(Mark Pellin) Heavily armed cartel members have taken to brazenly mocking the Biden administration’s rapidly disintegrating open borders policy, while the illegal human smuggling trade is reaching horrific levels.
Fox News’ Bill Melugin on Wednesday reported an on-the-ground account of the unfolding chaos.
NEW: In multiple instances over the past several days, Texas DPS tells me suspected cartel gunmen involved in human smuggling have stood in & near the Rio Grande in Starr County and taunted TX National Guard soldiers. They wear tac vests & have AK47s.
Courtesy: @TxDPS @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/68dpIOa2Nc
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) October 6, 2021
“NEW: In multiple instances over the past several days, Texas DPS tells me suspected cartel gunmen involved in human smuggling have stood in & near the Rio Grande in Starr County and taunted TX National Guard soldiers. They wear tac vests & have AK47s,” Melugin relayed.
Human smugglers were acting with impunity, putting lives at risk, law enforcement agents in danger, and stranding the southern border in crisis, the Western Journal reported.
Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents had responded in one day to multiple human smuggling cases, in which 41 illegal immigrants were apprehended.
Stash houses for smuggled humans were raided in Roma and Edinburg, Texas, resulting in 37 illegal immigrants being detained.
“Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the health and safety of migrants or the citizens of the U.S. they may encounter,” said a release from Rio Grande Valley Sector officials.
While the Biden administration continued floundering to produce any semblance of an effective border policy, Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee continued calling for effective action.
“The dire situation along the southwest border is a crisis that has spun out of control,” said a letter to President Joe Biden from the committee’s 16 Republicans, which noted the record number of migrants illegally crossing the border.
“Why is your administration trying to deceive the American people that the border is secure?” the letter continued. “It is time for your administration to take appropriate steps to prevent a recurrence of what we witnessed in Del Rio, Texas.”