Saturday, April 28, 2018

Surprise: Migrant Caravan Caught Breaking Into County at San Ysidro Border

Thanks again for keeping us appraised of what's going on along the California-Mexico border, Jeff!

From: Jeff Schwilk
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 4:23:01 PM PDT
Subject: BREAKING! Illegal Aliens from the "Caravan" caught Illegally Crossing the Border near San Ysidro!

Here’s your proof that these are not refugees or asylum seekers, they are foreign criminals and illegal aliens trying to sneak into America.

Kudos to our Border Patrol for detecting and arresting these fake asylum seekers from the Central American caravan.  Now we expect the DOJ to fully prosecute them and put them in jail for their crimes of illegaly entering our country.  Yes, it is a crime to hop our border, not a “civil offense” as the lefty media and activists falsely claim. 

Using young children and pregnant mothers as pawns in their open border agenda games is despicable. 

FYI, there is an informal protest by concerned American citizens Sunday at Friendship Park at 8:30 am against the illegal alien caravan from Honduras. The caravan leaders are having a rally there to celebrate their free passage through Mexico and their upcoming attempt to push their illegal aliens into our country by claiming false asylum Sunday afternoon at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

This is NOT an SDSB organized event.

Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 2:52 PM
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, San Diego Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott and Director of Field Operations Pete Flores

Statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, San Diego Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott and Director of Field Operations Pete Flores

Statement from Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott:  Over the past 24-hours several groups of people associated with the Central American Caravan have illegally entered the United States without immigration documents by climbing over the dilapidated scrap metal border fence on either side of the San Ysidro Port of Entry.   

In several of these incidents, children as young as 4-years-old, and in one case a pregnant female, were detected entering the United States illegally through a dark, treacherous canyon that is notorious for human and drug smuggling.  As a father myself, I find it unconscionable that anyone would expose a child to these dangerous conditions, especially when there is a legitimate Port of Entry within a few miles of these dangerous canyons.

Entering the United States at any place other than an official Port of Entry is illegal.  Echoing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson’s statement, it is imperative to know that if you enter our country illegally, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution. If you make a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution.   If you assist or coach an individual in making a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution. Individuals of the 'caravan' seeking asylum or other similar claims should seek protections in the first safe country they enter, including Mexico.

To anyone that is associated with this caravan, Think Before You Act.  If anyone has encouraged you to illegally enter the United States, or make any false statements to U.S. government officials, they are giving you bad advice and they are placing you and your family at risk. 

We are a very welcoming country but just like your own house, we expect everyone to enter through our front door, and answer questions honestly.  On a national level that front door is the Ports of Entry.   If you enter the United States at any place other than a Port of Entry it is a crime. You will be arrested and referred for prosecution.

Statement from Director of Field Operations Pete Flores:  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers are required to balance the resources necessary to both facilitate entry for the hundreds of thousands of travelers with appropriate travel documentation who arrive daily to the U.S. while also enforcing our nation’s immigration laws in a safe and orderly manner.  When necessary to facilitate orderly processing while maintaining security and the health and safety of officers and the public, this obligation can require port access controls to allocate inspection resources efficiently and to maintain safe and appropriate conditions within port facilities.  To this end, the port of San Ysidro is directing individuals into two queues at Pedestrian West: one for those with travel documents to enter the United States, and one for those without appropriate documents for entry, who may require additional processing.


When we reach capacity at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, CBP Officers will only bring additional persons traveling without appropriate entry documentation into the Port of Entry as security and safety conditions allow.  Depending upon port circumstances at the time of arrival, individuals may need to wait in Mexico as CBP Officers work to process those already within our facilities.  All travelers will be processed in accordance with appropriate detention and removal enforcement protocols.  

– CBP –

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control, and protection of our Nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry.  CBP is charged with keeping dangerous people and capabilities out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.


Ralph DeSio
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Office of Public Affairs – Media Division
San Diego
(619) 216-4182
Follow us @CBPSanDiego

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