By Stephen Witt
While the humanitarian crisis along the nation’s southern border under the Biden Administration is growing in record numbers, it is also acting as a diversion for the increase of convicted felons, weapons, and illegal drugs to flow across the border.
That according to U.S. Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island, Southern Brooklyn), who traveled with a House Republican delegation over the weekend to the southern border where they met with Customs and Border Patrol Officers (CBP) and toured the Donna Migrant Processing Facility.
“What I have seen, experienced and heard at the border is absolutely heartbreaking and truly puts me at a loss for words,” said Malliotakis. “At this facility alone, CBP officers have apprehended nearly 1,000 convicted felons, 63 gang members, 102 sex offenders, 20 AK-47s, along with thousands of pounds of cocaine, fentanyl, heroin and meth – and that’s only what they’ve caught. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the capacity for this facility is supposed to be 250 people, but right now over 4,000 migrants are housed there.”