US Southern Border Update Oct 2020

Current Status

October 5, 2020

Immediate Danger

Return of Caravans

As many as 3 separate groups in Illegal Aliens are either being organized or in transit to the American Southwestern Border. Water and food supply stations have been organized following the same design as last fall. Socialist leaning groups such as George Soros (Open Society) and volunteers from UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – Global Compact for Migration) are organizing.
Human Trafficking Stores – Spread out along prominent border cities to provide carpet shoes, camouflage and other clothes etc… . Controlled by Cartels. Vehicles are being used to siphon off some from the caravans.
Mexican authorities – Putting up stiff resistance making the journey much more difficult. The result is a hodgepodge of networking to evade Mexican authorities and competing Cartels. Mexican border towns experiencing increase cartel violence over control of corridors going into the US.
Expect a continuation of practices from 2019

Organized cartel coyotes, to infiltrate weak, and often, undermanned areas of the border. Operate more inside local towns than rural areas. Using GPS more than ever, which pushes mules away from areas without cell phone signals. Once inside the US, IA’s are instructed to seek asylum due to violence. Cartels instruct each person, as to where they will be transported, and told, who is their next of kin.
Human Trafficking (Update) – Has rivaled drug mules in lucrative profits – Currently DTO’s (Drug Trafficking Organizations) place human smuggling in with drug smuggling groups. This is in response to the cost to hire a coyote in 2019 – for a South American is $7000.00 in Texas, and $6000 in Arizona (per person). The price is set regardless of age / gender. Chinese and other SIA’s (Special Interest Aliens) is $70,000.00 each (regardless of border area). The result is a vast increase in indentured servitude / slavery spreading across the US. IA’s must find work immediately to pay off cartel debt.
October 2020 – RGV to Yuma

TX – Lower RGV

Holding centers – Facilities remain near empty. President Trump’s Title 42 causes all IA’s to be immediately returned to Mexico. Strain on CBP to handle the flow of groups of 30 or more. Sick include individuals suspected and tested positive with Covid 19 (Wuhan Virus). OTM’s (Other than Mexican) are from Bangladesh, China, Somalia, Pakistan.
Volume – Sudden jump in numbers of IA’s. Currently seizing larger quantities of Meth but other narcotics continue. Meth ingredients are coming into South America / Mexico via China.
Medical crisis – requires 2 agents per victim. These agents are unable to perform border enforcement in their sectors.
Texas – lower RGV to Eagle Pass

Fallfurious, TX Border Check Point –Bodies continue to be found. Victims are left to die by cartel coyotes for becoming too slow.
Eagle Pass – Cartels continue to exploit via surveillance US enforcement rural roads to perform Bail Outs and GPS coordinated drop off / pick up points.
West Texas

West Texas / Big Bend – Areas with little enforcement being utilized as a cat and mouse movement over large areas surveilled by cartels with little US Enforcement. Lots of drugs and human trafficking.
Numbers are down from this time last year.
New Mexico – Most Vulnerable

New Mexico / Arizona Border – Bootheel (Dona Ana / Luna County and areas nearby) – Overwhelmed with human traffic. Near Denning, NM.
Same tactics – Similar to TX, those that are caught include nationalities other than South American (Somalia, Pakistan, China). It is a wide-open area. Social Justice Sheriff in Dona Ana NM has stopped all Stonegarden Grants and removed deputies from performing border security. Result – US National Security is most at risk.
Governor of New Mexico is an open border, social justice democrat, and thus, does nothing to help border residents / ranchers / law enforcement.
No help from local / law enforcement causes silence in many border residents, which opens further holes along Mexican Border. Some residents (US Citizens) have left democrat-controlled border towns / counties and not just in NM. Understandably, making the area more democrat.
Arizona – Cochise County

