This is El Chaparral pedestrian crossing on the Mexican side on 2/22/2021. It’s closed now due to Covid, however, a couple hundred refugees are camping out here after Biden ordered the return of those sent back to Mexico by Trump. Twenty-five of them are being released every day into San Diego. Expect that number to go way up and the number of refugees waiting in Tijuana to go up, also. More are surely on the way and they don’t have to come in a large caravan that gains national media attention.
NOTE: Not all of the crowd shown in this video are those who were put back to Mexico to await court proceedings. Many are new arrivals from Haiti and Central America. If they think it will be possible to cross, fake refugees are constantly coming to the border, whether there is a large caravan or not. Just because there is currently no large caravan to attract media attention does not mean the border is secured and under control, far from it.
One main point to make, most these refugees are not legally qualified to obtain asylum from a court. They know that if they are released into the US, they can just disappear and live illegally, with little fear of being deported. Most of them will skip their court hearings at some point. Only a few will ultimately be granted asylum. With the help of American radical progressives they are defrauding the asylum system on a massive scale. They are criminally abusing the law and using legal loopholes to be able to gain entry, because they want to live here illegally.
This is why I call it “asylum fraud”. These overwhelmingly fake refugees often say openly that they only want to find work or to escape crime in their homeland, but escaping poverty and crime do not qualify them for asylum in the US.
They often abuse children by bringing them here on a very dangerous journey, because families with children and pregnant women must be released quickly.
There is a political motivation for Biden and progressive Democrats to support mass fraud in the asylum process. They want to bring in poor foreigners, who become dependent on the government, easy to control and who don’t have any commitment to the American system. They believe that the more that they bring, the more progressive voters they will eventually have and the easier it will be to achieve their utopian, progressive transformation.
The answer cannot be to just allow them in disappear into our country, because we feel sorry for them. There are a couple billion people in the world living in serious poverty and crime. Allowing these refugees into the US to live illegally will just encourage more to come and make things worse. They are coming, not just from this continent, but from other continents, as well. We cannot absorb all of them without destroying our own country, which actually appears to be goal of some people.
This is a news report on the almost immediate startup again of catch-and-release under the Biden Administration. The report states that hundreds have come across and surrendered in an hour. The Border Patrol are not allowed to hold them are return them to wait Mexico, so they simply have to release them in to the US. Many are pregnant or have children with them.
The English-language media in the US does not pay much attention unless a very large caravan is coming. However, many people can come as individuals or in small groups. I believe it is generally the case that more come in small groups than come in large caravans. Unfortunately, just because a large caravan is not on the way does not mean their is no problem at the border.
I think the migrant caravans were used as a weapon to embarrass the Trump administration. With Biden in office illegal immigration and fake asylum seekers may be less obvious, but still just as bad if not worse as before Trump was able to get it under control. Biden is undoing much of what Trump did to stop illegal immigration and fake asylum seeking.
Between Tijuana and Tecate there are still about seven miles of wide-open border. This post shows how it looks and issues are discussed that may explain why it has been left open. Some of it is rocky, mountain ridges, but still there are a few miles, where a person can walk across on relatively flat ground with no barrier at all to stop him.
Though it still needs some work, the state of the Border Fence is really pretty good along the rest of the 160-mile California border, tremendously better than it was in 2018, before the new construction started.
However, Marron Valley is just one place that was skipped for some reason. Maybe it is for a good reason? It is probably because this section presents a more difficult engineering problem than most other sections. So, it was not rolled out like other sections of fence on the border with a more standard, less expensive design.
You might compare this section with the small section that runs into the Pacific Ocean near San Diego. That section has not been replaced either. It would take a special design and a crew with special skills to construct a bollard fence that extends into the surf. So, that part has apparently also been left for a future project.
This map shows the layout of the area. It is about 11.5 miles from Tijuana (or Otay Mesa on the US side) to Tecate. There is about four miles of pre-existing fence, built around 2008-2010 on Otay Mountain. 1.5 miles of new double fence is being constructed on the west side to better secure the Otay Mountain area. However, there are about seven miles of border that has no barrier whatsoever. You can click on these images to obtain a larger view.
This map shows a closer view of the current gap and is at an angle compared to the previous map to better display the terrain. It shows where the fence stops on the slopes of Otay Mountain. The area of completely open border extends from there about seven miles across Marron Valley and across the slopes of Tecate Peak to the outskirts of Tecate.
This is a close up panoramic image of one part of Marron Valley at the end of Marron Valley Road in . The border would be about 100 yeards on the other side of the river in this area. You can see that there is no barrier on the border at all and a dirt road that crosses the border.
