Joe Biden has ensured the complete collapse of the southern border. But there are some things that are even more alarming than we thought.
Because Border Patrol just uncovered a terrifying reality at the border.
Border Patrol agents are tasked with defending the nation from the onslaught of illegal immigration.
At least, that’s what they’re supposed to do, but the truth is scarier than you think.
The US Border Patrol has officially accepted responsibility for the decision to leave massive flood gates in the border wall open, allowing thousands of illegal immigrants to easily stream into Arizona.
Following some early finger-pointing at other federal agencies, the agency claimed responsibility for making the decision.
“USBP makes the final decision on opening gates based on operational conditions and forecasted weather,” the agency said a statement to The New York Post.
Cartels are taking advantage of the situation, dropping off migrants by the busload so they can walk into the US via open doors and hand themselves up to border agents, as The Post witnessed firsthand this weekend west of isolated Lukeville, Ariz.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released their latest operational figures last Friday, revealing that the border sector at Tucson, which includes the area with the open floodgates, has become the busiest in the country, with the Border Patrol encountering 42,561 people attempting to enter the country legally and illegally in July.
Border Patrol agents, following on orders from superiors, had welded 114 gates open to prevent anyone from closing them – something the agents had done frequently in an attempt to prevent individuals from crossing the border.
When The Post first contacted CBP, the Border Patrol’s parent agency, we were routed to other federal agencies that were purportedly engaged in the decision to keep the border doors open.
When The Post contacted the other agencies, they stated that it had nothing to do with them.
“CBP operates and maintains the gates,” US International Boundary and Water Commission spokesman Frank Fisher said after his agency was initially earmarked as potentially being behind the blunder.
CBP then added context, noting that the storm gates are generally kept closed, but are opened during the yearly monsoon season, which Arizona is presently experiencing, to prevent damage to the border wall.
“High water flow combined with excessive sediment and debris buildup can stress or comprise the design integrity of the barrier,” the department said.
“Once the rain or flood event is over and the debris and sediment are removed, the gates can be closed and secured.”
When the doors are open, a certain species of antelope can freely roam between the United States and Mexico as part of their natural habitat.
Around 1,400 migrants every day pass through the open gates from as far away as China and Egypt, as well as Central and South American countries, searching for a Border Patrol agent to surrender to and claim asylum.
“Those gates should never be open,” Brandon Judd, head of the National Border Patrol Union, raged.
“In my opinion and in the Border Patrol agent’s opinion, those gates should never come open.”
Judd feels the agency’s decision-makers should be “hammered” for not only allowing illegal immigrants in, but also endangering agents’ lives.
And we agree.
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