You can’t even call these illegal aliens anymore with a straight face… they are an invading force, pure and simple. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents had to use tear gas and pepper spray early Saturday to stop nearly 50 “undocumented individuals” from illegally entering the country after they stormed a port of entry along the US-Mexico border in Texas, officials said.
This happened at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge around 4 a.m. in the morning. That bridge is supposed to be closed between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. Because of the large number of illegal immigrants trying to cross the bridge in the middle of the night, Border Patrol agents had to construct barriers in the middle of the bridge to deter them.
From Fox News:
“A CBP official told Fox News the group attempted to rush across the bridge in three waves.
“Ignoring commands to stop, the group suddenly rushed the temporary barricades, bent metal poles and disabled the concertina wire affixed to the barrier,” the official said.
“CBP officers, Border Patrol agents, Pharr police and members of the Texas Department of Public Safety were called upon to prevent the group’s entry, according to the official.
“Several males in the group disregarded commands to stop and physically pushed through the barriers,” the official said. “When confronted by CBP officers, the combative individuals began assaulting the officers by punching, kicking, and attempting to grab the officers’ protective devices.”
“Two individuals were charged with interference and federal charges are pending against 14 others who were apprehended, the official said, adding that Mexican officials removed the remaining individuals from the bridge.
“The bridge opened to commercial traffic at 8 a.m. after a two-hour delay.
“The Trump administration has mandated that asylum seekers remain in Mexico while their cases are heard in an effort to slow the flow of mostly Central American migrants to the southern border. The White House also said this week it was banning migrants from seeking U.S. protections if they pass through another country first, though that rule has been challenged in court.
“Those policies and others that make it hard to seek asylum have led some migrants to cross the border illegally out of desperation
“The Mexican government announced plans this week to spend millions of dollars to improve migrant shelters and detention centers that house families, but in southern Mexico, far from the U.S. border.”
A couple of things here. First, tear gas is no longer going to cut it. More aggressive tactics are going to be required to put down this invading force. You can bet this will happen again in even larger numbers. This was a test. I would strongly suggest we get more military on our southern border immediately and arm them. Just sayin’.
This violent assault follows a series of similar but lesser incidents in various other border cities where migrants have threatened to or rushed the border. Similar incidents have taken place in Brownsville, McAllen, Reynosa, Eagle Pass, and El Paso. We are at war on our border and most Americans don’t even know it.
The bridge connects the Mexican border city of Reynosa with Pharr and McAllen. The local TV station KGBT first reported on the violent rush at the port of entry. This was a coordinated attack on one of the biggest and busiest ports of entry on the southern United States’ border – military style. You don’t charge in waves on a whim. The agents accosted will be okay… this time. But that won’t hold indefinitely.
The RightScoop summed it up nicely: “It’s a crisis. An emergency. Not merely because of conditions at detention facilities that are overwhelmed by the mass illegal immigration, but because of the emboldened, increasingly defiant and entitled “migrant” population that watch the news and hear Democrats telling them they have the right to be here, without document, without entering legally, and without restriction.”