Here is a broader view of the same part of Marron Valley above.
I was told I could see into Maroon Valley from the top of Tecate Peak. The road can be pretty rough, but you can drive all the way to the top with an all-wheel-drive vehicle if the road has been graded recently. The distance is about four miles to the top.
This is an overlook of Marron Valley on a hazy day. You can click on this photo and expand it for a better view. You just make out the Tijuana River bed as a meandering dark line of trees/brush at the bottom of the valley. ( I may go back on a more clear day for better photos.)
Next is an Image of the terrain to the north of the border and Marron Valley. If you look to the very left side, you can see the Tijuana River as a dark splotch at the bottom of the valley.
Certainly there are many paths illegal crossers can take to hike across the border here to a pickup location on Highway 94. You can click on this panoramic image and obtain a larger, high-resolution view.
I did not approach the border from the Mexican side, either, as I sometimes do, because only dirt roads lead down to the border in that isolated area and there are serious drug operations taking place there. A young Mexican citizen, working for the US Embassy as an agent for the U.S. Department of Agriculture was killed in the area just across the border while collecting insects in October, 2020. The Narcos apparently thought he was spying on them. His body was riddled with nine bullets. So, I decided not to try to approach the border on the Mexican side for a better view!
The image below shows the fence as it ends on the slope of Tecate Peak just west of the town of Tecate. The town of Tecate has a new 30-foot bollard fence, but this smaller section going up the slopes of Tecate Peak is an older, 15-foot fence, probably built around 2008-2010. From where this fence ends, there is no border barrier for about seven miles until the fences starts up again on the east side of Otay Mountain.
Finally, here is a photo of Tecate and the border wall from Tecate Peak. The dark line dividing the U.S. and Mexico is a 30-foot bollard fence. I it actually about 26 feet high, but construted of 30-foot bollards, with a four-foot high anti-climb plate on top. The actual height depends on how deep the bollards are set in the ground.
I have not talked to the Public Affairs Officer for the San Diego Sector about why there is no fence, at all, in this area. I speculate that the reason they have not built a new fence here is probably due to the expense of building in this rugged, isolated area and also that it would be a significant engineering challenge to build a fence here. The likely reason is that the Tijuana river meanders back and forth across the border and also the run-off from mountain slopes drain into the Tijuana River. The river is probably dry or nearly dry most of the time, but when it rains there will be huge flash floods that could wash a fence away, even when it is set in concrete several feet deep. They don’t build in river beds. They could build a little north of the river, but there may be a land ownership issue with that.
It is cheaper and easier to build in other places and so this place was probably at the bottom of the list. They were trying to build as many miles of fence as possible with the funding that they had before Trump might have to leave office. Maybe they will be able to construct a barrier here in future years?
Enrique Morones is the Founder of the Border Angels, a group that promotes and aids illegal immigration and asylum fraud. He says in this video that he is not a hyphenated Mexican-American, but identifies proudly as 100% Mexican. Morones is obviously embarrassed by his American citizenship. Apologetically, he says his US citizenship is only birth, that he had no choice in where he was born.
This video was posted by the Mexican Consulate in San Diego, on the occasion of their giving Morones the Othli Award in 2009. The award is one of the highest honors given to Mexicans living abroad. The Ohtli Award recognizes Mexican expatriots who promote the interest of Mexicans and Mexican culture in the United States and other countries.
Morones is a subversive, anti-American propagandist, who has been promoting illegal immigration and aiding illegal aliens and fraudulent refugees trafficked by cartels for over 30 years. In the next video, he denied being American on CNN Latino:
Mexico enacted a dual citizenship law to enhance Mexican influence in the United States. The United States does not actually recognize dual citizenship. The oath of nationalization still requires new citizens to renounce allegiance to any other country. The authorities just ignore dual citizenship and don’t enforce the law.
The benefits we have as American citizens, should be reserved for American citizens only, who have a overriding interest in the welfare of our country, not for those who want to promote the interests of another country to the detriment of our own welfare.
This article states that there are no large numbers of caravaners at the usual place they cross. Another website Herald of Mexico had claimed yesterday that about a 1,000 were waiting there. It is speculated that Honduras and El Salvador are breaking up the large groups and that the caravaners may be crossing in a dispersed way in small groups in a so-called “ant operation”. If they slip across in small groups potentially they could all meet up somewhere north of the Mexican border at some designated place. However, if this is what’s happening the Mexican National Guard can also just round them up wherever the get back together. The Mexican National Guard has a lot of resources. I think the caravan may just be fizzling out at this time.
Below is the English translation of an article by Diario del Sur.
