FBI Director: 'No Question' Criminals 'Spilling over' into US Amid Border Crisis
'Certainly, we have seen quite a number of such instances, absolutely,'
FBI Director Christopher Wray admitted there was "no question" that violent Mexican cartel activity is "spilling over" into the United States amid the ongoing historic border crisis.
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) asked Wray if he knew whether foreign nationals coming across the border were deeply indebted to cartels and smugglers.
"Certainly, we have seen quite a number of such instances, absolutely," Wray said.
McClintock then asked if such debts were collected through indentured servitude to the cartels.
"In some cases, definitely," the FBI director responded.
"We are pursuing a number of human trafficking task forces, as well as working on certain taskforces with DHS [Department of Homeland Security] to try to address that issue."
"But there’s no question that the cartel activity on the other side of the border is spilling over in all sorts of ways, and you just put your finger on one that is extremely concerning," he added.
More than 180,000 migrants were encountered by border agents in May alone.
Neon Nettle reported:
The number is more than any other month on the Department of Homeland Security's record to date.
In a statement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said:
“In May 2021, CBP encountered 180,034 persons attempting entry along the Southwest Border.
“Single adults continue to form up the majority of these encounters.
"The eye-watering numbers represented an unbelievable 674% increase vs. May of 2020 when just 23,237 illegal aliens were apprehended."
Many illegal aliens coming to the U.S use cartels to smuggle either themselves or their children.
But those who are brought into the country are often in debt to smugglers, who charge exorbitant fees, officials warned.
Earlier this year, President Donald Trump's former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said Joe Biden was giving a "green light" to child and sex trafficking.
"Less than three percent of all Central Americans who get ordered removed by a federal judge have left this country," Homan said.
"Mark, we have a president that is facilitating illegal immigration on the border because there is no consequence, there's no deterrence when you open the gates, let them in, and release them knowing they're never going to leave," the former ICE acting director said.
Human trafficking cartels making big money out of Biden's border policies and raking in as much as $14 million a day, according to border patrol sources.
Former Tucson Border Patrol Chief Roy Villareal said, "trafficking is a multibillion-dollar industry."
"A lot of these vulnerable populations use their life savings," he added.
"Some are essentially indentured servants, and they're working off this debt for a long period of time. In other cases, some of these migrants are asked to transport narcotics or some form of crime to work."