Former Border Patrol Agent On The Invasion: OTMs, Catch-And-Release, And Hidden Illegals

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October 18, 2021
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National News
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... The numbers of crossings on the Texas/Mexico border are compiled from Tuesday to Tuesday. The week ending September 21st had 33,000 illegal aliens encountered, September 28th had 26,000 and October 5th had a little over 20,000.

A significant portion of the illegal aliens were OTMs meaning "Other Than Mexican." For instance, it was over 19,000 of the total for week ending September 28th and over 14,000 for the week ending October 5th. Sadly, even the Mexicans encountered are just sent back to try again anyway.

The majority of the OTMs were from Central America: El Salvador, Guatemala (the biggest), Nicaragua and Honduras. However, there were quite a few Cubans, Brazilians, and Venezuelans....

On any given day, there's about 500 people under the bridge....

The local authorities complained to the Border Patrol about the Border Patrol's dumping the illegal aliens at the local bus station. After the complaint, the Border Patrol worked with Catholic Charities and either released the aliens directly to Catholic Charities or took a van with a few OTMs at a time and let them off at the bus station.

As a result, a lot of the immigration was hidden from the local public. I talked to some locals who were absolutely clueless about what was happening....

The United States has grown by over 100 million people since 1980. It's been a steady slow increase, sort of like the slow heating of the water to boil a frog. However, they send a few here, a few there and only gradually does the increase become apparent....

Related

There's a Reason Why Most Don't Know About Biden Regime's Secret Illegal Alien Flights, by Matt Vespa, Townhall, October 19, 2021:

... For weeks, the Biden administration has been transporting illegal minors in the dead of night, but The New York Post did some digging around. Here’s what they found about Biden’s secret illegal alien flights:...

Planeloads of underage migrants are being flown secretly into suburban New York in an effort by President Biden’s administration to quietly resettle them across the region, The Post has learned.

The charter flights originate in Texas, where the ongoing border crisis has overwhelmed local immigration officials, and have been underway since at least August, according to sources familiar with the matter....

The clandestine nature of the operation raises questions about how the White House is dealing with surge in unaccompanied minors.

The most recent figures from US Customs and Border Protection show that just during July and August, 37,805 unaccompanied minors were caught entering the US from Mexico — sometimes after being abandoned  by professional  smugglers known as “coyotes.”...

The Disaster at Our Southern Border, by Mark Morgon, Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Imprimis, August 2021:

In just a few short months, the Biden administration has created a disaster on the southern border of the United States. It did so by methodically—and by all indications intentionally—undoing every meaningful border security measure that had been in place. As a result, we have had five straight months of over 170,000 illegal immigrants apprehended at the border. The number in June was the highest in over 20 years. And Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been effectively shut down....

The unspoken alternative is to enforce the law, taking in immigrants who enter the U.S. legally while securing our borders against those who attempt to enter illegally—particularly those meaning to do us harm....

In conclusion, it is simply common sense to view border security as national security. If you make this point today, you risk being called a racist or worse. But it needs to be said over and over until we fight our way back to the point where we have a bipartisan consensus that immigration laws should be enforced....

What we need is widespread active public involvement. Illegal immigration, border security, the erosion of the rule of law, and the loss of our nation’s sovereignty are interconnected, and should be debated as important issues in local and state politics as well as national....

How many illegal aliens reside in the United States?