There is no information on this new exodus, they could have changed strategy and are arriving in small groups to Mexico.
Alejandro Gómez | Diario del Sur
It is not clear the Devel’s Caravan is forming, since there is no concentration of people in Tecún Umán waiting for the group as has traditionally happened with the previous exoduses; It is presumed that this group was broken up by the authorities of El Salvador and Honduras themselves and that they could be traveling in small groups.
In an interview, Luis García Villagrán, director of the Center for Human Dignity, said that they have gone to the border municipality of Guatemala to meet with the migrants and that if they are going to enter Mexico, they should do so in an orderly and legal manner; However, he said that he did not find the large groups as he has been claimed in some media.
According to the group, it was dismantled by their country of origin and now they are only arriving in small groups that are undergoing and “ant operation” on Mexican soil so as not to attract the attention of the authorities.
On the other hand, he informed that he will file a lawsuit against the National Migration Institute (INM) for not allowing him to enter the 21st Century Migration Station with a judicial mandate.
He explained that this time he did not arrive as an activist but as a legal representative of a Honduran migrant who filed his claim for protection and to not be deported by the INM.
“We come with an claim from the Third District Court that grants us the suspension of the claimed act so that José Luis N is not deported, who was the only one who ratified his claim after being detained by the National Guard in Frontera Hidalgo,” he said.
He indicated that he asked to speak with his defendant but they only passed it to him on the EMS-XXI telephone and that does not guarantee that he is well or if it was actually José Luis N who spoke to him.
‘I do not know that fact and therefore I will proceed legally against the National Migration Institute with the appropriate judge for the lack of communication and mental torture to which the partner we are representing is being subjected,’ he said.
He added, ‘We are going to file criminal charges with the Attorney General of the Republic against the director of the immigration station with the surname, “Damiano”, the legal officer and the delegate, “Yadira de los Santos”.’
García Villagrán said, it is unfortunate that the INM continues to commit such abuses and against migrants who are leaving their home country out of necessity.
Another thousand fake refugees have shown up at the border on 2/2/2020 wanting to take revenge on the Mexican National Guard for earlier treatment of the first caravan that they turned back. This is in addition to about 100 that crossed into Guatemala, yesterday, in a different location. Another fracas with the Mexican National Guard may be developing.
NOTE: Now two days later, there has not been any confirming reports of this news, yet, as of 2/5/2020. It is just this one website, saying there are a thousand fake refugees waiting at the border at Tecan Uman on the Mexican Border for more to come. It looks like it could turn out to be fake news. Maybe this “Herald of Mexico” site is wildly exaggerating in order try to to encourage more to caravaners to assemble.
There have been multiple reports confirming that only a much smaller group of about 100 crossed the border from Honduras into Guatemala in another place, Agua Caliente. It is not clear whether they ever crossed the border into Mexico. If so, they may slipped into Mexico in small groups.
English translation of an article by the Herald of Mexico, below.
Migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua ready to enter Mexico through the border line with Guatemala
Approximately one thousand Central Americans await more people on the border line between Mexico and Guatemala, to organize themselves by caravan and cross the Suchiate River; Another group in Tapachula also threatens to join.
Although there are 170 people who left San Pedro Sula, Honduras, last Friday, via WhatsApp they were organized to await those arriving from El Salvador and Nicaragua. ‘They have arrived in small groups throughout the weekend,’ said authorities from Suchiate, Chiapas.
They are coming for revenge,’ added activist Luis García Villagrán. He said that many of those deported in the first caravan of 2020, return to the border line with all the intention of facing the National Guard, who maintain a permanent surveillance fence.
“We are warning that this caravan has been very manipulated to confront (the National Guard). It is the perfect pretext of the authorities to repress them, leave them without the right to shelter and deport them. ” They expect this new exodus to try to enter the country on Monday.
On June 14th, 2019 a few days after Trump’s agreement with Mexico was announced, I went to the Mexican side of the pedestrian border crossing, called “El Chaparral” or PedWest, and was attacked by “Al Otro Lado”. This is where those, who want to claim asylum, wait for their number to be called for a credible fear interview. There were a couple hundred people there. On this day, there seems to be a lot more Africans than in the past and fewer Central Americans. This may be significant in that maybe fewer caravaners are reporting here already. I was attacked by two members of the extreme leftist group, because they did not like me taking their video and had to pepper spray them. Al Otra Lado (to the other side) encourages and aids people getting into the US illegitimately via manipulation of the asylum system. They have been reported to be anti-fa in plain clothes. The male, who spit on me and attacked me is named, Mitchell Verter.
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