According to Border Report, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) there has been a surge in assaults on its agents at the hands of illegal aliens crossing the border.
“Assaults on Border Patrol agents are up 400% in the Big Bend Sector of Texas, as more adult males — some of them with a violent past — are trying to enter the U.S. illegally, the federal agency said,” according to the report.
Chief Agent Matthew Hudak said that the increase in assaults has occurred in conjunction with an increase in single males crossing the border, many of whom have already been deported from the United States.
“Last year we were going after family units and unaccompanied minors, so we had very low incidents of violence,” he told Border Report. “But now, some of these single adult males have a prior criminal history or have come here before and have a lifetime ban on reentry, so they’re trying to avoid arrest.”
Despite media claims to the contrary, many of the people who cross the border illegally are violent criminals. This site has chronicled the arrests of several members of the brutal Salvadoran MS-13 gang this year alone.
Many of those gang members have criminal records in the United States, and have been previously deported. Furthermore, the gang has been implicated in the murder of a witness who was set to testify against its members in New York, and one of its members was recently arrested after threatening to assassinate NYPD officers.
Hudak explained that single males tend to be more dangerous than families attempting to cross the border.
“(Single adults) is the demographic that tries to evade arrest, avoid detection and tends to move to more remote areas. It’s not the groups that walk up and turn themselves into agents. There’s a lot of tracking and pursuit involved,” he said.
Still, fewer people overall are attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico.
Numbers have plummeted after President Donald J. Trump came to an agreement with Guatemala for the Central American country to house United States asylum seekers while they wait for an immigration hearing.
The asylum system is ripe with fraud, and about half of the applicants are turned away.
Moving asylum seekers to Guatemala curbs applications from those who are simply looking for a ticket to the United States, and do not have a legitimate case.
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