(PatrioticPost.com)- Last week, in his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, FBI Director Christopher Wray admitted that cartel activity from Mexico is “spilling over” into the US “in all sorts of ways.”
Congressman Tom McClintock asked Wray if it was true that Illegal aliens smuggled over the border by human traffickers are arriving in the US “deeply indebted to the Mexican Drug cartels.”
Wray told him “absolutely” they are seeing quite a number of such incidences, adding that law enforcement is “pursuing a number of human trafficking task forces” and working with other task forces to try and address the issue.
FBI Director Christopher Wray: “no question” that "extremely concerning" Mexican cartel activity “is spilling over in all sorts of ways” into the United States because of Biden's border crisis pic.twitter.com/xjuCFQaNIs
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However, a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officer told the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) that federal officers working along the Rio Grande are being told not to arrest any of the human traffickers they witness offloading illegals.
According to CIS, a DPS officer working with Border Patrol agents processing illegals offloaded from rubber rafts beneath the international bridge were instructed by a supervisory agent on scene not to arrest the cartel smuggler paddling the raft.
The DPS officer told CIS that one reason Border Patrol is not arresting traffickers is because federal prosecutors would rather release them than prosecute them.
As a result, the human traffickers shuttling illegals over the river will return with another load, and another, all the while avoiding apprehension.
During the Trump Administration, human traffickers knew that getting caught shuttling illegals across the river would result in their apprehension and the loss of their profits. This is no longer the case.
There are even some reports of cartel traffickers and Border Patrol agents exchanging pleasant “banter” as the agents stand by and watch the smugglers offload their passengers.
Not all Border Patrol agents are happy about the “stand-down” order. Many believe they have abandoned their mission and left the border unprotected. One agent told CIS, “We have ceded the entire battle to the cartels.”
While National Guard troops are also at the border, they are not legally permitted to make arrests of anyone within US territory. Likewise, Texas Department of Public Safety officers are told to leave any apprehensions to the US Border Patrol.
Only the US Border Patrol isn’t arresting the traffickers at all.