Reports have started to surface about a new surge at the U.S.-Mexico border at a time when many Americans remain unnerved over reports of rapes and killings perpetrated by illegal aliens, a situation that may not have ever made the national media if not mentioned by Donald Trump.
For all his faults, Trump’s willingness to talk about the issue of criminality by illegal aliens has propelled him into a substantial lead over his GOP rivals.
Ronald Vitiello, the deputy U.S. Border Patrol chief, said the number of immigrant families captured at the border increased in July, bucking a downward trend that had taken shape earlier in the year that was supposed to relieve crowded conditions at detention centers. He filed papers in federal court arguing that limiting detention puts a strain on Border Patrol efforts in the field.
There are likely even more border crossings than what has been documented by the government.
That’s because, unlike last summer when more than 66,000 women and children massed at the border, there is less media attention focused on the border, and the Mexican cartels also have a new weapon – transfer trucks.
“We’re picking up articles here and there, but the pressure to suppress this news is at an all-time high after the embarrassment to the Obama administration that came with the big surge last year,” said William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration, or ALIPAC.
“One of the things that is happening is more of the illegal immigration is now rolling across the border on uninspected Mexican trucks, NAFTA trucks,” Gheen said, adding that new trade rules took effect this year that allow Mexican transfer trucks to penetrate beyond the commercial zone without regular inspections.
“We predicted this would be one of the largest surges in American history once the weather warms up. These illegals are being housed, cleaned, medicated, given smartphones and transported,” Gheen said. “They’ve stopped using the large buses as much as they did last year because we stopped them with demonstrations at Murrieta, California, and now they’re transporting them in vans and unmarked vehicles. The government’s also paying church-based charities to house them.”
Homeland Security, the agency that enforces U.S. immigration law, has faced an “onslaught of criticism” in recent months from immigrant-rights advocates alleging that illegal migrant children were detained last year in poor living conditions, the International Business Times reported.
U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee of California ruled July 24 that two detention centers in Texas had failed to meet the standards and conditions required by a 1997 class-action settlement that ordered Border Patrol agents to release immigrant children to a parent, legal guardian or close relative instead of detaining them.
Gee said the lawsuit settlement also applies to children who arrive with adults.
These demands for illegals to be released from detention facilities apparently do not apply to persecuted Christians running from Islamic State terrorists and arriving at the U.S. border.
As WND reported earlier this month, 27 Chaldean Christians from Iraq have been held at an ICE detention center in California for six months with no sign of being released, despite the fact that 20 of them have family members living in San Diego. Unlike the economic hardships claimed by Central American migrants, the Chaldeans are seeking what many argue is legitimate political asylum, meaning their lives are in danger of being lost if they are returned to their homeland.
More reports of criminal alien attacks
Meanwhile, several more reports of rapes and killings by criminal aliens who should have been deported continue to pile up in the wake of the July 1 murder of 32-year-old Kate Steinle, which sparked comments from Trump that “Mexico is not sending us their best. … They’re sending us their rapists and murderers.”
Steinle was shot and killed, allegedly by illegal Mexican national Francisco Lopez Sanchez, 45, on a pier in San Francisco, which is one of more than 250 sanctuary cities in the U.S. that protect illegal criminal aliens from federal detention. President Obama has been an enthusiastic cheerleader for the sanctuary movement, promising to veto a bill passed two weeks ago in the House of Representatives that would withhold certain federal police grants to sanctuary cities.
Massachusetts is making a bid to become the nation’s third sanctuary state, joining North Dakota and Rhode Island, according to a Judicial Watch report.
The Obama administration released more than 100,000 criminal aliens back into U.S. communities in 2014, according to evidence presented by Sen. Ted Cruz in a Senate hearing on sanctuary cities last month.
Dan Cadman, a retired ICE official with 30 years of experience in the field, in an Aug. 10 article for the Center for Immigration Studies, documented the following incidents since the Steinle murder that have received little attention in the national media:
- On July 24 in Santa Maria, California, 65-year-old Marilyn Pharis was beaten with a hammer and sexually abused by two illegals who left her bleeding and helpless. She died eight days later. State and local authorities have declined to say whether or not they notified ICE of his prior arrests and conviction(s), although they took the time to do so after he was arrested for the assault on Pharis. “I think this is a national issue,” said Police Chief Ralph Martin at a news conference. “I think it starts in Washington D.C. with this administration that we see and their policies. I think you can draw a direct line over to Sacramento with the policies of… I’m going to say this governor and the legislature.”We’ve seen AB 109 pass. We’ve seen Prop 47 pass. And I am not remiss to say that, from Washington D.C. to Sacramento, there is a blood trail into the bedroom of Marilyn Pharis.”
