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While the sheer volume of aliens is overwhelming, it is critical that policy makers understand that these mass incursions are not simply an immigration issue. These illegal entries are being scripted and controlled by Plaza Bosses that work directly for the transnational criminal organizations (TCO) to create controllable gaps in border security. These gaps are then exploited to easily smuggle contraband, criminals, or even potential terrorists into the US at will. Even when USBP detects the illegal entry, agents are spread so thin that they often lack the capability to make a timely interdiction. It is important to remember that the border is not the destination, but only a transit point en route to cities and towns throughout the United States….

In addition to the clear national security implications of an uncontrolled border, it is unconscionable that as COVID-19 continues to spread, DHS would choose to voluntary carve out policy exceptions to Title-42 (T42) authority. These carve outs do not appear to comport with any medical assessments that I have read. These policy carve outs are unquestionably placing the lives of CBO personnel, US citizens and the migrants themselves at increased risk…
CBP lacks the adequate facilities and resources to conduct Covid testing without significantly increasing the risk to exposure and further degrading border security. Therefore, any Covid testing is conducted on a voluntary basis by private non-governmental organizations. There is no mandated vaccine prior to release. Processing an alien that illegally enters the U.S. under T42 authority can be accomplished in approximately ten minutes while avoiding congregate settings where COVID-19 exposure would be increased….
” (Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott – excerpts form letter to US Sen. Johnson)

Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott: This is Not Simply Another Illegal Immigration Surge; This is a National Security Threat
September 21, 2021
WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following letter from former U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Chief Rodney Scott, who wrote to members of Congress regarding his concerns for the disaster at our southern border, the risks it poses to U.S. national security, and the Biden administration’s refusal to take any steps to address the humanitarian and security crisis.  

“The position of Chief, USBP is a career civil service position and not a political appointment,” Chief Rodney Scott writes. “As Chief, I was the most senior official responsible for border security between ports of entry. I witnessed the unprecedented seismic shift in border security and immigration policy that was initiated on January 20, 2021. I believe this policy shift and the associated public statements created the current border crisis. Of greater concern, I also witnessed a lack of any meaningful effort to secure our borders. Contrary to the current rhetoric, this is not simply another illegal immigration surge. This is a national security threat.”

He continues, “The experienced civil service staff within CBP, ICE and DHS have provided multiple options to reduce the illegal entries and reestablish some semblance of border security through proven programs and consequences, yet every recommendation has been summarily rejected. Secretary Mayorkas is choosing to ignore the sound recommendations of career government leadership despite his own admissions that he agrees with them. Of grave concern, is the fact that the Secretary and other political appointees within DHS have provided factually incorrect information to Congressional Representatives and to the American public. Furthermore, they have directed USBP personnel to allow otherwise ineligible aliens to remain in the U.S. inconsistent with the CDC Title 42 Order, established legal processes and law. The professional staff within DHS is left perplexed, wondering who is really in charge and what the objective is.”
The full text of the letter can be found here.
https://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/services/files/57C4C0D7-EEB7-4F43-8252-9FD339DDFBD4 ### https://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/2021/9/former-border-patrol-chief-rodney-scott-this-is-not-simply-another-illegal-immigration-surge-this-is-a-national-security-threat

Excerpts (retyped) from the Rodney Scott letter:
The Biden administration’s team at DHS is laser-focused on expediting flow of migrants into the US and downplaying the significant vulnerability this creates for terrorists, narcotics smugglers, human traffickers, and even hostile nations to gain access to our homeland…

The U. S. Border Patrol is rapidly losing the situational awareness required to know who and what is entering our Homeland….

Low level unsophisticated and uneducated smugglers are illegally crossing the border and increasingly evading apprehension daily. To think that well-resourced terrorist networks, criminal organization, and hostile nations are not doing the same is naive….

Of grave concern is the fact that the Secretary [Mayorkas] and other political appointees within DHS have provided factually incorrect information to Congressional Representatives and to the American public. Furthermore, they have directed USBP personnel to allow otherwise ineligible aliens to remain in the U.S. inconsistent with the CDC Title 42 Order, established legal processes and law. The professional staff within DHS is left perplexed, wondering who is really in charge and what the objective is…

As a direct result of these decisions, control of our borders has disintegrated overnight. While the sheer volume of aliens is overwhelming, it is critical that policy makers understand that these mass incursions are not simply an immigration issue. These illegal entries are being scripted and controlled by Plaza Bosses that work directly for the transnational criminal organizations (TCO) to create controllable gaps in border security. These gaps are then exploited to easily smuggle contraband, criminals, or even potential terrorists into the US at will. Even when USBP detects the illegal entry, agents are spread so thin that they often lack the capability to make a timely interdiction. It is important to remember that the border is not the destination, but only a transit point en route to cities and towns throughout the United States.

This is not hyperbole. I urge you to request detailed information from DHS/CBP on the number of individuals with Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) alerts that USBP has arrested this fiscal year. To ensure that you are not misled, please specifically ask for comparative data from previous years broken down by method of apprehension/encounter and immigration status at the time of the encounter….

In addition to the clear national security implications of an uncontrolled border, it is unconscionable that as COVID-19 continues to spread, DHS would choose to voluntary carve out policy exceptions to Title-42 (T42) authority. These carve outs do not appear to comport with any medical assessments that I have read. These policy carve outs are unquestionably placing the lives of CBO personnel, US citizens and the migrants themselves at increased risk. In October 2020, over 91% of total encounters by USBP were process under T-41 and expelled in an average of 90 minutes. A report I received on August 1, 20201, indicated that nearly 53% were being granted exemptions from T-42 with the majority ultimately being released into the United States. CBP lacks the adequate facilities and resources to conduct Covid testing without significantly increasing the risk to exposure and further degrading border security. Therefore, any Covid testing is conducted on a voluntary basis by private non-governmental organizations. There is no mandated vaccine prior to release.

Processing an alien that illegally enters the U.S. under T42 authority can be accomplished in approximately ten minutes while avoiding congregate settings where COVID-19 exposure would be increased….https://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/services/files/57C4C0D7-EEB7-4F43-8252-9FD339DDFBD4

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