Migrants Testing Border Defenses

CBP Training

In the past few weeks on a number of occasions, large groups of migrants along our southern border have attempted to rush the border and overwhelm border guards. So far, the attempts have been thwarted by the CBP, but not without effort.

  • On Wednesday, July 3, Border Patrol officers temporarily closed  the Hidalgo International Bridge at McAllen, Texas, with concertina wire and barricades after several groups of migrants attempted to rush the port of entry.
  • The next morning, July 4, the Border Patrol closed the Gateway International Bridge at Brownsville after receiving a tip that a group of Cuban migrants were planning  to cross the border by force.  Immediately prior to the closing, Mexican officers had dispersed a crowd of 300 that had gathered on the Mexican side.
  • On Monday, July 15, border guards at the Ciudad Acuna-Del Rio Port of Entry in Texas used heavy machinery to set up a series of concrete and metal barricades and barbed wire to prevent a rush by migrants that was being arranged over social media.
  • On Friday, July 19, shortly after 4 a.m., a group of approximately 47 migrants tried, in three waves,  to rush the border at the Pharr International Bridge near McAllen.  The CBP made the following announcement: “Ignoring commands to stop, the group suddenly rushed the temporary barricades, bent metal poles and disabled the concertina wire affixed to the barrier.”  The migrants fought with CBP officers, attempting to rip away the agents’ protective gear.  Sixteen were arrested but only two charged.  Migrants on the Mexican side were dispersed by Mexican officials.

The uptick in these attempts represents an increasingly emboldened attitude on the part of illegals attempting to gain entry to our country in any way possible. These are not humble “asylum seekers” fleeing real or imagined threats in their home country. They are would-be invaders who see the reports of  how our border agents have been reduced to the level of  nurse-maids for illegals,  and they correctly perceive a collective  lack of American will.

Unless something is done, sooner or later, the charges and the rushes will begin to break through.

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