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Massive line of immigrants get rafts with human smugglers across the Rio Grande: Crossings surge but the Biden administration insists there is no border crisis

 Shocking video shows a massive line of migrants being smuggled across the Rio Grande into Texas, despite President Joe Biden continuing to insist there is no crisis along the southern border. 

The clip, which was captured on Thursday morning by former Border Security Operations Center manager Jaeson Jones, shows dozens of migrants standing on an embankment as they wait for boats to bring them across into the United States. 

The small boats appear to be operated by people smugglers concealing their identities in ski masks.  

The footage has been shared by several politicians, including Texas Rep. Chip Roy, who has blasted President Biden for following a surge in border crossings. 

He claims migrants are being used as 'political pawns' by the Biden Administration, and that they are being harmed and killed trying to reach the US, lured by Biden's 'false promise of Amnesty'. 

Last week, Biden claimed there was no crisis at the southern border, despite  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detaining or processing a staggering 100,441 migrants in February. Nearly 10,000 of those were unaccompanied children. 

Biden's special advisor, Roberta Jacobsen, admitted in a White House briefing on Wednesday that the timing of the surge was 'no coincidence' because Biden's 'more humane' policies had given migrants 'hope'. 

DHS secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has similarly refused to call the surge a crisis, instead describing it as a 'challenge'

Shocking video shows a massive line of migrants being smuggled across the Rio Grande into Texas, despite President Joe Biden continuing to insist there is no crisis along the southern border

Shocking video shows a massive line of migrants being smuggled across the Rio Grande into Texas, despite President Joe Biden continuing to insist there is no crisis along the southern border

Migrant families and children climb the banks of the Rio Grande River into the United States as smugglers on rafts prepare to return to Mexico in an image taken last Thursday

Migrant families and children climb the banks of the Rio Grande River into the United States as smugglers on rafts prepare to return to Mexico in an image taken last Thursday

Republicans have slammed the Biden Administration for attempting to downplay the situation. 

'We have to recognize that words have consequences and actions have consequences,' Rep. Liz Cheney stated on Wednesday. 

'When the Biden administration refuses to enforce our immigration laws, when they refuse to build the wall, when they pass legislation like the bill that we passed yesterday that includes money for illegal immigrants, this is what happens.'

Meanwhile, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is not shying away from describing the situation as a 'crisis', using the word on Twitter Thursday.


On the same day, the CBP revealed that agents had apprehended 111 migrants smuggled inside of three separate trucks in the space of just 24 hours. 

44 of those people were stuffed into the back of a commercial truck which was stopped near Laredo North Station in Texas. 

The agents noted that none of the migrants were wearing masks, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.    

The CBP revealed that agents had apprehended 111 migrants smuggled inside of three separate trucks in the space of just 24 hours

The CBP revealed that agents had apprehended 111 migrants smuggled inside of three separate trucks in the space of just 24 hours

unaccompanied minors are transported in a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle after they crossed the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico on a raft on Tuesday

unaccompanied minors are transported in a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle after they crossed the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico on a raft on Tuesday 

A mother from Honduras holds her four month son Alexandro as she prepares to get in the back of a pick up truck for transport after crossing the Rio Grande River into the US

A mother from Honduras holds her four month son Alexandro as she prepares to get in the back of a pick up truck for transport after crossing the Rio Grande River into the US 

Migrant families and children sit in the back of a police truck for transport after they crossed the Rio Grande River into the United States from Mexico

Migrant families and children sit in the back of a police truck for transport after they crossed the Rio Grande River into the United States from Mexico

They hailed from a number of different countries, including 'Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.'

Meanwhile, The Washington Post reports that unaccompanied children are crossing the border in 'soaring numbers' and 'the Biden administration is struggling to shelter and care for them.'

According to the publication, the DHS has more than 8,500 minors in its shelters this week, and a further 3,500 'stuck in Border Patrol stations waiting for beds to open up'.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is coming under increasing pressure to discuss the situation with the media. 

She acknowledged Thursday that there has been 'a large flow of children across the border' but denied the border was 'open'.

