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The U.S. is now facing not one, but two, illegal migrant surges at the border. Adding to the already worrisome border and humanitarian crisis created by President Bidens’ radical immigration policies and migrant-friendly statements, we now have a surge of single, male illegal migrants using military tactics to avoid the U.S. Border Patrol and ‘invade’ the U.S. along the border in Arizona.

In the Tucson Arizona area, the Border Patrol is seeing a dramatic rise in these attempted crossings.

Encounters are up more than 150% this year from the same period last year, while Border Patrol’s drone sightings of illegal migrants have tripled in the same time period.

But as CNN reports, unlike in Texas, where many turn themselves in as families to try to claim asylum, these illegal migrants in Arizona are single men, and they don’t want to be caught:

They’re not giving themselves up to get into the legal system in the US. They’re trying to cross on their own and avoid the Border Patrol at all costs. So, when they’re spotted, they don’t give themselves up. They run…

And they are using military-style tactics to avoid detection and evade the Border Patrol:

Migrants come north dressed like soldiers, wearing camouflage. They wear boots made from sections of carpet to obscure their footsteps. Crucially, they come across in multiple groups as small as one or two people, dropped along the border and told to enter at different times to outwit and overwhelm Border Patrol agents.

CNN adds:

“What they’re doing is what we call swarming,” Sabri Dikman, acting deputy chief patrol agent of the Tucson Sector, told CNN. “So instead of in years gone by where we’d have a group of 20, a group of 30 crossing the border, currently we see 10 groups of two, so what happens is they split up, they cross the border, and it takes two agents or one agent to address each one of those individual groups so we become task-saturated.”

Significantly, says the Border Patrol, these are not families or unaccompanied children crossing in Arizona. Instead, 85% of the illegal migrants they encounter there are single adults, some of whom have criminal records.

CNN continues:

Why are they coming now? Many believe that US law and Border Patrol operations changed with the new administration. And smugglers are taking advantage of that perception, lying to migrants about how they will be received at the border.

“We interview almost everyone that we arrest,” Dikman said. “What we’ve found is some of them do have a perception that there’s been a change in immigration laws — a perception that there’s a gap in enforcement on the US border.”

CNN concludes:

This is the new reality: not one, but TWO [emphasis added] surges on the southern border. In Texas, it is largely families and children, who often turn themselves in to authorities. Here in Arizona, it is single adults, directed like soldiers, doing all they can to avoid capture and come north.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of AmericanActionNews.com

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Alfie
Alfie
9 days ago

CATHOLICS are proof positive that imbeciles are irresponsible!
R and D mean nothing…
Throughout history, all military and all other means of defense have been used to defend a nation. The reason for no defense is that a third of all elected are CATHOLIC “C” TRAITORS and keeping the borders open. Half call themselves r, half d.
They are ILLEGAL ALIEN CATHOLIC “C” INVADERS.
Vote for ANY CATHOLIC “C” and you vote for a traitor.
Vote for ANY CATHOLIC “C” TRAITOR and the borders will never be secured.

Recce1
Recce1
9 days ago
Reply to  Alfie

Your anti-Catholicism shows you’re not a follower of Jesus Christ. You need to repent and find the Savior of the New Testament.

A Pentecostal Protestant conservativce constitutionalist.

Alfie
Alfie
9 days ago
Reply to  Recce1

Bigot: a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people. Note the word UNFAIRLY.
Observation of proven failure forever is not ‘bigotry’. This would be observation, not bigotry.
Observe and then decide if you are voting for a destruction of the USA.
Questions to ask yourself:
How many successful CATHOLIC “C” nations are there? Proven failure is a factor in future projections.
Save the USA! Vote wisely, not by knee jerk dogma and propaganda.
Give me a nice long list of a successful CATHOLIC “C” nation … Hey, you have a hundred to choose from all just south of the USA.. A hundred nations, a thousand years and exactly 100% failure! . I am waiting.

jerry
jerry
9 days ago
Reply to  Alfie

what are you blabbing? Do you know what you are talking about? You need some help.

Alfie
Alfie
9 days ago
Reply to  jerry

If any item is not correct, great apologies will be made. However, a one liner picked up from the local pervert in the black sack does not amount to a rebuttal of any statement made. (sidestep one liners are not really a response at all.)
If facts are presented, the bigot card is worthless.
Please go back to the pervert in the black sack, get facts to rebut, and come back. Until then, vote for ANY “C” and you vote for a traitor.

John
John
9 days ago
Reply to  Alfie

If we open a dictionary and go to stupid racist bigot idiot does your picture show up? You know that old saying “you can’t fix stupid”. you just proved it right.

John
John
9 days ago
Reply to  Alfie

Just an added thought to what I posted below. You are a prime example as to why abortions are sometimes needed

Michael Bluemke
Michael Bluemke
9 days ago
Reply to  Alfie

YOU ARE THE IMBECILE!!! IAM SICK OF YOUR BULLS#*T!!! WHY DON’T YOU GIVE ME YOUR ADDRESS, I WILL MEET YOU, AND YOU CAN CALL ME A TRAITOR TO MY FACE. WHAT ARE YOU 10 YRS OLD. IF YOU CAN’T BACK UP YOUR WORDS, YOU SHOULD STFU!!! DON’T KEEP CALLING ME A TRAITOR, YOU LITTLE [email protected]!!!

Alfie
Alfie
9 days ago

The Catholik sidesteppers are out in force today. Most Catholiks keep the ‘argument’ to a one line negative sidestep. By a few word negative sidestep the false ‘global change’ thing is mouthed out and you get the lemming effect. Be a lemming, be like me, follow the path to the ocean.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
9 days ago
Reply to  Alfie

You have a vendetta against Catholics. Did a priest molest you? Or are you a priest that got caught molesting boys?

v steve
v steve
9 days ago
Reply to  Alfie

Jesus Christ predicted this when He said to St. Peter, “I will build my Church and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” Truly the Jews are a massive fortification of the “gates of hell,” desperately attempting to prevail against Christ’s Holy Church.

Alfie
Alfie
8 days ago
Reply to  v steve

I guess you are heavy into fairy tales. Use Mother goose instead of the bi-babble. Mother goose has nice, short stories that are easy to understand, have a happy ending and have a moral to tell. the bi-babble is nothing but murder, mayhem, and un-understandable garbage.

jawad
jawad
6 days ago
Reply to  Alfie

Dear old Eppie Lederer (aka Ann Landers) used to say: ‘Churches are not museums for saints. They are hospitals for sinners.’ So please don’t come down self-righteously on ANY church. Okay? Don’t criticize the mote in your brother’s eye and ignore the beam that blocks your own vision.

Lupe Alonzo Gonzalez
Lupe Alonzo Gonzalez
9 days ago

Well just shoot them, problem solved!

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
9 days ago

Hell yeah!!!

Pissed Off American
Pissed Off American
9 days ago

Real world Sniper training area. 24/ 7 Wild pigs and coyotes will be well fed.

graceythecat
graceythecat
9 days ago

Need to take military action! If you shoot them they won’t come!

hardissgt
hardissgt
9 days ago
Reply to  graceythecat

Finish the wall and they can’t come, not as easily anyway.