Arizona’s Ex-Border Chief Raises Concerns Over Influx of Military-Age Men at Overrun Crossing

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Retired Arizona Yuma Border Patrol Chief Chris Clem revealed that the problem at the Southern border is still growing and that it is resulting in an incredible flood of migrants. 

In an interview with America’s Newsroom from Lukeville, Arizona, Clem expressed deep concern over the overwhelming arrival of mostly adult male migrants, including individuals from diverse corners of the globe, notably eight Syrian nationals.

We’re dealing with resources that are so depleted, so thin, that they’ve been forced to close ports of entry,” Clem bemoaned, emphasizing the dire situation facing border security personnel. 

He emphasized the repetition of uncontrolled and unregulated illegal immigration, echoing the challenges he previously faced in Yuma. 

The situation demands urgent attention from Washington, he stressed, emphasizing the need for effective solutions to address this persistent issue.

More proof of how serious the issue is came from an exchange between two migrants who expressed that they would rather work and have opportunities in the US than petition for asylum. In Lukeville, Arizona, a male African immigrant exclaimed, “I love you, Joe Biden, thank you for everything, Joe Biden!” with the hope that he would be granted entry into the United States.

Arizona Needs Comprehensive Solutions ASAP

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Retired Arizona Yuma Border Patrol Chief Chris Clem revealed that the problem at the Southern border is still growing and that it is resulting in an incredible flood of migrants.

The increase in the movement of people has mainly affected the Tucson Sector in Arizona, causing the greatest strain on this specific area. This rise in migration has put the most pressure on the region located in Tucson, Arizona.

The scenes captured by cameras in Lukeville depicted migrants camped in front of the border wall, awaiting processing. 

Shockingly, the Tucson Sector encountered nearly 3,000 individuals in a single day, marking a distressing record with 17,500 encounters within a week, the highest ever recorded.

The repercussions of this surge have left authorities stretched thin, prompting reassignments of border patrols and the closure of entry points. Such strain only intensifies the urgency for a comprehensive solution to manage and regulate the border effectively.

The ongoing situation underscores the critical need for immediate action and effective policies to address the Southern border crisis. 

Without swift intervention and comprehensive strategies, the challenges faced by border security authorities will continue to mount, amplifying the strain on resources and underscoring the necessity for decisive measures from the government.

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