The Biden administration says there’s no crisis at the border despite the fact law enforcement officers continue to apprehend dangerous criminals trying to smuggle their way into the country. Over the Fourth of July weekend alone, border patrol officers arrested MS-13 gang members and sex offenders in the Rio Grande Valley region of the border.
Fox News reports:
On Friday, agents apprehended a Mexican national after a rancher reported him wandering near his porch. It turned out the Mexican had been deported multiple times and had been arrested in 1995 in California for rape and was convicted, serving three years in jail. He was arrested in 2008 for the manufacture of methamphetamine and served 17 years in prison, according to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) release.
On Sunday, in a group of 18 migrants near McAllen, Texas, agents found a Nicaraguan who had been arrested in Florida in 2002 and charged with sexual assault against a child and false imprisonment. He was sentenced to two years in jail and five years probation.
Just hours later, agents apprehended two Salvadoran men, including one who arrived as part of a group of 89 migrants composed mostly of families, who were members of the violent MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha gang.
The MS-13 gang was set up in Los Angeles by Central American immigrants and has expanded across the continent — particularly in Northern Triangle countries like El Salvador and Guatemala. It is known for its particularly horrific and gruesome crimes, and its motto is said to be “mata, viola, controla” — which means “kill, rape, control.”
Border crossings have been steadily climbing since Trump left office but the Biden administration has tried to dissuade Americans from believing their new relaxed policies and messaging are the reasons for the spike.