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Border Patrol agents reveal how easily terrorists and killers get into US despite being screened

(NEW YORK POST) — Overwhelmed US border agents say violent offenders and potential terror threats are not getting singled out from the thousands of people caught illegally infiltrating the country every day.

The border enforcers are sounding the alarm, saying they do not get enough time to effectively screen people before they are ordered to let them go — usually within three days.

Disorganized and uncooperative foreign governments with poor record-keeping also do not help, allowing a Colombian murderer, Somali terrorist and an Afghan on the terror watchlist to run free inside the country, the sources say.

“It’s a catch-and-release operation, so they bring in busloads of people, they fingerprint them and [run them through a system], and initially, a lot of times, nothing comes back on these people,” a Border Patrol agent said of the distasterous situation.

“The turnover is insane, it’s less than 72 hours.”

Fugitive Colombian murderer

Border Patrol encountered a convicted murderer from Colombia, Efrain Vidales Vargas, 49, after he crossed illegally into San Luis, Ariz., on Nov. 27, 2023, federal authorities say.

Vargas was turned over to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which learned of his criminal history Dec. 11, 2023, but still released him into the country two days later with a future court immigration date because the agency lacked detention space, according to NewsNation.

ICE eventually re-apprehended Vargas in Pittsfield, Mass., on May 6 after learning of an Interpol notice seeking his arrest, the outlet reported.

Migrants rushing to cross border now in case Biden loses in November

(NEW YORK POST) — YUMA, Arizona — Migrants are coming to the US now because they fear President Biden could lose re-election in November and Donald Trump will shut the border.

Colombian brothers Ricardo, 20, and Sebastian, 18, spoke with The Post after crossing the Arizona border illegally last week.

They said they had been receiving assistance at the Yuma Regional Center for Border Health as they waited for a bus to the Phoenix airport, where they later caught a flight to New Jersey.

“We think with the elections, it will be harder,” Ricardo said.

“We don’t want Trump,” Sebastian said.

The brothers claimed asylum after they crossed the southern border and turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents in Yuma. They said they faced threats from criminals in Colombia, leading them to flee.

Border Patrol agents subsequently released them to the local nonprofit aid group and gave them court dates for their first asylum hearings scheduled for October.

Co-Founder of Sinaloa Cartel Charged in Superseding Indictment with Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Fentanyl

(UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK) — Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada Garcia Allegedly Continues to Lead the Sinaloa Cartel From Hiding

A fifth superseding indictment was filed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Ismael Zambada Garcia, also known as “El Mayo,” with conspiring to manufacture and distribute a substance, containing N-phenyl-N-[1-(2-phenylethyl)-4-piperidinyl] propanamide (“fentanyl”), a Schedule II controlled substance intending and knowing that such substances would be unlawfully imported into the United States. Zambada was previously charged in multiple superseding indictments with running a continuing criminal enterprise, as well as murder conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and fentanyl manufacture and distribution conspiracy, as well as other drug-related crimes, through his continuing leadership of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the most violent and powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world. The fifth superseding indictment extends the end-dates of the continuing criminal enterprise and several conspiracies from May 2014 to January 2024. Zambada Garcia remains at large.

Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; Anne Milgram, Administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Ivan J. Arvelo, Acting Assistant Director of Domestic Operations, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); David Sundberg, Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington Field Office (FBI); Edward A. Caban, Commissioner, New York City Police Department (NYPD); and Steven G. James, Superintendent, New York State Police (NYSP), announced the fifth superseding indictment.

“As alleged, Zambada Garcia is charged with numerous drug offenses, now including the manufacture and distribution of fentanyl, a deadly drug that was largely unheard of when he founded the Sinaloa Cartel more than three decades ago and today is responsible for immeasurable harm,” stated United States Attorney Peace. “While Zambada Garcia continues to be a principal leader of the criminal enterprise responsible for importing enormous quantities of narcotics into the United States, this fifth superseding indictment demonstrates our firm resolve to bring him to justice, just as we did with his former co-conspirator El Chapo, and just as we will continue to do to all those who traffic drugs and seek to profit from the devastation inflicted on our communities.”

Mr. Peace also expressed his thanks to the Justice Department Criminal Division’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section for its assistance on the case.

