Authorities announce arrests of 11 Iranian nationals suspected of illegally crossing border

The issue of immigration is typically couched in terms of desperately poor individuals and families from Central America seeking a better life in the United States.

As shown by the recent arrests of 11 Iranian nationals who allegedly crossed into Arizona from Mexico, however, border security often looks much different than the overwhelming media depiction.

Five women, four men, two children

According to The Washington Times, border patrol agents intercepted the suspects on Monday in the Yuma Sector. They were reportedly crossing a bridge near San Luis when the agents took them into custody. 

It is unclear how they arrived in Mexico or what their plans in America might have been. 

Authorities identified the 11 individuals as five women, four men, and two children, all of whom were taken to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Yuma Station to be processed, according to 12 News.

Iran has been labeled a “special interest” nation because of its longstanding ties to terrorism, though there is no initial indication that the 11 suspects nabbed near the border represented any such concerns. Nevertheless, the arrests sparked headlines since they ran counter to the prevailing narrative of undocumented immigrants beginning their journeys in Central America.

Officials indicate that they frequently encounter foreign nationals from around the world, and the Yuma Sector reportedly has seen more apprehensions of Iranians than any other section of the border.

“The moral and national shame”

A Border Patrol statement on the matter confirmed: “Yuma Sector agents regularly encounter people from all over the world, including Special Interest Countries. Agents adjudicate each arrest in accordance with law and policy in order to secure our nation’s borders.”

So far this fiscal year, the sector has been the site of 14 arrests involving Iranians, according to The Washington Times. Last year, Yuma accounted for eight of the 22 total Iranians arrested across the entire border.

Of course, those arrests pale in comparison to the number of Central American arrests, which have been the subject of numerous reports related to a new “caravan” of migrants making their way to the border. Many critics of the Biden administration say the president’s rhetoric on the topic of immigration has emboldened undocumented immigrants to make the move. 

Among the controversial executive actions that President Joe Biden has taken in his first two weeks was an order halting most deportations for a span of 100 days, though his administration has still ordered hundreds of deportations thus far.

Despite opposition from a wide range of Americans, Biden has defended his liberal use of executive orders, asserting that he is “not making new law” but merely “eliminating bad policy” and working “to undo the moral and national shame of the previous administration,” according to the Associated Press.

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    1. Nothing quashed unless they are charged and convicted. More likely they’ll be turned loose, given a bus ticket and instructions on how to apply for welfare!

  1. Well they should ask Kerry to personally vouch for them, Joe may pardon them, and let them be housed with our top technocrats so they can more readily achieve what they came here for.
    That would never had happen in previous years

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  3. No worries Clueless China Joe says “come one come all – everyone welcome – free ride for everyone!” Notice no one tries this on Trumps watch – anyone say
    Weak man now in charge!!!

    1. WARNING, WARNING, WARNING!!! With the surge of Illegals starting to storm our border and on top of that we are STILL being told to stay home and social distancing because of a KILLER virus yet this Administration is saying, WELL GEE, All THESE PEOPLE WANT IS A BETTER LIFE…. Just watch, Texas is going to see a serge of positive virus cases.

  4. I’m telling you, something needs to be done to prevent a disaster from happening in our country. This “THING” in the White House needs to go, one way or another for the sake of all of us and for the future of our children and grandchildren.

    1. The entire Washington DC needs to be cleaned up. Anyone working with or supporting the DEMS need to be totally investigated and charged with Treason. The FBI, CIA, NSA, all need a complete overhaul. I fear for the men and women working in these agencies. They put their lives on the line, while their Management sell our country down the river.

    2. better be carefull what you say or you might find a knock on your door and you won’t be heard of again! ….times have changed there is no more free speech in AMERICA ….SAD BUT TRUE! God bless and protect us! in AMERICA ….

  5. Illegitimate Biden and Harris are complete lowlifes that will ruin this country. Immigrants decades upon decades ago wete a different breed. They came here and worked hard for a better life while making this nation great. The dems now only want votes and will offer the newest arrivals freebees in order to secure votes. The dems are disgusting. They not only executed a coup against DJT but now are erasing every good he has done. Just do some research into how many innocent American lives that some of these slime immigrants have taken. This should never happen. Just imagine if either the FBI or DOJ had done their jobs when Hunter’s laptop was first discovered over a year ago. Biden would NEVER been able to run for President. But Wray’s FBI and Barr’s DOJ were corrupt! They will never have to answer for their corruption cuz Biden controls all of the government.

    1. Their time is counting, hopefully we can get a President with the cojones President Trump have, will come in soon, this crab their doing now is going bring a lot of turmoil later on in life, there is going to be a War to get all this folks out of the US, so prepare yourselfs for a good fight, as those that don’t understand it’s a coming

    2. CSA not USA!! Communist States of America with dictator Obama in charge over his Puppet Dictator Joe Biden and Harris his whore.

  6. Thank you DHS.We pray for these officers .Thank you God .Keep the faith people God is exposing and He will do a marvelous thing soon Remember God is a God of justice and blessed are all who wait for Him(Isaiah 30:18)

    1. Polity, You are correct, I to believe the Lord will soon Revel himself and protect us from this Communist dictatorship we have now.

  7. I agree with what Polity said above. God is in control.

    Let’s hope those people who are trying to destroy this country are exposed and brought to justice.

    May God Bless America!!

      1. Michael, God is a person of patience. He will prevail and protect us from this Communist Dictatorship we have now. Got to have patience please.

  8. They won’t be the last to come. All the crooks and theives are waiting for Joe to give the word. So if you think the virus is bad now, just wait until all the immigrants arrive.

  9. You are an idiot. You have Americans who are living on the street homeless and starving take care of our own people first before illegals!!!!!!!!

  10. GD!!!! they need the votes!thats how patched brain got elected,50 million hate trump votes ( why they hate trump ,they were told to)30 million illegals which we helped to provide for and 30 million freebies on the way

  11. I am Texan. I want TEXIT. Our beautiful state will be ruined by Biden. I love my country but enough is enough. Our taxes will go to Democratic states who ruined their states & now Biden/Democrats will ruin ours. Just caught bunch of Iranian illegals in Arizona. How long before illegal comes over with dirty bomb. America wake up. 80 yr old Texan

    1. Me too. I live right on the boarder by Reynosa and see the crap every day. We do have MS13 here and there are places here in the “Valley” where it is no longer safe to go because of the cartel from Mexico and MS13 gangs

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