Rio Grande U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Chief (CBP) Rudy Karish told “Fox & Friends” law enforcement arrested and detained an MS-13 gang member, who tried crossing into the U.S. illegally, after realizing the migrant was sending word back to Central America about “gaps” in U.S. immigration policies.
The CBP chief said, “We had an MS-13 member that was part of a fake family unit.”
The border patrol intercepted a message the gang member sent back to Central America, “Basically telling them that right now, if you use a child, that’s going to be the easiest way for you to get into the United States,” Karish said.
Karish added that immigrants pose as family units because “they recognize that there are gaps in our policies.”
One message from the gang member read: “You should see the amount of Hondurans that are traveling with a child.”
Another message read: “They have them a few days with Border Patrol and afterwards [sic] they are released.”
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As for the gaps in the U.S. system, President Donald Trump doubled down this week that there is a “major National Emergency at our Border” and demanded Congress “fix the Asylum and other loopholes quickly,” as IJR Red reported.
“Get it done now,” he tweeted on Monday.
Additionally, Trump is giving the Mexican government a one-year warning to help with the immigration and drug situation at the border, or he’s “going to close the border, or I’m going to tariff the cars,” he told reporters at the White House on Thursday.
While the president continues declaring a national emergency on the border and hopes for more funds to construct additional physical barriers, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives is looking to sue Trump to block such wall funds.
However, the president is continuing to address the border crisis as he’s traveling to Calexico, California, on Friday where he will participate in a roundtable discussion, as well as participate in a tour of the Mexico border.