Exclusive Videos: U.S.-Mexico Border Unprotected Near Cartel Hotspot

The U.S.-Mexico border has once again proved to be unsecured in many regions, wide open for illegal immigration and cartel activities such as drug smuggling, human trafficking, and human smuggling from a wide array of nations—from Mexico to the Horn of Africa.

Exclusive Breitbart video shows an area less than two miles from Interstate 10 (I-10) and an hour drive from both El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico—a cartel hotspot with more murders than Afghanistan. Since its waters are diverted for farmers, the Rio Grande River in the area is dry, less than five feet across, and forms a stream bed that is only a few feet deep.

There were no Border Patrol cameras visible in the area, and only one female Border Patrol agent was present on a several-mile stretch of the border. I drove the area for ten minutes before seeing the agent. 

This is significant in light of recent news that a Mexican National who illegally entered the U.S. through a hole in the border fence finally admitted his role in the 2009 killing of a U.S. Border Patrol officer. The slain agent, as in this area of I-10, was alone on a secluded stretch of border when at least four Mexican Nationals illegally crossed into the U.S., lured the border patrol agent, trapped him, then killed him to take his night-vision goggles.

Despite these conditions, U.S. Border Patrol leadership intends to reduce the work hours of Border Patrol agents by up to one third, according to Stu Harris, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council Local 1929. The cuts would affect the same sector in which the lone female agent from the video was working.

The only security I encountered after traversing the unprotected stretch of border can be seen in the video below. That was the last sign of Border Patrol on my trip driving several hundred miles north through Texas.


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