Photo of the Year: Illegal Aliens Climb Over Skimpy Border Fence as Border Patrol Agent Stands and Does Nothing to Stop Them
A photo taken by the AP’s Daniel Ochoa de Olza on Thursday of Honduran illegal aliens from the migrant caravan climbing over a skimpy border fence from Tijuana, Mexico into the U.S. near San Diego as a Border Patrol agent just stands there doing nothing to stop them is the perfect example of how utterly ineffective security is at the border.
STRIKING PHOTO: Rather than face long waits at ports of entry, a Honduran migrant family climbs over the border fence with the U.S. at Tijuana, Mexico, to hand themselves over to Border Patrol. Credit: @dochoadeolza / @AP pic.twitter.com/LxjdQel826
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) December 27, 2018
This is what President Trump is talking about when he rails against current immigration laws and border policies that encourage and welcome illegal aliens. Border Patrol agents are powerless to stop the illegal aliens even as they climb over the fence that is supposed to protect the nation’s border. They can’t even use pugil sticks with heavy padding to gently push the invading aliens back off the fence as they try to climb over.
Other photos taken by Daniel Ochoa de Olza from the San Diego border last week show other groups of migrants climbing over the border fence and evading a Border Patrol agent who tried to capture them after not stopping them as they climbed the fence. These illegal aliens apparently were not interested in making bogus asylum claims like so many others in the caravan and chose to run past the lone Border Patrol agent.
“A border patrol officer is overpassed by migrants running while others already climbing the U.S. border fence jump inside the United States to San Diego, from Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. Discouraged by the long wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry, many Central American migrants from recent caravans are choosing to cross the U.S. border wall and hand themselves into border patrol agents. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)”
This video from Thursday shows illegal aliens climbing over the fence at Tijuana in broad daylight. At one point, a Border Patrol agent doesn’t even try to stop the group. Presumably he told them to wait at his vehicle (aka the Welcome Wagon) as he went to the fence to receive other invaders.
CBS News posted a screen capture from the video.
MIGRANTS- FAMILIES CLIMB BORDER FENCE- VO FRI0041- Central American migrants climbed over a border fence in Tijuana Thur to get their asylum claims to US authorities. Migrants crossing this older section of the fence were met by U.S. Border Patrol officials on the other side. pic.twitter.com/CHgP2KF9pN
— CBS Newspath (@cbsnewspath) December 28, 2018
ABC News posted the video on Facebook but cut it a little short.
BORDER CROSSING: New video shows Central American migrants illegally climbing over a border fence in Tijuana Thursday and US border patrol officials meeting them on the other side; Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is expected to visit the border today amid questions about child migrant deaths and with the government shutdown in a standoff over Pres. Donald J. Trump's demands for border wall funding. https://abcn.ws/2UNp0w8
Posted by ABC World News Tonight with David Muir on Friday, December 28, 2018
Closing photo from last week of the out-of-control border and immigration system President Trump is trying to fix: A migrant woman, pregnant with her anchor baby, climbs the border fence at Tijuana to illegally enter the U.S., photographed by the AP’s Daniel Ochoa de Olza.
The Democrats have vowed to not fully fund the government until President Trump and the Republicans drop their demand for an effective border wall and fencing.