Just a “4 Week Snapshot” Into Illegal Immigration – May 2022

You don’t have to live in a border state, illegal immigration WILL affect ALL of us.  But, just for a moment, imagine what it’s like for our fellow Americans who are living in these border states.

If the public health order Title 42 is lifted, the administration said it is planning for worst-case scenarios which could mean up to 18,000 illegal immigrants a day.  The Biden administration has already made “every state a border state” by allowing in 5,000 to 7,000 a day.

Border agents encountered nearly 235,000 migrants at the southern border in April 2022, according to a court filing, which accounts for the highest number of encounters in the history of the Department of Homeland Security.  Each month is increasing.

These news clips come from the Fox News website.  Although I’m not a fan of Fox News, I don’t care for the politics of James Murdoch who has a majority stake in Fox Corporation.  I believe Fox is still one of the few media outlets that does its best not to censor or spread fake news.

May 4th, 2022

The Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) contains information about the identities of those who are known or “reasonably suspected” of being involved in terrorist activities.

After Biden took office in January 2021, Custom and Border Protection (CBP) stopped publicly posting updates on TSDB encounters at the border, labeling the information as “law enforcement sensitive,” even though the Trump administration had previously released this data to the public.   CBP started posting the numbers online last week, after promising Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee who had peppered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with requests that the number of those encountered who were recorded on the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) be given to Congress and made public.  

Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott had repeatedly sounded the alarm over the number of TSDBs coming across the border, telling fellow agents last year that it was “at a level we have never seen before.”  

Double M Ranch is about a half hour from the city of Eagle Pass Tx.  Texas ranchers, like Mike Hayes are struggling to find workers because of fears at the border.  “We run Angus cattle here, and we got racehorses,” Hayes said.  “They (illegal immigrants) come through, and they cut our fences, and they leave trash everywhere,” Hayes said.  Finding workers has become impossible, “They won’t come anymore, they’re scared of it down here,” Hayes said. “They don’t know who’s coming across. They don’t know if they’re gang members or what crimes they’ve committed.”

Maverick County Constable Albert De La Torre said people living in Eagle Pass have been anxious.  “They’ve been experiencing problems with undocumented persons coming into the neighborhoods. They’ve been getting into their yards, in some cases getting into their houses, breaking in, breaking into vehicles,” De La Torre said. “Last month, right here in this little stretch of area, we were seeing about 25 to 50 people crossing per hour.”

May 13th, 2022

In a newer development at the southern border, drug cartels are now using SnapChat, Instagram, and other social media apps to recruit American teenagers from around the country to transport migrants and drugs from the border.

High-speed pursuits between these teenagers and local law enforcement have become daily events, and this grave public safety threat is not receiving the attention it deserves.

May 14th, 2022

Border Patrol agents have apprehended multiple sex offenders and gang members coming across the border in the last week.  Also Monday, agents in Rio Grande Valley picked up three MS-13 gang members — one with previous charges for assault and battery and another with a conviction and time served for money laundering.

Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), was set up in Los Angeles by Central American immigrants and has expanded across the continent — particularly in Northern Triangle countries like El Salvador and Guatemala. It is known for its particularly horrific and gruesome crimes, and its motto is said to be “mata, viola, controla” — which means “kill, rape, control.” 

On Tuesday, agents in RGV sector processed a Mexican national who had been sentenced to a year in prison in 2008 for indecency with a 10-year-old, and another with a prior conviction of online solicitation of a minor. They also picked up a Salvadoran MS-13 gang member and an 18th Street gang member.

Meanwhile, in Del Rio, agents apprehended a group of nine migrants on Monday — one of whom was later found to be a Mexican national who had previously been convicted (and later deported) of aggravated sexual assault of a child in 2016. 

That same day, in another group of 11 migrants, agents found that one of the migrants was a Mexican with a prior conviction of 4th degree felonious sexual assault of a child in Arkansas in 2016.

May 17th, 2022

Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, says the discovery of a massive 1,700 foot cross-border tunnel used by drug smugglers to bring drugs into the United States is a wake-up call for lawmakers in Washington D.C. to pass legislation to combat the problem.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California announced Monday that it located the tunnel, which goes from Tijuana, Mexico to a warehouse in Otay Mesa. The 61-foot deep tunnel includes reinforced walls, a rail system, electricity and a ventilation system.

May 18th, 2022

National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd warned “we just don’t have anybody in the field, that we just can’t patrol the border. When you look right now, we already start our shifts with 50% of our resources not even performing enforcement activities. They’re in administrative duties. Once this explodes, we’re going to have nearly 100% of our people doing administrative duties rather than enforcement duties. That’s going to give complete control to the cartels. That’s a scary situation to be in.

May 23rd, 2022

Rachel Campos-Duffy, reporter with Fox News, spoke to illegal immigrants who had been intercepted by border agents.

“Each one of them paid about $12,000 to the coyotes to get to this point right here,” she reported. 

The next group of migrants she encountered agreed to speak with her in an interview, but federal agents quickly took them into custody and didn’t allow them to speak further.  “This is just another example of how the federal government doesn’t want us to know what’s going on,” she said. “I’ve been shocked by the lack of transparency, and I don’t blame the Border Patrol.”  

Campos-Duffy then traveled to Uvalde, Texas, where a migrant facility hosts unaccompanied minors.

“Not even the mayor is allowed to see what goes on inside,” she reported. 

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told Campos-Duffy that local churches were barred from bringing clothes, food and formula for the children at the facility. 

“This is not about security,” Campos-Duffy said. “This was entirely a processing program for our federal government.”


This information I gathered is just a snippet of what has been going on for months and months along OUR southern border.  Does this affect each of us, you bet it does.  Cost of Illegal Immigration by State 2022,  (source The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers) North Carolina $2.06 Billion