The Biden administration has reportedly welded border wall gates open near Lukeville, Arizona.
This allows migrants to freely walk through the border wall and into the Arizona desert.
Border Patrol officials admitted responsibility for a decision. (Poll: Is America Better Off Under Biden? VOTE)
Biden admin opens the border gates in Arizona https://t.co/FnxCKrIQq8
— Bob Price (@BobPriceBBTX) August 23, 2023
Nearly 40,000 migrants were apprehended coming into Arizona. This area leads the entire nation with the highest number of apprehensions.
Under Biden, there is a roughly 136 percent increase since July 2022.
“We thought the agents were going to say something to us,” an Ecuadorian migrant said. “But we just got in.”
A Cuban migrant said, “It was so easy to get into the United States. Nothing like our trip through Mexico. That part was difficult. I thought there was going to be more security.”
The gates were originally installed in the border wall construction to allow monsoon-season floodwaters and migratory animals to pass through. (Poll: Who Should Win the Presidency In 2024? VOTE)
“High water flow combined with excessive sediment and debris buildup can stress or comprise the design integrity of the barrier,” CBP officials said.
National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd said, “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.”
Judd added that the gates “should never open up.”