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America’s Southern Crisis

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The nation of Haiti must be one of the most luckless countries on earth. From brave beginnings two centuries ago when a slave revolt established the state – the only successful slave revolt in history – the nation has progressed hardly at all.

It was cursed with awful government from the start. A favourite of Far Left speakers for decades, they used it as agitprop in their eternal quest to find a People’s Revolution that worked – with all the usual excuses of colonialism and such as to why it had not. I recall a girlfriend in the 1980’s dragging me along to one of these talks and after hearing the thunderous denunciations, mainly of the USA of course, I was rather surprised when I did some investigation and found that Haiti shared the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. To hear the speakers you’d have thought Haiti was an island unto itself – which I’m sure was the intention with mainly First Year students, otherwise questions might arise about how two places sharing very similar histories, racial and ethnic makeups, climate and so forth, and separated only by an artificial barrier, could have such utterly different economic and social outcomes (DR has $US 20,000 GDP per person, ten times Haiti’s)?

The 21st century has seen no improvement as it has suffered a a coup d’état and a catastrophic earthquake that killed over 250,000 people. There was another massive earthquake in August 2021. Tens of thousands of Haitians decided they had enough. Strangely they did not attempt to cross into the Dominican Republic, but headed for the USA. It’s quite a swim but they weren’t aiming for Florida but Mexico, following along with people from Venezuela and much of Latin America, plus Africans and even (more recently Ukrainians). Why Mexico?

Because that’s where they can cross most easily into the USA.

America’s Southern border was already in strife thanks to the feckless stupidity of the Biden administration or – if you incline to conspiracy theories – a plan to wreck the Republican stronghold of Texas and convert it to being a Blue State. The numbers below show how bad it is compared to previous years: Biden’s excuse of early 2021 – that it was a Winter-Spring surge that would end as illegals avoided the heat of summer – has long since gone down the gurgler.

That was 2021 and by September there were plenty of indicators that showed it was going to get worse in 2022 – starting with the hilarious plan to appoint Vice Cretin Harris as a “czar” dealing with the problem, a plan so poor that even Democrat Party butt plug MSNBC gagged:

“How about the message from our Vice President, where is she?” Ruhle wondered. “She was supposed to be in charge of all of these migration issues, going to those Northern Triangle countries – that’s obviously not Haiti, that was one of her first international trips with the message ‘do not come here illegally.” “People aren’t listening…. What is she saying now?”

Harris was saying nothing, preferring to let other members of her team lie for her:

“We are expelling individuals based on Title 42, specifically because of COVID, because we want to prevent a scenario where large numbers of people are gathering” – Jen Psaki (WH Press Sec)

“Our borders are not open” – DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

As Fox News’s journalist Bill Melugin, who specialises in immigration, refuted every single point – with evidence.

“I can tell you that is a tough pill for border agents to swallow. They talk to us off the record and they roll their eyes,” and then gesturing to the thousands of illegal immigrants camped out at the Del Rio, Texas/Mexico border behind him as evidence that Mayorkas was being dishonest.

It’s also “not always” true that migrants are expelled under Title 42. “Tens of thousands have been released,” he reported while confirming during a live segment that there were “no vaccine mandates” and there was “no COVID testing” going on at the southern border.

If anyone in the White House actually came down here and spoke to some migrants, they would realize these people have zero intention of leaving the US & every intention of trying to stay permanently. You don’t travel that far to spend a day or two in Del Rio & then leave.

And that last is the main point; the Biden Administration has simply ignored this crisis. Texas showed what could be done:

The knee jerk reaction of the Administration was not to congratulate Texas on this effort but to seize on a series of photos of Border Patrol officers on horses grabbing Haitian immigrants (see photo above), claiming that the horsemen had been whipping them. Even the man who took the photos said that that was a lie, but that made no difference to Paski, Pelosi and other Democrats: they just lied about it anyway. Hilariously the Democrat Party Wall for once showed a crack as they failed to coordinate with DHS Sec Mayorkas, who initially said he saw nothing amiss.

By next morning he’d changed his mind! The officers were suspended and investigations started into “Whipgate”. President Biden infamously corrupted a potential investigation by saying the agents who had allegedly “strapped” the migrants “will pay” Months later they were cleared of criminal wrongdoing, but because Biden could not be so humiliated in front of his base, there continued to be talk of “disciplinary measures” against two officers for “administrative violations”.

