Here they come: Migrants bound for the U.S. border ride on top of a train in Ixtepec, in Oaxaca, southern Mexico (AP).
For months, Stand With Arizona has been reporting (most recently here, here and here) on the massive increase in border crossings since Obama and the ‘Gang of Eight’ started promising amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.
And I have been interviewed by two dozen media outlets from the Washington Post and L.A. Times to CNN and even FoxNews. Each time I begged them to report the truth about what border agents were telling me – that a tidal wave of new alien arrivals was overwhelming agents and ranchers – especially in Texas.
We showed them emails and faxes, even one handwritten note from a border agent with the numbers. We even told them how DHS stopped releasing monthly statistics on apprehensions after the border crossing spike became known.
The national media ignored the evidence for 9 weeks – until now.
One of the reporters we spoke to, Anna Werner, from CBS News, is now reporting that arrests of illegal aliens crossing into the United States have nearly tripled in recent months in anticipation of the ‘Gang of Eight’ amnesty. To her credit, Werner spoke to border agents to verify the numbers we showed her back in March, and presented them on the CBS Evening News (video link).
In March, 7,500 illegals were arrested in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, which includes McAllen, CBS quoted agent Chris Cabrera as reporting. That’s up from 2,800 in January. And that January number itself is up 200% over 2012. In February, nearly 4,800 illegals were arrested in the Rio Grande.
CBS even reported (as we did at the time) how overwhelmed agents in McAllen used their station’s carport to process nearly 900 illegals caught over three days in March, as they ran out of space to handle the massive influx.
The CBS report included surveillance video showing more than 40 men, women and children crossing the border illegally from Mexico during the night.
“The people in Washington think they have this idea that the border is safe, the border is secure,” agent Cabrera said. “I think they need to come down here and take a look.”
And remember – the ‘Gang of Eight’ bill does nothing to secure the border whatsoever. Even its proponents now admit that. If it passes there will be an even larger wave of illegals crossing the border, leaving ranchers and border states devastated by cartel criminals, and the wages of American workers further depressed by illegal aliens.
CBS interviewed one rancher, Juan Mercado, who lives on border property his family has owned since the 1850s, and is now under seige. Illegals usually come across his property, but recently Mercado has seen a tidal wave of illegals streaming across.
“I’m being invaded by people who have no permission to be on my property,” Mercado said. “By smugglers, by illegals.”
Mercado is left exposed by the failed border security policies of Obama and Napolitano’s DHS. So, as we reported last year regarding Texas ranchers turning to AK-47′s to defend themselves, Mercado is now relying on his own security system: a gun.
“I get a clip and it’s ready to go,” he said.
Is that the best the Feds can do? Leave it to Americans on the border to fend for themselves as they concern themselves with blanket amnesty to satisfy slave-labor addicted big businesses, and ethnic intimidation groups? ENOUGH!
Secure the border NOW. KILL THIS BILL!
Call your Senator and DEMAND it: 202-224-3121.
If YOU are sick and tired of hearing about a “path to citizenship” and “immigration reform” and just want to see the border secured, the rule of law upheld and amnesty for illegals stopped, then put your name where your heart is, and join the 170,000 who have signed the petition (click the link below)…