13 Chinese Caught at U.S.-Mexico Border. Africans, Brazilians, and Pakistanis Caught, Too. Smugglers Arrested.

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13 Chinese Caught at U.S.-Mexico Border. Africans, Brazilians, and Pakistanis Caught, Too. Smugglers Arrested.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents have nailed 13 Chinese and three dozen Africans and Brazilians and two Pakistanis at the U.S. border with Mexico in the past week along with four illegal-alien smugglers.

Though apprehensions of illegals at the border have dropped dramatically since agents were overrun with nearly 150,000 illegals during May, monthly totals are still in the tens of thousands. More than 50,000 illegals crossed in September, and border agents apprehended nearly a million in fiscal 2019.

And that total has routinely included nationals who are not from Mexico or Central America, but instead illegals who have traveled there in the hope they might cross the border, claim asylum, wait for release, and then disappear.

Chinese Fire Drill

Border agents caught the latest batch of Chinese on November 10.

Agents from the Comstock border station in the Del Rio Border Sector in Texas watched eight people cross the border illegally and then gave chase, Customs and Border Protection reported.

They bagged a Mexican and seven Chinese, six men and one woman. The Mexican, CBP reported, was an illegal-alien smuggler and charged with that crime.

Three days before that, agents at San Ysidro port of entry in California stopped a truck that carried six Chinese. They were hidden behind a false wall, CBP reported.

At about noon on November 7, the agency reported, an American in a moving van arrived at the port. “A CBP officer conducting inspections of vehicles as they waited in line noticed that the rear door of the moving truck was ajar,” CPB reported, and as he spoke with the driver, CBP dogs brought in to sniff the vehicle alerted agents that something was amiss.

Reported CBP:

CBP officers inspected the truck’s rear wall, prying it open slightly with a flat-head screwdriver, revealing a person. The driver was immediately removed from the vehicle and escorted into a secure area for further processing. CBP officers drove the truck to a secure location where they removed the false wall, freeing six Chinese nationals.

With six you get eggroll, as the old Doris Day comedy was titled, but any rate Chinese aren’t the only illegals who cross oceans to jump the border from Mexico.

Africans, Brazilians

Del Rio agents stopped another large bunch of illegals yesterday. They collared 36 from Congo, Brazil, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Illegals from the DRC might carry the Ebola virus, a pathogen that kills more often than not.

In July, the World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak there a global emergency. The latest report from WHO put the number of cases at more than 3000, with more than 2,000 deaths.

Two days ago, agents apprehended two illegals from Pakistan in separate crossings, one of whom attempted to slip by the checkpoint at Eagle Pass, which sits right on the border.

“Since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2020, Oct. 1,” CBP reported, “agents in the Del Rio Sector have apprehended more than 2,900 people from countries other than Mexico, a 60 percent increase from FY19, to date.”

The agency has not released apprehensions for October.

Throughout 2019, CBP reported, agents collared illegals from 59 countries.

Three More Smugglers

CBP also reported that agents caught three other smugglers who were attempting to bring in seven illegal aliens.

One, an American citizen from Elmendorff, Texas, with an “extensive criminal history,” tried to bring in three of the illegals: one Mexican and two more from Honduras, a mother and her 12-year-old daughter.

Agents also caught two brothers from San Antonio, Texas, who tried to smuggle four Mexican illegals into the country.

Courtesy of The New American