Brock Benson | Civil Patriot
In Holtville CA over two dozen people were crammed into a 1997 Ford Expedition when the vehicle collided with a tractor trailer killing 14 of them. It is believed the people onboard the vehicle at the time of the collision had entered the country illegally.
Since Biden took office, illegal immigrants have felt freer to cross the border in the U.S. This story out of Holtville CA is a sad reminder of what those migrant transports really look like.
How is D.C. responding to the influx of excited immigrants?
About 78,000 people tried to cross illegally into the U.S. in January, more than double the number from January 2020. In response, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki practically begged would-be illegal crossers not to stay away, but to wait a few weeks or months before illegally crossing. (Townhall)
Message: We want you! Just not quite yet.
That’s like telling a child, “Hey, there’s a cookie jar. We want you to eat those cookies inside. . .just not yet.”
When you’ve been told something is yours—whether a cookie or a new life in the U.S.—you don’t wait. You jump on it. And, sadly, we’re watching another example of what happens when that cookie jar is flung open for anyone to eat what they want.
Here’s what we now know about the crash:
A hole had been cut into the border fence near Holtville
The area is a known route for illegal border crossings
A pursuit was underway, with border patrol chasing a separate vehicle (which housed 19 people)
Seats had been removed from the vehicle to make more room
The SUV drove directly into the path of the tractor trailer
The youngest occupant in the vehicle was 15
Heartbreaking, all of it. And this is just one of many, many stories related to the crisis going on in our nation’s border states.
The White House refuses to admit that we’ve got a “border crisis.” They choose to call it a “challenge.” Regardless of what you call it, there are problems at every step of the way—from holes in the wall to chases to job issues, to COVID-19.
Speaking of COVID-19, consider this story out of a Texas border town:
Felipe Romero, a spokesperson for Brownsville, Texas, told Fox News that 108 migrants tested positive for the CCP virus since Jan. 25—when rapid testing for the virus began. That represents about 6.3 percent of the total undocumented migrants who were rapid-tested in Brownsville’s bus station, the official said.
And while most Democrats would downplay the border crisis, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), whose congressional district lies partially on the border, broke with the White House when he had this to say:
“It is not a crisis yet, but it will become a crisis. The numbers have been increasing, and as your report just said a few minutes ago, the numbers are just increasing every day. The number of unaccompanied kids, the number of families who are coming in are just increasing every day. In my district, just a couple of days ago, 166 people. And it goes on, and just different numbers are going up. So, it’s not a crisis yet, but it’s going to get there very soon.”
Open borders are a problem, folks. A big, big problem. Whether it’s COVID-19, accidents, influx of crime, or unaccompanied kids, the stories are never good.
If only the White House could see this for what it really is. . .a crisis.