When thousands of Haitian migrants stormed the U.S. border, the crisis intensified overnight. Prior to this latest surge, many officials had already said the border was in dire condition.
So, when 14,000 Haitian travelers camped at an international bridge in Del Rio, Texas, the situation quickly boiled over. Border patrol doesn’t appear to have a firm grasp, either.
But this has led to yet another major problem — and it has a direct impact on national security.
Because the Haitian surge has required so much in the way of manpower and resources, it has added further strain to the system. And again, that system appears to have been severely taxed.
And while they’re making strides to deal with the problem – this includes closing the port of entry and starting deportations – the crisis continues.
It continues in other places along the border because the latest surge has drawn so many agents and resources to Del Rio. The result is widening gaps in security along the U.S./Mexico border.
CBP sources are saying that in fact, some parts are “completely unguarded.”
From Fox News:
As officials scramble to cope with the flood of Haitian migrants to the Del Rio bridge, multiple sources say that the response — including a surge in agents to the bridge from elsewhere in the sector — has left other parts of the border wide open.
The bridge itself is a tremendous problem for authorities, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Head of the National Border Patrol Council, Brandon Judd, was reportedly told “months ago” that the Del Rio bridge was a weak point. But they just didn’t make the necessary preparations.
That could’ve been due to the strained manpower and resources issue, however.
And that’s what we’re seeing now with the unguarded portions of the border, as authorities desperately attempt to regain control in Del Rio. Now we have “wide open” spots along our already porous border.
Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan gave the disturbing update to Fox & Friends:
‘There’s no operational control,’ he said.
‘When you surge resources to the RGV in the Del Rio Sector that leaves two hundred and twenty four miles of border unguarded.’
Homan claims he’s seen the assignment sheets, and says 224 miles of the southern border are basically devoid of security right now.
That’s an awfully long stretch of unguarded territory, and it’s likely that undocumented travelers will take full advantage. This is something the Biden administration evidently doesn’t want to acknowledge.
This is another major issue that has been plaguing the President throughout 2021.
The border crisis, combined with the Afghanistan disaster and lingering economy fears and rising inflation, has caused Biden’s approval to drop significantly.
And at this rate, it might continue dropping if something isn’t done to fix these tremendous problems America currently faces.
- Border authorities have assembled to try to stop the 14,000-strong Haitian surge in Del Rio.
- This has left large parts of the border “completely unguarded.”
- Former ICE Director Tom Homan said 224 miles of border are basically wide open now.
Source: Fox News