African migrants coming to the U.S. via the Mexican border is at an all-time high. As reported in ARN’s Ebola update last week:
“Beginning sometime in late May hundreds of Africans have made their way into America through the southern border, traveling on foot from Central America, some setting out from as far afield as Brazil. Many of whom hail from the Ebola-ravaged DRC. At this point over 500 of these immigrants have been apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol at the Del Rio Border Patrol sector, which is putting a strain on the sectors processing stations. Not simply because of the sheer size of these invasions, but due to the lack of French and Portuguese speaking personnel to process them.” -The Summer of Ebola-chan’s Love
That is more than double the total of 211 African migrants who were detained by the Border Patrol along the entire U.S.-Mexico border in 2018.
Not only are they still coming in, but officials also say it’s only going to get worse. What’s more the overall number of migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border skyrocketed last month, with U.S. Customs and Border Protection reporting nearly 133,000 arrests in May.
“We are in a full-blown emergency,” a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official told Fox News on Wednesday. The number of apprehensions was the highest monthly total in more than 13 years.
Some of the 1,036 migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, the largest that the Border Patrol says it has ever encountered.
The Question No Other News Outlet Seems To Be Asking
What has caused this spike in African immigration to the United States? According to Colleen Bridger, director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, who is overseeing the stay of many of these African migrants, says they've been on the road for up to 6 or 7 months. A timeline that would seem to perfectly coincide with the expulsion of 330,000 illegal immigrants from Angola.
Not only does the timeline fit, but the sort of people being encountered by U.S. Border Patrol seems to line up as well. Primarily hailing from Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola.
While I fully support, and even envy, Angola's decision, these migrants might be of particular concern for nationalists the world over. Not only are there potential concerns of an Ebola epidemic, but the Democratic Republic of Congo is also one of the last countries where ISIS still has a foothold as terror attacks are frequent. It would not be implausible for radicalized Congolese Muslims or otherwise to infiltrate the U.S. with the intention of committing terrorism.
The Number Of Africans Migrants Setting Out For America Could Continue To Grow
The United Nations refugee agency said more than 300,000 people had fled in the face of clashes between two ethnic groups, the Hema and the Lendu, near the borders of Uganda and South Sudan. But officials said that the estimate was conservative.
“The figure could be way, way higher,” Babar Baloch, a spokesman for the refugee agency, said, adding that the violence was preventing aid agencies from gaining access to the area.
With overall violence on the rise as well as fears of Ebola, we could be facing the beginnings of a black tide of Congolese immigration via the U.S.-Mexico border.
Rest assured, we here at the #AnimeRight Afrika Korps will be monitoring the situation closely.