Rancher Report – Increase drug activity involving drug mule teams – Antelope Wells towards New Mexico Boot Heel. Chilhiwalla Cartel linked to Los Zetas crossing in Sinaloa Areas. Sheriff Mark Dannels working closely with area ranchers. Agua Prieta cartels linked to Sinaloa using corrupt systems with US Fed Level Enforcement at Ports of Entry to alleviate some stress in caravans in and around Demming NM. Creating holes in rural areas being manipulated by other cartels such as Los Zetas.
Very effective Sherriff Office (Larry Dever and now Mark Dannels) – Developed tactics to stop traffic which has caused the Sinaloa Cartel to avoid due to loss revenue / resources.
Agua Prieta, the Sinaloa are executing IA’s attempt to go around cartel control and rush toward Douglas, AZ. However, part of the major border fence near the Brian Terry Border Patrol Station is being infiltrated, proving that despite censors, cameras, and fence – if no one is watching, the best technology and barriers fail.
The military has arrived and placed Constantine wire around ports of entry. Plus slow IA movement over rural Bollard fencing the US Army Engineers are also putting up Constantine wire on the inside US fencing from 18ft high to the ground. Military is working with Cochise Co, Sherriff to keep caravans out and causing the Sinaloa cartel to move around Cochise County. 100 % conviction rate if IA’s are caught. The push of IA’s then moves to rural parts of AZ, especially around Yuma, AZ.
Yuma Arizona

Fewer numbers (Human Smuggling) but increase in narcotics. Another tunnel complex was discovered in Southern AZ.
Cartels pricing – $5000 to $7000 per person has not changed since 2019.
OTM’s and SIA’s have been identified from 63 different nations in and around Yuma since November 2018. Nationally 9 out of 10 of the IA’s documentation, when they appear, are fraudulent.
Covid 19 (Wuhan Virus) is added to Scabies, Measles, and other diseases add to medical bills just in Yuma County to medically treat IA’s . Local and federal resources can’t handle the cost which is not allocated each year.
Humanitarian cost are eating up county resources. Drugs are flowing in large quantities, which is, adding to money from human trafficking.
The Sinaloa Cartel is now growing poppy crops to keep up with an expanding market in the US.

If President Trump is defeated in November – A complete border collapse will occur. US Law Enforcement Officers / Deputies will face immediate physical harm.
New Mexico remains a National Security Emergency
Best Wall

Bollard See Through Wall – Most effective long-term barrier. Constantine Razor also excellent for shorter time periods. High tech surveillance very effective if utilized by very motivated personnel, especially ranchers with close cooperation of local enforcement.

Tertiary Fencing

Texas Wall –

Badly needed across Star, Zapata, and parts of Hidalgo. Many rural residents do not venture outside far without a shot gun at the minimum. Military personnel have been used very effectively. The wall built around residential areas of Laredo, TX completely transformed the area from constant vehicle thefts / break ins into a more peaceful neighborhood. A wall is a must, but not in all areas, especially where topography reveals too much difficulty.
Texas – All 3 sectors need an immediate increase of 1500 CBP officers. Counties not along the border but still with CBP checkpoints need to be declared border counties in order to receive federal funds to aid local enforcement.
Border Law Enforcement Suggestion – Placing the Coast Guard in charge of the Border and putting CBP under Coast Guard command and control.

Bollard fencing is perfect, see through but strong, and a deterrent, especially 18 ft tall structures. However, if there are no boots on the ground, to adequately watch, and respond immediately to threats. Then, no structure or surveillance technology has an effect.
Need more border patrol and put them on the border. Instead of 22,000 (CBP) the need is 44,000. In local towns and counties, with adequate barriers / technology, the border can be controlled, as long as, all local enforcement (Sheriff / PD), have a close working relationship with ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement), and Border Patrol.
The key – A close working tie with ICE which is always in close communication with CBP. Without that NEXUS all local enforcement is blind to constant changing in operations along the border and the rampant build up of cartel command and control in US Cities.
Without that cooperation – local communities, cities, and rural counties are blind, to the growing prevalence of Transnational Drug Cartels, and, their allied Drug and human smuggling organizations (MS 13, BA 21 etc.).
The federal government needs to examine placing the security measures of the National Border under the operational control of something like the US Coast Guard. Then, place more of the CBP, actually along the border, instead of administration offices. Then increase ICE numbers in most major corridor pipelines (I-10 / 75 / 95; I-77 / 85 / 40).
Prepared by;

Mark Hager

US First Defense Coalition

October 5, 2020
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