“Fentanyl is the deadliest drug threat Americans have ever faced, and the Sinaloa Cartel continues to be the largest trafficker of fentanyl into the United States,” stated DEA Administrator Milgram. “With fentanyl the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 18 and 45, we must continue to hold Zambada Garcia and other cartel leaders, members, and associates accountable for the people they have killed.”

Stephen Miller: ‘Seal the border, deport all the illegals’

(THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER) — The architect of many of former President Donald Trump’s most effective and controversial policies on Friday laid out what is likely to be Trump’s first-day immigration plan if he beats President Joe Biden in November.

“The simple part is seal the border, deport all the illegals,” Stephen Miller told an audience at the 2024 Conservative Political Action Conference.

“You get in; you have two policy objectives that you proceed with utter determination on: seal the border, no illegals in, everyone here goes out. That’s very straightforward,” Miller said.

More so than Homeland Security officials, Miller was the brainchild of Trump’s immigration policies that saw a sizable cut in illegal immigrants succeeding in crossing the border. He was involved in every angle, from building a border wall to working with Mexico to keep migrants on the southern side of the border until their paperwork needed to enter the United States was ready.

When Biden came to office, the new president ended virtually every Trump immigration policy. The result has been historic and record-breaking illegal immigration. Some expect 10 million illegal immigrants to have crossed the border by the end of Biden’s first term.

Over 434,000 Illegals Flown into US Under Biden CHNV Parole Program

May 18, 2024
(THE GATEWAY PUNDIT)–This is Joe Biden’s America.

New data from the CBP reveals that over 434,000 illegal aliens have been flown into the US under crooked Joe Biden’s CHNV parole program.

CHNV is an abbreviation for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans. This parole program allows up to 30,000 “non-citizens” per month from those countries to be considered entry into the US by being flown directly into the country.

The accumulated total under this program is 184,600 from Haiti, 101,200 from Venezuela, 91,100 from Cuba, and 75,700 from Nicaragua. Read more »

Mexican Cops Search for U.S. Citizen, Four Others Reported Missing in Jalisco

BREITBART–Authorities are searching for four men and a woman who went missing on their way to work this week in the Mexican state of Jalisco. One of the missing individuals is a U.S. citizen who was born in Arizona.

The case began this week when the Jalisco State Missing Persons Commission issued a series of bulletins announcing a search for Arizona-born Carlos David Valladolid Hernández, his sister Itzel Abigail Valladolid Hernández, and their coworkers Arturo Robles Corona, Carlos Benjamín García Cuevas, and Jesús Alfredo Salazar Ventura. Authorities have not labeled the case a kidnapping. Local news outlets in Mexico claim that the five individuals went missing in Zapopan and Tonala, two of the main municipalities of the Guadalajara metropolitan area.


Mexican journalist murdered in Acapulco —17th in 2018

(BREITBART) — A Mexican journalist in Acapulco, Guerrero, died in a hail of gunfire after a team of shooters chased him down. He was the 17th journalist killed this year.

This week, Gabriel Soriano Kuri, a radio journalist with Radio y Television de Guerrero, was riding in a company truck after covering a public event hosted by state officials when a team of gunmen chased him and a colleague. Paramedics rushed to the scene but the journalist died there shortly after. Law enforcement revealed the victim was struck twice by 9mm bullets while his colleagues were spared.

Ironically, at the public event, Guerrero Governor Hector Astudillo Flores praised his state’s “improvements” in public safety.

Despite government rhetoric, Guerrero continues to see record-setting levels of violence as rival cartels fight for control of the region’s drug production and distribution routes. Acapulco was previously considered a bustling tourist destination. However, the unending cartel violence significantly eroded international tourism.

Soriano’s murder comes less than a month after a team of gunmen shot and killed Sergio Martinez Gonzalez in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. Martinez ran the online news outlet Enfoque and reported on threats received prior to his death.


At least 400K migrants crossed border into U.S. this year

(BREITBART) — U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 400,000 migrants who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border between ports of entry during Fiscal Year 2018. The number of migrants arrested represents a significant increase over the previous year’s total of 303,916.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials reported on Tuesday afternoon that 396,579 migrants were apprehended during the fiscal year that ended on September 30. Of those, Border Patrol agents apprehended 107,212 Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) and 50,036 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC).

