Border 911 – A Movement to Secure Our Border
“You can’t have strong national security without strong border security, and you can’t have strong border security without strong interior enforcement”.
- Tom Homan
The Biden administration is allowing the border to be overrun by illegal immigrants, drugs and human traffickers. Since 2021, over 7 million encounters and enforcement actions have taken place with illegals on the border, according to the CPB.gov. Thankfully, a new A-Team is here to help shed light on the crisis. Formally launched in September, Border 911 Foundation is a nonprofit created to arm U.S. citizens with vetted information to fight back and make informed decisions at the ballot box.
“We don’t have pundits—people who’ve gone to the wall and done a 5-minute photo op,” says Victor Avila, retired special agent, who is on the board of Border911. Rather, he says, Border911 is made up of border/homeland security and subject matter experts with “hundreds of hours of experience.”
At the helm as CEO and President is Tom Homan, former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement director (ICE) and current director of Homeland Strategic Consulting. Other board members include investigative journalist Sara Carter; Jaeson Jones, vice president of Border911, and a Cartel & Border Intel expert; Rodney Scott, retired chief U.S. Border Patrol; Mark Morgan, Former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Derek Maltz, former director of DEA’s Special Operations Division. Combined, they provide extensive knowledge and leadership in illegal immigration, border security, national security, terrorism investigations, sex trafficking, narcotics investigations, and criminal cartel operations. Its members also testify before Congress and appear at events such as Turning Point USA’s annual AmericaFest, taking place Dec. 16-19, 2023, at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Border911 members make regular visits to the border. Avila, who is running for Republican nomination to represent Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, is no stranger to the violence there. He is a retired Supervisory Special Agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In 2011, he and his partner Jaime Zapata were attacked in Mexico by cartel hit men who fired more than 100 rounds at their SUV. In his book Agent Under Fire, Avila recounts how Zapata was shot to death and he was shot three times. He also discusses the twisted relationship between the U.S. and Mexico. After he was shot, he had to make sure to call Mexican police officials he trusted and was terrified to even be treated in the hospital.
Spikes in crime, drug overdoses and human trafficking
While Avila’s experience might feel personal and far away, it’s not. Border911’s mission is to educate people how the porous border is upsetting criminal justice systems, health and education in local communities around the country. New York State alone is expected to pay an additional $10 billion in 2023 for illegal immigrant according to a Federation for American Immigration Reform’s March study. While funding for local communities hasn’t grown, many municipalities are now paying to educate and house illegal immigrants or deal with spikes in crime and drug overdoses. Since 2021:
- Child Trafficking: Over 385,000 unaccompanied children have entered the United States, since 2021, close to a 100,000 have been lost by Health & Human Services. “This is just trafficking before our eyes,” Avila says. “We’ve been able to detect sex traffickers request a child as a sponsor.” Tara Lee Rodas HHS Whistleblower testified about the horrors of child trafficking before Congress this year. As a comparison, in 2020, only about 15,000 unaccompanied children came over the border according to HHS.
- Got Aways: 1.8 million known got aways. These are illegals border patrol saw on a camera, drone or sensor but were unable to chase because of a lack of manpower.
- Stash Houses for Humans: In El Paso, Texas, 270 stash houses of human beings have been uncovered.
- Potential Terrorists: Over 2,500 detected and detained illegals from the terror watch list the Terrorist Screening Dataset (TSDS) have been caught under this administration.
- Drugs: Over 100,000 drug overdoses annually, up over 100 percent from 2015.
- Criminals and Sex Offenders: Year to date, 10,810 total Criminal Noncitizen Arrests have taken place (everything from drug possession and tracking to homicide) up 343 percent from 2020, according to the U.S. Customs & Border Protection.
Bringing a socialist mindset to America
On a recent visit to the border, Avila says people told him that they received word in Venezuela and surrounding countries that that “if you came to the United States, you’re going to be rich.”
Contrasted with his family, who came here legally from Mexico and assimilated into the United States, he says the people he’s interviewed now have a sense of entitlement. “They’re bringing this socialist ideology to the United States.” Under the Biden administration, he says the department responsible for deporting illegals has deported a miniscule number of illegals, mostly for propaganda purposes.
Instead, Avila says illegals are issued debit cards, which can be refilled for more funds, along with promises of “asylum,” all of which violates federal laws. “They are being coached on how to lie about their immigration status,” he says, telling border officials they have a credible fear in their home country, and then turn around and candidly tell him they don’t. In fact, one lady from Central America told him she owned a house there but is now homeless on the streets of El Paso. Yes, she regrets coming, he says.
“The streets of New York, Chicago and other cities around the country are evidence that this is no longer a Border State problem,” Avila says. “This is a national issue.”