Viral video shows two illegal Mexican migrants ATTACKING Border Patrol agents after crossing into California
A video captured by a TikTok user and uploaded by Representative Mayra Flores shows two migrants attacking and mocking US Border Patrol agents
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Two Mexican migrants were caught on video on August 21 attacking US Border Patrol officials after swimming past a boundary in the Pacific Ocean to enter the US. Disturbing footage shows one of the migrants mocking and darting at the officer before being detained.
The migrants entered the United States unlawfully by swimming past the International Boundary Maritime main barrier, according to a Customs and Border Protection official. The event occurred close to Imperial Beach in California.
In the camera recording, an officer is seen pinning down one of the migrants while the other screams and leaps at two agents, one of whom then strikes him with a stick. A fourth officer is then seen running towards the scene and tackling him to the ground. Yelling can be heard throughout the clip, which appears to be emanating from migrants on the other side of the fence in Tijuana, Mexico.
According to the Washington Examiner, US Congresswoman Mayra Flores (R-Texas) shared the clip on Instagram and claimed that a TikToker had taken it. In an interview with the Examiner, Flores blamed President Biden and described it as only a tiny illustration of what Customs and Border Protection officials face regularly. "Left without any support by this administration and thanks to their open border policies, disrespect and misconduct toward our law enforcement officials have reached alarming levels," she said.
According to The New York Post, a CBP spokeswoman said that the event occurred on Sunday, August 21 at about 5.10 pm. The rep said, "As agents attempted to take both migrants into custody, the migrants actively resisted and assaulted the agents. During the confrontation, the agents deployed less-lethal devices."
The suspects, who are now detained, are recognized as Mexican citizens, one of whom is 17 and the other 20. According to a representative, the FBI's San Diego Field Office stated that it is investigating the attack on the federal officials. "We will review all available facts of the incident to determine what federal response is warranted. As this is an ongoing matter, we have no further comment," said the rep.
Representative Chip Roy (R-Texas) said, "Encounters like this will only continue to happen until we secure the border, target and destroy cartels, and actually stand up for the rule of law. Until Republicans decide to dig in and use the power of the purse to take on this administration, this is only going to get worse."
The incident happened a day before two migrant children aged 3 and 5 died attempting to swim the Rio Grande. A 2-month-old boy was also fighting for life after being rescued from the river in Texas. The children were members of several migrant camps trying to illegally cross the border from Mexico into the US.
Around 239,416 migrants were detained at the southern border in May. The number of migrants detained during the financial year 2022 is expected to surpass 2 million when this financial year concludes on September 30. The Examiner stated last month, using CBP internal statistics, that migrant fatalities peaked at 609 in the initial nine months of the fiscal year 2022, which is a record. According to the International Organization for Migration of the United Nations, drowning is the second most common cause of death for migrants crossing the US-Mexico border.