Things naturally got worse heading into 2022.

As you can imagine all this hasn’t gone down too well with the Border Patrol. Months later video was leaked of the rank and file clashing with CBP head Raul Ortiz in a very tense meeting in Laredo, Texas, right on the border :

Perhaps the most telling phrase in light of recent events in Martha’s Vineyard:

“You’re allowing illegal aliens to be dropped off in communities”.

The BP is not the only law enforcement agency that is bearing the brunt of the massive wave of illegal aliens. Ordinary Sheriff’s Departments and Police Departments are naturally sucked into its vortex:

Mark Dannels is the well-known and respected sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona… [his] department patrols eighty-three miles of the state’s four hundred mile boundary with Sonora, Mexico, halfway down a narrow ribbon of thirty-one counties stretching from California to Texas.

Naturally the wall construction in that area (and elsewhere of course) was scrapped as soon as Biden became President, but he also scrapped almost everything else. A quarter-billion in leftover border funds were redirected to military projects. No drones or smart tech – despite being promised in lieu of the wall (in fact local cops gave Bill Melugin a chopper ride to view the migrant crowds because Biden ordered the FAA to forbid all drone flights.). Three federal checkpoints in Cochise were shut down and three hundred border agents reassigned to immigrant childcare and processing duties. The Administration even allowed illegal immigrants to take domestic flights without formal ID. Try that as an ordinary tourist in the US, or a US citizen: it’s actually an inverse of rights, where illegal aliens have more rights than anybody else.

And so:

With the help of hundreds of county-installed cameras in the desert, Dannels estimates that out of five thousand alien border crossings in October 2021, more than 3500 aliens may have eluded his thinned patrol ranks.  During 2021 to date, SABRE has encountered 33,000 aliens, arresting forty-seven drug mules and seizing more than eight hundred pounds of marijuana and other drugs such as methamphetamine and heroin…Crime and trespassing complaints in the border towns have skyrocketed.  Ranchers walkabout their property well-armed, often bumping into small groups of migrants and drug couriers dressed in military-style camo and sporting heavy backpacks laden with belongings or narcotics.

One politician who did visit the border, Kansas GOP Senator Roger Marshall, put it bluntly:

“At nighttime, it looks like a war zone. There’s a sea of humanitarian crises here every evening. And every day, it’s lived out as well…. [Biden should] go up the interstate here 60 miles and pick up people that have been traveling for two or three days without water in the desert here as well… He needs to go with those farmers and ranchers who are finding dead bodies on their ranches now. Most every day now, they’re finding dead bodies”

What has happened in 2022 is entirely predictable:

The surge has shifted from being primarily Haitians in 2021 to Venezuelans in 2022. Based on the increasing violence of the drug cartel wars in Mexico and the resulting deterioration of institutions there, the US could see a wave of illegal Mexican immigrants that dwarfs the past.

There’s nothing humane about Biden’s illegal immigrant policies. In July 53 illegal immigrants died of heat while locked in a tractor-trailer unit. Thanks to the associated massive increase in methamphetamine smuggling, drug overdose deaths across the USA have soared by thousands as well (over 100,000 in 2021). More bodies added on Biden’s pile, but this is what he and his staff and the Democrat Party wanted. They proudly opened the border on day one of Biden’s administration. The word went out to friend and foe and everyone in between. As Powerline’s Scott Johnson put it:

I first heard “Abolish ICE” advocated as a policy by Ilhan Omar speaking to the special DFL endorsing convention on June 17, 2018. I covered the convention for Power Line on a Sunday afternoon. It was one of Omar’s leading themes in her remarks to the assembled Marxists, pacifists, and vegetarians whose endorsement she won. I thought it was a little out there, but Biden et al. have delivered the functional equivalent.

It’s no wonder that Texas Governor Abbott and Florida Governor DeSantis decided to bring the border crisis to the doors of the “Sanctuary Cities” run by smug Democrats.


Written by Tom Hunter

September 26, 2022 at 6:00 am

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  1. Haiti is denuded of trees as they have all been cut down for firewood. At the border it is a straight line between the desert of Haiti and the green of the DR.

    Place has been raped and pillaged by two hundred years of incompetent govt.

    Fighting Temeraire

    September 26, 2022 at 7:54 am

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