America's southern border is still a mess
While corporate media obsesses over a raid, Cheney’s next moves and monkeypox, American’s may have forgotten about the mess of a situation at the southern border.
Here are several recent examples of incidents that occurred on America’s southern border.
Aug. 5-6, Agents Arrest Four Convicted Sex Offenders and 16 Gang Members
On August 5, Falfurrias Border Patrol Station Agents apprehended Oscar Emilio Samayoa-Estrada, a Guatemalan national, in their area of operation. Samayoa was arrested in Redwood City, California and charged with lewd/lascivious acts with a child under 14-years-old by force and sentenced to 22 years’ incarceration.
Also on Aug. 5, McAllen Border Patrol Station Agents conducted record checks on Kevin Benitez, a Salvadoran national, who was apprehended with a group of six migrants in Hidalgo, Texas. Criminal history revealed he is a sex offender convicted for indecent exposure with a child in Houston in 2016.
On Aug. 6, agents apprehended a group of three individuals near the Rio Grande in Hidalgo. Record checks on a Mexican national revealed he was convicted of rape and sentenced to one year incarceration in Portland, Oregon. He was subsequently removed from the U.S.
On the evening of Aug. 6, Fort Brown Border Patrol Station agents working in Brownsville, Texas, arrested four adult migrants who illegally entered the United States. Criminal records checks revealed a 32-year-old Mexican national, Rogelio Perez-Mejia, was previously removed from the U.S. Perez-Mejia was arrested for cruelty towards a child and transmission of child pornography (3rd Degree Felony) in 2013 by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. He was subsequently found guilty and sentenced to one year confinement.
Agents also arrested Jose Valencia-Dominquez, a Mexican national illegally present in the United States. At the station, the subject’s criminal history revealed an arrest for sexual assault of a child less than 11-year-old by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina. The individual was subsequently found guilty and sentenced to 15 years’ confinement.
Additionally, agents apprehended 22 gang members associated to the Cartel Del Golfo, 18th Street, Mara Salvatrucha, Paisas, and 18 Revolucionarios gangs.
Aug. 9-12, Over 30 Dangerous Human Smuggling Schemes Disrupted
Between Aug. 9-12, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents disrupted three attempts at smuggling 31 migrants into the country. All migrants came from Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil and Honduras.
Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol while remaining anonymous by calling 1-800-635-2509.
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Aug. 2, Fleeing Guatemalan Drowns in River
On Aug. 2, Border Patrol Agents received a report of multiple groups of suspected undocumented migrants in an area known as Avocado Landing, located near Los Ebanos, Texas.
Three agents responded to the area and apprehended eight migrants; however, several other individuals fled towards the river. Upon securing the migrants, agents searched for additional migrants and encountered about ten more individuals alongside the riverbank. As the Border Patrol agents began sending the migrants to other agents to be secured, they heard screaming in the river. The agents called for support, which resulted in the deployment of a rescue flotation device.
Vessels from the U.S. Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department searched the river and a man’s body was recovered. The decedent was later identified as a citizen of Guatemala.
Aug. 10, Woman Rescued with Severed Foot
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station rescued a Honduran woman in need of immediate medical attention after she jumped from a rail car and severed her foot, just above the ankle.
Since Oct. 1, 2021, Del Rio Sector agents have rescued more than 350 migrants from railroad related incidents.
Aug. 11-12, Agents Dismantle Human Smuggling Stash Houses
On Aug. 11, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo South Station discovered a human smuggling stash house containing 19 migrants, all were from Guatemala.
On Aug. 12, Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Laredo North Station encountered a human smuggling stash house containing a total of 8 migrants from Guatemala (7) and Mexico(1). Later that morning, Border Patrol agents encountered a stash house with 3 Mexican migrants inside.
Aug. 10-12, Agents Spoil Three Human Smuggling Events
On Aug. 10, Falfurrias Border Patrol Station Agents observed a Ford Escape load up several subjects. Moments later, Brooks County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) officers encountered the vehicle and attempted to initiate a vehicle stop. The driver failed to yield and sped away. The vehicle veered off the road through a property fence and the subjects bailed out. A search of the area, lead to the apprehension of four migrants, all determined to be illegally present in the U.S. Agents. BP Agents also arrested two U.S citizens, who were turned over to BCSO to face state charges.
Additionally, Border Patrol agents disrupted two narcotics smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of nearly 300 pounds of marijuana valued at over $24,000.
On Aug. 11, a Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) helicopter observed a white Ford Escape load-up several people in a well-known human smuggling area in Mission, Texas. Moments later, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers encountered the vehicle and attempted to initiate a vehicle stop. The driver failed to yield and led troopers on a vehicle pursuit. The vehicle came to a stop just south of Interstate Highway 2 where the driver and several occupants fled. With the assistance of the AMO helicopter, agents were able to apprehend nine migrants all determined to be illegally present in the U.S. The driver, a U.S. citizen, was also arrested and turned over to Texas DPS.
On August 12, Harlingen Border Patrol Station Agents were involved in a vehicle pursuit near Bluetown, Texas where six migrants were apprehended after they fled in a Lincoln Navigator. The driver was not located.
Aug. 17, Agents Seize Over $400,000 in Methamphetamine
On Aug. 17, Border Patrol Agents at the Eagle Pass Camino Real Bridge intercepted $467,375.20 (23 pounds) worth of methamphetamine.
Aug. 17, Agents Encounter Travel Trailer Full of Migrants
On Aug. 17, Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 37 migrants attempting to flee from a large human smuggling attempt in the city of Del Rio.
After following a suspicious travel trailer into a Walmart parking lot, agents observed multiple people climb out of the trailer and attempt to flee the area.
Border Patrol agents, along with local law enforcement officers, apprehended 15 people who fled through the parking lot. Inside the unventilated trailer were 22 people, including a family with a young child, in visible distress as the temperature exceeded 100 degrees.
All 37 individual were citizens of Mexico.