'The border is not open, the vast majority of individuals apprehended or encountered at the border continue to be denied entry and are returned,' she stated. 

Still, thousands of migrants who crossed into the US last month were not turned away.  

New data published on Wednesday showed that the number of migrants detained along the southern border rose in February to levels not seen since 2019, when a dramatic surge in migrant family arrivals overwhelmed border facilities. 

Last week, Biden claimed there was no crisis at the southern border, despite Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detaining or processing a staggering 100,441 migrants in February. Nearly 10,000 of those were unaccompanied children

Last week, Biden claimed there was no crisis at the southern border, despite Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detaining or processing a staggering 100,441 migrants in February. Nearly 10,000 of those were unaccompanied children

Roberta Jacobsen, a special advisor to Joe Biden on migration, addressed the issue on Wednesday

Roberta Jacobsen, a special advisor to Joe Biden on migration, addressed the issue on Wednesday

The CBP said 25,000 of  100,000 the migrants they encountered in February had already attempted to cross the border previously.

Roberta Jacobsen, ambassador to Mexico from 2016-18 who now serves as a special advisor to Biden, admitted in a White House briefing on Wednesday that the timing of the surge was 'no coincidence'.

She said: 'We've seen surges before. Surges tend to respond to hope, and there was significant hope for a more humane policy after four years of pent-up demand.

'So I don't know if I would call that a coincidence.'

Under Biden, the Remain in Mexico policy, which kept migrants south of the border while waiting for their hearings, as well as asylum agreements with Northern Triangle countries have ended. 

Biden has also narrowed ICE's criteria for arrests and deportations. 

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Migrants who had been in Mexico under the 'Remain in Mexico' program pass a group that were just deported on Wednesday

Migrants who had been in Mexico under the 'Remain in Mexico' program pass a group that were just deported on Wednesday

Ingrid Ramos, a Guatemalan who spent a year waiting in Mexico, hugs a friend as she readies to leave a shelter

Ingrid Ramos, a Guatemalan who spent a year waiting in Mexico, hugs a friend as she readies to leave a shelter

Migrants on Wednesday leave a hostel, the Albergue Para Migrantes El Buen Samaritano, in Ciudad Juarez

Migrants on Wednesday leave a hostel, the Albergue Para Migrantes El Buen Samaritano, in Ciudad Juarez

Jacobsen said that the 'more humane policy' likely gave rise to rumors among people traffickers of leniency.

The 'coyotes', as the smugglers are known, then encouraged more migrants to pay to make the journey.

'The idea that a more humane policy would be in place may have driven people to make that decision, but perhaps, more importantly, it definitely drove smugglers to express disinformation, spread disinformation about what was now possible,' she said.

Jacobsen said that with a $4 billion plan, Biden hoped to tackle immigration at its root causes, working to make Latin American countries safer and more prosperous, and reduce the incentive to leave.

The sharpest uptick in migrant numbers was at Texas' Rio Grande Valley, which went from 17,000 migrant apprehensions in January to nearly 28,000 in February.

The area has long been the busiest crossing route on the border. Arizona also saw large increases. 

Women in the sprawling Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, which borders El Paso in Texas, say goodbye on Wednesday

Women in the sprawling Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, which borders El Paso in Texas, say goodbye on Wednesday

Migrants who have applied for asylum prepare to cross the border on a bus into the United States

Migrants who have applied for asylum prepare to cross the border on a bus into the United States

Well-wishers and staff at the migrant center wave off migrants in Ciudad Juarez as they head for processing

Well-wishers and staff at the migrant center wave off migrants in Ciudad Juarez as they head for processing

2 comments:

  1. Biden and the democrats want to swamp the US with brown and black underclass so they will become a majority to vote against white people and for the demorats

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    1. Forget color!
      They do not give a damn about color except as a tool to divide; they only want power.

      If millions of present day Swedes wanted to enter the US and were willing to sign-on to the Democrat party, they would be welcomed with open arms too--illegally or legally. That is the depth of corruption in the Democrat party. It should no longer be a viable political party. It should be outlawed but by whom lily-livered Republicans? They just rollover at the drop of a hat. It is their thing.

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