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Section of Arizona Border Unmanned for Days: Criminal Cartel Cuts Hole and Drives Through Fence

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Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said criminal cartels recently cut a hole through the fence located on a 10-mile stretch of the border in Arizona.  Judd explained that an agent in Arizona notified him that the area was unmanned for more than two days due to a lack of manpower.

“Criminal cartels were able to go to the fence, cut a hole in the fence, drive two vehicles through that hole and escape. They were able then to put the fence back up and try to hide the cuts that they had made,” Judd said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. “The scariest part of those vehicles entering into the United States is we don’t know what was in those vehicles. We have no idea.”

Judd clarified later in the hearing that he misread his notes and that part of the border was actually open for a period much longer than two days.

During last week’s hearing, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) questioned the Obama administration’s claim that the border is more secure than ever. He pointed out that the administration often touts the annual number of apprehensions at the border as proof the border is secured.  “The Government Accountability Process (GAO) has indicated DHS has no official metrics in place to measure whether our border is secure or not, and so those statements are very difficult to comprehend if there are no metrics in place,” he said.  Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) asked Judd if the apprehensions figure is evidence that the border is secure. Pointing to the holes cut in the fence as an example, Judd said the Border Patrol does not measure the number of people who avoided apprehension and illegally crossed into the U.S.  “Because there were no agents assigned where that drive-through took place, if it wasn’t for a camera that actually saw those vehicles, we would not know those vehicles had crossed,” he said.

Judd also told the committee that the Border Patrol is fudging the apprehension data by ordering agents not to report “got-aways” if the individual’s entry point cannot be determined.  “The question posed to this watch commander was, ‘We know they got away, but where do we go to report that they got away?’ He said, ‘well if there is no entry point there were no got-aways,’” Judd said.  According to Judd, in fiscal year 2015, the U.S. Border Patrol saw a “trend” of illegal crossers who were not Latin American.

“Already in the first five months of this fiscal year, the United States Border Patrol has arrested 18 from Afghanistan, 79 from Pakistan and 619 from the People’s Republic of China.  Those numbers should alarm everyone and we are seeing a similar trend from other key countries like Albania, Bangladesh and Brazil,” Judd said in his testimony.  “As someone who has been involved in border protection for over 18 years, I can unequivocally tell you the border is not secure and the situation is getting worse instead of better,” he added.  According to Steven C. McCraw, director of Texas Department of Public Safety, migrants from 35-40 countries of interest where Islamic terrorist organizations operate have been apprehended reaching the “southwest land border” each year since 9/11. These individuals were smuggled through Latin America and Mexico “at a relatively consistent annual average volume.”  McGraw said Somali terrorists from the militant group Al-Shabaab have been caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally at the southern border.  “It’s an FBI case. It was prosecuted. It’s open-source information regarding a Somalian smuggling operation out of San Antonio that would bring Somalians across and help them resettle across the U.S. and there had been a nexus determined in that investigation to terrorism. We’re mindful of that.”

Rep. Meadows said his main concern is “nefarious actors have taken advantage of our generosity” in the immigration and refugee processes.  “Gang members, cartel operators, supporters of terrorist groups can game the system and make use of ‘credible fear’ to remain here in the United States,” he said.

Jan Ting, professor of law at Temple University and a former U.S. Senate candidate, said the Obama administration should enforce current law and end its “catch and release” policy for illegal immigrants. He said the Border Patrol has statutory authority to turn people away at the border.  “What used to happen, I believe, is if people came to the border and wanted to make an asylum claim we told them, ‘fine, we’ll schedule you for an appointment, come back to the border but we’re not going to admit you,’” he said.  “It would help to have an administration that is really serious about defending the border and enforcing laws enacted by Congress.”

LYLE J. RAPACKI, Ph.D.

Protective Intelligence and Assessment Specialist
Consultant at Behavioral Analysis and Threat Assessment
Private-Sector Intelligence Analyst
U.S. Border Intelligence Group
ASIS International
Association For Intelligence Officers
Association of Threat Assessment Professionals – Arizona ATAP
International Association Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts

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About Lyle Rapacki

LYLE J. RAPACKI, Ph.D. is an Intelligence and Threat Assessment Specialist who has provided intelligence briefings and consultations to selected members of the Arizona State Legislature on Border Security, Deviant Movement Groups, and threats to State sovereignty from May 2010 thru April of 2018.  Dr. Rapacki’s reports, briefings and consultations have enlarged to include elected and law enforcement officials across the country.  Lyle believes he is now being directed to sound the Shofar of Warning to the Remnant Church of the challenges and threats directed ahead.  He is the author of the successful and quick reading Amazon books: "Our Forefathers truly Appealed to Heaven" $10, Amazon Kindle E-books $7.

3 comments

  1. Unbelievable! Where is the President who swore to protect Americans? We are pretty much on our own and the door is wide open to the enemy. This is pretty scary, Lyle. God only knows who is in this country now.

    • Nice to hear from you! Obama is accomplishing exactly what he was placed into office to be doing; namely, to collapse this nation into the Community of Nations, or The New-World Order. Simply look, unemotionally, at the various sectors seven and a half years after his arrival: Economic Recovery is poor to non-existent. Unemployment rates are much higher than being reported – more close to 25% when you add those no longer looking for work. Military is gutted in multiple ways, including top leadership. Social disorder has become the norm along with divisions among Black and White Americans, which healing had painfully been ongoing for years, and now set back decades directly thanks to the verbage of Obama. Our Judeo/Christian foundation has been mocked from even inside The White House! Muslims, including the Jihadi Muslim Brotherhood,have been allowed key positions across all executive branch departments, and into lead roles within all our intelligence agencies. Our culture is deliberately under assault even by the President who took an Oath of Office to Protect and Defend the Constitution! Marxism (Common Core) has been introduced into our K-8 education along side of Islamic studies. Quite distressing, but even more so is that the list of atrocities can continue. Whether this Nation, once under God, can survive will be determined by the end of this year. Those who truly call Yeshua Lord better learn to pray and press in to higher levels of coming before the Throne of God interceding for this Nation who once proclaimed: “Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12). We are no longer a nation following Adonai, and the results are all around for those who have eyes to see, and ears to hear. I know you are continuing to fight the good fight, and I am cheering you on! But mature Christians better find a way to begin sharing the Gospel anew – NOT A NEW GOSPEL, but sharing God’s Word to both those in pews, and those in the Casinos who truly do not know the Lord, nor how to trust Him during the storms of life about to hit this country. To begin accomplishing this might just require a person to quietly start a “Chosen Fast” as mentioned in Deut 9:9; 2 Sa 12; 2 Ch 20:3,4. One reason for a Chosen Fast is to seek guidance and help of God prior to moving forward. We are at such a point in time. Blessings to you Marianne. ~LJR

  2. Very well said! You gave me a lot to think about, Lyle. I am having a hard time understanding how this nation is imploding before our eyes and yet so many can’t see it! All I can think is that the enemy has blinded people to the truth in this day. It is only going to get worse. I think your advice about a “Chosen Fast” is right on. I appreciate your wisdom for the times, Lyle. I pray you will continue in your work.

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