David Perez Tejada, a delegate of the National Migration Institute in California, told NBC News that human traffickers often imitate U.S. Border Patrol agents to trick desperate migrants. Tejada said the smugglers likely lied to them by saying, “Hop on, we already have an agreement. This is a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle. With this, they won’t ask you anything before you cross the border.” Human rights activist Victor Clark Alfaro, a professor at San Diego State University, said the smugglers then exploit and abuse the migrants, sometimes trapping them into human slavery. “If you are in the hands of smugglers, they can not only rape women, extort migrants and steal their belongings, but even kill them,” Alfaro told NBC News. In this instance, the group included 13 men and four women who were exposed to scorching temperatures inside the truck they were squeezed into. A U.S. Border Patrol spokesperson told the San Diego Union-Tribune that “transnational criminal organizations profit by going to great lengths to smuggle people and contraband into the United States.” A similar incident occurred in 2021, when a fake Border Patrol vehicle hauling 10 illegal aliens was apprehended by Homeland Security agents near the Tucson, Arizona, border. Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin, who has done extensive reporting on Biden’s border crisis, noted how authentic the bogus Border Patrol vehicles can appear.
DYK: Smugglers “clone” vehicles to resemble law enforcement or business ones. El Centro agents stopped a cloned BP vehicle from entering the U.S. after observing a subject trying to breach the border fence w/ a cutting torch. Mexican officials responded and arrested 17 subjects. pic.twitter.com/eVwE4XtH3a— Chief Jason Owens (@USBPChief) July 25, 2023
By now, it is painfully obvious that illegal immigration has metastasized under Biden‘s atrocious “leadership.” Not only is illegal immigration potentially deadly for migrants, but it endangers the safety of all Americans. Many migrants who have illegally crossed our porous borders have lengthy criminal records. Yet they’re being allowed by this administration to roam free — maybe in your neighborhood.
NEW: Looks like a legit Border Patrol vehicle, right? It’s a fake. Border Patrol in Tucson, AZ arrested a human smuggler who basically cloned a Border Patrol SUV, had a fake uniform, and had 10 illegal immigrants in the car. All in custody. @FoxNews Courtesy: @USBPChiefTCA pic.twitter.com/Y3uoL42HEt— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) August 25, 2021
7/24: A joint enforcement action involving Laredo Sector and the Webb County Constables Office led to the apprehension of 4 undocumented individuals in a stash house. All four are being prosecuted due to significant prior criminal histories (drugs, assault, DUI, weapon). pic.twitter.com/TIOXTVViHa— Chief Jason Owens (@USBPChief) July 25, 2023
A relentless daily barrage of unvetted illegal aliens is accelerating the collapse of the United States by straining public resources and jeopardizing national security. The fact that Biden won’t even acknowledge this unprecedented emergency underscores once again that the American people are not his top priority. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
On July 24th, Eagle Pass agents encountered a subject with an outstanding arrest warrant for homicide in Mexico. They coordinated with Mexico to extradite the subject, keeping another dangerous felon out of our communities. pic.twitter.com/U7a6Q5OPPs— Chief Jason Owens (@USBPChief) July 26, 2023