time to investigate his immigration status.

But county officials ignored the repeated requests due to Santa Clara’s sanctuary status, allowing Carranza to be released and commit further crimes. Garcia slammed the practice of freeing immigrant offenders rather than assisting ICE, saying, “This isn’t about politics, this is about public safety.”

“We are here to protect and embrace our otherwise law-abiding, undocumented residents,” Garcia added. “We are not here nor should we be here to shield admitted gangsters or violent criminals regardless of immigration status.”

ICE field director Erik Bonnar also spoke out against sanctuary policies, asking in a statement, “How many more people have to be killed or injured before California lawmakers will open discussions to revise the state policy prohibiting local law enforcement agencies from working with ICE to apprehend dangerous criminal aliens?

“It’s unfortunate that our communities face dangerous consequences because of inflexible state laws that protect criminal aliens,” Bonnar said in the statement. “These sanctuary policies have unintended, but very real, and often tragic consequences to public safety.”

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Customs and Border Protection in the San Diego Sector released a video earlier this week showing human traffickers dropping two young children over old sections of the border fence. The children were used as a way to distract Border Patrol agents. While the agents moved to help the children, who were left alone, nearly a dozen illegal aliens crossed into the United States nearby. Those individuals are now lost inside the country.


Last night, a human smuggler dropped two young Salvadoran girls, 6 and 9, from the aging border barrier behind concertina wire. As agents vacated their patrol positions in response, 10 people crossed illegally nearby. They eluded capture.
Last week Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost testified in front of Congress about the toll unaccompanied minors and family units are taking on agents' ability to carry out their core mission.

Each day nearly 25 percent of my agents are diverted away from our border security mission to transport, care for and process family members and unaccompanied minors," Provost said. "As more migrants arrive with medical needs, agents are transporting and escorting an average of 55 people a day to medical facilities. We are committed to addressing this humanitarian need, but we know when agents are occupied narcotics smugglers, criminal aliens, gang members and others use the opportunity to violate our borders and our laws."

Human traffickers and illegal aliens are using children as shields to break U.S. laws. Congress is doing nothing to stop it.

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After all of this documentation and facts, the Democrats still will not put America first. To them it is all about obstructing Trump even if it puts American citizens at risk. The Democrats are our enemy within.