ALERT – “I’m sorry, you’re screwed.” It is long known among intelligence and border control officials that the powerful Mexican drug cartels use illegal migrant flows to smuggle drugs into the United States.
As the migrant numbers surge, so does the drug smuggling. And illegal immigration has exploded under Joe Biden to unprecedented levels.
Migrant encounters increased from 480,000 in 2020 to 2.3 million last year, according to CBP.
This is partly why we have a deadly fentanyl crisis in America right now.
As Fox News previously reported:
The cartels have established effective — and lucrative — smuggling operations and use the migrant surge to bypass overwhelmed Border Patrol officials, according to Lines. Migrants can pay the cartels to help them cross the border, but if they can’t afford the cost, then they can traffic drugs or work off their debt in lieu of cash.
A George Mason University professor told The New York Times that cartel fees for migrants crossing the border range between $4,000 and $20,000.
This is why many migrants reportedly remain “indebted to the cartel” after crossing into the U.S., and are forced to work off their debts.
And now Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) has said that these Mexican narcos are preparing to overwhelm U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by inundating the southern border with between 700,000 and one million illegal immigrants as soon as Title 42 is lifted.
This, Biggs says, is according to a county supervisor from his state, whose county sits right on the border.
The county official was just briefed by the CPB sector chiefs from San Diego through Yuma to Tucson. They warned that there are between 700,000 and one million migrants currently massing south of the border.
And as soon as Title 42 is lifted the cartels plan to “overwhelm the system.” Biggs said CBP officials are telling local officials: “I’m sorry. You’re screwed.”
Biggs reported this on Steve Bannon’s ‘War Room.’
Referring to the incoming tsunami of illegal migrants, Rep. Biggs said the CBP does not have the resources to “keep them in detention and processing facilities.”
“When those facilities get full…they’re going to just take pictures. They’re not even going to do full on processing. They’re going to take pictures. If we’re lucky fingerprints, [but] probably not even that,” Biggs warned. “And then they’re going to release them right into the local communities along the border.”
In January, Yuma County Supervisor Jonathan Lines told Fox News that Mexican cartels control the southern border in his Arizona county and they endanger Americans as they smuggle drugs and violent criminals into the U.S.
“This is not a political discussion,” Yuma County Supervisor Jonathan Lines warned. “This is a national security issue.”
“Unless this situation changes and we take back control from the cartels, for the trafficking coming across our border, it will only get worse,” Lines said.
Not only that, but terrorists are coming through as well. According to CPB, nearly 100 known or suspected terrorists were arrested at the southern border last year. That is four times the number of 26 arrests over the previous five years.
How many terrorists can we expect to be hidden now among the one million migrants ready to swarm the border?
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