(SNews) – Migrants have been left stunned at the ease at which they have been able to casually make illegal crossings into the United States via the open Southern Border.
In Arizona alone, thousands of migrants are flowing across the US border every single day.
They are making illegal crossings literally through open floodgates.
The open border has made the Tucson Post the busiest point of illegal entry into the country.
According to a report from the New York Post, gates in the barriers at the border have been left open by authorities to allow illegal aliens to easily enter the country, unchallenged.
U.S. officials have inexplicably welded open 114 massive gates along the Arizona border.
Officials claim the move to allow water to flow freely during the annual monsoon season, despite the border barrier being constructed of bars that would allow water to pass through.
They also claim the gates are open to allow for the migration of an endangered species of antelope.
However, the move is also letting an average of 1,400 migrants from as far away as China and Africa casually walk into the country daily.
Overwhelmed and outnumbered border agents and now practically helpless to stop them.
“We thought the agents were going to tell us something,” one Ecuadorean migrant said.
“But we just walked in.”
On stunned migrant from Cuba laughed: “It was so easy to get into the U.S.
“Nothing like our journey through Mexico,” she added.
“That part was hard.
“I thought there was going to be more security.”
Video taken by The Post shows a group of around 50 migrants strolling through the opened gates and into the US in a matter of seconds, with nobody stopping or questioning them.
Smugglers are capitalizing on the floodgate blunder, driving migrants by the busload to the border and dropping them off as if they were casual tourists.
Once across, they turn themselves in to border agents and say they are seeking asylum.
Border Patrol agents call them “give-ups.”
Last month, 42,561 migrants were encountered at the Tuscon border post, a huge jump over the June number of 27,294.
Tuscon now tops traditionally busier border spots at El Paso and Laredo in Texas, where 24,352 and 26,627 border crossings, respectively, were reported in July.
“We haven’t seen this many migrants since about 2008,” said Adam Isacson, director for defense oversight at the advocacy group Washington Office on Latin America.
“With the end of Title 42, in a way that nobody oversaw, it seems to come back to Tucson.
“What you’re seeing is a lot of large groups who want to turn themselves in,” Isacson said.
“Tucson has also traditionally been where smugglers concentrate Mexicans and Central Americans who don’t want to be detected. Now they’re seeing 100 people at a time who are not running away.
“It’s really becoming an epicenter,” he said. “This is big.”
Each of the 114 gates in Arizona, which have been open for nearly two months, has 12-foot doors wide enough for a motorcycle to drive through.
Smugglers drive busloads of migrants to the Mexican side of the border, where they get off and simply walk into the US.
Border Patrol sources said the call to open the gates came from several federal agencies, including the National Park Service.
But because the monsoon season started late this year, they remained open for weeks before there was any rain — allowing migrants a dry path into the US.
“We tried to shut the gates but the order came down that we had to leave them open,” one source told the NY Post.
“You wouldn’t leave the front door of your house open in a bad neighborhood.”
The gates run along a 36-mile stretch near Lukeville, Arizona.
In a statement to The Post, Customs and Border Protection said: “The individuals had already crossed the border from Mexico, are on U.S. soil, and are subject to U.S. immigration laws.
“Individuals who cross unlawfully will be subject to the lawful pathways rule, which places common-sense conditions on asylum eligibility, with certain exceptions.
“Those who do not establish a legal basis to remain in the United States will be removed.”
Unlike the largely South American migrants who have been nabbed crossing into Texas, the immigrants coming to Arizona are from throughout the globe, including Africa, India, Egypt, and China.
But unlike many South American migrants, who are typically disheveled, exhausted, and weary from a long and treacherous trek across the barren land, the migrants at Tuscon look more like vacation travelers.
Nevertheless, understaffed border agents can do little to stop the flood.
“Three nights ago, a big group of migrants were on the Mexican side,” one source said.
“There were two agents on ATVs [all-terrain vehicles] and one line agent trying to stop them from entering.
“The agents blocked the gates with their quad [bikes].
“The cartel guy just started pushing people.
“They rushed the agents. You had people climbing over quads.
“You had people pushing the agents. Not a single one got charged.”
In response to questions about the open gates across her state from The Post, former Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema, who switched to being an independent politician last December, said: “Arizona communities bear the brunt of the federal government’s failure on our border.
“The Administration must do more — border communities are stretched to their limits and they need increased support.
“I’m pressing for quick disbursement of federal resources to border communities, including local non-profits and first responders, so we can secure our border, keep Arizonans safe, and ensure the fair and humane treatment of migrants.”
Border Patrol in the area has staffing issues.
Agents from across the US were initially offered a $10,000 bonus to move to the remote town of Ajo, Arizona, to beef up the ranks.
The bonus was upped to $20,000 when only a handful of trainees applied.
“Everything changed since [Biden] took over,” one source said.
“This part of the border wall was built four years ago.
“Now we’re just letting people through.
“Brutal,” the source added.
“No one wants to do this.
“They [the migrants] commit a federal crime, we charge them, they don’t get convicted.
“They don’t get sent back.
“They get a credible fear interview, they get an [asylum] court date years from now.
“We never hear anything more than that.
“The administration is not going to help us.”
Meanwhile, President of the National Border Patrol Council Brandon Judd said the way in which the open gates were so quickly exploited is a sure sign of cartel influence.
He told The Post: “Anytime you leave a spillway or a gate opened, the vast majority of people are not going to know it’s open and they’re not going to have the means to get there really, really quickly.
“Because the cartels are constantly surveilling what we do, the moment something gets left open, it gets exploited.
“In this particular case, it exploded almost immediately, which shows you how adept the criminal cartels are at exploiting any weakness at any time that we show them.
“The cartels know that all you have to do is cross the border illegally and claim asylum.
“If you’re with a family unit, if you’re from certain specific countries, if you meet those loopholes that go outside what Secretary Mayorkas has announced, then you’re going to get released and that’s what we’re seeing right now.”
“Every one of us [Border Patrol agents], we’re all left scratching our head on why an administration would allow this to happen.
“We’re seeing more and more that this president doesn’t care about what’s best for the country.
“He cares about what’s best for his re-election.”