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Hordes of illegal immigrants are taking advantage of gaps in the border wall amid halted construction under President Biden, a border agent has revealed.
“It’s insane,” a border official speaking to Fox News said while attending to a group of 13 Brazilian migrants near a 100-foot gap in the fence in Otay Mesa, Ca.
“The project is three-quarters done. At least, they should be allowed to tie together the primary fence. Otherwise, we’re trying to catch these people in the worst possible place. It’s just sucking our manpower,” the agent continued.
Smugglers send groups of asylum seekers through the gaps to overwhelm the agents, the agent told the network. When agents leave to intercept or apprehend one group, another one dashes across.
More than eleven days have passed since President Biden’s 60-day order halting border wall construction expired, as hordes of migrants take advantage of gaps in fencing to reach the US.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin were due to present the commander-in-chief with a plan on how to proceed on former President Donald Trump’s border wall construction on March 21, according to Biden’s own presidential proclamation.
The edict, signed on Inauguration Day, instituted a two-month hold on military construction on the previous president’s wall while Mayorkas and Austin reviewed the project.
The White House did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment on whether the two had made a final recommendation to the president, or whether the administration planned to re-start military-funded construction of the wall.
Military spending is different from Congressionally-approved spending, some of which still goes toward border wall construction.
As the country awaits a White House decision, thousands of tons of steel and heavy equipment sit idle and groups of migrants are walking through these sites.
The Biden administration’s undoing of Trump’s border policies has prompted a flood of Central American and Mexican illegal migrants at the US border, including thousands of unescorted children.
Central Americans looking for refuge from the Northern Triangle countries — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — have taken these policy moves, as well as the overwhelmingly more welcoming tone from Democrats, as a sign that this president is inviting them to cross the border.
Insisting that the border was not facing a crisis, Mayorkas said in early March that the problems the agency faced should be blamed on the previous administration.
The data, however, overwhelmingly shows that migrants were flooding the border because they believed Biden would welcome them with open arms.
Late last month, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador blamed the new president for the crisis, arguing the “expectations” he set left migrants with the perception that they would be let in the US.
“Expectations were created that with the government of President Biden there would be a better treatment of migrants. And this has caused Central American migrants, and also from our country, wanting to cross the border thinking that it is easier to do so,” he said.
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