- On July 27 in Lake County, Ohio, an illegal criminal alien, 35-year-old Mexican national Juan Emmanuel Razo of Mexico, went on a killing and raping spree that left three dead. Sheriff’s deputies say that they first encountered Razo loitering in a parking lot on July 7 and contacted U.S. Border Patrol agents, who said he did not meet DHS priorities for deportation proceedings absent a conviction and requested that the deputies release him.
- On July 29, in the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana, Mexican national Jesus Deniz-Mendoza shot and killed husband and wife Jason and Tana Shane, both Native Americans of the Crow nation. Deniz-Mendoza says he shot them because he thought they had laughed at him – although in fact they had pulled off the highway to aid him when they thought he needed help. Deniz-Mendoza had been arrested for burglary less than two weeks earlier, but Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents filed no detainer for lack of a conviction. Some journalists have suggested that he did have prior convictions for serious charges – but that they were handled in juvenile court and the records were sealed, thus making it impossible for ICE to either verify or to use them in establishing the needed proof in a deportation proceeding.
Caught with his pants down
Another Illegal criminal alien, Marvin Castellanos-Rivera, was caught Aug. 2 with pants down in an alleyway in Springfield, Missouri, about to rape a woman at knife point.
He punched her and dragged her into an alley, according to an arrest affidavit. The woman begged him not to rob her, and he replied, “All I want is sex.”
One man riding by on a bicycle witnessed the attack but didn’t stop, reported KY 3 TV.
The report says the bicyclist continued on his way, offering a look to the woman like he didn’t know what to do. Another man witnessed Castellanos pinning the woman against a wall. According to the reports, the witness shouted to the woman, “Come to me,” and that’s when Castellanos ran off to a bar.
“A month has passed since Ms. Steinle’s death and nothing meaningful has been accomplished,” Cadman wrote. “The Department of Homeland Security continues to try to sell a watered-down, ineffectual, pick-what-you-like/dump-what-you-don’t ‘Priority Enforcement Program’ to state and local governments; sanctuary cities unapologetically continue to thumb their noses at even those weak efforts; and no adequate legislative fix has been passed in either house of Congress.
“As I said in an earlier posting, “All of this bodes badly for the American public, and even for aliens, legal or illegal, in migrant communities everywhere who will also be victimized by these offenders. The forecast: many more victims.
“How many more victims will it take before something is done? Have we completely lost our moral compass as a nation?”
No one knows exactly how many people cross the U.S. southern border illegally, but most estimates range from 400,000 to 450,000 per year.
The U.S. allows more than 1.1 million immigrants into the nation legally each year. That’s more immigrants than all the rest of the world’s countries take in combined.
Another immigration hawk drops criticism of Trump
ALIPAC joined Numbers USA this week in a decision to back off of his criticism of Trump. ALIPAC had lambasted the real-estate mogul for comments made during a trip to the border in early August in which he said he would deport all illegals, only to let them back in under relaxed immigration processes that would make them legal.
Gheen said Trump has since “walked back” those comments, and he believes the national media, including Fox News, would not be reporting at all on immigration if not for Trump.
Still, it’s an uphill battle getting most media to report the immigration status of a violent criminal, Gheen said.
“While we know a large number of Americans are being raped and murdered, the number of reports had decreased due to pressures by DHS and by the Associated Press and major media pressuring local TV outlets not to identify killers and rapists as illegal immigrants,” he said. “It used to be easier for us to find out who was an illegal, but now local police often are under pressure not to tell. Then you’ve got the AP, which will no longer carry your article if it includes the words ‘illegal immigrant.’ This has been going on for years.”
Thanks to the rise of Trump, there’s been an increase of local media wanting to report this information, he said.
“Due to Donald Trump it’s forced the discussion of Kate Steinle,” Gheen said. “So we’re backing off of Trump criticism.
“The truth of the matter is that all across the entire planet the word is out that the sacking of Rome has begun.”