Arizona Sheriff: Cartels Exploit Border, Win From Biden’s Border Policy, Control Migrants on US Territory

Brendon Fallon
By Brendon Fallon
March 13, 2021Wide Angle

Before becoming president, Joe Biden pledged to create a pathway for over 11 million undocumented people to gain U.S. citizenship. Such words are reportedly being used by smugglers to entice people to cross the border illegally into the United States. Sheriff Mark Dannels, in Cochise County, Arizona, gives his ground-level take on the southwest border crisis, which he connects to flawed border policy.

Those who survive crossing the border can remain under the control of the cartels while in the United States, Dannels says. The so-called “more humane” immigration policies of the new administration are not proving more humane for these people, he suggests.

In the past two months, 108,000 people have been apprehended crossing the Rio Grande illegally, whereas only 90,000 were arrested for the whole of 2020. Moreover, February saw a jump of 23,000 in the number of illegal-crossing apprehensions at the southwest border.

Hosted by NTD journalist, Brendon Fallon, Wide Angle is following the latest political developments in the United States and abroad, and finding the connection between these and the larger global trends of our times.

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