As someone who resides in Texas, this issue has always lit a fire under me. Let us discuss how it is not fair to the Border Patrol officers, the families who are promised things if they come to America, and Americans in general. I know it is horrible to see children alone but this has to be done right.. for the protection of our nations citizens, and the people coming in. I do not know what it is like or pretend to know what it is like living in their shoes. I do know that rules and regulations WERE in place for a reason and now being ignored and changed to the detriment of America.
There are immigrants from all over the world who come to America the right way, following the law and the correct process to become legal.
Do all lawful immigrants choose to become U.S. citizens?
Not all lawful permanent residents choose to pursue U.S. citizenship. Those who wish to do so may apply after meeting certain requirements, including having lived in the U.S. for five years. In fiscal year 2019, about 800,000 immigrants applied for naturalization. The number of naturalization applications has climbed in recent years, though the annual totals remain below the 1.4 million applications filed in 2007.
Generally, most immigrants eligible for naturalization apply to become citizens. However, Mexican lawful immigrants have the lowest naturalization rate overall. Language and personal barriers, lack of interest and financial barriers are among the top reasons for choosing not to naturalize cited by Mexican-born green card holders, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey. -pewresearch.org
Even Mexico has worries and concerns according to American Military news.
Reuters reported Wednesday that Mexican officials are “worried the new U.S. administration’s asylum policies are stoking illegal immigration and creating business for organized crime.” Customs and Border Protection’s new data released Wednesday showed that over 100,000 migrants were apprehended in February, almost triple the apprehensions in February 2020. reuters.com
“They see him as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said referring to Biden the morning after a meeting with the president. “We need to work together to regulate the flow, because this business can’t be tackled from one day to the next.”
According to the report, Mexican intelligence believes the cartels are expanding their smuggling methods as the U.S. implements policies that “incentivize migration.”
One Mexican official familiar with the situation said the cartels started improving their methods “from the day Biden took office” and are now showing “unprecedented” refinement in their techniques.
“Migrants have become a commodity,” the official said, adding that people have become as valuable as drugs for the gangs. “But if a packet of drugs is lost in the sea, it’s gone. If migrants are lost, it’s human beings we’re talking about.”
Among the cartels’ changes is their tendency to travel in small groups instead of large caravans, allowing them to take more dangerous, less-traveled routes, the Mexican official said.
The gangs are using social media – including Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and YouTube – to communicate with migrants, updating them on checkpoints, freight trains, locations to stay at, and navigating immigration laws.
Smugglers are also training migrants to register complaints with authorities claiming they are being targeted by street gangs, and advising they use children to make asylum approval more likely.
Officials within the Mexican government are reportedly turning to improving infrastructure on its own southern border with Guatemala, standing in stark contrast to Biden’s decision to halt construction of former President Donald Trump’s border wall.
There are also concerns.. and this has happened – human trafficking.
Drew Hernandez: “The cartels will literally tell these people, ‘If you have a minor with you we’ll give you a lower price of $3,200. We’ll give you safe passage.’ On top of child smuggling, “we have all these pedophiles, rapists, and kidnappers being released into the United States.”
A mass-migration surge along the U.S. southern border has so overwhelmed Mexican cartel-associated smugglers that they are requiring their customers to wear numbered, colored, and labeled wristbands to denote payment and help them manage their swelling human inventory. By Todd Bensman
Photos and video of the cartel wristbands, provided to the Center for Immigration Studies by Tripwires and Triggers website owner Jaeson Jones, show that migrants discard the wristbands once they have reached the Texas side of the Rio Grande. The discarded bands are especially prevalent in Starr County in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley sector.
A CBP official confirmed to CIS that Border Patrol agents have been finding the discarded wristbands for nearly two months, coinciding with a migrant surge spawned by President Joe Biden’s promises to open the border to all illegal immigrants once he took office.
“It’s an inventory system,” a CBP official confirmed. “They’re all over the place.”
Jones, a retired captain for the Texas Department of Public Safety who specialized for years in combatting Mexican cartels, told CIS the wrist bands demonstrate the extent to which migration volume forced the criminal organizations to manage the surge for maximum efficiency and profit.
“What this means is that the cartels and the smuggling organizations have created a process because they are being so overrun with people that, even for them, it’s difficult to keep up with who has paid and who hasn’t,” said Jones, whose website is dedicated to exposing cartel abuses and activities. “It goes to show the sheer challenge that even they are facing in trying to ensure that people don’t overwhelm them.”
Not all migrants can afford the steep smuggling fee, which Jones said currently is $2,500 for a migrant from Mexico. The cartel smuggling groups are charging $3,000 for migrants from Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, and Honduras. Chinese migrants pay $5,000. Russians and Arabs pay top dollar at $9,000, Jones said his sources inside the organizations told him.
In conclusion, President Biden who can barely speak without his wife or an earpiece telling what to say is already making America unsafe with just this one action. People need to come in the right way and be documented.. WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY everyone. OUR tax dollars are paying for these people- and why even work? They will get a check regardless.
KEEP THE WALLS UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!