Mexican authorities discovered two drug tunnels along the border with the U.S. in recent days, according to Border Report.
The location of the tunnels was in Tijuana, which is just across the border from San Diego, California, according to Border Report. One of the tunnels was still under construction, but 45 feet from the U.S. border.
More than half of the job candidates seeking to become U.S. border patrol agents are failing the Homeland Security Department’s polygraph, though many passed such tests in other jobs, a pattern that is alarming some in Congress and leading a prominent union to suggest something sinister is happening.
Brandon Judd, president of National Border Patrol Council union, told Just the News that half to two-thirds of applicants continue to fail the lie detector test, and it is crippling the Customers and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s ability to keep staffed with the ongoing border crisis.
The Biden administration’s proposed “Safe Third Country” agreement attempting to crack down on an expected surge in illegal immigration at the southern border has a major loophole that still allows migrants to be released into the country en masse, according to a document the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) sent to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Daily Caller News Foundation exclusively obtained.
The policy, which was proposed in anticipation of the end of the Title 42 public health expulsion order on May 11, would make migrants seeking asylum that already passed through a safe country on the way to the U.S. ineligible for asylum. The Border Patrol union raised its concerns to DHS, asserting that the rule would still allow for “catch and release” because of loopholes, such as making a claim of credible fear to trigger the need for years-long adjudication, according to the NBPC response.
Ahead of President Biden’s first trip to the southern border on Sunday in El Paso, Texas, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas again said the U.S. southern border is closed.
His comments came despite thousands of illegal border crossers pouring into the city, filling the airport, sidewalks, homeless shelters. Over the past few days, many were bused out of town and otherwise cleared out ahead of the president’s visit.
The Border Patrol union president said he will support an immigration bill that includes amnesty for “Dreamers” if it also addresses border security in a Friday statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Reports have been circulating that ahead of the release of a bipartisan immigration bill’s text, National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd agreed to it as a “mass amnesty” plan. Sens. Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina, and Kyrsten Sinema, an independent from Arizona, are discussing a proposal that would grant citizenship for illegal immigrants enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, according to Fox News, citing sources familiar.
President Joe Biden visited Arizona on Tuesday but did not visit the U.S.-Mexico border. He visited the state to tour a Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. facility in the process of being constructed in Phoenix, Arizona.
When a reporter asked Biden why he would come to Arizona and not visit the border, the president said visiting the border is not a priority.
After another clash with foreign nationals illegally entering the U.S., the union representing Border Patrol agents is urging Americans to vote on Nov. 8 for candidates who will defend them, the rule of law, and the southern border.
On Monday, mostly single male Venezuelans, Mexicans and Hondurans crossed the Rio Grande River and attempted to illegally enter the U.S. near El Paso, Texas, and allegedly assaulted Border Patrol agents demanding to be let into the country.
The National Border Patrol Council, which represents the roughly 18,000 Border Patrol agents and support personnel, endorsed Karrin Taylor Robson to become Arizona’s Governor.
The group, which lobbies heavily for border security, opted to support Robson in the GOP primary, instead of contender Kari Lake.
The Tucson Station of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Sunday that it had apprehended a previously convicted attempted murderer attempting to illegally reenter the United States.
“Records revealed that Reynaldo Lira-Luqez was convicted of multiple felonies in [Miami Dade County, Florida] to include Attempted Second-Degree Murder,” John R. Modlin, Chief Patrol Agent of Tucson Sector CBP said on Twitter.