Over one thousand illegal immigrants flooded El Paso, Texas this week in a surge that was reportedly inspired by fake news online– rumors which falsely asserted that illegals who entered the U.S. through a certain gate at the border would be permitted to stay in the country, reports Infowars’ Dan Lyman.
“Over 1,000 migrants, mostly from Venezuela, surrendered themselves to USBP agents in El Paso, TX after making an illegal entry into the U.S.,” tweeted U.S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector Chief Anthony Good.
Over 1,000 migrants, mostly from #Venezuela, surrendered themselves to USBP agents in El Paso, TX after making an illegal entry into the U.S. USBPs authority to expel migrants under Title 42 & place migrants under Title 8 removal proceedings has NOT changed. @CBP @BorderPatrolHQ pic.twitter.com/lSRDfMTmRH
— Anthony “Scott” Good (@USBPChiefEPT) March 30, 2023
“USBPs authority to expel migrants under Title 42 & place migrants under Title 8 removal proceedings has NOT changed,” the official added in his tweet, which featured photos of what appears to be massive crowds of apprehended illegals close by the international border barrier.
NewsNation correspondent Ali Bradley reported that some of the illegal aliens attempted to evade law enforcement officers.
TX: @CBP says 1,000 Venezuelan migrants showed up in El Paso following a protest in Juarez this afternoon—They were reportedly once again misled by a social media post saying they could self-surrender at a specific location in El Paso, they would be able to stay in the U.S.… pic.twitter.com/DHRIhzxeiB
— Ali Bradley (@AliBradleyTV) March 30, 2023
Border Patrol released a statement explaining that crowds of mostly Venezuelan illegals crossed the border in El Paso following a protest.
“The size of the groups is between 20-30 migrants each with approximately 1,000 total surrendering to U.S. Border Patrol agents in El Paso. El Paso Sector surged additional agents and the migrants are being processed in an orderly manner. Migrants indicated social media posts had erroneously stated that if they surrendered to agents in El Paso at a certain location, they would be allowed to remain in the United States,” USBP said.
“The El Paso Sector continues to process individuals safely, efficiently, and effectively at the border and continues to expel migrants under CDC’s Title 42 authority. Those who cannot be expelled under Title 42, who are processed under the Title 8 authority and do not have a legal basis to remain in the United States, will be placed in removal proceedings.”
The Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector recently reported strains on their workforce stemming from a 920 percent increase in Chinese national illegal border crossings in 2023, Valiant News reported.
RGV continues to lead the nation in Chinese migrant encounters. In FY23, there have been 1,577 apprehensions-91% being single adults. A 920% increase compared to FY22 creating a strain on our workforce due to the complexities of the language barrier & lengthens the processing. pic.twitter.com/X9Z4QEbNT3
— Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez (@USBPChiefRGV) March 16, 2023
According to USBP Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez, the Rio Grande Valley sector is currently leading the nation in Chinese illegal immigrant encounters.
Chief Chavez tweeted that just this year, over 1,600 Chinese nationals, mostly single adults, have been apprehended at the southern border.
NEW: Chinese nationals are illegally crossing the border in unprecedented numbers in the RGV sector – up 920% comp to last year – and a cash cow for the cartels bc they pay $30k+ to be smuggled across. Here is a group of 5 we encountered yesterday @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/u7gkI9EVfr
— Griff Jenkins (@GriffJenkins) March 19, 2023
“RGV continues to lead the nation in Chinese migrant encounters. In FY23, there have been 1,577 apprehensions-91% being single adults. A 920% increase compared to FY22 creating a strain on our workforce due to the complexities of the language barrier & lengthens the processing,” Chief Chavez said.
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