A New Mexico farmer has revealed that migrants flooding the US border show up in her yard asking for food and water – and her family is helping them because they fear they will be hurt if they refuse.
Amanda told Adame Fox & friends Tuesday that illegal migrants are coming ‘fairly close’ to her home and that she blames President Biden for the ‘green light’ to cross the border.
She said she had seen an increase in what she described as ‘walkers’ and border agents close to her home under Biden’s government.
“A lot of them … come into the garden to ask for food and water,” she said.
“We don’t want to get hurt, so we feed and water them and try to get them on.”
Amanda Adame told Fox & Friends on Tuesday that illegal migrants are getting “ fairly close ” to her home in New Mexico and that she often has to call border agents to file a report. Depicted are migrants after being detained by border guards
She said she had seen an increase in what she described as ‘walkers’ (pictured above on her property) and border agents close to her home under Biden’s administration
Adame said they often just go back to their homes and call border agents to warn them about the migrants walking through their yard.
Photos taken from her ranch show illegal migrants walking in the distance, as well as discarded clothes and shoes left on the property.
Adame said they show up to ask for food and her family is helping because they are afraid of getting hurt if they refuse
Adame said she blames the Biden government for the recent influx of migrants.
“I think in part, it’s the asylum cooperation agreement that they have ended,” she said.
‘They don’t want to be caught. They try to run as fast as possible. They are not afraid.
“When they saw a border agent before, they stopped and waited and now they keep trying to go.”
She added that border agents “catch them when they see them,” but the “big problem” was that the migrants are not always found.
Border officials have been overwhelmed by the recent wave and thousands of minors are trapped in substandard holdings as the government struggles to cope with a backlog.
More than 16,000 unaccompanied children have been in government custody as of last week, including about 5,000 in substandard customs and border protection facilities.
Internal projections leaked Monday show that unaccompanied minor arrests are expected to reach 26,000 by September.
Photos taken from her ranch show illegal migrants walking in the distance, as well as discarded clothes and shoes left on the property
From Sunday to Monday, more migrants arrived illegally at night from Mexico on the US bank of the Rio Grande River
These figures only represent minors crossing the southern border from Central America – as those from Mexico can be more easily returned to their home countries.
The previous record of minor border crossings was under former President Donald Trump in May 2019 when it reached 11,475.
This month, that record was smashed with a figure in excess of 16,000.
Biden had claimed at his first press conference last Thursday, “Nothing has changed,” adding that the massive influx is “happening every single year.”
Kate Bedingfield, White House communications director, echoed that point on Sunday, calling it a “cyclical problem” no worse than any other point in US history.
“These are the same kind of peaks we’ve seen,” Bedingfield told ABC’s ‘This Week’ presenter Jonathan Karl. ‘They are not the result of the policy of one administration or the policy of another administration. They are the result of, for example, weather disasters in the region. They are the result of people fleeing poverty and violence. ‘
Biden administration projections leaked and revealed Monday show Border Patrol projects up to 26,000 minor border attacks in September – more than double the record set under Trump in May 2019
The group of migrants from Honduras and Guatemala was pulled ashore by a ‘coyote’ people smuggler on an inflatable boat
Biden insists that family units and adults arriving at the border be rejected and sent back to the country, because the government claims the ‘border is closed’. Above a family of immigrants who arrived illegally, lined up at a processing checkpoint on Sunday evening
Despite her claims, the number of detentions at the southern border and illegal border crossings, whether small or not, is the highest ever, regardless of the circumstances.
The president and his senior officials insist that the “ border is closed, ” claiming to return all adults and family units arriving at the US-Mexico border to their home countries.
However, Department of Homeland Security officials are warning of a wave of migration, including adults and family units, that could be the largest on record in the past two decades.
DHS expects between 500,000 and 800,000 migrants to arrive as part of a family group by September.
Border patrol processing and storage facilities have been rapidly overrun, reaching at least 700% of mass capacity.
The Department of Health and Human Services is looking for additional accommodation for minors, including the need for 6,000 additional beds for shelters. The goal is to keep the occupancy rate of the facilities at 90%.
Plans are underway to make room for an additional 5,000 minors on military bases.