Two SUV-loads of illegal aliens from countries such as China, India, and Turkey were dropped off at the California-Mexico border in San Diego County.
On Monday, Fox News reported that the illegals had simply been driven up to the end of the border fence and dropped off to take their last few steps into the United States. According to Fox Nation reporter Bud Knapp, who shot video of the incident, there was only one Border Patrol agent in the vicinity of the migrant crossing, and he evidently did not prevent the group from crossing the border.
According to Knapp, the migrants came from a number of non-South American countries, including China, India, Turkey, and Brazil. After they became aware they were being filmed, the illegals quickened their pace and the SUVs rapidly departed. These illegals seem to represent only a fraction of the larger deluge across the southern border, as “the Border Patrol tallied 249,785 arrests on the Mexican border in December, up 31% from 191,112 in November and up 13% from 222,018 in December 2022, the previous all-time high.”
California’s Swiss cheese border policy stands in stark contrast to the recent approach taken by Texas. After the Supreme Court narrowly sided with the Biden Administration’s push to take down razor wire on the Texas-Mexico border, Texas refused to back down, with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R) promising “We will continue. We will not stop. If they cut it, we will replace it.” “We don’t want a confrontation,” Patrick stated, “but we want this border secure.”
Gov. Greg Abbott (R), for his part, declared that the state’s authority to defend itself “is the supreme law of the land and supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary.” “The Texas National Guard, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and other Texas personnel are acting on that authority, as well as state law, to secure the Texas border,” Abbott added.
The situation in California seems to affirm the prescience of Texas’ decision, as the flood of migrants from countries not traditionally associated with cross-border migration into the United States continues unabated.