White House-Neutered Border Patrol Watches Helplessly
Here’s a brief but powerful story that underlines how severe the border surge is and the peril the invasion puts America in.
On a video which you can see here, a smuggler transports a mother and her child by jet ski across the Rio Grande River to Texas. Shortly after reaching land, they turn themselves into the Border Patrol.
In an interview, Border Patrol agent Albert Spratte discussed how easily coyotes can access the United States on their jet skis. Unless smugglers set foot into the U.S., agents are powerless to detain them. Spratte also described what formidable opposition the coyotes represent. Said Spratte: “They have more intel than we do,” with which they can advise fellow coyotes of every movement the Border Patrol makes. Once agents leave one area unprotected, smugglers enter at that point.
Coyote fees for illegal immigrants entering directly from Mexico range from $3,000 to $4,000; those coming from Central America pay $7,000 to $10,000. Chinese may pay as much as $75,000 to enter the U.S. illegally.
Obviously, smuggling aliens is a lucrative enterprise that the Obama administration enables through its deferred action, prosecutorial discretion and catch-and-release programs.
Tell Congress to tell the President to enforce immigration laws at our border.