CBS News reporter shocked to discover U.S. border not secure, under actual threat from criminals

CBS News reporter shocked to discover U.S. border not secure, under actual threat from criminals
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[Ed. – Suddenly it’s fashionable to recognize this problem, now that Trump is president and not Obama.  The same problem was documented by other observers up one side and down the other throughout the Obama years — and in the 20 years before that, for that matter.]

CBS News reporter David Begnaud traveled to Roma, Texas, this week to cover a story about Texas landowners getting notices about a proposed border wall. While shooting a segment along the river border, he was shocked to see a group of illegal immigrants making their way across the river in broad daylight a few hundred yards from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry. He was even more shocked when a man with a two-way radio approached them and told them to leave. …

He seemed shocked that CBP officers processing vehicles and pedestrian traffic on the bridge did not notice three people on a makeshift raft making their way from Mexico to Texas.

Begnaud described being confronted by a man who he later called a “scout.” The “scout” is a person who likely works directly for the cartels that control all illegal crossings of humans and drugs across the Rio Grande River. …

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“I’ll tell you, we were scared,” he said. “It was ominous to listen to him and he clearly was letting us know that it was time to get out.”

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