CBP officials previously stated that the numbers represent a “clear indicator that migration flows are responding to gaps in our nation’s legal framework.”

“Our nation faces a dangerous crisis on the border that threatens American communities,” DHS Spokeswoman Katie Waldman told Breitbart News in response to an inquiry about border migration numbers. “Congress refuses to close catch-and-release loopholes in the law that would allow authorities to detain and remove family units safely and expeditiously.”

The removal of actual family units, or those posing as family units, has been made virtually impossible by Congressional inaction – which will most likely result in record numbers of families arriving illegally in the United States this year,” Waldman stated.


Cartel war chaos: Tijuana murders top 2,000; US offers $10,000,000 for cartel boss ‘El Mencho’

(ZERO HEDGE) — by Tyler Durden

As a dangerous cartel war erupts in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, a total of 2,000 murders were reported by government officials in the first ten months of 2018, said, a local Mexican news agency.

As of Saturday, a total of 126 homicides were recorded for October, with the new total coming in at 2,005 killings for the year, as per the Attorney General’s Office of the State (PGJE) report.

“I believe that there is still a lack of coordination of the authorities of the three orders of the government; this coordination requires the political will and the main one must be the Governor of the State, that the corresponding work be done to have results also in the matter of homicides (translated in English via Google Translator),” said the head of the Citizen Council of Public Security of the State (CCSP), Juan Manuel Hernandez Niebla.

Niebla said the record number of homicides for the Tijuana region had caused citizens to seek shelter as the cartel drug war spirals out of control.

Tijuana homicides per month during 2018:

January – 191
February -177
March – 184
April – 212
May – 216
June – 221
July – 253
August 211
September – 214
October – 126 (as of Oct. 20th)

The Secretary of Municipal Public Safety, Marco Antonio Sotomayor Amezuca, reiterated that a spike in murders is due to a power struggle between two drug cartels: the Sinaloa cartel and the Jalisco Nueva Generacion.

“What has been happening in this time is the empowerment of a criminal group that has gained more strength; they began to hear the presence of a foreign cartel and even the authorities do not have much information, it was said that there was no presence and suddenly we realized that there was a presence, even before this administration (translated into English via Google Translator),” Amezuca explained.

Last week, the U.S. Government offered an unprecedented $10 million bounty for the leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartel.

Nemesio Ruben Oseguera Cervantes, 52, known as “El Mencho,” is a fugitive and labeled as a major “Kingpin” under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act by the U.S. Department of the Treasury in April 2015.

The cartel’s primary business is running methamphetamines into Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta.

Experts have said, “El Mencho” is primarily the reason for the violent flare-up in Tijuana. Drug cartels have recently launched a cartel war for control of Tijuana because of its strategic importance of transporting drugs into the U.S.

In August, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unveiled a few strategies to combat drug cartels with the Mexican government, military, and the federal police. These plans called for attacking cartels’ financial structure and the creation of a new enforcement program based in Chicago that monitors international investigations of cartels.


Netflix’s Narcos fourth season to introduce Ojinaga’s Pablo Acosta

(TVLINE)– After three seasons chronicling the rise and fall of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and the aftermath of his demise, Netflix’s Narcos franchise is turning its attention to birth of the Mexican drug war.

The first full-length trailer for Narcos: Mexico sets the scene, taking viewers back to the year 1980 to witness the infancy of the Guadalajara Cartel, led by “the Rockefeller of marijuana” Félix Gallardo (Rogue One‘s Diego Luna). We’re also introduced to DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Gracepoint‘s Michael Peña), who moves his family from California to Guadalajara. Little does he know that his latest assignment will be his toughest challenge yet, as “a tragic chain of events unfold, affecting the drug trade and the war against it for years to come,” according to the official logline.

The fourth season will also bring to the screen Ojinaga’s Pablo Acosta, played by Geraldo Taracena (Apocalypto).

Narcos launched in August 2015. After its first two seasons focused exclusively on cocaine kingpin Escobar, Season 3 turned its attention to the rise of the Cali Cartel after his death. Originally set to return for Season 4, the series has instead come back as Narcos: Mexico, which Netflix is billing as Season 1 of a new spinoff series.

The complete 10-episode season is set to release on Friday, Nov. 16.