‘Forget Bidenflation, we have a BIDENVASION!’ Arizona GOP senate hopeful Kari Lake says her state is being overrun by a ‘foreign ARMY’ of ‘fighting-age men’ illegally crossing the border from Mexico
Arizona Republican Senate candidate Kari Lake described the wave of migrants crossing the southern border as an invasion by a “foreign army” of “men in arms” as encounters with migrants reach record levels.
Lake, who has not yet admitted to losing the 2022 governor's race, said further Fox New's Sunday morning futures that her condition will change forever if no action is taken on the border crisis.
John R. Modlin, chief patrol agent for the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector, said there were a total of 17,500 border apprehensions in the region for the week ending Dec. 1.
“The worst border in the entire country is in Arizona and it is the Tucson sector,” said Lake, a former TV news anchor who is a vocal supporter of Donald Trump.
“These are not families that we encounter, and we do have them, but the majority of these people are fighting older men. We're watching as we're being invaded and we're actually seeing a foreign army pouring across the border.”
Arizona Republican Senate candidate Kari Lake said her state is being invaded by a 'foreign army' of 'men in arms' as encounters with migrants reach record levels
John R. Modlin, chief patrol agent for the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector, said there were a total of 17,500 border apprehensions in the region for the week ending Dec. 1
U.S. Customs and Border Protection data showed that in September, the number of encounters with migrants at the U.S. southern border reached a record high of 269,735.
“We talk a lot about Bidenflation, we have a Bidenvasion event at the border in Arizona.”
Earlier this year, DailyMail.com documented hundreds of African migrants entering the US in broad daylight in Lukeville, Arizona.
An ongoing diplomatic row between the US and Nicaragua means the latter country now charges refugees a $160 entry fee, then turns a blind eye as migrants move north towards the United States.
In September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection data showed that the number of encounters with migrants at the U.S. southern border reached a record high of 269,735, including 218,763 apprehensions by Border Patrol at illegal border crossings, and another 50,972 deportations at ports of entry.
The record monthly figure brought the total number of encounters with migrants for the recently ended fiscal year 2023 to 2.48 million, up from 2.38 million in 2022, and the highest of any year on record.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection data show that migrant encounters at the southwest land border remained high: 231,529 in October and 235,173 in November.
Arizona Republican Congressman Juan Ciscomani has called for the deployment of the National Guard to help tackle the spiraling migrant crisis.
“The Tucson sector is leading in encounters and our agents and officers are overwhelmed and understaffed,” Ciscomani wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, hours before senators issued a statement revealing that another popular gateway would close due to the influx of arrivals .
“The situation is well past a breaking point and those on the front lines of this crisis need immediate support,” he added, citing the 3,000 gatherings seen at the Tuscon Center on Thursday.
Demanding immediate federal intervention, the representative stated, “We must do everything we can to help our local communities, law enforcement, and CBP agents and officials.
“No one knows the gravity of this situation better than our local officials,” he continued, as the port of entry in Lukeville, 150 miles west, was similarly overrun.
He told Mayorkas, who would take the top spot at Homeland Security in 2021: “As you consider this request, I urge you to work with Governor Katie Hobbs, as well as the supervisors, mayors and sheriffs of the county of Arizona.”
A shocking video from last week showed human smugglers mocking the news crew at the Arizona-Mexico border and blowing kisses at them as they used power tools to cut a hole in the wall.
Here you see a section of border near the headquarters of the Tuscon Sector Border Patrol
A fleet of cartel SUVs stopped at the border in Lukeville and eight people were escorted from the vehicles.
Migrants, including a family and an elderly man with one leg, were helped through the small hole in the wall by the smugglers.
About two hours later, the Cartel crew returned with power tools to drill a new hole in the wall.
They used electric saws and drills, as well as a generator, before they started mocking the television crew.
The smugglers blew kisses and laughed as they continued to cut a hole in the wall.